The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe

4.5
1429 reviews
£26 to £40
British
If you wish to book a table in the Terrace or Bar (both dog friendly) please call us directly on 01485 210 262.
We do not take bookings for Marshside or Courtyard tables (both dog friendly)
Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant. To book a dog friendly table, please contact us directly.
Card payments only.
Everyone needs to sign in to NHS Track&Trace app or to an alternative method of signing to our venue

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.
What 1429 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DuncanL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, and seemed to have plenty of staff on which allowed them the time to be friendly, helpful and chatty to all customers.

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ZoeD
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food and service were generally good but the portion sizes were small. Both my teenagers ordered extra chips when they weren’t full after sharing bread and a main course. The prices didn’t reflect the size.

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TraceyP
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely very tasty and well presented food

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Jasonweir
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food was not good at all. Wont be going back. Lovely view.

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LisaB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service in a lovely location overlooking the marsh.

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RachaelB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing, it was a really special lunch for us and the whole experience was brilliant- thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!

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EmilyE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , service and surroundings. Thank you

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LABAN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food great atmosphere and superb staff well worth a visit

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SuzanneD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing view, amazing friendly staff and amazing food. Couldn't fault it.

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ColinG
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome , staff fantastic , polite and very well trained, view over marshes while you eat fantastic , food excellent (and we over indulged , we will be back but would be nice for a mint with bill😉. Place made us fill safe and relaxed . Oysters to die for thanks for everything .

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PaulB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome, table service and food quality was excellent. We received a warm welcome at the door and for the whole time we were there.

It was just an all round very nice experience, which you don't get very often. This pub is 65 miles from where I live, but I shall certainly return for more.

Thanks White Horse you made it worth the drive.

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review,

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SusanL
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, very relaxing. Very good for allergies.

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EmmaW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My fish was raw and my partners sea food platter was not fresh - for example the mackerel was dry. The manager did not charge us for the meal but we had to pay for drinks. Very disappointed having booked weeks ago as a treat whilst on our holiday.

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Woody
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, and location. Good variety of menus. Staff friendly and attentive, plenty of social distancing. Some dishes a little expensive.

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Acie
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Thé White Horse is beautifully situated and would thoroughly recommend it for the vistas. Whilst my partners fish dish was very good, I ordered the seafood pasta. I was disappointed to find lots of closed clam shells and bisque sauce very thin.
Despite this , when I mentioned this to our waitress, she immediately offered some récompense which was appreciated.
I would return to the venue but would recommend having the fish of the day opposed to the pasta.
The staff were lovely and very accommodating

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finediner
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a real treat to dine here. The food is amazing, fantastic view, lovely restaurant & great staff. We can't wait to go back.

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MartinS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed with the allocated table despite requesting a window table four months ago. Food choice is limited, wine over priced, seems to be resting on its laurels from previous years when we rated it highly. Inappropriate pictures in the gents toilets.

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PAULF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Had the seafood platter had been so looking forward to it , every thing was so cold must be just sitting in the chiller waiting to be made up the lobster was tuff & chewy the claws were like jelly really not worth the money , perhaps we were just unlucky

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VezL
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service - staff very helpful and attentive.
Beautiful setting overlooking the marshes to the sea
Very limited vegetarian option and nothing vegan.
Seafood platter was very good
Pineapple tart Tatin was just tinned pineapple slices on pastry- a bit disappointing.
Overall a good experience though.

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Very good food, wasn’t paid attention to, struggled to get attention for another drink prior to food, ordered desert no cutlery and no fresh napkins after the shellfish platter(no finger bowl) had to leave table to get my own from reception, I did tip but not nearly as much as I would if I had been looked after, view and food was very good though

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here on holiday and booked this place before we arrived as is seen it on Facebook. The food was absolutely amazing!! My 1st time trying lobster! This is now my favourite food. Waitresses were friendly and altered menu for my little girl. Would highly recommend this place and one day we will be back. I’d drive again over 2 hours just to eat here 🥰

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SylviaE
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good value and a most enjoyable evening. Thank you.

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PaulR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are amazing, most the food was cold/chilled so super fast to get to the table

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gregw
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the 2 hour drive great food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A beautiful setting and this is definitely a venue for a special occasion. The seafood platter was delicious with local produce. Perhaps some more interesting dipping options would make it outstanding. Desserts were amazing. A really lovely meal

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place the platter was amazing went above and beyond

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We booked a table for 2 on Saturday evening. The sun was still red hot but so we sat outside with a parasol. We ordered some drinks which took a while t arrive. Our starters then arrived after they had been given to another table. We had no cutlery so we had to wait another couple of minutes to get the waiters attention. Our mains arrived in good time after our starters but my husband ordered another cider with his main which was given to the table next to again. We then ordered desert. My husbands came but mine didn’t arrive, we suspect it also went to the table next to us as they ordered the same as us. I complained to the waiter who brought my dessert out a short while later. Whilst eating my dessert I found a long pieces of plastic in it which I can only describe as being from a pastry brush. I didn’t complain as it was very hard to get anyone’s attention. All in all the food was very good but it was let down by the service.

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Chaz
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, brilliant service from Romane the waiter

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JacquiC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely venue with beautiful views. Excellent service, delicious food, cannot wait to return.

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DAVIDF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet table at the restaurant window. Attentive service. Great food. Lovely place.

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe
Responded on 18 July 2021

Thanks for your lovely review

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Mark
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location

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GeoffG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Extremely good food and the service, just right, friendly, helpful and efficient. Fairly small menu with no soup or breads seemingly. Would recommend to all the seafood loving. A small thing but the coffee's are too expensive.

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Orest
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal in really nice setting and very good service

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Nicola
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch midweek. Service was good and the quality of the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend and we will return the next time we visit Norfolk

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katiek
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood platter , lovely wine with great view deffo come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal just a shame the specials being offered were no longer available

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MarkS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very enjoyable great food and great service

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Hengabecka
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and friendly service even though we’re delayed getting there, we weren’t made to feel at all rushed. Excellent seafood and a very pleasant experience all round in a charming spot.

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The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe is rated 4.5 stars by 1429 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.