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White Horse Inn Restaurant

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Seafood, British, Contemporary, Scottish
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Old Road, Balmedie AB23 8XR, Scotland
01358742156
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon Visit

Staying at an inn up the road and just finished a blustery walk on Balmedie beach when we stopped in. Can't comment on food as only had a coffee but lovely place to sit in front of wood-burner. Doesn't look much from outside but lovely interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Well after a lot oh mixed comments about the White Horse Balmedie, having been there a long time ago and was very disappointed ..... Was glad to hear it had been refurbished and was now a lot better. Make a visit today and I'm 100% happy. The decor is beautiful, including the toilets and my granddaughter was very impressed (aged... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Staying at an inn up the road and just finished a blustery walk on Balmedie beach when we stopped in. Can't comment on food as only had a coffee but lovely place to sit in front of wood-burner. Doesn't look much from outside but lovely interior.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On arrival we were impressed by the new décor but unfortunately that was all we were impressed with. When taking our order the waitress informed us that the chef prepares the roast beef 'pink in the middle' so if we would like it well done just to say and she would let him know. We ordered one medium and two... More 

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Aberdeen
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had dinner there on a Saturday evening. The new decor is lovely and makes a huge difference to the restaurant. Wood fire burning all evening added to the atmosphere. Whilst the menu choice is not huge there was plenty to keep us happy. Presentation of the dishes and taste could not be faulted in any way. One of the best... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I thought 3rd time lucky but unfortunately was not the case. An extremely poor vegetarian menu macaroni cheese, a veggie burger or the special....tortellini in a cheese sauce. Plumped for the veggie burger a nd was told they didn't have any asked if I could have a cheese and fruit salad but was advised they only did side salad. My... More 

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Mintlaw, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I went to the restaurant at 1230 hrs on a Saturday and when we entered into the foyer we thought that it had closed down - it was so quiet and no staff to be seen. After a few minutes we were greeted by who could have been the manager and directed to the dining room and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

menue and wine list very poor and expensive for what was provided. the decor was good but the food was not

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I would have loved to give this place a better review as we were overwhelmed upon arriving to an amazing ambience, great decor and sat down to what we hoped would be an overall great meal. Drinks were served quickly and our orders taken and then a looooonnnggg wait! Despite a number of staff passing and looking over at our... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We don't live far away and pop up maybe once a month for a Saturday night or Sunday night supper. Tonight I ordered the special Thai red chicken, there were only 2 small pieces of chicken both very chewy and the curry itself just tasted like cream. Service was very slow and twice we felt forgotten about. It's such a... More 

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Aberdeen
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113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The place looks great with its new blue paint and stripped wood and the food is good value and plentiful. The starter nacho dish was HUGE and deliciously spicy. We had steaks cooked just as we wanted them - no complaints at all. Service was friendly and the right speed. One small gripe about the 1960s/70s rock music 'background' music.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Road, Balmedie AB23 8XR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Balmedie
  • Phone Number: 01358742156

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Contemporary, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?