The Voodoo Rooms

Address: 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 556 7060
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sun noon-1am
Door: Go early
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu

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Review last reviewed on 2009-06-01

The Voodoo Rooms occupies the same architecturally magnificent building as the Cafe Royal and comprises of five large rooms and three bars - The Bar & Dining Room, The Speakeasy and The Ballroom & Ballroom Bar. The Bar is open to all while the other areas are used for private parties and to stage live music and cabaret.

The room that the bar occupies retain their original ornate plasterwork and this has been painstakingly picked out in gold and white against black walls and ceiling to spectacular affect. Semi-circular button booth seats sit behind tables with mirrored tops to reflect that splendid ceiling.

There's a fabulous selection of spirits on the back bar with some of the prime picks featured on the menu with a short synopsis. Cocktails such as the Our Tai are superb and there's also some imaginative mixed drink suggestions such as 42 Below Feijoa with apple juice and cucumber slice, not to mention (you are in Scotland) Campari and Irn Bru. Don't miss the Les Paul cocktail, 'Like a battered, over used 40 year old guitar can give the sweetest twang...'

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