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 if busy.
  • 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
  • Pre-theatre price 20% off the set menu
  • Email
  • Website www.thevoodoorooms.com
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Voodoo Rooms

Competitively priced bistro staples within a live music-driven, eccentrically blinged-up period setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Raising your voice over the music might not appeal to all diners, but the energising beat of live blues and rock'n'roll from the gig next door epitomises what this artsy, gothic venue is all about. The cocktail offering follows in the same spirit. A repertoire rife with imaginative descriptions and mysterious ingredients, often dipping into that impressive back bar of over 60 rums and tequilas, there's – unsurprisingly – not a Cosmo in sight. Food takes more of a backseat. Thai hot and sour soup seems to have stumbled onto the menu by accident, while a purist might argue that, despite being satisfying, fennel and mushroom-crusted pork fillet does not belong on a bed of goat's cheese ravioli. Popping candy adds a playful element to the indulgent dark chocolate ganache, but lemon thyme set cream with peaches evokes memories of grandma’s blancmange. But whether it's for some posh pre-gig grub or an after work bevvy, you can't help but sit back in the padded leather booths and marvel at the ornate black and gold Victorian ceiling.

The List's rating
6.2

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Ailidh Forlan visited The Voodoo Rooms on 24 January 2018
  • High point: An eccentric bunch of music lovers
  • Low point: BIt of a squeeze on performance nights
  • Notable dish: 10oz rump steak, smoked garlic and tarragon jus, baby asparagus with almonds and fondant potato
  • Average price: £17 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 100 seated, 200 standing
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: eclectic mix
  • Live entertainment: Live music, comedy, themed nights at least once a week, disco and house DJ from 9pm on Fri & Sat.
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £17 (red); £18 (white) per bottle

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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.

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Average rating 2/5 from 2 reviews of The Voodoo Rooms.

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