Where to Eat in West Calder: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 7, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

West Calder is a town in West Lothian, Scotland, located 4 miles west of Livingston. The town was an important centre for the oil shale economy in the 19th and 20th Centuries. West Calder has its own railway station.
Things to do in West Calder

1. Pizza Express

2 McArthur Glen Almondvale Avenue, Livingston EH54 6QX, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$337 - HK$337 +44 1506 417543
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 283 reviews

Pizza Express

Reviewed By Lee H

Service was swift and friendly. Starter was out sharp which was great. My pizza was really filling and well cooked. Felt really satisfied after it. My partners meal was a different story although tasted great the portion she got of spag bol pasta was laughable. As were so hungry she ate but when went to pay mentioned it and the server just said yeah everyone has been complaining about it. I thought at least she would deduct something off the bill as we spent £40 plus. Also to charge £2.65 for a can of irn bru is a disgrace.

2. Karma

154 West Main Street, Whitburn EH47 0QR, Scotland Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$165 - HK$330 +44 1501 744024
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 333 reviews

Karma

Reviewed By Dee W

My partner and myself visited the karma last night .we hadnt been for about a year but as usual the minute you walk in the door the staff make you feel at home .all the staff are really friendly and really seem to enjoy working there . We were seated at a window seat at a table decked out in white linen and napkins and were served our drinks within a minute of ordering . We ordered haggis pakora and mussels in a mild curry sauce for starters .there were 6 big chunks of pakora with a balsamic dressed salad and a chilli sauce ( the haggis was really soft in a crispy batter and my missus said they were amazing) my mussels were easily the best ive ever tried .( the curry sauce they were in was fragrent and bursting with flavour .i highly recommend you try these) my missus ordered the south indian chilli chicken with pilou rice and i asked our waiter for his recommendation ( which turned out to be jairapor chicken ) with garlic nan . The guy knows his stuff ..both meals were amazing . The portions are massive and the quality of the food and service are probably the best weve ever experienced ..this place is a must if your a curry lover

3. Tony Macaroni - Livingston

Almondvale Crescent | The Hub, Livingston EH54 7EP, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1506 410505
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Tony Macaroni - Livingston

Reviewed By Avril S

Snow outside but was colder inside restuarant. We sat with our coats and scarves on which was a great pity as food was very good and waiting staff very friendly.

4. ASK Italian - Livingston

Unit 340 The Elements | The Centre, Livingston EH54 6GS, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$141 +44 1506 430891
Excellent
37%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 249 reviews

ASK Italian - Livingston

ASK Italian in Livingston is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our Livingston menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

Reviewed By ziz11 - Livingston, United Kingdom

My wife and I had our regular visit here and I felt compelled to write this review.
We were greeted at the door by the restaurant manager who was his usual friendly, professional self and he seated us quickly.
We were then served by Siobhan who looked after us brilliantly from arrival until we left. Our wines were brought out quickly, at the right drinking temperatures and exactly how we like them.
Our starters arrived quickly and were tasty, our places were re-set for the mains in good time and our mains were outstanding. We had the rigatoni meatball pasta and the Nduja sausage prima pizza. All the food was excellent.
We have been eating here for years and this was the first time we have been served by Siobhan. She is excellent. Andrew also serves us regularly in Ask and he is the best waiter in the area by a long distance.
If other restaurants are Reading this, take a visit to Ask and see how great service is delivered.
Thanks to Ask for consistently outstanding service and excellent food.

5. Oscars Bar and Grill

2 Ladywell East, Livingston EH54 6AG, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$220 +44 1506 466666
Excellent
48%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 470 reviews

Oscars Bar and Grill

Reviewed By Rabf90 - Bathgate

We have eaten here a few times and the food is always to a very good standard with good portion sizes. Staff friendly and helpful. We normally go for dinner although nipped in for lunch here for first time 9/3/18. Lunch menu great selection along with great value. 5*

6. Mei Hua Platform

Station House Station Road | Limefield Road, West Calder EH55 8BS, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1506 871500
Excellent
34%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
22%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 35 reviews

Mei Hua Platform

Reviewed By Frequenter-50 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The former station and booking office on the commuter line from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Parking in the station car park. A little sad looking and in need of some refurbishment, can be very quiet. Service is very friendly and attentive. Food was mostly very good, the menu is very extensive and staff will be happy to advise.

7. Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering

11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$63 +44 1506 873322
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 81 reviews

Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering

Whether your looking for a nice Latte in comfortable surroundings,or a hearty bowl of home made soup,you'll find it at Thistles. Come in and let your eyes widen at our delightful display of home made cakes and home bakingor stay for one of our famous Afternoon Teas.Where possible we try to use fresh local produce. We use seasonal organic vegetables and salads supplied by the Wholeshebag from South Cobbinshaw and local butcher J & L Gillies supply the majority of our meat products.

Reviewed By atdovet - West Calder, United Kingdom

Good coffee and food with friendly, efficient service in a bright and airy atmosphere . Park behind the shops across the road.

8. Bombay Spice

79, West Calder EH55 8EB, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Indian, Asian Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$220 +44 1506 872215
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 84 reviews

Bombay Spice

Bombay Spice is a local, friendly Indian restaurant in West Calder. We aim to provide authentic style and taste of Indian cuisine and a memorable dining experience. Our chefs specialise in authentic cooking styles from the diverse regions of India. We hope you will enjoy our exquisite selection of meals ,from traditional old favourites which have been reworked for optimum taste and freshness, to our exciting ,regional chefs specials. The taste sensation is both bold and refined. So whether you try a completely new dish or opt for an old favourite, we endeavour to provide you a truly authentic Indian dining experience. We are open 4pm to 11pm, 7 days a week. We also offer takeaway and home Delivery service 7 days a week.

Reviewed By McInnesTravel - West Calder, United Kingdom

I was not that impressed with my last take away from this restaurant a few weeks ago but thought to give them another chance last night, Friday 12th February.
I ordered Saag Ghost, Murgh Do Piaza, plain Nan and Pilau rice.
The Saag Ghost was bitter and lacked any spinach but worse the meat seemed to be beef rather than mutton.
The Murgh Do Piaza did have chicken but the gravy was basic curry with half cooked onion rather than there should have been twice cooked onion.
The Nan was not cooked through at one end which implies that the Tandoor may not have been hot enough or bread not left in to bake long enough.
The cost of this take away was nearly £19 but not edible and went to the dogs for their dinner.

9. Terrace Restaurant

Almondvale Crescent, Livingston EH54 7EP, Scotland Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Visa European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$173 +44 1506 427537
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 277 reviews

Terrace Restaurant

The Terrace Restaurant can be found on the campus of West Lothian College, which is used for training chefs and food service students who will then take up places of employment in a wide variety of eateries across Scotland and further afield . The college would like to thank our customers for the tremendous support they have given us over many years. The Terrace Restaurant will open for lunches on 10th Oct 2016,Dinners are available from 8th Sept 2016 . Thanks for viewing our restaurant look forward to welcoming to Terrace.

Reviewed By Jim A - Bathgate, United Kingdom

Please remember this is part of a college and its the students that are making your food and serving your meals, and having gone their with friends on a recommendation we were so impressed. The service was excellent, the food superb, and the price was out of this world. You could have eaten a 3 course lunch with coffee for £10 - yes £10. I will be back.

10. Zaika Livingston

3 Follyburn Place | Eliburn, Livingston EH54 6BF, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1506 461461
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Zaika Livingston

Reviewed By Passepartout56 - Edinburgh, Scotland

The problem with this place is that it attracts groups of people especially towards the end of the week and is consequently rather noisy to say the least.

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