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EdinBraw have been to see what the White Horse on The Royal Mile has to offer. It reopened recently after a big makeover.

Until recently, The White Horse was the oldest pub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, dating back to 1742. Now instead of sipping on a pint of sixty shilling, you can shuck an oyster (or six) and enjoy a glass of fizz.

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A refurbishment has hit the traditional boozer like a tidal wave, changing everything but the name. The White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar opened in Edinburgh in November 2017 and has built up a great reputation in a short space of time.

The White Horse has been transformed by the team behind Chop House Bar & Butchery, which as one of Edinburgh’s best steak restaurants set our expectations to an unreasonably high level.

We recently paid the seafood restaurant a visit and sampled far too many of the small plates on offer, the experience was one to remember and one which we’ll no doubt be repeating soon.

The Loch Fyne oysters were fresh and light, the Lindisfarne were your classic oyster, like swallowing the sea. The Carlingford oysters were slightly nutty and almost creamy, whilst the Caledonian had a tangy and peppery flavour. One thing all four oysters had in common was that they were absolutely delicious.

The restaurant is as stylish as you would expect from the team behind the Chop House. A nautical theme runs throughout the eatery, I sat underneath a couple of boat propellers whilst my dining companion had her back to the lobster tank – shielding them from the horror that was about to take place at our table…..

Read the rest of this and other food reviews by Edinbraw here.

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar | 266 Canongate | Royal Mile | EH8 8AA

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