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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.6
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611 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 611 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink, with good service and a lively atmosphere

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CaitlinL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food & great service. Hope to visit again.

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JDALE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to dine out in Edinburgh. Quality seafood, lovely service and their Buck a Shuck offer is fantastic value.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

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Kathryn
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food! Brilliant service and a really nice ambience.

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RoseK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night. Our waitress was excellent, friendly and informative. Food was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend.

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IoanaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, fantastic service and food. Highly recommended

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BeckyV
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters - love the buck a shuck deal that’s on each day!

Lovely restaurant and great staff

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jemmar
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always - can’t recommend enough. Just love it

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Grossick
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic for seafood lovers
Oysters at a bunch a shuck, what could be better?

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Scivias
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!! Beautifully done and presented. This is my second time and it was even better than the first time. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and wonderful food. We had a lovely evening here.

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JonathanS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptionally good, particularly the Lock Fyne Oysters and the Beef and Oysters dish. Also we were very well looked after by our waitress Anna who was very nice and attentive.

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MariaElena
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner here on our very first time in Edinburgh. Both cocktails and seafood were amazing. Service and ambiance too. Will definitely come back when in Edinburgh again!

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IanM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, nice atmosphere and impecabble service. Will go back.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour oysters are a must as is the excellent beer. The staff are very friendly and I will certainly be returning. Highly recommended.

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SebastianK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined alone at white horse oyster bar and I did not feel uncomfortable at all. The service was attentive and warm and welcoming.
The dressed oysters were fantastic. The scallops with nduja and pickled fennel were possibly the best I’ve ever had.
The drinks were fantastic from the Pacific gin martini to the negroni. Presentation was on point and they were stirred down perfectly. Nothing worse than an overly diluted stirred drink.
The happy hour on oysters was a great addition towards the end of my meal. Really allowing one to sample all varieties on the menu.
The aesthetic of the venue and musics were on point. Beautiful decor and glassware.
In terms of price I am still dumbfounded that a glass of Moët, 2 cocktails, a side, 3 dressed oysters, 2 small plates and a side came to under 70 pound having budgeted quite happily double for my meal.
I have already considered a trip back to Edinburgh in order to sample more of the fantastic menu.
Thank you so much for a great evening and more so for putting this solo diner at complete ease.

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VictoriaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food beautiful place amicable service. Highly recommended

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RobK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

only thing if i had to pick was they were low on their selection of red wines. They didnt inform at the start they don't have certain wines and every one i pick i was being told "they're out of stock".

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Felt the service and food didn’t quite hit the mark. Food arrived cold, and some could have been cooked better (scallops lacked that nice caramelisation, beef arrived without the bearnaise sauce). Also there was a lack of COVID precautions. Restaurant wasn’t very clean, no staff wearing face coverings, which in a small venue with a reasonable amount of staff seemed a bit too relaxed.

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Matos
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would give 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that the staff wasn't using any face covering. In this times we are living it is important that restaurants take all the necessary measures to ensure their staff and their guests are safe.

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CatrionaS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and delicious food. Great find in Edinburgh

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vipCharlesF
Melbourne / VIC
14 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and we enjoyed the conversation with the staff and their excellent suggestions and wine pairings!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Will definitely be back

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vipKern
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful seafood platter...but the flavor wasn't there. Disappointing.

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PamelaL
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was highly impressed. The food & service were of the highest quality. We ordered several small plates and dessert following a great chat with our waitress. She was very knowledgable on the menu and easy to talk to. Each dish was beautifully cooked with interesting food combinations. All COVID guidelines were followed and done so stylishly. The place is outstandingly good but what I noticed is how relaxing and down to earth it is. A seafood lovers paradise. I can’t wait to go back.

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GillianM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely seafood as always
hasselback potatoes were overcooked but otherwise enjoyed our meal thoroughly.
Was surprised waiters weren't wearing masks but that was before it was compulsory for them to do so

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JaneB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an exceptional evening we had at the White Horse on 1 August. The food was amazing and service too.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding in every way, food was sublime and service was top class. We will all be returning soon.

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KarenE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive without being overbearing. Good social distancing measures, too. Great experience overall, and I plan to return on my next trip to Edinburgh!

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GaynorT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and staff!! We were undecided on which oysters to have (having not had them before) the young waitress was really helpful and advised us on everything we chose from the menu.
The only downside to this place is that we live so far away. We would go on a regular basis if we were closer.

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Grossick
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with great service. Everyone was very happy to see us

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LynsayJP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Staff friendly and accommodating and informative.
Food was absolutely excellent. We will be back again soon.

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KateD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and the food was outstanding. The staff were great. We will be back.

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vipRachel
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster happy hour is amazing - 4 to 6. The oysters are so good and so is the Octopus. The Octopus is the best I’ve ever had. Order it and thank me later :)

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FionaB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, outstanding food and service. Variety on menu spot on, oysters not to be missed 😊👍🙌🏻

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chriss
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate tempura fried prawns and lobster which were very good with broccoli. The lemon sole in burnt butter was OK The barbera at 39 quid was overpriced. Overall we were given a lovely table for 4 which was great for 2 The service was quick efficient and the waitress very helpful and pleasant There was a low lit cosmopolitan atmosphere which felt very pleasant. Let's not talk about the heavy apple thing for dessert, but the drambuie finished it off with style.

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CaroleH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood, tapas style! Lots of interesting small plates that you can share with your fellow diners! Friendly, prompt service and lovely relaxed atmosphere! Already looking forward to returning!

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CraigR
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and food. Highly recommend. Great sharing platters or order 2/3 smaller dishes each. Oysters outstanding too.

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Sheena
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, absolutely loved it and will return (several times over)

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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 611 OpenTable diners.

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