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Olive Branch Bistro

€€ - €€€European, British,
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“cheesecake” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (38 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon after booking a table on-line. Food, wine and service were great especially the sweet potato, coconut and chilli soup. If looking for great food in a relaxed atmosphere in central Edinburgh this is it !

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice and airy place with good food. A bit on the pricey side but it is Edinburgh! Good wait staff. Look for Maria, she is great!

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I visited on her birthday. The food was impeccable, my mum said it’s the best tagliatelle she has ever had and I agree. The staff were very lovely and attentive, in particular one very handsome waiter!;) All in all would 100% go...More

Thank Bryony F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner Thursday evening and it was excellent. Have been several times before and it never disappoints. Good menu choices and service. Gorgeous cheesecake.

Thank JoRafferty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been ripping up carpets when we needed a break and saw the Olive Branch. We had a dog and saw that there were still tables outside in the Autumn sun. We had the salmon wrap, the pasta of the day with pecorino (mushroom...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in Edinburgh to go to a show at The Playhouse. Saw the Olive Branch whilst parking the car nearby and it looked really nice. Quick check and we saw really good Trip Advisor reviews. Phoned and luckily they had one table left. Nicely decorated,...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to eat on our first night in Edinburgh, staying at the Premier Inn nearby. We stumbled across the Olive Branch and were very impressed with the quality of the food. The restaurant was quite busy but we didn't have to...More

Thank Padmeister101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit to The Olive Branch and it certainly won’t be our last. We come from fife but eat in Edinburgh most Saturday evenings so we’ve been to numerous restaurants and bistros in the City over the years. Good, bad and indifferent....More

Thank Val A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate here for dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. High quality food at a reasonable price, and the wine was nice too. Have been back for brunch and that was equally yummy!

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service in The Olive Branch will be hard to beat, It was recommended to me by a friend several years ago and when I visit Edinburgh I like to visit, The food is always first class as is the service. I have...More

1  Thank Margaret S
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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14 November 2017|
Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully someone at the Olive Branch will respond, but their website has posted a Christmas menu, so it would appear they are open on Christmas.
Carol G
13 October 2016|
Response from hugh81 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are a few vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 8589
  • E-mail
The Olive Branch Bistro offers a relaxed and affordable dining experience close to Edinburgh city centre. Located on bustling Broughton Street, our bistro is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing brunch, lunch or dinner in the company of friends or family.Using the best local produce, we aim to provide inventive seasonal dishes with a Mediterranean feel, as well as classic comfort food. Pop in and see for yourself! Open daily from 10am to 10 pm.
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