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 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
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples within an eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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

There are 21 events at this location

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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.

Thu 30 Mar

Over-18s only

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Ben Glover

Irish singer-songwriter who relocated to Nashville in 2009 performs tracks from his latest album Atlantic.

Thu 6 Apr

Chameleons Vox

The latest incarnation of 80s guitar band the Chameleons led by original vocalist and bassist Mark Burgess.

Thu 1 Jun

£17.50 / 0131 556 7060

DJ Format & Abdominal

The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.

Fri 5 May

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

Eric Gales

Memphis blues guitarist.

Wed 24 May

£16 / 0131 556 7060

With Gary Hoey.

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.

Fri 7 Apr

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Joined headline show with Gerry Jablonski & the Electric Band.

Jamaica Sings Robert Burns

Reggae versions of Burns classics from Jamaican artist Brina's upcoming album Jamaica Sings Robert Burns.

Thu 4 May

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Part of TradFest.

The Jensen Interceptors

Powerhouse five-piece blues band from Glasgow and The Scottish Borders.

Fri 21 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

Just Beatles

Tribute to The Beatles.

Fri 16 Jun

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Lucky Peterson

Contemporary blues musician who fuses soul, R&B, gospel and rock'n'roll.

Sat 2 Sep

£18 / 0131 556 7060

With Lewis Hamilton.

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.

Fri 28 Apr

£8–£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Late Night In The Big City.

Nearly Dan

A tribute band covering Steely Dan's hits note for note.

Fri 31 Mar

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Prince Party

Clubnight celebrating the music of Prince.

Sat 10 Jun

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Non-stop Prince music and exclusive videos played by DJ Unique.

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.

Thu 27 Apr

£7 / 0131 556 7060

Simply Dylan

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…

Thu 13 Apr

£15.40 / 0131 556 7060

Skinny Lister

Folky sounds from London five-piece.

Wed 26 Apr

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 29 Apr

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Speech Debelle

Female British rapper signed to Big Dadda Records and winner of 2009's Mercury Music Prize.

Sat 27 May

£12.50 / 0131 556 7060

Stone Foundation

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

Fri 19 May

£13.50 / 0131 556 7060

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado

Singer and guitarist Thorbjørn Risager and his all-star band from Denmark.

Thu 28 Sep

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With Main Street.


Hipster swing, jump jive, rockin' R&B, dancefloor jazz, sleazy listening and gangster grooves at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls.

Sat 29 Apr

£9 / 0131 556 7060

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5. king-salami8 Jan 2010, 4:14pm4 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

We popped in for Friday lunch and had the duck stir fry (very tasty) and the breakfast fry-up (which was a huge plateful, and tasty) in the bar. It wasn't very busy (it is January) but service and atmosphere were good. The food was great value. I'd recommend it and intend to return at some point for an evening visit to check it out at night.

Shame about the scaffolding - it ruins the view...

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.

2. frank_s18 May 2009, 2:08pm4 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

Had a great meal here on Friday night... it was busy but not too busy. The food was surprisingly good (especially the surf n turf), the staff helpful and the drinks excellent.

A very pleasant night - try the "Purple Rose of Tokyo" or "Choco Pops" if you like cocktails..

1. Shawn18 Feb 2009, 2:46pm5 stars The Voodoo Rooms Report

I've been to the Voodoo Rooms a few times for nights out and so was looking forward to finally eating here too. The place really lived up to my expectations, the great decor and atmosphere, good service, all be it on a quiet tuesday night, lovely cocktails and good food, my burger being cooked just right. When i was struggling to make my mind up on the choice of dessert, the friendly waitress recommended the sticky toffee pudding, which was a great tip, as it turned out to be one of the best i'd ever had.

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Average rating 3.5/5 from 5 reviews of The Voodoo Rooms.

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