The Voodoo Rooms
- Telephone 0131 556 7060
- Opening times Mon–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
- 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 £10 (lunch); £15.50 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price 20% off food bill (including the set menus)
- Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
This review is taken from the 2013 edition.
When the Voodoo Rooms opened above the Café Royal in 2007, the lavish fin-de-siècle interior was given a full-throttle and sexy makeover, befitting its purpose as live entertainment venue and edgy cocktail bar. The black leather booths, even blacker walls and gold-painted ornate cornicing may not appeal to the more architecturally conservative, but they work well with the original interior in creating a decidedly decadent ambience. The restaurant itself occupies a smaller and more intimate space adjoining the bar and serves up a mix of contemporary and classic pub staples. Sharing platters, haggis spring rolls and chorizo and prawn skewers are all solid enough starters. Likewise the mains, which feature burgers, steaks and fish and chips, are similarly hearty and of a decent standard. If being picky, you might point out that the food is a little out of sync with the more aspirational drinks offerings (stylish cocktails and long lists of speciality rums and tequilas), but it will certainly satisfy many and set you up for a night on the tiles.
- High point: Stunning building, crafty cocktails and entertainment galore
- Low point: The environs might excite more than the menu
Sorted by date & time / title.
Sunday 21 July
- 20:00 – 22:00
- Joe & Sekou
Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
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