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Olive Branch Bistro

€€ - €€€European, British,
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“cheesecake” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Olive Branch for our last dinner in Edinburgh. It didn’t disappoint. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. I also learned that rocket is arugula at the olive branch! I had the burger and it was cooked just right, topped...More

Thank JessiAnn85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been several times for lunch and always enjoyed any starters, mains and puddings. The fish and chips and risotto are favorites. Coffee afterwards is also satisfying often with a shared pud.

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best of the Broughton Street new breed bistros. Relaxed, good food, small but well-selected wine list. One of the few using Open Table making it easier for Yanks to book in advance. Close to the new Marriott Courtyard and a Holiday Inn...More

Thank njcycle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a smallish restaurant, warm low lighting and candles (but not too dark). I had a vegetarian pasta with goats cheese, my husband hand lamb. Both were great. Service is personable. We enjoyed the evening.

Thank london88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small restaurant with a good buzz about it. We were made very welcome when we arrived and the service was friendly and efficient. There was an interesting choice of dishes which were well presented and very tasty.

Thank Yettie_John
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I've been a fan of Olive Branch right since the beginning (and was even lucky enough to dine at their amazing but short-lived George IV Bridge outpost back in the day). Hadn't been back here in over 5 years, since I no longer live in...More

Thank iantovecta
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Out for a meal with friends. Drinks in the great Barony Bar next door. Nice meal, good wine, good service. Lamb was outstanding according to my friend. Had starters and mains but no room for pudding!! Would go again. Menu is nice size and makes...More

Thank McScooter1
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were so happy to dine at this wonderful bistro. Great service, friendly and timely. Nice wine selection. Our food was freshly prepared. Make a reservation if possible.

Thank vicky060
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really pleasant bistro with seating for about 3 dozen. The staff are helpful and welcoming. The menu is relatively limited but with a good mix of fish, meat and vegetarian. Food is clearly prepared to order so not the place for a...More

Thank H4HHB
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal here with family.It is a very popular venue and must be booked.The menu has mixture of British and Italian meals.Suitable food for children too.

Thank lynn rodney c
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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