Monday, 18 December 2017

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar Opens on Royal Mile

A new addition to the Edinburgh restaurant market from the team behind Chop House Bar & Butchery has launched in Edinburgh’s Old Town. 


White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is open seven days a week on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, and offers a dining experience focused on fresh seafood and shellfish. Boasting a custom-designed lobster tank and a range of oysters from across the British Isles, this new restaurant is committed to placing the highest quality seafood at the core of the business.
The White Horse’s lobster tank is an impressive feature of the venue’s interior but the menu offers so much more than just lobster. Sharing platters of shellfish including scallops and crab form a key part of the offering as well as four varieties of oysters from across the UK, shucked on the bar in full view of the customers.
Managing Director Mark Fraser said: “We’re excited to launch a seafood and oyster bar in the heart of the Old Town and have worked closely with a range of boutique suppliers to ensure we’re serving the freshest & best.”


The menu is designed to showcase the best of British shellfish and seafood in a collection of small dishes to be shared by the whole table. Seafood platters and small plates allow tables to feast on a wide range of seafood. In addition, a selection of stand-alone dishes like crab linguine, lobster and fries and whole lemon sole is available.
Mark continued: “We wanted to challenge the notion that seafood restaurants had to feel formal by creating a relaxed space with a lively atmosphere and an approachable menu. White Horse is designed so you can pop in and enjoy cocktails & shells at the bar or sit down for a lavish seafood feast.”
The complete refurbishment of the building on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile has created an intimate dining room, with additional covers housed in luxurious booth seating looking onto the lobster tank and further seating available within the bar area.
The interiors feature a rich heritage colourway with a number of notable design features, such as the custom-made green marble bar top where customers will be able to enjoy fresh oysters and cocktails alongside an all-day menu of small dishes such as crab fries and sesame tuna.
Each week the White Horse provides a range of enticing offers, including an oyster happy hour from Monday to Thursday when oysters cost £1. Every Monday and Tuesday diners can bring their own wine for a £5 corkage fee, whilst on Wednesdays a 500g lobster and fries are on the menu at the special price of £22. And on Sundays, White Horse celebrates the classic combination of surf and turf with a 225g rib-eye steak, half lobster and fries for £30.
As well as a carefully-crafted menu, White Horse has an unrivalled drinks offering including a bespoke cocktail menu drawing on classic influences. The list will incorporate seasonal ingredients, boutique spirits and seaside influences into a fresh and vibrant range of signature cocktail serves.
White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, with the bar trading until late.
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