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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
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704 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 704 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CleoK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood menu with amazing Asian fusion. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Superb
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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!

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HelenN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Smashing

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LeanneR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service. Highly recommend

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Karen
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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JenniferT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, we love the buck a shuck. Great value

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VictorH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters 🦪 selections and very nice seafood dishes! Staff is friendly and amazing bartender with good cocktails! Would be back again soon

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EmmaR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible little restaurant - unbelievable food!

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RobP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great staff. The crab scotch egg was fantastic as was the bloody mary!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding produce - cooked by people who genuinely know how.

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viprossm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning. Loved every minute of it. Food was simply wonderful. Left thinking possibly the best meal I have ever had (anywhere in the world).
Portions are small, and a little pricey, but you are paying for seriously delicious food. We had a few small plates, some oysters, and then shared the lobster Thermidor which was fantastic.
Service was fantastic also. Can not recommend highly enough.

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ColinS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC Experience.

Food service etc.

Could not fault over visit

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HelenG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There’s not many veggies here. This ‘tapas’ style restaurant has fantastic fish, it’s all cooked to perfection. It was all amazing. The desserts weren’t anything to write home about although the apple tart seemed to be the best.

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IanandSj
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was so good. The seafood was really high quality and expertly cooked. And the service was wonderful too. My wife and I had a great time!

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Leanne
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent food and really friendly service. What a treat this place is. Thanks

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Eisenmenger
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Arguably the best seafood restaurant we have been to in Edinburgh. The dishes truly celebrate the seafood itself (rather than simply using seafood as an addition to a dish). Crab was excellent, and portion sizes were well selected (enough to share but sufficiently limited that we could try a range of foods). Would certainly recommend to anyone with a taste for seafood!

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julie
Edinburgh
67 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant. Food was wonderful and all the staff very friendly and helpful. Just loved it

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PeterC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were super - service was attentive and friendly.
All the food was excellent - small plates aren’t that small and we
had an exceptional meal
Highly recommend

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Sandy
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and oysters were to die for! Staff were really friendly and made us feel welcome. I defo recommend this wee trendy place!

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PipB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic seafood and service as always. We were fortunate enough to coincide with the Buck a Suck offer, which was incredible value for exceptional quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal for the husband. We love seafood and this place was exceptional. We ordered lots of small plates and was worried it wouldn’t all fit on the table but they brought out one or 2 at a time so it turned into more like a tasting experience. Unusual and delicious dishes. The satay monkfish was particularly good. Pricey when it’s all totted up but worth it - a real treat.

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Amyp
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend! Great food, friendly attentive staff, delicious cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends 50th birthday

HJ
HermanJ
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food at decent price and good selection of both food and wine

EM
ErickM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant, great food, great staff, well located in city centre. Heavily recommended.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service staff.Small short dark haired very attractive lady,think she may have been Spanish or South American.Anyway she made the night, knowledgable and attentive.My friend raved about the meal and I have rebooked.It couldn't be better.
Thanks for all your hard work
David.

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ConnorH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood, amazing atmosphere. Food was fresh and tasty. Oysters were fantastic l.

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markc
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and lovely atmosphere, my favorite place to go 👌👌

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FredrikB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, great cocktails. Will be back soon.

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IreneM
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another delicious meal at the white horse, I’m struggling to name a better seafood restaurant. Just writing the review has me craving some lobster and tuna tartare

MM
MichaelM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Service! The £1 per Oyster happy hour is particularly appealing.

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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

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