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White Horse Inn Restaurant

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Bar, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Pub
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Old Road, Balmedie AB23 8XR, Scotland
01358742156
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Maud
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in past for a bite to eat on route home from shopping in town.Restaurant very quiet Greeted by friendly staff. Prompt service.Fish and chips and mushy peas and burger and chips and coleslaw.Portions a good size but rustic chips fried with skins on not my taste were quite hard presented in a wee bucket with the burger. Puddings ice... More 

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Thank Jill W
Balmedie, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We are locals, so it only takes 5 minutes to walk to the Restaurants. The new menu is very good, we had langoustines for starters, chichen and fish pie for mains, they we really good. Ewen's chef has got this menu right, the deep fry meals have gone , now there are some lovely new options. So looking forward our... More 

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Thank Maaret56
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maaret56, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means so much to us to see kind words from the locals. You really are who it is all about for us. Look forward to seeing you next week! Kind Regards Sonia More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Nice ambience, good service and a decent beer. After a choice of starters (carrot soup or goat cheese in batter) as vegetarians we were let down by the sole offer of vegetarian main course on the "deal" menu. A mushroon tart was acceptable (if rather small) but the accompanying salad was very like that I had had with the goats... More 

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Thank Ewen R
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ewen R, Many thanks for your feedback after recently dining on our Itison offer. The menu is published on the Itison website so potential buyers know exactly what to expect when they dine with us. My apologies that the dishes didn't live up to your expectations. We offer a selection of side dishes on our a la carte menu,... More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I was here tonight with my family, 7 of us in total and a Cockapoo who enjoyed socializing with the other dogs already in the restaurant. There was three burgers ordered, two haddock, one gammon steak with egg and I opted for something a bit more adventurous a mushroom, spinach and cranberry tart. We all really enjoyed our meal.

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Thank Alexandra M
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra M, Many thanks for your kind comments, I'm delighted everyone enjoyed their meal. Looking forward to welcoming you and a Cockapoo back in the future. Kindest Regards Sonia More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Thought we would try out the White Horse at Balmedie tonight, wish we hadn't! Service was very slow, after 30 mins our Order was taken, we than waited a further 40 mins for our food which was not worth the wait, 2 of our party ordered the gammon which was disgusting, full of fatty and grissly bits, served with hot... More 

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White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pamela S, Many thanks for your feedback. My apologies your experience did not meet with your expectations. I was the manager on shift last night and am surprised by your comments here on Tripadvisor as only a fraction of this was brought to my attention by the server you spoke with last night. The timescales differ significantly and I... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Ate at the whitehorse. On a Friday evening the restaurant didn't seem to be too busy. There were three of us at the table and all ordering soup to start and two of us having burgers for a main and 1 fish and chips. Although when ordering we were told a 15 min wait will be for the burgers it... More 

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Thank 151simon
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 151simon, Many thanks for taking the time to offer feedback pertaining to your recent experience with us. I was not on shift on the night you dined, therefore will investigate your issues with the manager who was and ensure any potential training issues are addressed. Kindest Regards Sonia More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

First time visit but won't be the last. The outside doesn't do the inside justice! What the outside doesn't entice, the inside with cozy, friendly and welcoming surroundings does! Good, simple menu! No reams of menu clutter, nice bullet point choices! The food itself was very good! Quality food twinned with generous portions (never seen a haddock that big) and... More 

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Thank oggyoggyoggy1983
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Oggyoggyoggy1983, Many thanks for your lovely review! Can't wait to welcome you back in the future. Warmest Regards Sonia More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Great food , great service , great meals , great staff , great location , can't fault this hotel they look after guests

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Thank John F
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John F, Thank you so much for your kind review! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest Regards Sonia More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The Whitehorse is nice inside now it's been done up, however, the menu is a bit lacking. No weekend specials, gone are the good curries and the fab fajitas they used to do. Still we had a spree voucher to use so saved some money, this was the only reason we really visited. Shame as we live in the village

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Thank KatieB220970
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KatieB220970, Many thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience. I'm delighted you enjoyed the new interior and ambience of the restaurant but disappointed you didn't feel the same about the menu. After the refurb 18 months ago, the decision was taken to offer good, unpretentious pub grub, taking advantage of local produce. We do regularly offer... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We've passed Balmedie several times but we never stopped for a meal. But we will do in the future.. The restaurant is really cozy and the food was fantastic. Our favorite the bbq chicken wings for starter was really delicious. Burger was okay but if I would see on the menu it has a red onion marmalade I would ask... More 

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Thank okine_m
White H, General Manager at White Horse Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Okine_M Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Thank you for your kind words regarding your server on the evening, I have passed on your compliments. It is unfortunate that you felt it inappropriate that our manager was enjoying her break in the lovely surroundings of our restaurant. The senior team have no issue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Road, Balmedie AB23 8XR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Balmedie
  • Phone Number: 01358742156

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