Lively neighbourhood bar serving Italian tapas with a good range of drinks and a strong breakfast game.
The WestRoom is under new management and it’s Scottish-Italian. Enthusiastic entrepreneur Stefane Pieraccini comes from a restaurateur family and also runs the Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews. He brings a cicchetti menu to the WestRoom, which means small plates, but sounds more fun in Italian. ‘In Italy we eat while we’re drinking,’ says the menu, and who can argue with that? Mix top-notch prosciutto with zucchini fries; leek, chilli and pecorino crochette (yes, croquettes); spicy nduja sausage; tomato and burrata bruschetta; the WestRoom ravioli of the day; Ardgay venison meatballs … wait, how much are you drinking? One of four kinds of Negroni, a Spritz, an Old Fashioned, a beer, or a wine or three? Whatever you’re up to, you’ll be fine – there’s a neighbourhood feel, a good mix of people and a lively atmosphere suitable for pretty much all occasions.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: 80s, mellow in the week
- Capacity: 42
- Largest group: 42
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
- House wine: £19.50 per bottle