The West Room in Edinburgh re-opens as Edinburgh's first Cicchetti Bar

4 months AGOIain Fenwick News & Events

The West Room on Melville Place in Edinburgh’s West End, is the first Cicchetti Bar to grace Scotland’s capital city.

Born in Venice, Cicchetti are small snacks, similar in concept to Spanish tapas, which are typically eaten accompanied by a small glass of wine, called an ombra. Some theories imply that the Venetian word cicchetto derives from the Spanish word chico, used to implicate something small, since the size of cicchetti is small like an appetiser. 

The West Room has been bought by the Pieraccini family who also own award-winning restaurant The Seafood Ristorante in Saint Andrews. With the refurbishment complete and a new lease of life injected into the venue, The West Room now brings an elegant and vibrant offering to Edinburgh with a touch of Italian flare.

Owner Director Stefano Pieraccini has impressed his own personality into the bar, with the food and cocktail menus retaining a classical Italian feel, but with a young and more contemporary finesse. The family have always been committed to using the best produce available, and The West Room is no different. Scottish produce is mixed with authentic imports from Italy to deliver outstanding results.

Stefano said: “The West Room is the obvious next step for us. We have been looking to find the right venue in Edinburgh, and we believe Melville Place in the West End of the city provides us with a great location. As with The Seafood Ristorante in Saint Andrews, it was important for to maintain our Scottish/Italian heritage, and a Cicchetti Bar allows us to showcase the best of both worlds. It’s an exciting new and unique offering to this great city, and we are looking forward to welcoming customers through our doors.”

An extensive Wine List is supported by both Italian and Scottish Craft beers, Scottish Gins and of course Whiskies. The cocktails are classically Italian, however a very talented bar team will mix up anything and everything the customer could wish for.

The West Room: 3 Melville Pl, Edinburgh EH3 7PR

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