White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
839 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 839 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathL
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never been to a fully seafood restaurant before. It did not disappoint. Food absolutely amazing. Every dish beautifully presented and the taste was amazing. Will definitely return

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GreigC
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Food is great and so are the drinks and service!

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KathleenL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return of many visits and the food was fabulous as always. Delicately prepared tasty seafood and oysters consumed along with tasty wine. We had a great evening.

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sarahy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal , great quality of food and service. Highly recommend.

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MarkP
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served in a friendly manner with great value

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AshtonP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, staff were incredibly attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend!

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Hatetocomplainbut
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Expected better cooking. Overcooked rubbery crab scotch egg. Oversalted food. Does not say octopus is smoked...more like a sausage. Overuse of tarragon in everything. Excellent scallop and tempura prawns but overall disappointing and expensive and thinks it is better than it is

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PeterF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served with a smile. Enjoyable atmosphere. Good vale would certainly go again if in Edinburgh

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CameronE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service! The satay sauce on the monkfish was sublime!!

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Still talking about it 12 hours later.

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Clovis
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Excellent ambiance - genuinely condusive to an enjoyable evening. Food was good, and the octopus very good. Service out of kilter slightly with everything else - glasses on the table, even placed on top of menu. quite slow, 10 mins for a cocktail I felt was a long time. Table staff perhaps inexperienced - poured my champagne before the lady, and deferred to me (as the man?) throuout the evening eg first menu selection, question on our experience. However I'd have no hesitation in recommending and will return.

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AmandaJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection!! We couldn't fault any of it, and that includes the service, which was fantastic.

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DanielA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whatever chef/chefs/brigade is making the menu and sending the dishes --- it made for an outstanding meal. Every dish was balanced, every bite was something to look forward to. We are first with our eyes, and our mouths were not at all jealous once we had partaken .

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere & the staff were brilliant.

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DerekL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Really engaged and caring service. Impeccable timing. Background music a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional meal. The food was absolutely delicious, drinks and service perfect. Can’t wait to go again.

JP
JohnP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for seafood lovers oysters were awesome will be going back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars in every way! We will return for sure.

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David1964
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even though my dining partner got his dates mixed up, I soldiered on and had a lovely meal. The staff were excellent as ever.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the White Horse as a special treat for our honeymoon stay in Edinburgh and my gosh did it deliver!! The staff couldn’t be more welcoming and knowledgeable without it feeling stuffy or too much. The food was out of this world, probably the best meal we’ve ever eaten… and we’ve eaten a lot!!! Can’t recommend more!!

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RichardM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and couldn’t fault any of the dishes, staff were all excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food- couldn’t choose between all of the small plates so ended up ordering almost all of them to share. Staff very friendly. Would definitely go again.

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STUARTP
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Oysters and Prawns in an excellent setting. Well presented and the "happy hour" period we arrived in it was only £1 per oyster. Great value.

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Daytripper123
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch. We loved the oysters and appreciated that because of happy house we could order lots of them. We also really liked the teriyaki monk fish and the seaweed butter.

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Chaplu
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood place in Royal Mile, Central Edinburgh. Don't miss the oyster happy hour check the website for their timings (£1 each oyster is hard to resist). Very friendly waitress

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what can I say. What a fabulous experience this was. There is nothing negative I could say.
It was my Mams 70th when I booked i asked if they had any decorations or anything they could put on the table for arrival as we don’t live in Edinburgh they couldn’t accommodate that but they brought us a specially made cocktail when we arrived!

Food was unreal so so good. Drinks were lovely service was amazing just absolutely fantastic.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oyster and seafood restaurant. Nice atmosphere in tastefully designed space. Service was excellent and the food and cocktails were brilliant.

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RyanG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round fantastic place to be. Quality of food and drink is second to none. Freshest oysters I’ve ever had. Loved the cute window seat too. Given free cocktails due to previous table booking over ran.

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JaniceJ
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The only thing I didn't like was how noisy it seemed was you were seated you couldn't hear the person sitting opposite you. Apart from that the service was very good and the food was fabulous.
I will be going back especially for the monkfish satay (we had to order another) it was so good.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious lunch and service was awesome highly recommend this place can’t wait to go back

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GrahamS
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V welcoming and knowledgeable staff, lovely relaxed ambiance and amazing food. We started with the oysters which were delicious and beautifully presented and the tomato salad which we both loved. We followed this with the hot sharing platter. The array of flavours was mind blowing, one delicious mouthful after another. The waitress was helpful as it was our first time dissecting and eating a lobster. I finished with the cheese and crackers and my husband with a coffee. This review really doesn’t even begin to do the food justice. It was quite simply the best meal either of us had ever eaten.

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Bob777
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Really nice people, trying hard, wanting to please. Oysters were excellent. Small plates were generally disappointing and not great value for the quality. Would visit again, but next time just for the oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed dining at White Horse. Food was tasty and service was great.

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RolandO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time as always and such efficient and friendly service!

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WilliamV
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful well prepared fresh ingredients we had oysters to start and hot sea food platter and stawfry’s we have previously had food delivered at home during lockdown and had chunky chips that were not on the menu would have preferred them we will definitely be back to go down the tapas rout as there were meny things we would have to try 😋say a big thank you to all your staff

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Katieleanne21
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 5*
The food is out of this world!
The staff were all so personable & friendly!
Best restaurant experience we have had in ages!
We can’t wait to return, even thou we do live in South Yorkshire UK, we will 100% be planning our next visit to Edinburgh around our love for this restaurant!
Oysters & Satay Monkfish were our favourite - Delicious!

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christophet
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food with a friendly staff. Good Value for money.

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vipMands
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food outstanding service and a beautifully designed restaurant.

Expensive but the imaginative creative food made it worth it.

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lucyM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite a few food items not available like lobster- which seemed very poor for a seafood restaurant. The food we did have was very good though

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JannineA
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, went for the schmuck an oyster Happy hour, had other small plates and a few cocktails - fab

FAQs

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 839 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.