Horsemeat has been added to the menu of a restaurant in Edinburgh.

L’Escargot Bleu is offering pan-fried horse rump steak and horse meat steak tartare — and is thought to be the only restaurant in Britain to cook horse.

The French owner of the restaurant, Fred Berkmiller, is importing the meat from France, where about 70,000 horses are eaten annually.

He told local media: “I’m not pushing people to eat horse, but I eat it regularly. It is tender, sweet and less fatty than beef, and contains higher levels of iron and Omega-3.”