The Voodoo Rooms

The Voodoo Rooms
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
  • 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
  • Email
  • Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples in a live music-driven, eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

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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.

The List's rating
6.4

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Will Bain visited The Voodoo Rooms on 20 January 2019
  • High point: Brilliant cocktails in fine, fin de siècle settings
  • Low point: Some menu items could do with a rethink
  • Notable dish: Cauliflower risotto with scallops, chocolate jelly and flaked almonds
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £20.50 (dinner)
  • 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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The Achievers

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 4 Apr

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Adrian Sherwood

A night of dub and beyond from the founder of On-U Sound

Sat 7 Mar

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

The Amy Winehouse Experience: Lioness

Tribute to the soulful jazz sounds of Amy Winehouse performed by Emma Wright and band.

Sat 2 May

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Angus Munro

Known for his powerful and bombastic live shows in Scotland, Angus? 2019 album ?Mirror Man? saw him breakthrough to a nationwide audience after it received critical acclaim for its vocal gymnastics, heart-wrenching songs and operatic production.

Thu 19 Mar

£14 / 0131 556 7060

Aoife

Susie may seem like an awkward, emotionally confused, sex-obsessed prude - which she is. But then she meets Aoife, and soon everything starts to make a lot more sense. Written and performed by Josie Duncan, and directed by Louise Sables.

Thu 27 Feb

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Baby Bushka

America's one and only Kate Bush cover band consists of some of the southern Californian city's most talented musicians and the resulting show is a rainbow-coloured extravaganza of four part vocal harmonies and epic choreography.

Sun 10 May

£14.06 / 0131 556 7060

The Bellrays

For those of you who don't know, this is the real deal, Jack! Sexy and intelligent, passionate and powerful; all at once. The Bellrays call their music 'Maximum Rock & Soul', which is as much a description of the heart that goes into their music

Tue 21 Jan

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Bilbo

Legendary Edinburgh band BILBO, are together for the first time in over 40yrs, for a nostalgic final trip back to their heyday's in the 70s.

Fri 14 Feb

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Bilbo

Legendary Edinburgh band BILBO, are together for the first time in over 40yrs, for a nostalgic final trip back to their heyday's in the 70s.

Thu 13 Feb

£18 / 0131 556 7060

The Blockheads

Ian Dury's redoubtable band return to pay tribute to their late, great frontman.

Sat 5 Dec

£28.13 / 0131 556 7060

Bob Log III

Bob Log?s identity and history is shrouded in mystery and rumour, probably helped by his stage get up and also when his record company Fat Possum put out an early press release claiming Log had a monkey?s paw grafted on to his wrist af

Wed 27 May

£12.50 / 0131 556 7060

Broken Windows

Original, gutsy music and live spirited band fronted by Liz Jones - "Arguably in the roots rock & blues camps but by no means a comfy fit, pushing new songs to wherever they naturally go".

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7060

The Burly Supper

A night of tantalising and sensational burlesque performances from some of the top performers in the UK and Ireland.

Sat 9 May

£45 / 0131 556 7060

The Byson Family

The Byson Family are a band of musicians from Glasgow, Scotland - forged together through their love of songwriting.

Sun 9 Feb

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Calibro 35

AGMP presents Calibro 35 'Momentum' Tour + special guests on Wednesday 15th April 2020 at Islington Assembly Hall…

Fri 17 Apr

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Calibro 35 + Heliocentrics

AGMP presents Calibro 35 + Heliocentrics. A very special one-off double bill from two of the heaviest psychedelic funk groups in the world.

Fri 17 Apr

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

CHECK MASSES Single Launch

CHECK MASSES a new Leith based trio who mix up beats, psych, dub and soul across well-crafted, self-produced songs. Their LIVE debut as a 5-piece band was at the acclaimed FRESH PRODUCE night in a packed-out Sneaky Pete's in October 2019. They release their debut album NIGHTLIFE in May of 2020, with taster singles…

Fri 31 Jan

£8.80 / 0131 556 7060

Cherry Suede

Join Randy Scott and Randy Young from Cherry Suede as they play an intimate and interactive acoustic show with songs from their past, present and future…

Fri 28 Feb

Free / 0131 556 7060

The Crunch

Combining the talents of these four renowned rock and punk players. Fronting the operation is Sulo Karlsson, the honey-n-gravel voice of Swedish blues-rockers Diamond Dogs.

Fri 13 Mar

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Deeper Purple

Tribute to classic rockers Deep Purple. Renditions of 'Smoke on the Water' almost guaranteed.

Fri 6 Mar

£13.20 / 0131 556 7060

Dizraeli

The Bristol-born rapper and poet performs a lively and eclectic fusion of hip hop and folk.

Wed 22 Apr

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

Dutty Moonshine Big Band

Fourteen-piece heavy bass ensemble, playing a fusion of jazz with grime and hip-hop.

Fri 3 Apr

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Kai Strauss and The Electric Blues Allstars

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 23 May

£17.60 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh's Wildest Tease

Edinburgh are you ready to get wild? The Wildest Tease is bringing you the very best in burlesque entertainment. It is our very first show and we are launching with one big sparkly bang!!

Fri 24 Jan

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Emily Duff

Called the perfectly cool combo of Lucinda Williams meets Patti Smith, Emily Duffs street-smart poetry and vocal style conjure moods & images that seduce the listener to visit emotional vistas that entice and beguile.

Sun 29 Mar

£13.45 / 0131 556 7060

Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Duke album, recreating the iconic 1980 setlist in 2019.

Sun 16 Feb

£17.26 / 0131 556 7060

Gerry Jablonski Band & Bourbon Street

Return to the Voodoo Rooms for the Gerry Jablonski Band with support from Bourbon Street

Fri 27 Mar

£12 / 0131 556 7060

The Gift And Comedy Of Errors Live

The Gift are a modern art rock band from London who pack a big punch live, blending melody and strong songs with dramatic excitement. This is their 3rd visit to The Voodoo Rooms. Comedy Of Errors are an excellent band from Glasgow, purveying beautiful, modern progressive rock with classical influences and heartfelt…

Sat 28 Mar

£11 / 0131 556 7060

The Godfathers

Veteran alt.rock band from London, credited with being a precursor to the Britpop movement of the 1990s.

Fri 7 Feb

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

The Grahams

This husband and wife pairing from New York, perform their railroad and river journey-based Americana and folk originals.

Sat 4 Apr

£15.75 / 0131 556 7060

The Grahams

The Grahams are New York grown, Nashville based couple Alyssa and Doug Graham. Their music has moments of fantasy & the supernatural. It?s big, lush, ambitious & profoundly satisfying with its own unique alt pop sensibility.

Sat 4 Apr

£14 / 0131 556 7060

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns are an eight piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians.

Fri 5 Jun

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Half Formed Things

Edinburgh "cinema pop" three-piece Half Formed Things make their live return, brandishing a set of new material from their forthcoming full-length album.

Sat 1 Feb

£9.19 / 0131 556 7060

Hanley and the Baird

Hanley and the Baird are the band behind Sing in the City which have sold out the Festival theatre and Usher Hall. This is an opportunity to see Annette and Kirsty away from their 18 choirs performing original songs and covers.

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 0131 556 7060

Jammin' at Voodoo

Monthly Live Jam Session with some of Scotland's leading musicians playing lounge grooves from many genres.

Wed 12 Feb

Free / 0131 556 7060

Jammin' at Voodoo

Monthly Live Jam Session with some of Scotland's leading musicians playing lounge grooves from many genres.

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 0131 556 7060

Jason Manns and Paul Carella

Gallus Promotions is proud to bring you Jason Manns and Paul Carella on their 2020 UK Tour. Jason is a successful singer, songwriter and producer and Paul is an award winning Americana artist.

Sun 9 Feb

£20–£40 / 0131 556 7060

Just Beatles

Tribute to The Beatles.

Sat 15 Feb

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

A Kick Up The 90s

A Kick Up The 90s bring their 90's tribute show to the Voodoo Rooms. 2 hours of start to finish 90s hits and anthems featuring songs from acts such as Oasis, Pulp, Blur, The Stone Roses, Supergrass, The Happy Mondays and a whole lot more.

Fri 31 Jan

£6 / 0131 556 7060

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct, a Scotland based tribute to The Killers, are coming to The Voodoo Rooms for a 90 minute performance of Killers classics.

Sat 21 Mar

£13.45 / 0131 556 7060

Laurence Fox

The Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known as an actor in ITV's Lewis, performs acoustic blues-rock.

Wed 19 Feb

£19.50 / 0131 556 7060

Lewis McLaughlin

Edinburgh songwriter Lewis McLaughlin is attracting attention around the country with his honest, atmospheric song-writing and intelligent musical arrangements.

Sat 14 Mar

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Morganway

Six-piece from the east of England known for their harmonies, guitar riffs and fiddle flourishes.

Sun 16 Feb

£10 / 0131 556 7060

With Anton & the Colts.

Mother Earth

AGMP presents MOTHER EARTH support Mother Earth released their debut album 'Stoned Woman' in 1992 on Acid Jazz Records quickly followed by their first single, a version of Santana's 'Hope You're Feeling Better'. The next album, 'The People Tree', was hailed as a masterpiece and featured Paul Weller, James…

Fri 28 Feb

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Mother Earth

AGMP presents Mother Earth live at Under the bridge, London on Friday 21st March 2020…

Fri 28 Feb

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Nightingales

The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects. The current line up features Lloyd, original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass and ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson.

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7060

Oh My God! Its The Church

Oh My God It?s The Church! ? The Genesis Tour 2020. The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but there is nothing mysterious about the rise of the phenomenon that is - Oh My God! It?s The Church.

Fri 24 Apr

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

Rebecca Downes

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 22 Feb

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Ren Harvieu

Salford-born songstress Lauren Maria 'Ren' Harvieu began her rise to success uploading original tracks to MySpace and has since gone on to receive a nomination for the BBC Sounds Of 2012 poll, as well as critical and commercial success. She blends vintage soulful tones with sumptuous swing touches in a live performance…

Mon 4 May

£14 / 0131 556 7060

Smoove & Turrell Stratos Bleu Tour

Smoove & Turrell will be performing exclusive tracks taken from their forthcoming album Stratos Bleu.

Fri 8 May

£18.95 / 0131 556 7060

Spectrum

Telling the history of house through deep, soulful vinyl sets with influences from Chicago, New York, the Balearics and everywhere in between.

Sat 11 Apr

£11.25–£16.75 / 0131 556 7060

Spectrum presents Jon Mancini

Colours and Street Rave legend Jon Mancini is taking to the decks for a banging night of house and high jinx with the Spectrum crew.

Sat 15 Feb

£8.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Stumble

Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.

Sat 14 Mar

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Tam Petty and The Heartfakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band.

Sat 24 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7060

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

Tribute act devoted to recreating the atmosphere and sound of Joy Division.

Fri 15 May

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

We Are Champion

Queen tribute act.

Sat 16 May

£11 / 0131 556 7060

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4. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:09pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

3. Rulou16 Jun 2009, 10:07pm2 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Fabulous setting, but, unfortunately the distinctly mediocre food does not live up to the splendid decor.

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