White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
754 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 754 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service, the staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful.

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Hutto
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great service and lovely atmosphere

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BBaillie
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific, staff & food was outstanding. Will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone.

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johnh
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food
Bit pricey for oysters but defo be back

DC
DerekC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Some of the food was excellent whilst other items were just okay and sometimes small for the price, so it depends a bit on what you decided to order. We thought the Caledonian oysters, tempura salt & pepper prawns, the scallop and the apple pie were all superb.
The service was very good, though we'd have liked the straw chips earlier rather than close to the end.
Covid restrictions prevented us having any wine but we'd return and probably concentrate on oysters and champagne next time.

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TessaB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Amazing food. Oysters are to die for!

FM
FionaM
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful mouthwatering food served by very friendly efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great value for the oyster happy hour. They were fresh and moorish

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food amazing staff. One of my favourite restaurants in world.

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vipAnnaR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, lovely experience as ever. Always a lovely night out

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CaineM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place never disappoints, food is always delicious. We had the small plates and all of them tasted amazing. Service was very friendly and helpful. If you live seafood then you must try this wee diamond

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute

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DebbieKing
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food. Staff are lovely and attentive but not overbearing. We had the monkfish satay, mussels, scallop, lobster and prawn toast, apple tart (best toffee sauce ever!) and the choc mint. Truly delicious and so sad when it was finished. I even had a lovely glass of non-alcoholic Cava as we were indoors but it was surprisingly delicious. Can’t wait to go back in a few weeks time (when you got can get proper Cava!). A truly fantastic restaurant. Thank you x

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LouisaQ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!
Amazing food
Amazing service
Had another wonderful meal here yesterday. The food was fabulous and stunning presentation.
Service was great and the staff were extremely helpful.

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ACAC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience, delicious and fresh food. Definitely recommend

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LouiseN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to eat in Edinburgh .
Superb, interesting food and the service is always friendly & faultless.
Looking forward to being able to enjoy a cocktail again once restrictions ease !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Great portion sizes and variety of seafood. Staff were very helpful, kind and welcoming. Lovely trip

JN
JillianN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation and flavours with exquisite service. We loved the experience

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LouisaQ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine.
The menu is great, fabulous for sharing and the service is outstanding.
Will miss this place during the lockdown and look forward to dining there again as soon as possible

CS
ChrisS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food would love to have some of the small dishes as a main, especially the chargrilled octopus.

MB
MizzB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to sample the best seafood, served in an imaginative way. The menu has something for everyone and the small plates let you experiment with a variety of dishes. The team make you very welcome and provide great service - a lovely restaurant to visit.

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ElektraZ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The staff are a gorgeous and friendly team, the oysters are fresh & delicious. The buck a shuck deal is amazing value. The charred sourdough is also heavenly.
Has a really nice atmosphere. A must visit in Edinburgh.

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Grossick
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for seafood lovers.
We had 18 oysters, octopus, smoked salmon, scallops and tempura prawns with a few sides. All fantastic as usual. Returning for more next weekend

MW
MartinW
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever. Service is excellent and the food sublime.

RW
RachaelW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely meal and friendly staff. Highly recommended!

ND
NickD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
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 on 21 November 2020
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 on 21 November 2020
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
3 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.

OT
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

AM
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.

YP
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

HM
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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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 754 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.