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; Dec and Hogmanay until 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 with a hint of quirk 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: £20 (lunch); £22.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Various
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat. Venue for hire.
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 20 (or can book whole restaurant occasionally)
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £18.50 per bottle

Events at this venue

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Amy Duncan

Amy Duncan is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh.

Fri 12 Jun

£7 / 0131 556 7060

The Amy Winehouse Experience: Lioness

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

Thu 19 Nov

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Baiana - Blame it on Rio

Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms present Let Bossa Nova balladeers Baiana take you on a magical journey into the heart and soul of Brazilian musical heritage. Featuring the stories and songs that have captivated generations of fans, this is a show bursting with love for the golden age of Latin music. Returning to…

Tue 18 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 30 Aug

Ben Railway Robey

Starting the tour in Europe and traveling through Scotland, England and Ireland this is truly Blues on the road to get excited about.

Fri 19 Feb 2021

£24.50 / 0131 556 7060

Benjamin Dakota Rogers

First time in the UK, Canadian folk, Americana artist Benjamin Dakota Rogers calls into The Star for a show before he heads off to play Kent's Black Deer Festival 2020 the following day Having grown up on a farm in Mt. Pleasant ON, Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a gritty and emotive Canadian singer-songwriter whose sound…

Wed 24 Jun

£12.10 / 0131 556 7060

Tue 10 Nov

£17.60 / 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

American slide guitar one-man band who wears a full body human cannonball suit to perform.

Wed 27 May

£12.50 / 0131 556 7060

Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning?s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards.

Thu 19 Nov

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Dizraeli

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

Sun 8 Nov

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

Dutty Moonshine Big Band

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

Wed 23 Sep

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

Sun 7 Jun

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Bernard Allison

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.

Tue 10 Nov

£16 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Chris Bevington Organisation

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 11 Jul

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Ian Siegal

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.

Fri 23 Oct

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Blues Club  featuring Sean Webster 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.

Fri 4 Sep

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Edinburgh Prince Party

Come along and enjoy a fantastic, funk filled night of music by Prince. Celebrating his incredible 38 year career.

Sat 19 Sep

£16.75 / 0131 556 7060

Elliot Bibby's Birthday Party of a Lifetime

Elliot Bibby, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms present Birthdays are magical, especially when you get to celebrate several at the one party! You’re invited to travel through a lifetime of magical birthday experiences and join in the award-winning fun at Elliot’s party-with-a-twist. See why Bibby has been crowned British…

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 30 Aug

Frank Sanazi – The Wurst Is Yet To Come

Frank Sanazi, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms production The legendary dark prince of comedy-cabaret has brought his new show to the Edinburgh Fringe. With outrageous guests and great swing songs like You’ve Got Me Under Berlin and Mein Way Frank will have his crowd goose-stepping down the aisles. If you like your…

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 30 Aug

Gerry Jablonski Band

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

Fri 11 Sep

£12 / 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

Thu 26 Nov

£16.88 / 0131 556 7060

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion

A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, they?ve honed their craft without distraction for many years.

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7060

Ian Siegal

Blues-rock singer/guitarist.

Fri 23 Oct

£19.80 / 0131 556 7060

The Illicit Thrill: The History of Pants Off!

Gypsy Charms, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms production Head down to the Fringe’s shadiest nightspot as The Illicit Thrill is back in the strip-teasing business. The kick-ass posse of teasers are taking punters on a steamy, saucy, bump'n'grindy journey through the history of pants-off establishments from the 60s to…

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Ivy Paige: Bitch, I’m a Work of Art

Ivy Paige, Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production Edinburgh’s favourite showgirl invites you to a private viewing of her personal collection. A brand-new show from 'One of the Queens of British Burlesque’ (Mail on Sunday), bursting with bewitching burlesque numbers, big vocals and even bigger assets. 'Real life…

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 30 Aug

Keane and Travis - Tribute Night

For fans of two of the UK's finest songwriting bands, a unique night of anthems from Keane and Travis. Paying tribute are high quality musicians who are huge fans of the bands, its a night to bring your singing voices and dancing shoes.

Sat 12 Sep

£10 / 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 9 Oct

£10 / 0131 556 7060

LNFG On Tour Mt. Doubt, Cloth, Lemon Drink

Last night from Glasgow and Regular Music present the first LNFG Tour, headlined jointly by Cloth and Mt. Doubt with support from Lemon Drink.

Sun 25 Oct

£8.50 / 0131 556 7060

London Calling - A Tribute to The Clash

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

Sun 29 Nov

£14.85 / 0131 556 7060

Luca Stricagnoli

Classical guitarist from Italy.

Sun 20 Sep

£19.50 / 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.

Thu 5 Nov

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

Peter Bruntnell

The New Zealand-born rock and Americana singer-songwriter performs his original material.

Sun 15 Nov

£13.44 / 0131 556 7060

Peter Bruntnell Trio

New Zealand-born rock and Americana singer-songwriter.

Sun 15 Nov

£13.20 / 0131 556 7060

The Phantom Project

The Phantom Project is a group of young men who combine soaring leads backed by a lush soundscape, progressive bass, anthemic vocals and high energy drum grooves to form bigger than the sum of its parts.

Fri 18 Sep

£8 / 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…

Wed 2 Dec

£14 / 0131 556 7060

The Rising

The Rising: The UK?s No 1 Springsteen tribute bring their two-and-a-half-hour performance to the Voodoo rooms for the first time this December as part of their 10 year anniversary tour.

Sat 19 Dec

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Robert Vincent

English singer-songwriter.

Fri 2 Oct

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Scott Matthews

Solo artist from Wolverhampton whose folk/blues influenced sound can be heard on albums Passing Stranger and Elsewhere, the latter of which featured a duet with Robert Plant.

Tue 24 Nov

£19.25 / 0131 556 7060

Seth Walker

?Are You Open?? Seth Walker sings on his transfixing new album of the same title. More than just a question, it?s a challenge, an invitation, a dare.

Wed 14 Oct

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Smoove & Turrell

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

Fri 13 Nov

£18.95 / 0131 556 7060

Stillmarillion

StillMarillion are the established tribute to the Fish Era of British prog rock legends Marillion. The focus is on the early music and recapturing the live experience of songs that are rarely if at all performed by Fish or Marillion anymore.

Sun 18 Oct

£14 / 0131 556 7060

Stillmarillion - Edinburgh Weekend

StillMarillion are Europe's biggest tribute to Marillion. We are delighted to return to The Voodoo Rooms for another weekend of all things Marillion. On Saturday we will be doing Best of all Worlds set featuring cuts from the Steve Hogarth EMI period and we will also feature some tracks from Fish's solo debut Vigil…

Sat 17 Oct

£26.40 / 0131 556 7060

R.E.M. by Stipe

A tribute to R.E.M fronted by Rick Southern. The band have performed for Michael Stipe himself, live on the BBC1's The One Show.

Fri 6 Nov

£11–£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

Tam Petty and The Heartfakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band.

Sat 24 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7060

Thomas Benjamin Esq.

Yes, the 'No More F*cks' guy

Sat 6 Feb 2021

£11.50 / 0131 556 7060

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

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

Sun 24 Jan 2021

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

The Voodoo Rooms Cabaret

Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms present A thrilling intimate showcase sees our hilarious Master of ceremonies introduce a cast of outrageous performers including world-class comedians, astonishing magicians, cabaret crooners and titillating burlesque provocateurs. With no two shows alike, expect giggles, screams and…

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 16 Aug

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Join Bacardi for their special daiquiri cocktail tasting tour at the Voyage of Buck, Voodoo Rooms and Bullard & Worth

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Compare the Market launch new 2 for 1 Meerkat Meals, restaurants in Edinburgh participate

7 Aug 2018

Alongside big chains independent Edinburgh restaurants 11, Zucca, The Rosehip, Bar Brig and more will participate

Thanks to the latest money saving incentive from Compare the Market you can now dine out on 2 for 1 starters, mains and desserts with Meerkat Meals. The deal runs in conjunction with the ever popular 2 for 1 cinema ticket deal Meerkat Movies, and is…

The Twilight Sad

4 Dec 2009

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17 Jul 2008

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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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