The megalithic bronze statues and towering blocks of commerce in Exchange Square make for an unlikely setting for the city outpost of the newest pub from Geronimo Inns. The expansive bar serves a choice selection of real ales and a 48-bin wine list compiled by John Clevely MW provides ample choice for the heavy throng of post-work drinkers who flood the White Horse nightly. A range of comfortable seating zones all interestingly decorated with over sized angle poise lamps and quirky wall hangings make for a homely environment.
The menu has been designed to offer ‘British pub grub for City gents’. Open at half seven for hearty breakfasts that include porridge, pastries or a full English ensure the White Horse is most definitely an all-day dining establishment. An ideal spot for a city lunch with a country spin, generous portions of homely classics dominate the uncluttered menu. To start a terrine of ham hock and duck liver or Trealy farm charcuterie with chunky celeriac remoulade, followed by salt beef and horse radish dumplings or a deeply sticky braised oxtail with mash and tarragon gravy. For those tighter on time, hefty sandwiches are also available.
The Geronimo team endeavour to create a warm home from home atmosphere, where real food at affordable prices is available seven days a week, and the White Horse doesn’t deviate from this mantra. If it’s a quiet dinner your after the White Horse is best avoided towards the end of the week when the drinkers take over.
Cuisine type: British
Dinner for 2 (excluding drinks): £40
House Wine: £15
The White Horse
2 Exchange Square
London, EC2M 2QS
Tel: 0207 377 9958