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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ACTORS // EMPATHY TEST

The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as 'post-post-punk'.

Fri 21 Jun

£15.75 / 0131 556 7060

Al Brown and The Blue Lighters

Glasgow based guitarist Al Brown has a natural feel for playing the blues. He is widely known for his authentic style.

Sat 6 Jul

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Alice Wallace

Americana artist, Alice Wallace, draws on some powerful female influences, like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but Wallace is invoking their fierce, independent spirits and paying it forwa

Sun 6 Oct

£14.30 / 0131 556 7060

Amelia White ft Scott Warman Support Doghouse Roses

East Nashville star returns to The Voodoo Rooms with a new album release

Thu 2 May

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Bad Name - A Tribute To Bon Jovi

Bad Name - A Tribute to Bon Jovi back at The Voodoo Rooms for another home gig. Over 2 hours off classic Bon Jovi. Supported by the excellent Black Rose, Thin Lizzy Tribute.

Sat 2 Nov

£8.80 / 0131 556 7060

The Band That Fell To Earth

Bowie tribute band covering all the bases from classic to oddball and everything in between.

Thu 2 May

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Big Sexy Noise

The unholy triumvirate of Big Sexy Noise featuring Lydia Lunch, James Johnston & Ian White of the notorious Gallon Drunk are dead set on proving once more that ROCK is alive and kicking, down and dirty and raunchier than ever.

Wed 19 Jun

£16 / 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 Jun

£17.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Blockheads

The Blockheads (once known as Ian Dury And The Blockheads, now just The Blockheads) are now fronted by one of Ian Dury's best friends, Derek 'The Draw', the band's vocalist and wordsmith.

Fri 18 Oct

£28.13 / 0131 556 7060

Blood Bath: The DEMONS Issue Launch Party

Presenting its newest collection of horror fiction, poetry and visual art, Blood Bath invites you to a night of decadence and excess to mark the birth of DEMONS

Sun 5 May

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Blues and Burlesque

Pete Saunders, Ivy Paige, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Saucy, sexy, award-winning live music cabaret. The clue is in the title – great music, plenty laughs and some undressing. Back after sell-out runs in Adelaide, Perth and Brighton! Original music from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders. 'Saunders’ songs are…

Wed 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Both Sides Now - The Joni Mitchell Celebration Concert

The music of Joni Mitchell is celebrated in this performance of some of her best-loved songs. This is not your usual tribute – it's a group of Joni superfans dedicated to keeping her music in the live arena.

Fri 4 Oct

£20.25 / 0131 556 7060

Broken Windows

New band of old friends and musicians who have come together to make original music from songs by singer and songwriter LIZ JONES, fuelled by their blues, rock, jazz and folk backgrounds.

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 0131 556 7060

A Certain Ratio

Post punk meets p-funk from the first ever signings to Tony Wilson's infamous Factory Records.

Sat 1 Jun

£20 / 0131 556 7060

Sun 29 Sep

£19 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Children of Zeus

Children of Zeus is a soul project from two of Manchester’s most respected artists Konny Kon & Tyler Daley.

Fri 5 Jul

£21.37–£27.24 / 0131 556 7060

Children of Zeus

Soul project from Manchester's Konny Kon and Tyler Daley.

Fri 5 Jul

£19.50 (£19.50–£25) / 0131 556 7060

The Chords UK

Mod music by the London-based band.

Fri 1 Nov

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

With Department S.

Chris Cook: Concealed

Fringe favourite magician, Chris Cook, returns to the Voodoo Rooms for an intimate, one-night- only show. Expect heaps of magic, laughs and audience interaction in abundance.

Wed 1 May

£10 / 0131 556 7060

The Christians

Liverpool's undisputed kings of soulful pop harmonies. Renowned for an endless string of soulful hits including 'Forgotten Town', 'Ideal World', 'Born Again', 'Harvest for the World', 'What’s in a Word', 'Hooverville', 'Words', 'Father', 'The Bottle' and many more.

Thu 17 Oct

£26.95 / 0131 556 7060

Dangerzone

Expect all your favourite AOR and Soft Rock anthems from Journey, Toto, Foreigner, Meatloaf, Fleetwood Mac and many more!

Fri 10 May

Free / 0131 556 7060

Deeper Purple

The Anglo-Spanish tribute band Deeper Purple feature the best reproduction of the Deep Purple live sound you’re ever likely to hear, delivering the ultimate rock experience!

Sat 11 May

£9 / 0131 556 7060

Dire Straits UK

Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler tribute act.

Sun 9 Jun

£18.50 / 0131 556 7060

Ed Motta

Brazilian superstar mixing influences from samba jazz, Strat East and Brazilian funk with Steely Dan and European soundtracks. Ed Motta will now release his latest work “Criterion of the Senses” on September 2018 in Europe (Membrane) and Japan.

Mon 20 May

£30.94 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Geoff Achison and The UK Souldiggers

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 21 Sep

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2019

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.

Thu 12 Sep

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  with special guests Mitch Laddie, Dana Dixon Band

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.

Thu 30 May

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Prince Party

Celebrating the musical genius Prince on his birthday, 6 hours of non stop funk, provided by London based DJ The DreZone. Bring ur comfy shoes!

Fri 7 Jun

£11.25 / 0131 556 7060

Elliot Bibby – Magic in a Jiffy

Elliot Bibby. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production Join Scottish Magician of the Year 2018 in this fast-moving show full of laughs and surprises. As you know, shopping online isn't always as straightforward as it seems. With Slick tricks and a quick wit, Elliot will make your drunken late night eBaying look like…

Fri 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

An Evening Without Kate Bush

Sarah-Louise Young / PBH's Free Fringe The chaotic cabaret cult! Howl with the Hounds of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. Over a career spanning five decades, Bush has always attracted loyal and devoted followers and this brand-new show celebrates their stories.

Sat 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

The Festive Frolics Cabaret Show and Dinner

Festive Frolics is the cabaret show that adds that extra sparkle to your Christmas, delivering the best in cabaret entertainment, from high kicking can cans, to ethereal fan dancers, circus performers and comedy entertainers.

Sat 14 Dec

£55 / 0131 556 7060

The Firrenes

The Firrenes (pronounced "firreens", rhyming with "beans") are a melodic, song-based rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland, performing original material. This concert will feature brand new songs from the band, plus old favourites from the album 'Door Too Wide', with one or two numbers from the classic British and American…

Sat 23 Nov

£11 some concessions / 0131 556 7060

A Foreigner's Journey

Two-pronged tribute to soft rock titans Journey and Foreigner.

Sat 9 Nov

£13.38 / 0131 556 7060

Frank Sanazi – Ocean's Nein

Frank Sanazi. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production Frank Sanazi has enlisted the help of his elite crooning war buddies Dean Stalin and Saddami Davis Jnr to bring his comedy war machine to the Fringe for a night of swinging cabaret mayhem. He’s pushing for world domination through comedy songs they call ‘extreme…

Fri 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 18 Aug

Hannah Aldridge

Country and Americana.

Sun 28 Apr

£11.14–£14.25 / 0131 556 7060

The Hi-Hats

A highly experienced 5 piece wedding and function band, the Hi-Hats play hit songs from the last 6 decades - you can expect anything from Chuck Berry to Pink!

Thu 20 Jun

£15 / 0131 556 7060

The Hi-Hats Classroom Of Hope Fundraiser

121 million children of primary and lower secondary school age don't have access to education… and that's not cool.So Mel Sherwood has joined a team of entrepreneurs and leaders in Scotland who have come together to raise funds to build a school in Cambodia in partnership with Classroom of Hope. You can find out more at…

Thu 20 Jun

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Illicit Thrill – Where Do We Gogo from Here…

Gypsy Charms. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production Get your tipping dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe's shadiest nightspot. To celebrate housemistress Gypsy 'Fur Coat Nae Knickers' Charms’s 21 years of stripping, the show that has been teaching Edinburgh audiences to…

Fri 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 25 Aug

Jesus L'Oreal – Still Nailing It!

A Chris JS Wilson, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms production Halleberrylujah! Nobody makes a comeback like Jesus L’Oreal. Having spread the gospel in the award-nominated Christ on a Bike, calorie-burning Cross Fit and rapturous Nailed It, our sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes descends once again in a cloud of Febreeze…

Fri 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

John Otway

Brudenell Social Club present English singer-songwriter John Otway live this in Leeds this March

Thu 26 Sep

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Lional and Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders

Formed in early 2014, LIONAL, are an alternative rock band from Inverness.

Sun 12 May

£7.25 / 0131 556 7060

Lioness

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

Fri 3 May

£15.40 / 0131 556 7060

Wed 29 May

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

London Astrobeat Orchestra: Talking Heads

The group teams up with a group of West African musicians, fronted by Edd Bateman, to pay tribute to their favourite Talking Heads albums.

Fri 31 May

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

London Calling - A Tribute to The Clash

Punk legends The Clash have their best-know tunes performed live.

Thu 16 May

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

Low Cut Connie

Rock 'n' roll outfit from Philadelphia.

Thu 6 Jun

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Lucy Dacus

American indie-rock singer-songwriter.

Tue 11 Jun

£12.37 / 0131 556 7060

Martin Harley

Singer-songwriter specialising in blues and roots sounds.

Sat 5 Oct

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees

Now resident in Scotland, the respected Geordie songwriter performs with his band The Daintees.

Thu 5 Dec

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

The Mekons 77

The original 70s lineup of Anglo-American post-punk art-rockers The Mekons reunite.

Wed 13 Nov

£20 / 0131 556 7060

  • 19:30

Melisa Kelly and the Smoking Crows & The Simon Kennedy Band

Jock's Juke Joint presents Melisa Kelly and the Smoking Crows, The Simon Kennedy Band and Andrew Robert Eustace - 3 artists featuring from the 4th volume of Jock's Juke Joint compilation of original Scottish blues

Thu 6 Jun

£10 / 0131 556 7060

The Music of Otis Redding  performed by Mudibu, The Jezebel Sextet

Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding’s music as two of the UK’s most exciting soul acts join forces to create the world’s funkiest Otis tribute!

Fri 17 May

£19.50 / 0131 556 7060

One Night Only

Scotland’s perennial over-50s rock’n’roll champions, The M8s, bring you a rocket-powered swagger through the history of popular music - all in support of Cyrenians and their work to stop homlessness.

Thu 23 May

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Peter Case

Following the release of 'Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John', Peter Case returns with politically fuelled blues and folk rock songs.

Tue 21 May

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With special guest Sid Griffin.

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Peter Case & Sid Griffin

Double headline show featuring the two Americana singer-songwriters.

Tue 21 May

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Rose Cousins

Folk singer.

Wed 9 Oct

£13.44 / 0131 556 7060

The Rutles

The 'prefab four', satirical creation of Neil Innes and Eric Idle, starred in Rutland Weekend Television and the 1978 mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need is Cash. The group – that's Dirk McQuigley, Ron Nasty, Stig O'Hara and Barry Wom – play parodies of Beatles songs so intricately realised that you'd be forgiven for…

Sun 26 May

£25.30 / 0131 556 7060

Samantha Fish Band

This Kansas gal is steeped in rough bar-room blues and rock'n'roll. Fish slings a guitar with the self-confidence of someone who knows exactly what she wants to achieve - and it has nothing to do with conforming to music industry stereotypes. Latest album Belle Of The West explores a Southern rock-country sound after some…

Thu 9 May

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

Smoove & Turrell

A seductive take on Motown, funk and acid jazz from this Geordie vocal duo.

Sat 8 Jun

£16.75 / 0131 556 7060

Soulacoaster

Twelve-piece soul band playing hits made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and The Commitments.

Fri 26 Apr

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 7 Sep

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 16 Nov

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Step On back into the 90's

A night of live music featuring the amazing Conall Adam and new 90's inspired cover band Parka Life.

Sat 15 Jun

£9.88 / 0131 556 7060

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers, singer songwriter, has just completed recording his ‘much anticipated’ first album, due for release this year. His songs reflect his passion for life's depth, mystery and wonder.

Sun 14 Jul

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Stevie Nimmo Trio

Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 2 decades

Thu 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

Stewart Mac Trio

Join Stewart on his first ever TRIO tour featuring Dean Roberts on guitar and Ash Cutler on keyboards. The show will feature new arrangements of Stewart's most popular songs, plus special cover versions and some brand new original songs too!

Sat 11 May

Free / 0131 556 7060

Stillmarillion - Edinburgh Weekend

After 5 successful sold out shows each year at The Voodoo Rooms, StillMarillion are taking it up a level and will perform two nights and two different sets in Edinburgh. Tickets will be available separately for both Saturday and Sunday shows but there will also be a discounted weekend ticket. Saturday Part 1…

Sat 12 Oct

£13.20–£22 / 0131 556 7060

Sun 13 Oct

£13.20–£22 / 0131 556 7060

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Thu 31 Oct

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Straighten Out

The Stranglers Tribute band.

Fri 14 Jun

£12 / 0131 556 7060

STRAWBS Acoustic 50th Anniversary Tour

Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk and Dave Lambert return to Edinburgh after a hiatus to celebrate 50 years of The Strawbs.

Thu 10 Oct

£18.90 / 0131 556 7060

Tam Petty and The Heartfakers

Tam Petty & The Heartfakers present an evening of Tom's music in the intimate setting of the Speakeasy at Edinburgh's legendary Voodoo Rooms.

Sat 19 Oct

£11.25 / 0131 556 7060

Trump's Fake TV

Roland Saunders. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production Trump’s Fake TV roasts popular culture with mischievous glee. From a drag version of Donald Trump to Theresa May, and everyone in-between. Politics, celebrity and television. Nobody is safe. Hilarious and wickedly naughty. Belly laughs aplenty and some…

Fri 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

We Are Not Devo: Devo Tribute

A tribute to American rock band Devo.

Sat 25 May

£14.30 / 0131 556 7060

Wreckless Eric

Punk era survivor, best known for his hit 'Whole Wide World'.

Fri 24 May

£13.75 / 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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