White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar

4.8
1054 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 1054 people are saying
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glamourgil
Edinburgh
39 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb fresh and beautifully presented seafood platters. Covid measures were excellent and having a booth for our party of 4 made us feel very safe. The service was very professional and friendly. The Apple TART was amazing and just as I had remembered.

This was our first special meal in a restaurant this year and it was a delayed celebration of our friend’s 60th birthday. It was faultless. Not a cheap day out by any means but personally I’d rather go to The White Horse 4 times a year than other restaurants more often. My favourite restaurant in the UK.

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CarolineR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and reasonable prices too! The crab straw fries are to die for, as are the mussels!

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MICHAELL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic - ordered too much! Probably a result of dishes from the menu that we were told weren't initially available becoming available.

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ClareS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both excellent! Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the past I've eaten mussels I've harvested myself and put straight in the pot, bought lobster off the boat and cooked it, had scallops on a boat in Iceland immediately after they were dredged and eaten some of the best fish you could wish to have - all of this is not bragging it's just to put into context what I'm about to say. The meal (hot platter) I had at the White Horse was one of the three or four best meals I've had, period. Adding ingredients to seafood without overpowering the inherent flavour is a massive challenge but which the chef at The White Horse has achieved to the point where I think it was an art form. However, it's not just the food that is outstanding; the ambiance, front of house staff (the waitress who served me was superb), wine list that made this a special experience. Whilst the bill was slightly eye watering it was worth it for city centre dining. The evening prior I paid half as much for a meal that many, many times less good. Go; go now; go back.

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RickyE
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% best seafood place we have been to. Fabulous in all aspects.

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GailM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very nicely presented, on hindsight we ordered to quickly which meant we were only there for just over an hour

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Lynne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit and certainly won’t be our last.

Welcoming and attention was just right. Never felt rushed at any point and therefore able to relax and enjoy.

And most importantly…the food. Was amazing!

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Henk
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood. Great Service. Splendid in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were lovely!
Food was superb!
I recommend this restaurant.

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IBeck
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The crab fries were mind blowing and oysters really fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend for seafood lovers.

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Ross
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First visit and what a delightful experience. Service great and food exceeded expectations. Went for a selection of small plates and found it difficult to choose -- -just means a second visit required !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and great value

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BarnabyP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, the oyster happy hour is not to be missed! Great wine, service fantastic, food excellent.

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BARRYA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed varied fresh seafood "small plate style" at this restaurant . Food was delicious and service and was of an exceptional high standard, Glass of Cava to Celebrate our Wedding Anniversary was a really nice touch ! I will definitely be going again when I go back to Edinburgh - Well Done !

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RosieJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was exquisite and our cocktails were some of the best we’ve ever had. The Apple Tart is my new desert island pudding! Have already recommended The White Horse to friends.

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AileenR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express how great this restaurant is! The food is out of this world and the staff most certainly make the experience so special. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!

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matt
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly lived up to its reputation and then some. Quality food and lovely service. Place was buzzing, great vibe.

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InnesT
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really enjoyed the food & atmosphere - a bit pricey but you get what you pay for! Staff were having a few issues confusing tables and we pre-ordered wine for after cocktails (which were great) but it didn't come and we had to chase it up. Otherwise the staff were lovely. Food came very quickly. Dessert a bit disappointing as was called a 'Choc Ice' but was just a chocolate mousse with ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A speciality restaurant. We went for the oyster offer and a glass of wine. This is a great place for a special occasion or seafood lovers.

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MaureenK
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice place. Service perfect. Good wine list. Great food. Had a very pleasant evening.

MK
MarinaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Loved it! Everything from the food to the atmosphere!

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CarolineF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were attentive and informative. We will be making a reservation to return next time we are in Edinburgh

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vipSarahwritesreviews
London
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Relaxed, friendly staff and nice ambience. The tapas approach is great and the food was of a high standard, particularly the rump steak and tempura prawns (we ordered both twice)

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seafoodyum
Glasgow
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely sensational experience at White Horse. Third visit and it gets better and better

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Claire
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food however it’s too expensive for what you get. Portion sizes are tiny.

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GillB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood, great service, lovely restaurant - a must if you like seafood

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Amazing food, great service and good atmosphere!

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DJS1
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, exceptional service

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jordans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and drinks in a lovely environment, would recommend to a friend.

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ChrisW
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the White Horse. Would definitely recommend. Food and service were both excellent.

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SteveAberdeen
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten is some really lovely restaurants around the world, but we both said that without doubt this would rank as one of the very best. The food was unbelievably good, the service matched it and the general feeling and atmosphere was just as good.

This place is an absolute gem and we’ll be visiting it again and again when we visit Edinburgh.

Food wise, we had oysters which were sensational. And w shared 5 little plates, Crab scotch egg, charred octopus, sesame tuna, satay monkfish and tempura prawns. Honestly, every bit got better and better!!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fresh oysters and lots of Tapas (in size style) dishes ...crab scotch eggs, salmon Scallops, Monkfish...all delicious.....you are on the Royal mile in Edinburgh and the quality is excellent.

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gabrielar
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best seafood restaurants we've been to in a while.

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NiferD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here and would recommend. We had a variety of small plates including mussels tempura prawns bbq lobster and Scallops everything was lovely. Small restaurant with a nice ambience

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KettersFrisbee
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night venue, celebrating our wedding anniversary. The cocktails, food and service were all outstanding. We had the hot seafood platter which was amazing - a great selection of mussels, oysters, scallops, prawns and lobster. Highly recommended!

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HannaT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my dinner and Oysters.
Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.
Would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bloody Marie’s, even better oysters and lovely service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took full advantage of the Buck a Shuck (£1 an oyster) deal, great stuff. Exceptional service, quality drinks, lovely atmosphere. I will most certainly be back!

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KateDkathy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff lovely food excellent would highly recommended it my favourite

FAQs

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1054 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 reservations at the moment.