The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe

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If you wish to book Afternoon Tea please call us directly on 01485 210 262. This cannot be booked via Open Table. The White Horse is gloriously situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, a designated area of outstanding beauty. The dining room and adjoining conservatory restaurant serves seasonal, local produce seven days a week. Shellfish when in season includes cockles, mussels and oysters from the 'beds' at the bottom of the garden.Fish delivered to the kitchen door by the village fishermen. A friendly welcome is guaranteed along with a high standard of service in informal surroundings.
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kerib
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, an early mothers day treat.
The food was delicious and tasty. The fish and chips were non greasy and the batter light.
The staff were busy keeping people happy and serving.
There were plenty of full hand sanitizer. And soap in the machines.
The place was clean.
We have been before last summer and will defo come again.

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JeannetteN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The barman was quite rude when asking what I wanted to drink.

My husband’s meal was very greasy. Mine was lovely.

Overall nowhere near as good as last time I visited.

Mentioned it was my Birthday when booking with Open Table but nothing special at all was offered to me during the meal.

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AlanC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We had a wonderful meal but was spoilt by sitting next to an open window to a room with about a party of about 30 women. The noise was really bad and was very hard to hear what my wife was saying to me.

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LisaM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here! The food is absolutely delicious, there’s wonderful views and the staff are always so politely and friendly , 5* place

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JoannaG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing views and amazing staff. We had mussels and fish and chips and were fresh and delicious

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Sharon
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sampled both bar and restaurant menus. Actually found bar menu better but restaurant much nicer outlook and dog friensly in bar . Limited menu compared to visits in previous years.

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your constructive feed back, The menu does change frequently, we are sure next time there will be more options to your liking. Hope to see you soon, The White Horse

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annag
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, pleasant staff. Good children's menu Will be back!

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you, We look forward to welcoming you back soon. The White Horse

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Mell
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a meal for my husbands birthday. The staff added lots of love.y touches to make it special. Food and service was fantastic.

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you, We are thrilled you you enjoyed a special day. Come and see us again soon. The White Horse

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

One of our favourite spots, but recently the food standards have dropped sadly

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback, We frequently change the menu, hopefully on your next visit we have something more to your liking. Hope to see you again soon. The White Horse

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JeniA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable meal and evening. Thank you to Sandra for being very efficient and helpful.

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, Hope to see you soon White Horse

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DoreenF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would highly recommend this restaurant. Delicious food.
Staff were very friendly and service was very good.

We look forward to coming to Brancaster.

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank for your lovely feedback, We hope to see you again soon. The White Horse

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EricM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Venue is lively and well set out. Staff were friendly and professional .

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank EricM, Come and see us again soon. The White Horse

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JamesR
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and it has always been consistently good.

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank JamesR, Hope to see you again soon. White Horse

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the White Horse at Brancaster for my birthday lunch on Thursday 27th February - when we arrived at the table, there was a card saying 'Happy Birthday' on the table which was a lovely touch. The food was incredible and the view just made the whole experience. We didn't order dessert however the staff brought over a free dessert with a candle / sparkler in which really was lovely.
We had a lovely lunch and will definitely be returning.

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Responded on 5 March 2020

Thank you for you review, We are pleased you had a lovely birthday. See you soon, The White Hosre

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Kirsty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We have eaten at The White Horse many times and this was very disappointing. The server described the broccoli soup of the day as ‘not amazing’. Enough said. My roasted carrots starter was unrecognisable as such, and just a plate of tasteless cold couscous. Monkfish bouillabaisse was passable, but a pale imitation of the real thing. Our table was quiet but situated in a charmless corner of the restaurant. There are many better choices of places to eat locally.

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded on 28 February 2020

Dear Kirsty, Thank you for taking your time to give us your feed back. I would appreciate if you could email me directly at agm@whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk so we could get some clarity on some of the issues you experienced during your visit. The White Horse

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HelenA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a very nice meal in a lovely setting. Flat iron steak is recommended - was tender in a nice peppercorns sauce. The quail was a little tough to eat.
The mussels look great though - will try those next time.

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking your time to write a review, We look forward to seeing you again soon. The White Horse

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ZenMuma
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and they made us feel really special with a glass of bubbles and the best table with an incredible view. Wonderful!

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, great to hear you and your husband enjoyed yourselves and were made to feel special. Team White Horse

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Evs4162
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal we've had in North Norfolk in many years.

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank your for you very kind review, we hope to see you again soon. The White Horse

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Pepmeister
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here in a very relaxed atmosphere. Her Lamb Risotto was such a revelation that I had to try several samples myself. I had the deep fried squid with a bountiful supply of
buttered greens which was also excellent. Cannot wait to eat here again.

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for you review, We look forward to welcoming you back. The White Horse

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IANA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb atmosphere in a beautiful setting.
Good food at a reasonable price

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for your review, Come and see us again soon. The White Horse

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TimA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Having been to the white horse on previous occasions and enjoyed it . I must say i was truly disappointed with the service. Waiting at the bar and people being served who were after myself. Then after waiting the barman then went off and started looking at his phone. Stood there for atleast 5 more mins whilst he was on the phone and eventually got served by a lady. We then got took to our table. There were other tables empty around us that had not been cleared and was left like this for over 30 mins after us sitting down. Decor is in need freshening up. Disappointing for a establishment like this. The service that day certainly didn't match the prices. Overall disappointing.

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back. Sorry to hear that on this occasion you felt our service was not up to our usual standard. We hope to see you again soon. The White Horse

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AmyR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic lunch to conclude our minimoon. We were brought a complimentary glass of prosecco which was such a lovely touch. The food was extremely tasty and well presented and there were plenty of vegan options.

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Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you, Congratulations to you both. We hope to see you soon. The White Horse

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LindaS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been following The White Horse on Facebook for months and really wanted to visit for a meal. I was not disappointed. Lovely food, service and ambiance. Hopefully next time we will stay in one of your rooms

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for a lovely review, We hope to see you soon. Team White Horse

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good meal, lovely views, staff friendly but seemed a bit untrained

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for your review, We are pleased you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you soon. The White Horse

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Tanco
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent, the food good quality, however I felt very let down by the limited opens for someone gluten intolerant. I have also never seen such a tiny cube of cheese on a cheese board anywhere else!

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. Sorry to hear on this occasion you felt let down by the menu choices. We change our menu frequently, and we always strive to offer a suitable alternative for any dietary requirements. We hope to see you again soon. The White Horse

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christopher
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best sea food in the area including all the Burnham towns. Presentation excellent. Quality outstanding. expensive but worth that extra few pounds for the overall quality of the fish and shellfish

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you back. The White Horse

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nicholasm
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very friendly and helpful service. good fish based menu with range of specials. I had smoked haddock, my wife the duck. both lovely

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. Come and see us again soon. The White Horse

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GrahamB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Extremely helpful and friendly staff on arrival. Dined in the conservatory as there was a table with a view.

We had been to the White Horse many times over 15 years; the food has been variable over that time; often good to very good, but sometimes periods of disappointment.

This time the food was especially good; interesting choices, lovely fresh fish and equally good Brancaster Mussels. All prepared with care, and delivering flovours that everyone present enjoyed, and commented upon.

Well done everyone. Thank you.

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for you kind words, we will pass them onto the team. Hope to see you soon, The White horse

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Sticks
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly manager and staff. excellent service with delicious food.

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Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you for you lovely review, We hope to welcome you back soon. The White Horse

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JeanT
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great evening. Have visited many times and the quality of both the food and service are excellent.

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Responded on 9 February 2020

Thank you for your lovely review

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SabrinaK
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restuarant by the coast. The seared scallops were melt in the mouth and the mussels on the white wine sauce was divine. Sandra our wonderful waitress made our night, she was warm, kind and attentive and is clearly someone who loves getting to know people. We look forward to coming back and visiting during the day for the views and afternoon as recommended by Sandra!

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JohnD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We have been to the White Horse on many occasions over a few decades. We note that it has recently won another award but after our most recent visit we are left wondering what on earth went wrong!? Our arrival was pretty standard as we were received with friendly faces and the pleasant promise that most dishes could be adapted to suit my wife’s dairy intolerance. We went through to the restaurant promptly and shown to a comfortable table for the 4 of us. Our orders were taken in good time and my wife was offered the pork loin in a dairy free format. This was the first disappointment of the evening; the menu was very devoid of anything which could be offered dairy free and fish in particular (this is a fish restaurant) was not really offered in any attractive or suitable dairy free format. Our starters included 3of us who choose the crayfish cocktail. Frankly this was the most pathetic attempt at such a dish that we have ever experienced, bland, unimaginative and where was the crayfish? My wife’s main dish (her smoke salmon starter was delicious!) was appalling, pork loin that was tough and a few sautéed potatoes to replace the dairy elements of the dish- lots taken off but little put back to replace the dairy elements! Our main of haddock was very nice, if very simple but the other 3of us enjoyed our main.

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poohbear
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great location . Nothing to o much trouble

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LynneP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was a birthday treat for my husband, so the small birthday cake brought out, with a candle and happy birthday written on the plate was a lovely touch!

The views were amazing and the food was superb. A thoroughly enjoyable meal and we will definitely be visiting again!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Friendly, welcoming and nothing beats views of the unique North Norfolk coast!

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Daryl
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to the White Horse several times and have always enjoyed the experience. We live in Norwich so it’s a nice treat when we venture out to the North Norfolk coast.

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Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, Come and see us again soon. Kind Regards Rob

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EmmC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had high expectations for our meal at The White Horse based on friends' recommendations and I'm pleased to say it didn't disappoint. Food was excellent, well presented and delicious. The setting was perfect and staff extremely helpful.

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Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, Come and see us again soon. Kind Regards Rob

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MikeP1234
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. We will be back soon

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Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, Come and see us again soon. Kind Regards Rob

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ColinS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The view is great, the food was OK, the service was poor and parking was worse.

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Responded on 29 January 2020

Thanks for your review Hopefully see you soon.

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GrahamS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We’ll looked after. Had time to chat and eat and drink. Great afternoon unrushed. Thank you. Be back soon

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Responded on 29 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, Come and see us again soon. Kind Regards Rob

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