We went to The Westroom in Edinburgh’s West End to celebrate its launch as Edinburgh first cicchetti bar. A couple of proseccos and meatballs later we were very happy.
The West Room was bought by Stefano Pieraccini (and family) in the spring and has now been refurbished. Stefano, whose family is known for The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews, wants The West Room to reflect his family’s Italian roots. The West Room serves cicchetti – small dishes served with drinks in Venice – and eaten like tapas. What’s a simple snack in Venice is an exotic delight in Edinburgh: mushroom arancino with truffle mayo was fab, the home-made butternut squash ravioli inspired and the beetroot cured salmon subtle and served with lovely touches. There are meatballs of different kinds, bruschetti, cheese, and bar snacks. Oh, and desserts.
We’ve long been fans of The West Room for its excellent breakfast (still being served), but now have a great reason to be there in the evenings too.
We also got a taster of ‘A week in Venice’, their cocktail for Edinburgh Cocktail Week. A refreshing peachy take on the Negroni with a good hit of Kinrara hibiscus gin.
3 Melville Place
Edinburgh EH3 7PR