Compass Group expand into seafood

Edinburgh will have a new seafood offering in the shape of the White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar shortly. The latest addition to Edinburgh’s vibrant scene will be opened by the Compass Group, owned by Mark Fraser and Michael Spink, which also has Monteiths, Sygn, The WestRoom and the Chop House Bar & Butchery in its portfolio.

White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar, which is situated on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile. The White Horse Bar, will offer a dining experience (as the name suggests) focused on fresh seafood and shellfish. A key feature of the restaurant will be the large custom-made lobster tank, which presents diners with the opportunity to select fresh Scottish lobster at varying weights. 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.”

He added, “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 includes an intimate dining room, with additional covers. White Horse Seafood & Oyster Bar is at 266 Canongate.

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