The Voodoo Rooms
- Telephone 0131 556 7060
- Opening times Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
- Seasonal times August: Mon–Sun noon–3am
- Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
- Food served Mon–Thu 4–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm.
- Pre-theatre times Table back before 7pm
- Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
- Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
Competitively priced bistro staples in a live music-driven, eccentrically blinged-up period setting.
Known more for it’s raucous weekend nights and excellent cocktails, this bar and gig venue also runs a busy restaurant in its opulent Victorian gothic rooms. Lofty ceilings, panelled walls, leather banquettes and curlicue chairs are a uniform black and gold, lending an eclectic Joan-Crawford-meets-Slayer vibe. At night it perhaps suggests good times and strong drinks more than dinner, but lunch times are quieter, and popular with city shoppers and tourists alike. Eclecticism runs to the menu too: beetroot sorbet accompanies smoked duck and blue cheese, and dark chocolate jelly tops a pearly cauliflower risotto. More conventional items include crunchy courgette fritters to start, or crab claw meat on wholemeal bread from the range of sandwiches available during lunch, though the latter’s mammoth proportions could stifle the rest of the day's activities. Cocktail bar, venue, restaurant: the Voodoo Rooms packs it all in, and doesn’t do a bad job, but maybe it’s not the best place to take your gran – unless she’s into Slayer.
- Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Funk, soul, pop
- Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat.
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £18 per bottle
Events at this venue
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Sunday 29 September
- A Certain Ratio
Friday 4 October
Wednesday 9 October
Thursday 10 October
Thursday 17 October
Saturday 19 October
Thursday 24 October
Saturday 26 October
Thursday 31 October
Sunday 3 November
Wednesday 13 November
- The Mekons 77
Wednesday 20 November
Friday 22 November
Saturday 16 May 2020
Saturday 23 May 2020
Reviews & features
Celebrate National Daiquiri Day in Edinburgh as part of Bacardi Rum Month11 Jul 2019
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Compare the Market launch new 2 for 1 Meerkat Meals, restaurants in Edinburgh participate7 Aug 2018
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The Twilight Sad4 Dec 2009
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