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The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe

4.6
4.6
2182 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
If you wish to book a table in the Bar or Terrace both are dog friendly please call us directly on 01485 210 262


We do not take bookings for Courtyard tables and Marshside Restaurant (both dog friendly)
Dogs arw not permitted in the restaurant. To book a dog friendly table, please contact us directly.

The White Horse is gloriously situated on the marshland coastline of North Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, a designated area of outstanding beauty.
The dining room and adjoining conservatory restaurant serves seasonal, local produce seven days a week. Shellfish when in season includes cockles, mussels and oysters from the beds at the bottom of the garden. Fish delivered to the kitchen door by the village fishermen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01485 210262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fran Hartshorne

  • Neighborhood

    Brancaster Staithe

  • Parking details

    We have a large off road car park with CCTV

  • Public transit

    The coasthopper bus stops directly outside.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,182 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Best Ambiance

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Scenic View

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    British

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Netts

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attention to detail. The view from the restaurant when the sun is setting is absolutely stunning although it is stunning anytime of the day. Love dining at the White Horse.
  2. M

    Minsky

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A really lovely welcome when we arrived at the White Horse yesterday . Food was superb( Seafood platterx2)The staff who served us were outstanding in their attentiveness. We will return in the near future. Many thanks
  3. HP

    HamishP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great setting as usual, Bar at bottom really humming with people, but service very good and attentive. Restaurant ok, felt on this occasion food not as good as usual, starter great, main courses ok but not overall wow as usual.
  4. KT

    KerryT

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed our visit. The service was fantastic, warm and friendly. Paul specifically was amazing. The food lived up to all the hype we had heard from the locals, which is always a good sign! I would recommend 100% to anyone who is looking for good local food a great wine list and with a amazing view. Will definitely be returning in the future with friends.
  5. MN

    MarkN

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Air conditioning was a bit too much, otherwise an excellent evening.
  6. JS

    JulieS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good wine list, friendly service and lovely views. A favourite whenever we come to Norfolk.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been waiting a while for thebmeal here,just and weren't disappointed. Staff were attentive and polite, service was quite quick and the food was lovely
  8. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Waited 45 minutes for fish and chips. Chips over cooked and fish not crispy.
  9. J

    Jemnic

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The welcome and waiting staff were all really friendly and professional. We were seated with a fabulous view out to sea. We chose the seafood platter for two which had the best fresh seafood - lobster, crab, oysters, prawns etc- beautifully presented- would certainly recommend to one and all.
  10. JO

    JennyO

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Main meals very nice Chips were cold, then brought back still cold and when informed the staff it was not taken off the bill. Short staffed slow service Lovely restaurant and with more staff would have been 5 star ⭐️
  11. AW

    AnnaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, we felt very spoilt as the service was excellent and the food delicious. Could not fault any aspect of this wonderful dinner. Lovely restaurant with lovely views.
  12. WB

    WilliamB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful as usual. Beautiful table overlooking the sea. Great waitress, energetic and on the ball. Food was superb. We had Lemon sole, half lobster and trout. Great Marlborough Sauvignon to wash it down
  13. JS

    JulietS

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always enjoy coming here. Very busy lunch time. Plaice was very fresh and tasted good. Wine very chilled would come again
  14. P

    Patriciaw

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    We have been here for many years and many times, and in this occasion booked several weeks in advance. Disappointed not to be seated in the conservatory! Sadly there is no atmosphere in the other dining area where we were seated. Hoping next time we will be in the conservatory, I know we can’t specify where we sit but we were still disappointed.
  15. CM

    CharlotteM

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say except exceptional, from arriving to leaving. All the staff where so welcoming and helpful. The food as always was delicious. We had the seafood platter and is was as good as the last time we had it last summer. Highly recommend!
  16. JR

    JohnnyR

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delighted to say The White Horse is back on form! We have eaten (and stayed) here more than 100 times over the years and it had gone a bit downhill pre-and-post pandemic in our view, when we had a couple of sub-par experiences. This time though the food was as good as the old days and a wine list revamped since we last visit was also better. The ambience was just about right in the room too. We do think however that the front of house could improve. The issue as we see it (having been more or less regulars for 30-odd years) is that because it's now an all-day operation, even for non-residents, the staff always seem a bit burned out and 'trying their best' but without real passion. What's needed it a Maitre d' equivalent to get a grip and ensure that staff are being properly looked after & trained but also delivering really warm and high standard service. I'm not saying it's bad, just that on average it's a 6.5 /10 (based on our last 5-10 visits) whereas consistently it used to be 9/10, especially in the days when alot of the waiting staff were East European. It's such a beautiful spot it will always bring back loyal patrons as long as the basics are right, and it just feels a bit too much of a food factory these days. Having said all that, we would recommend to friends but would suggest it's best out of high season when the team is under less pressure.
  17. JP

    JudyP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely fresh seafood, beautifully cooked and presented, friendly efficient service. Lovely sunset views.
  18. MB

    MarshaB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love this place. The food, the view, the service all 5*.
  19. JD

    JulieD

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great staff and one of the best views in North Norfolk.
  20. EH

    EllieH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Outstanding service - the staff were attentive but not intrusive. We had a wonderful meal on the terrace over looking the sunset.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent food with a view that can not be bettered. Service ok but not matching the food.
  22. R

    Restaurant101

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning spot, great staff and lovely food! Would recommend
  23. B

    Barb

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but not outstanding. Didn’t like the skinny fries or gremolata, would have preferred chunky chips with steak. Was going to have lobster but at £42 too expensive for my budget. My partner had trout which he enjoyed but thought the mixture of flavours on the plate didn’t quite work. We didn’t have dessert as there was nothing that appealed to us. The service was good and staff were cheerful. It is a very busy restaurant and the location is beautiful and obviously one of the reasons this pub is so popular. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare although it has its own car park. In terms of value for money, I personally feel it is expensive in comparison with many restaurants I visit. That said, I would recommend.
  24. G

    Gnasher

    Norfolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Sadly our lunching experience was not really satisfactory. We were greeted by what I presume is your "maître d'hotel", who informed us curtly that had we wished to eat outside we should have mentioned it on our reservation mail. We ordered an aperitif which arrived sometime after our food. Whilst appreciating it's hard to control the noise level of guests, we were unfortunately placed near a lively party of diners! On being served our coffee I asked for the bill from our excellent waiter who apparently then went off duty. However after waiting for at least ten minutes I rose and went to the till where I asked a new "manager" if I might pay - she however said I'd have to wait. I did pay in the end. In the past we have always enjoyed our meals at the White Horse on holiday from our home in France. I fear as things are at the moment, I could not recommend your restaurant.
  25. CL

    CarolineL

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic experience. What a view! Really attentive and personable service without ever interrupting our meal. Divine food. Would thoroughly recommend.
  26. MF

    MarkF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class food and service, misunderstanding on one of the starters which was rapidly rectified Would highly recommend
  27. AO

    AlexO

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brilliant meal, couldn’t fault the food or service at all! We were very impressed and a lovely little touch with it being my partners birthday!
  28. HS

    HananS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We've been waiting to come here for a while and it didn't disappoint. The food was lovely, on the more expensive side but worth it. It was quite quiet when we went and there were lots of friendly staff although they were a little slow but it didn't really affect our experience. The views are beautiful, we hope to be back soon!
  29. SB

    SeanB

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our third visit, with regards to food quality, price, the establishment & the location of the White Horse.
  30. DB

    DuncanB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for my husband’s birthday - the staff were great, attentive and helpful. Well rounded off with a birthday platter of deserts. Thank you.
  31. PB

    PeterB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, service very good and nice to see enough staff for the number of customers. Car parking a nightmare with too many cars parked so far apart that two cars took up the space for three cars all over the car park.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to the white horse , an hour and 40 min drive for lunch as the food and surroundings are beautiful! Very well balance and light menu , well thought and planned out .
  33. AL

    ALANB

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint. Can’t fault the food or service. First Class
  34. J

    Jeremy

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service
  35. VS

    VinceS

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    As always the food was lovely and sat looking at amazing views made a great lunch
  36. D

    Daveyboy

    Cambridge

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food (decent amount of Gluten free oprions) excellent service, friendly waiting staff. Will happily eat here again in future!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    After looking forward to eat here it was disappointing. The new potatoes wernt cooked enough, samphire had all Woody stalks on it so couldn't eat it. Table was sticky - could have done with table cloths. Fish / seafood was cooked well. Chips were all small bits out of end of a bag. Not the cheapest and don't mind if it's lovely, but unfortunately care hadn't been taken with the little things. Staff were friendly.
  38. JB

    JaneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful in a beautiful location
  39. ER

    EmmaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb and the staff fantastic. We’ll definitely return.
  40. c

    chrisb

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful evening for a visit. must be one of the best places in the country to visit on nights like this. Food excellent as always. Staff lovely on what must have been such a busy night for them all.

FAQs

The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe is rated 4.6 stars by 2182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for The White Horse - Brancaster Staithe

Brancaster Staithe, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BY

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brancaster Staithe

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood, Meat

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a large off road car park with CCTV

  • Public transit

    The coasthopper bus stops directly outside.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fran Hartshorne

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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