- December 21, 2016
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New Opening: White Horse – Oysters & Seafood on the Royal Mile
NEW RESTAURANT SERVING THE BEST OF BRITISH SEAFOOD OPENS THIS NOVEMBER
This November sees a new addition to the Edinburgh restaurant market as the team behind Chop House Bar & Butchery launch their latest venture in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar will open seven days a week on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, offering a dining experience focused on fresh seafood and shellfish. Boasting a custom-designed lobster tank, this new restaurant is committed to placing the highest quality seafood at the core of the business.
Managing Director Mark Fraser commented: “We wanted to go back to basics and create a classic and relaxed offering where the ingredients take centre stage, so sourcing the very best seafood is crucial for us at White Horse.”
A key feature of the restaurant will be its large custom-made lobster tank, presenting diners with the opportunity to select fresh Scottish lobster at varying weights. The spectacular tank promises to be an impressive feature of the venue’s interior.
Sharing platters of shellfish including lobsters, scallops and crab will form a key part of the offering and a range of oysters from across the UK will be available, shucked on the bar in full view of the customers. White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar will be supplied by a selection of boutique and smaller suppliers including Edinburgh-based Welch Fishmongers, Mara Seaweed & Cornish sustainable fishing specialists Wild Harbour.
The menu is designed to showcase the best of British shellfish and seafood in a collection of 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 monkfish curry, lobster and fries and whole lemon sole will be available.
Mark continued: “Shellfish is often considered a luxury ingredient, and seafood restaurants as formal and expensive. Whilst the focus of White Horse will always be on the quality of the ingredients we source, we are very excited to introduce a new and relaxed way to enjoy seafood in the capital.”
The complete refurbishment of the building on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile will create 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 will 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.
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 will open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, with the bar trading until late.
White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar | 266 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8AA, Edinburgh |
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