This was a most lovely Saturday afternoon whiled away in the beautiful environs of The Voodoo Rooms with my lover.
On arriving at the very lovely Voodoo Rooms my eyes were drawn to this menu…
My darlings you know how I enjoy a cocktail and find it difficult to resist a bargain. Here the two came together deliciously. I worked my way through cocktail specials and most pleasurable it was.
First up, the rather fabulous looking El Diablo – Arette blanco tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice and ginger ale. This was sweet and tropical. On a grey Edinburgh Saturday I tried to imagine being on a beach sipping my El Diablo. But hey, even my imagination wasn’t good enough for that.
Next up, the Silver Ghost – Bacardi rum, velvet falernum, lime juice, rock candy, cardamom and apple juice. This was my favourite. I like cocktails that aren’t too sweet and this was perfect, light, easy and wonderful flavours from the cardomom seeds.
And finally, Beauty and the Fizz – 42 Below vodka, Aperol lemon juice, passionfruit syrup topped with bubbly. This was fizzy and fruity, a perfect end to my cocktail trio.
So by now feeling a little peckish my lover and I order a bite to eat. He went the fish and chips which he tells me was very good. Obviously, I verified the chips on your behalf and not because I gained any pleasure from it whatsoever.
And I, of course, went for the scallops. Juicy as I like them and as you can see caramelised on the outside. They look a bit darker than normal as they had to delay service while I popped out. In spite of looks they weren’t overcooked. They were divine. And the cauliflower and vermouth puree oh oh oh to die for!
And vegetables on the side
A wonderful afternoon. The staff are lovely too, young and er… very easy on the eye.
So what was the damage? The cocktails were all a special £5. Fish and chips was £10.95, scallop (starter) £6.95 and vegetable side dish £2.95. Super value. More reasons to love The Voodoo.
Afterwards we went shopping in search of a very covetable item which I can’t tell you about.
EDINBURGH DIVA RATING: 9/10
THE VOODOO ROOMS
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Tel: 0131 556 7060
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