White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
731 reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, situated on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, serving the best of British seafood and shellfish sourced from boutique suppliers across the country. Expect small plates, sharing platters & hand-crafted cocktails washed down with a carefully curated selection of wine & fizz. Brought to you by the team behind Chop House & Monteiths.

A child or young person must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Children aged:
0-5 from 12pm until 9pm
5-17 from 12pm until 10pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 731 People Are Saying
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4.8
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NickD
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific seafood in a comfortable and modern setting. Tables were nicely spaced out, staff were attentive and very friendly.

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Robin
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing fishy to report. Just a deliciously fresh seafood (platter) and excellent service from the mermaids/man. Would have sold my sole(sic) for a bottle of wine, but had to make do with lemonade served over ice w/a slice. Refreshingly fizzy. Will be back post lockdown for the oysters and vin. See you soon.

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Donmarie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food as per usual,oyster happy hour extended to all day which is fabulous. Friendly service and reasonably priced food for the quality

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ArleneK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fabulous, every single thing. The waitress was amazing too. My favourite restaurant in Edinburgh.

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ElizaP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely! I would have liked to order lobster on its own but it was only available in the large platters.

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timbo59
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, made a memorable afternoon before lockdown. Thoroughly enjoyed the variety of food on offer, will highly recommend to others and will be back

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CaraA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was amazing -our new favourite place .

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Neil
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Be back as soon as possible. Better than some pricier seafood places in Edinburgh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal for my partners birthday. Food was superb, nicely paced. Really good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food,service and value. We will be returning again in the near future. Highly recommended

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Crazeeheffer
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always high standard tasty food. Unfortunately ran out of a key staple on the menu early in the evening. Service a little slow but not sure if things are more challenging with restrictions. But as always friendly service and quality food and drink

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AdrianM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Presents really well. Bistro in style.
Staff highly personable, friendly, accommodative and helpful.
Wonderful Scottish accents also lends itself to a great authentic experience too. : )
Food was presented brilliantly and in a timely manner. while staff helped us with our Oyster selection. Presentation of Oysters on all measures was really very good. Highly recommend.

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YvonneP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband for my birthday and had the best time ever!! The sea good platter is just amazing and the crab fries are brilliant to. Will definitely be back to do the oyster challenge as I promised lol..Overall a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service was excellent

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HarrietM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every way perfect. We loved the whole experience and would definitely book to go again next time we are in Edinburgh.

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PaulTaylor
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, myself and my wife had just the best dinner here! Loved the ambiance about the place including background music....tribe called quest etc.. :-) definitely be back, especially for the octopus

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BethanyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great.. however the service really poor!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the window of the bar area looking out on a wet and windy Edinburgh Old Town but the restaurant was warm and cozy as was the service. Amazing oysters with Muscadet as recommend by our lovely waitress. Chargrilled octopus, tempura prawns, the brie-like cheese and apple pie were all highlights! We will be back, often.

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susank
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

enjoyed every morsal excellent quality and really fresh perfect for lunch.

DS
DnielS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambient.
If you love yourself ask for the scallops, treat yourself.

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JaiL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was looking forward to trying this place out, and although the service was excellent, we didn’t feel it was good value. Food was well presented, and scallops were tasty - we ordered a Hot lobster sharing platter, but we were underwhelmed by the size of the lobster, with not much meat.
In short, we had a nice time, the food was average, but we wouldn’t go back.
Sorry!

JC
JohnC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and friendly staff.
Just felt on this occasion something was missing slightly from previous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food fantastic service no wonder this restaurant is in the top ten for service in Edinburgh would definitely recommend this place

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KateS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only suggestion would be ensure warm plates for warm dishes.

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Andy
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything here is great. From the cocktails and wine to the carefully prepared menu the results are impeccable - good attention to detail, and everything is just as it should be, not just the flagship seafood but also the sides, the garnishes, the presentation and the service. My only tiny disappointment is that the current Covid screens slightly spoil the ambience, but that's hardly their fault.

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julie
Edinburgh
67 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. My mother and I had a lovely evening. Ordered too much but managed to eat it all along with probably too much wine. We had a great evening for our first meal out together in months. Thank you Giuila for making it so special.

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CleoK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood menu with amazing Asian fusion. Loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started our night across the road in Monteiths for drinks where we were welcomed without a table booking, cocktails made to order not from the drinks menu, very good very very good in fact. Watching the food come out made me think if we picked the right place to eat, the presentation was on point. Definitely will be booking there next time in Edinburgh. Drinks at White horse were good. Service was excellent, we started off with oysters fresh and tasty then we had mussels, octopus, steak and oysters, mozzarella salad, straw fries and to finish two lots of scallops. For two people this was more than enough food the plates are small but it is filling. Flavours were excellent and so was the presentation only fault was some of the food was not has hot as it should have been, but it did not spoil the meal

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Carleigh
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and absolutely delicious food, we ordered more than we probably needed because we wanted to try everything! And it was all outstanding. The cocktails were also delicious - in particular the old fashioned. Will definitely return.

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Superb
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a little bit in the pricey side but about right for the quality of the produce. Excellent service and very careful COVID measures in place so felt reassured.

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Millsy
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic find! Food was amazing, slightly limited but a nice selection of wines and champagnes on offer. Staff were helpful, professional and friendly. Good atmosphere and lovely interiors. Will definitely go back many more times!

HN
HelenN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience - we visited recently for my husband’s birthday and Guilia and the team couldn’t have been nicer. It was a very special experience - thank you!

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StephanieF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve eaten in ages. Lovely people too. Ten out of ten.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Smashing

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LeanneR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at White Horse was outstanding. The food was a culinary delight as were the cocktails. The waitresses enthusiasm was lovely to see! We can't wait to come back again next time we visit Edinburgh.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. The ambience was cosy and our little booth felt very private. The food was excellent, with the tempura prawns and charred octopus maybe taking the favourites place. Can’t wait to go back!

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FoteiniD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing seafood! Try the oysters and mussels and prawns. The only dish that wasn't at all good is Crab salad .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, very attentive staff. We will definitely be coming back here if we're ever back in Edinburgh. Our only gripe would be, that when we booked, we weren't told that we'd only have the table for 90 minutes. Whether this is only during Covid 19 or not i don't know.

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JenniferL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service. Highly recommend

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Karen
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food, lovely staff, felt it was good value for money on the 50% off deal. Quite expensive if there is no deal on

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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.