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White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, Edinburgh,

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
4.8
1496 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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    0131 629 5300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Cross Street

    Canongate & St. Mary's Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    8 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    Graeme

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of Edinburgh's best restaurants, with fantastic seafood and great service.
  2. ST

    SarahT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and staff, one of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh.
  3. AH

    AndrewH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love seafood then this is the place. On the Royal Mile so very convenient if a holiday maker. Worth a look!
  4. FS

    FionaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!! Can’t wait to return. Service and food quality were excellent
  5. A

    Anon

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    6.30 booking - in a booth(good); service friendly/engaging (good); shrieking birthday party; 2 tables/ booths of crying toddler/baby (quite anti social); 2 hr turnaround time restrictive esp if still spending
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh seafood, and attentive friendly staff. Highly recommended
  7. MA

    MarcelA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice and modern, sharing is a nice concept. Next time I would ask how many scallops there are in one serving 2 and then order double because we were 4 in total. Also i think there should ve been cutlery come with the dishes that are shared. For hygienic purposes.
  8. ZR

    ZackR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood, atmosphere and service, very fresh oysters
  9. MM

    MeaghanM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. Inventive dishes. Lovely cocktails. Great wine list. We’ll be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    El lugar es lindo, el servicio poco acogedor. Solo nos sirvieron y ni para recoger la mesa volvieron
  11. MA

    MichaelA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great find at short notice...interesting and very tasty dishes...friendly and helpful service without any fuss...and very good value
  12. ST

    ScottT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was wonderful! Would recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
  13. R

    Robi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place Great food and staff The tapas concept is great for a tasting experience The negative is a faint smell of pub, possibly from the aged wood and you may say that it is part of the atmosphere I will definitely come back I recommend the oysters
  14. AM

    AMALW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Would recommend and would return Delicious Food. The scallops wow. My friend loved the oysters and it was great seafood
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my last night in Scotland and this was definitely a treat!!5$3 seafood platter for 1! Loved it!
  16. PE

    PETERS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine- great service - very comfortable and easy ambiance!
  17. WC

    WilliamC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Some of the best seafood you'll have. All so fresh and delicious with amazing accompaniments. Worth going.
  18. KK

    KathyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for fresh oysters and great drinks!
  19. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    504 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a n awesome dining experience. The oysters were amazing … The ambiance was perfect … And the rest of our meal was outstanding.
  20. AA

    AlisonA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere, would absolutely recommend
  21. RS

    RebeccaS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! The staff were so friendly and accommodating
  22. MQ

    MagsQ

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to The Whitehorse a few times and have never been disappointed with the food and service.
  23. DG

    DylanG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Simple, elegant seafood, thoughtful veg sides, great drinks. Will go again.
  24. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food presented well and accompanied by lovely cocktails.
  25. IP

    IainP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good overall experience. Service was excellent and very friendly
  26. K

    Kags36

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the small plates concept. Allows you to try more dishes. Crab straw fries were amazing! Delicious ‘different’ seafood flavours. A birthday treat for my husband that I thoroughly enjoyed too. Highly recommend The White Horse.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous restaurant. We got the hot seafood tower and it was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  28. B

    Bella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Whitehorse and it was fabulous! Great food, great service. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Definitely recommend it and looking forward to returning soon!
  29. SK

    SeanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal Food! Especially the scallops, octopus and oysters.
  30. PB

    PhilB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were thrilled with the meal. Experience enhanced by chatting to two other guests. They encouraged us to try the oysters - they were a real treat. The quality of food and range of 'tastes' was splendid. Staff were on top form.No hesitation to come back and recommend to all our friends.
  31. f

    fmorris

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal - seafood tapas!! Good portion size, good wine. We were not rushed out after 2 hours like some places. Will definitely be back.
  32. HC

    HeatherC

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was really lovely, we managed to get a last minute booking for 2 & were allocated the window seat which was perfect for people watching. The food was amazing reasonably priced & service excellent. Would definitely recommend & suggest that you book in advance to secure your seat.
  33. a

    artmn2022

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We liked the restaurant, food was good. Ambient also good.
  34. g

    grahamd

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding as ever. One of the best restaurants in Edinburgh.
  35. B

    Brixloki

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The charred octopus was one of the best we've ever had (and we get it whenever we can). We also enjoyed the oysters, the scotch bonnet smoked salmon, and (yum) the hasselback potatoes. We sat at the window in the bar, which occasional had a faint whiff of sewer, but was great for people watching. All in all, a really delicious dinner.
  36. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place to eat with excellent service and truly delicious food. We had a wonderful Saturday night dinner and all of the food was of an amazing standard.
  37. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must visit seafood bar. The food here is exceptional, the atmosphere is funky and friendly and the Hebridean Blue cheese with honey blew my mind. Book ahead to save any disappointment.
  38. L

    Lousio

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff knew all the products very well and could tell me everything I could eat with my dietary requirements (gf and df). Attentive and the food was just amazing!
  39. RS

    RachelS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous find! Great, fresh sea food, excellent service and a lovely restaurant. Highly recommended!
  40. LR

    LauraR

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was amazing! We went for oyster happy hour and it was amazing value, the monkfish satay is out of this world!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

266 Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh, EH8 8AA

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Canongate & St. Mary's Street

  • Area

    The Royal Mile

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 16:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary British, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    8 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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