Refurbishment signals change of focus for Edinburgh inn
AN inn in Edinburgh’s Old Town has been relaunched as a contemporary seafood restaurant following a major refurbishment.
Located on the Royal Mile, White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar opened following an extensive £329,000 revamp by operator The Compass Group in partnership with pub company Punch.
Features of the new-look venue include a dining area with booth seating and a large custom-made lobster tank; and a green marble bar where customers will be able to enjoy oysters and cocktails, alongside an all-day menu of small seafood dishes.
The White Horse’s menu is designed to showcase the best of British shellfish and seafood in a range of dishes intended to be shared by the whole table, such as platters and small plates. In addition, a selection of stand-alone dishes, like lobster and fries and whole lemon sole, will be available.
Mark Fraser, managing director of The Compass Group, said: “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.”
On the drinks side, the offer includes a cocktail menu which draws on classic influences while incorporating seasonal ingredients and seaside themes.
Development manager for Punch, Steve Latto, said the refurb has “enhanced [the building’s] unique character while creating a stylish and welcoming environment”.