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 £16 (set lunch); £16 (set evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
  • Email
  • Website www.thevoodoorooms.com

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Voodoo Rooms

Popular live music venue with eclectic cocktail bar and restaurant attached.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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

Event times

There are 21 events at this location

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Adrian Sherwood

A night of dub and beyond from the founder of On-U Sound

Thu 16 Mar 2017

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Ben Watt

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.

Wed 8 Feb 2017

£17.50 / 0131 556 7060

The Blue Aeroplanes

Veteran idiosyncratic band from Bristol.

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£13.75 / 0131 556 7060

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.

Wed 14 Dec

Edinburgh Blues Club for Rowan Alba

A night of emerging blues talent in support of homeless charity Rowan Alba.

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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.

Thu 8 Dec

Sat 17 Dec

Giles Robson Band

Jersey-based blues singer and harmonica player.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

£13 / 0131 556 7060

With Gerry Jablonski Band.

The Haggis Horns

Hot funk from Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae's backing band.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£15 / 0131 556 7060

Ina Forsman

Nineteen-year-old Finnish blues singer.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£12.50 / 0131 556 7060

With Daniel Smith.

The Jensen Interceptors

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

Fri 21 Apr 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

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Laurence Murray Project

Blues rock singer-songwriter Murray.

Sun 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 7060

Mario Biondi

Warm and contemporary soul from the singer born in Catania, Italy.

Thu 9 Feb 2017

£35 / 0131 556 7060

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£35 / 0131 556 7060

Nearly Dan

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

Fri 31 Mar 2017

£18 / 0131 556 7060

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With The Troublemakers.

Prince Party

Clubnight celebrating the music of Prince.

Sat 10 Jun 2017

£10 / 0131 556 7060

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

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The Sensational Alex Harvey Experience

Tribute to Scottish blues / glam rocker Alex Harvey.

Thu 29 Dec

£9.50 / 0131 556 7060

Christmas show featuring The Hot City Horns.

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 2017

£15.40 / 0131 556 7060

Skinny Lister

Folky sounds from London five-piece.

Sat 29 Apr 2017

£12 / 0131 556 7060

Toronzo Cannon

Hard-hitting Chicago bluesman.

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£15 / 0131 556 7060

With Redfish.

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.

Sat 31 Dec

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.

Reviews & features

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4 Dec 2009

In our four-star review of their debut album Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, the List proclaimed that the Twilight Sad are ‘a band who make sad music – yet it’s that particular Scottish sadness which finds itself couched in a kind of…

Cocktail kudos

17 Jul 2008

Shervene Shahbazkhani recently won the Scottish heats of the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup in Edinburgh with her innovative cocktail, ‘Bring the Beat Back’. She describes how she made it; ‘I tend to follow what my instincts tell me to make. Most cocktails…

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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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