The WestRoom

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The WestRoom
3 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR
  • Telephone 0131 629 9868
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 9.30am–10pm.
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Lively neighbourhood bar serving Italian tapas with a good range of drinks and a strong breakfast game.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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.

The List's rating






Megan Welford visited The WestRoom on 23 February 2019
  • High point: An easy choice with something for everyone
  • Low point: It’s quite small so can get noisy
  • Notable dish: Prosciutto San Daniele 18-months cured,
pickled vegetables, pesto
  • Average price: £19 (lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • 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