/home.aspx toptable has a new name!
Restaurant bookings: free & instantly confirmed
  • The WestRoom

  • Online Bookings

The WestRoom
The WestRoom

The WestRoom Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.thewestroom.co.uk
  • Phone: 0131 629 9868
  • 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.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "We were very pleased with the west room. Great food at a very good price. Will be back."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "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!!!"
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "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!!!"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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 :-)"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Fantastic food(the best burgers ever!!) Great service and we will definitely be back."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Service was great. Nice place for drinks. Very disappointing food."
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "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"
    dined on 01/12/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 17/11/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 17/10/2013
  • "The Westroom continue to provide, great food, great sevice and great value. The Sunday roasts are fantastic."
    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."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 09/10/2013
  • "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"
    dined on 29/09/2013
  • "Excallent service and nice ambience in this little restaurant and bar. Food good but not particularly fancy."
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 09/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 02/09/2013
  • "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!!"
    dined on 23/08/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 16/08/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 07/08/2013
  • "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 :)"
    dined on 07/08/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 04/08/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 13/07/2013
  • "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"
    dined on 07/07/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 04/07/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 26/06/2013
  • "The meal at The Westroom was as good as always. The friendly, helpful staff always make it a good experience too."
    dined on 22/06/2013
  • "Enjoyed a lovely 2 course meal with my wife. Had no room for dessert after my sizeable portion of fish & chips (which was lovely). As ever, nice relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant, and staff were as attentive & as friendly as always. Only negative was a slight delay in receiving my main meal as they brought out the 'hamburger' meal by mistake. Overall, very satisfied."
    dined on 15/06/2013
  • "We booked through toptable and got 20% off the a la carte menu. The menu wasn't that pricey anyway but the discount made it a great evening! The food was tasty and a good size. It's handy as well for the west end of Edinburgh."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "The service continues to be excellent, noise level at times stops the experience from being 10/10"
    dined on 24/05/2013
  • "Never fails to please, even though a very loud stag party was in place! The service is always excellent."
    dined on 04/05/2013
  • "Great food, fantastic service and brilliant staff. All combined a great little place."
    dined on 27/04/2013