The WestRoom
The WestRoom

The WestRoom

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.thewestroom.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01316299868
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Lunch: Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Diner: Monday to Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking bays across the road
A word from The WestRoom
The WestRoom is a cosy bar/bistro in Edinburgh’s bustling West End. The beautifully appointed venue has developed a reputation for excellence as a result of the friendly ambience and excellent food & drink offering. The bar prides itself on a small but perfectly formed menu which pays homage to classic British cookery. Take a step in the right direction and join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner at The WestRoom. The term gastro-pub has become all too prevalent in recent years, however, the WestRoom’s commitment to locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality and honest, flavoursome food has seen it gain a cult following amongst the City’s notoriously demanding diners. The bar’s weekly Sunday roast has also become something of an Edinburgh Institution and regularly sells out.
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The WestRoom reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4.2
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
brunch (26)outstanding value (19)pre/post theatre (12)sunday lunch (11)group bookings (9)business meals (9)fit for foodies (7)child friendly (4)afternoon tea (3)romance (2)special occasions (1)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Solid, fun dining experience
    DivineFood
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    As always, the West Room did not disappoint. I would not call it a foodie's heaven but the modern take on 'pub-grub' is always well delivered and tasty. The atmosphere is fun, wine list solid and a generally great experience whether having a friendly catch up or a dinner meeting.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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  • Cozy and hearty
    Kn84
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Nice cozy restaurant part. Food was good hearty stuff but well presented and delicious. A bit pricy for some of the sides/bar snacks but mains are reasonable.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think its just a bar? Think again
    ElBacon
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Turned into the WestRoom and thought it looked like a bar with a few tables. However when you go round the corner it becomes a restaurant. The food was great and because of the bar like atmosphere near the front and the restuarant nearer the back you get a nice level of ambience from the bar but not too loud. The service was slighlty let down when the starter was forgotten but given how busy the place was this didnt really make much of a difference and we got a dessert instead. Overall a great place to wine and dine.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very small portions, not good value
    FairandBalanced
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Firstly, there was nothing wrong with the food. It was tasty and hot. The problem was the portion size. My companion ordered a large scallop risotto. This came on a large plate however only about three spoonfuls of risotto (smoothed out) and one scallop cut in half. This was a large!? Very poor value for over £11. I must say the food was lovely, we just wouldn't rush back.
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  • disappointing
    Mac243
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    I've enjoyed drinks here on several occasions and had great service so thought would try the food as the menu looks quite good for something light. however, it was overall pretty disappointing, asian chicken salad had no flavour of anything at all and the meat was rather grissly. My other salad of goats cheese and beetroot was ok but have had much better elsewhere and the chips were disappointingly soggy. Service also only so so on this occasion, waitress forgetting things so may have been an off night as I like this bar and the staff on previous occasions have been really good. I would still recommend for drinks and cocktails.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Good food, friendly service
    Jonny
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were very pleased with the west room. Great food at a very good price. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Westroom
    StevieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Second visit here and will definately be booking the third. We live in Bournemouth and have decided this will be our local from now on in whenever we venture north.. Faultless!!!
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent!
    2much2eat
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    The Westroom far exceeded my expectations. We were attended to promptly on arrival and were made to feel very welcome. The food was fantastic - the handmade burger was great as were the mussels. I'd definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, disabled access, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely again!
    avcro
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was my third visit to the West Room and I am never disappointed! It was noisy because it was Friday after work and there's a great buzz. I was early but that was no problem and I got a table straight away. The service was second to none from both the young lady and young man who served my dinner. I asked for no peas with my fish and chips and was immediately offered another vegetable. The food was as lovely as always. My dessert was an amazing apple and rhubarb crumble freshly prepared and unlike any crumble I've tasted. Top marks to everyone and I'll certainly be back and would recommend to friends. The 20% off food makes this a really good deal too.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The West Room nails it
    HungryinEdinburgh
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    My wife and I went for lunch on her recommendation and we now both love the place and have been back a good few times now. The food and wine are delicious and at a very reasonable price. The decor is a mixture of the traditional and modern which is right on the money with a comfortable layout for dining away from the bar. The place can get busy during weekends but never feels like bar patrons are spilling out into the dining area, unlike some places in Edinburgh. Very attentive staff make sure that you are looked after without being intrusive and it all feels very natural, which is a big plus. Just great.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westroom
    StevieVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Firtst time to this bar/restaurant and it won't be the last. Terrific ambience allied to good food and great service - a perfect cocktail!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Great first time visit
    WasItWorthIt
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Great food, great service - attention to detail noticeable; we loved the steaks and had a great evening, and are now looking forward to a revisit :-)
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    business meals
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  • Different Chef?
    Jambos
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Second visit in space of a month. 1st time was superb, food was excellent. This time was different unfortunately. No Scotch egg for a starter!! The steak was very poor this time, very fatty piece of meat. Sauce a bit runny and chips not as crunchy. That's said, I really like the setting, and the staff very friendly. Hopefully this occasion was a one off bad experience. I'll probably go back but not for a couple of weeks!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'Wee gem' in the West End
    Happy2Dine
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Fantastic food(the best burgers ever!!) Great service and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, Sunday lunch, brunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Room
    Jambos
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Simple but great food. Went with the wife for Valentine's Day meal. I had scotch egg and HP sauce to start, which was superb. Wife had the soup which she said was perfect as well. Both had steak for mains which was cooked perfectly and had no gristle. Only complaint about food was that it was so good that wife ate all hers (I normally finish what she leaves) Service excellent as as well.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great. Nice place
    toptable
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    Service was great. Nice place for drinks. Very disappointing food.
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  • Nice vibe and Non fussy food
    Luvinglunch
    Dined on 21/1/2014
    Menu had good variety. Nice feel about the venue and the food was very good, well presented but not too fussy perfect for a business lunch. I would definitely recommend and go again.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Ect30
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I went to the Westroom with a couple of girlfriends, we were looking for a cool bar with good food and a cocktail menu. We were in the right place, food was really good and the cocktails great, actually I just ask if they would do a strawberry daiquiri and no prob, there it was. Great placefor a good girlie night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great meal. We all
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    We had a great meal. We all really enjoyed the new menu. I loved the sunday roast, one friend had the duck leg stovies while the other friend had the haddock risotto. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Westroom Edinburgh
    Suzanne
    Dined on 17/11/2013
    The starters of haggis spring rolls and corn beef hash were lovely and a decent size. Unfortunately, the 2 mains we wanted to order had run out (steak and fishcakes) so instead we both had the Sunday roast. Whilst the roast was tasty enough it was slightly disappointing as all we got was 3 slices of meat, 3 roast potatoes and a spoonful of carrots. With any Sunday roast I've had elsewhere I got yorkshire puds and a plate full of various veg/potatoes. I would go back but wouldn't have the roast again. The service was quite slow, we sat for about 20 mins after they'd taken our mains plates away and no-one asked us if we wanted dessert or coffee and in the end i had to go to the bar and ask for the bill. Decent value with the 20% off though.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since 25 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambience4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Value4.4
  • The following 228 reviews are from the The WestRoom reviews archive.
  • Another great visit to The Westroom
    Jenelaine
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    We've visited the Westroom before and used the 20% off food offer you book through toptable and we did the same again this time. The food was still as delicious and the service was just as good. Would recommend this to anyone who fancies a nice, non-expensive meal out with friends or partner. It had a great atmosphere and loads of drinks on offer should you want to stay on after your meal and make a night of it!
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  • The Westroom continue to provide,
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The Westroom continue to provide, great food, great sevice and great value. The Sunday roasts are fantastic.
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    group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Great Value
    Composer
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The WestRoom. started off with a very tasty cocktail then was spoiled for choice with starters and mains. Wine by the glass was good value and dessert of warm banana bread and ice cream was delicious. Overall, very impressed by the food, ambience and friendly efficient service. Will definitely be back.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly the yummiest burger around
    EnjoyYourMeal
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Good deal with 20% off food. Dined with a friend and we both shared a starter plus we both had a burger for dinner. The burger was incredible. Lovely, fresh home made. Fresh salad, lovely tasting bun. Accompanied by crispy warm chips. I would definitely go back here. Service was friendly and polite, however, we did feel they could be a little bit more attentive. It wasn't that busy, however we did wait just a little while longer than we would have expected to be asked to make a drink order. Perhaps there was some confusion as we should have ordered the bar, however when you have a dinner reservation this is not the norm. Not a huge deal however. Quite a tiny place so just to bear that in mind, everyone else can hear your conversation.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    Claire
    Dined on 29/9/2013
    Offer a great Sunday Lunch/Brunch option with amazing service. We were able to sit for a few hours reading the Sunday papers without being rushed out. Lovely location
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    fit for foodies, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • excellent
    franz
    Dined on 28/9/2013
    Excallent service and nice ambience in this little restaurant and bar. Food good but not particularly fancy.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in a cool bar
    PKfoodie
    Dined on 21/9/2013
    This cool bar that serves a good range of excellent cocktails also has a pretty good kitchen. I would describe the food as modern British fusion style food as my starter was Haggis spring rolls, which were excellent and then some excellent fish and chips. My friend had the potato soup and some of the best fish cakes he'd ever eaten. With the 20% deal through Toptable the value was excellent but I would have been happy to pay full price at other times for this quality of food. The bar had excellent ambience with most people in there for drinks and socialising which gave the place a good buzz about it.
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    romance, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Amazing Food, Fun Location
    veryPleased
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    The food was really inventive and tasted amazing. The interior design was fantastic-really creative without being pretentious. It was a shame there wasn't more separation between the food and bar area but it wasn't really a problem.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Fod, Great Surroundings
    KCFood
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Upon arrival I was impressed with the fresh yet cosy interior and the friendly welcome that we received. We ordered the fish and chips and the mac n cheese and both dishes came out hot , well presented and most importantly they were delicious and filling (well sized portions). In addition to the food and surroundings the special touches and quirky detail make the dining experience all the more interesting. The table water is served in classic glass milk bottles, the homemade condiments come in little kilner jars, the salt for the table is served in marble egg cups. I feel this attention to detail across all aspects (food, service, atmosphere) at the West Room will make sure you have an enjoyable visit and leave with a smile on your face.
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    brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at The West Room
    lovefood
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We arrived a bit early and were offered our seats right away. The staff were very nice and friendly and also attentive. The food was lovely with a good choice on the menu. All in all we had a nice lunch in a nice place.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like it..
    CocktailQueen
    Dined on 23/8/2013
    Small venue with good food and cocktails. Can be very busy. Only downside is toilets downstairs..not too good if you enjoy a cocktail or few!!
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely find & good for breakfast!
    HEVS01VIP
    Dined on 16/8/2013
    We liked this place so much we ate here twice within 2 days! Food was lovely, service was good and very good value for money. Tucked away but still very central, I shall be returning as soon as I'm back in Edinburgh!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Great good and atmosphere!
    Jenelaine
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    The food here was fantastic (we had the Brie and haggis sping rolls for starter which were delicious and the steaks for main). It was a birthday meal out and I had forgotten the candles for the chocolate brownie we ordered and the waitress went out to Sainsburies to buy some for us! Amazing service and great atmosphere - even changed the music when we asked. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum and fun
    Calli
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Randomly booked a table for 2 for lunch and everything was just lovely. Had great service, really friendly, helpful and funny, the food was super tasty and everyone in the place seemed really happy. Good times :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant Sunday roast lunch
    mexicanacheese
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    After finding they do a roast lunch option I rung & checked that this Sunday was beef then headed straight there. Lovely interior, friendly service and, at the table granted, an incredibly comfy seat. The roast was delicious with the home made horseradish sauce a nice finishing touch. I'll definitely be back.
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    romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food and great service!
    Suzali
    Dined on 13/7/2013
    Although busy we had a great lunch here on a saturday staff very friendly and attentive but not to the point of being annoying. Good food at reasonable prices and seeing the size of the kitchen we were amazed by what they could produce from sucha small space. Would go back anytime.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alright
    taxi4doug
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    went on sunday after andy murrays historical victory. we both had sunday roast food was well cooked, but not great decor was very bright and cheerful staff were friendly and efficient
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but perfectly formed
    SMcK
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    West Room is a tiny restaurant that looks like a bar from the outside but does have some more restaurant seating towards the back. The menu is small but has well balanced options. Service was quick and efficient event though the bar was busy. Credit where credit due, they also know how to make a killer cocktail. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Dindins
    mealmanager
    Dined on 26/6/2013
    Five of us went for dinner to celebrate my niece's graduation. The girls really enjoyed the cocktails to share from a teapot. The staff were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. But the food was a bit tasteless - The mussels in sauce were good but the haggis in the starter was bland and my husband complained that his haddock had little flavour. The portions were also very small and there wren't any vegetables to accompany the mains, but they made up a mixed salad when we asked for it. Not really what I had been expecting, more a place for a drink after work than for a celebration meal.
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  • The meal at The Westroom was
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 22/6/2013
    The meal at The Westroom was as good as always. The friendly, helpful staff always make it a good experience too.
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    group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.