The Voodoo Rooms
- Telephone 0131 556 7060
- Opening times Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
- Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open 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
- Average price £20 (set lunch); £16 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
- Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
Competitively priced bistro staples within an eccentrically blinged-up period setting.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The clubby Voodoo Rooms major on live music, mixology and food, in that order. Sitting above the Café Royal and sharing the same sumptuous Victorian décor, you can eat at one of the padded booths set opposite the long bar, or in the separate cosy dining room. Choose from the likes of gravadlax with pickled fennel, carpaccio of beef, or some juicy baby squid spiced with chorizo and capers to start. For mains, expect bistro staples like burgers or a generous ribeye steak and chunky chips, with a single veggie option like a Moroccan tagine. Alternatively, there are three sharing platters, ideal for picking from while you enjoy while you enjoy a little something from the excellent cocktail list. There’s also the option to mix your own cocktail, plus a small wine list and draught beer range. The volume cranks up on weekend nights, so either eat early or get working on those lip-reading skills.
- High point: Tequila-based cocktails
- Low point: Shouting over the music
- Notable dish: Pan fried baby squid & chorizo
- Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Cool lounge
- Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 45
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £17 per bottle
Events at this venue
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A Night of Rock'n'Roll
A night of live music in support of Strathcarron Hospice, with a pop quiz, raffle prize draw and more.
Irish singer-songwriter who relocated to Nashville in 2009 performs tracks from his latest album Atlantic.
The latest incarnation of 80s guitar band the Chameleons led by original vocalist and bassist Mark Burgess.
DJ Format & Abdominal
The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.
Memphis blues guitarist.
The Gift And Tiger Moth Tales In Edinburgh
The Gift are a contemporary progressive rock band who blend strong songs with instrumental complexity, power and emotion. Tiger Moth Tales is the brainchild of Peter Jones, a talented multi-instrumentalist and singer.
Giles Robson Band
Jersey-based blues singer and harmonica player.
Jamaica Sings Robert Burns
Reggae versions of Burns classics from Jamaican artist Brina's upcoming album Jamaica Sings Robert Burns.
The Jensen Interceptors
Powerhouse five-piece blues band from Glasgow and The Scottish Borders.
Tribute to The Beatles.
Contemporary blues musician who fuses soul, R&B, gospel and rock'n'roll.
Miracle Glass Company
Austen George (The Set Up), William Douglas (William Douglas & the Wheel), and Andy Duncan (Miyagi, The Black Diamond Express) perform psychedelic rock as Miracle Glass Company.
A tribute band covering Steely Dan's hits note for note.
Clubnight celebrating the music of Prince.
Rhythm & Style
A fashion show by Scottish designer Jacqui Burke, with live music, a raffle and dance from Fierce Pro Dancers. All profits to be donated to AsthmaUK.
Simply Dylan Acoustic No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence SIMPLY DYLAN is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other…
Folky sounds from London five-piece.
Female British rapper signed to Big Dadda Records and winner of 2009's Mercury Music Prize.
Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
Singer and guitarist Thorbjørn Risager and his all-star band from Denmark.
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