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 £16 (set lunch); £16 (set evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
- Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
Popular live music venue with eclectic cocktail bar and restaurant attached.
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: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Insane in the membrane
- 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: 9
- House wine: £16.50 per bottle
There are 21 events at this location
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A night of dub and beyond from the founder of On-U Sound
London-born musician and producer, best known as one half of the duo Everything But The Girl. Current collaborator and acclaimed guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede) will be joining Watt on his November solo tour of the UK.
The Blue Aeroplanes
Veteran idiosyncratic band from Bristol.
Christmas Pub Quiz in aid of Health in Mind
Christmas quiz in aid of Health Mind, an Edinburgh based charity promoting positive mental health in Scotland.
Edinburgh Blues Club for Rowan Alba
A night of emerging blues talent in support of homeless charity Rowan Alba.
The Festive Frolics Cabaret Show and Dinner
A Christmas cabaret with all the trimmings, from dancers to circus performers and comedy entertainers. There's also a three-course set menu and a glass of something lovely and bubbly to welcome you.
Giles Robson Band
Jersey-based blues singer and harmonica player.
The Haggis Horns
Hot funk from Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae's backing band.
Nineteen-year-old Finnish blues singer.
The Jensen Interceptors
Powerhouse five-piece blues band from Glasgow and The Scottish Borders.
Fri 21 Apr 2017
Laurence Murray Project
Blues rock singer-songwriter Murray.
Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.
A tribute band covering Steely Dan's hits note for note.
Nine Below Zero
Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.
Clubnight celebrating the music of Prince.
Sat 10 Jun 2017
The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience
Tribute to Scottish blues / glam rocker Alex Harvey.
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.
Hard-hitting Chicago bluesman.
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 plus The Soul Foundation, Missy Malone, Gypsy Charms and the Vegas Revue.
We Believe in Father Xmas presents a Night of Americana with a Festive Twist
Robbie Hutton, the Deadly Winters and Firebugs play Americana, with a few Christmas covers thrown in for good measure.
Fri 23 Dec
£9 / 0131 556 7060
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