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

There are 53 events at this location

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Absolution

Muse tribute band from Scotland playing classic tracks, featuring Eddie McLaughlin on vocals and keyboards, Nadir Khan On Guitar, Euan Macdonald on bass and Alistair Macdonald on drums.

Thu 9 Jan 2020

£5 / 0131 556 7060

Absolution

Muse tribute band from Scotland playing classic tracks, featuring Eddie McLaughlin on vocals and keyboards, Nadir Khan On Guitar, Euan Macdonald on bass and Alistair Macdonald on drums.

Fri 10 Jan 2020

£5 / 0131 556 7060

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 2020

£16.50 / 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 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Armory Show

Richard Jobson performs the critically acclaimed Waiting for the Floods album with a brand new band.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£20 / 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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£18 / 0131 556 7060

The Blockheads

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

Sat 5 Dec 2020

£28.13 / 0131 556 7060

Blue Christmas

Back for its fourth year, Blue Christmas" is a must-see event in Edinburgh?s festive calendar. The event is curated by Edinburgh musician Jed Potts, first took place in Leith Depot and has every year grown since."

Sun 22 Dec

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Bowie Blinders

Not a Bowie tribute act! But musicians and guest artists coming together to play the songs they love and that means the most to them.

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£7.50 / 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 2020

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 2020

£45 / 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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£8 / 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 2020

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 2020

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Deeper Purple

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

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£13.20 / 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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£15 / 0131 556 7060

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

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Genesis Visible Touch

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

Sun 16 Feb 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£16.88 / 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 2020

£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.

Mon 15 Jun 2020

£15 / 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 2020

£9.19 / 0131 556 7060

Help I Sexted My Boss: Bring On The D

A hilarious comedy podcast.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Over-18s only

£12 / 0161 237 9753

Jason Manns + Paul Carella

The Return of Manns Carella

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£20–£40 / 0131 556 7060

Just Beatles

Tribute to The Beatles.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£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 2020

£6 / 0131 556 7060

killer instinct - a tribute to the killers

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

Sat 21 Mar 2020

£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 2020

£19.50 / 0131 556 7060

Morganway

Morganway are a six-piece from the East of England, that developed a sound built on a love for multi-layered vocal harmonies, driven guitar riffs and distinctive fiddle flourishes, bound by raw, honest songwriting.

Sun 16 Feb 2020

£10 / 0131 556 7060

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 2020

£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 2020

£16.50 / 0131 556 7060

Native Harrow

Devin Tuel may consider herself to be an artist meant for a different time, but she now finds herself inhabiting her own true place. The singer-songwriter is at home in Upstate NY reflecting on her third album, "Happier Now".

Wed 15 Jan 2020

£13.20 / 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 2020

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 2020

£12 / 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 2020

£16.50 / 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 21 Dec

£12 / 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 2020

£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 2020

£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 2020

£16.50 / 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 24 Oct 2020

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 2020

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

VEGAS!

Scotland's award-winning retro club night presents an evening of cocktails and cool, showgirls and swing, roulette and romance with DJs Frankie Sumatra, Bugsy Seagull, plus Nikki Nevada & The Vegas Showgirls.

Tue 31 Dec

£28.13 / 0131 556 7060

Vegas! Grand Hogmanay Ball

The Vegas team return to host another Hogmanay party. Expect showgirls, big band tunes, swing, easy listening, cabaret and burlesque featuring all the usual glamorous shenanigans.

Tue 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 556 7060

We Are Champion

Queen tribute act.

Sat 16 May 2020

£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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