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Olive Branch Bistro

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€€ - €€€
Broughton & Calton
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91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Managed to book a table last minute. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Clean restaurant and facilities. Menu was well laid out, with a decent array to choose from. Our food was excellent quality and very well cooked, and also arrived promptly. Very well priced for a major city. Would definitely dine here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to someone

Thank Flash1001
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately had to send my dish back as the steak was very gristly and chewy. Having said that, my other three companions were very happy with their choices. Stafff were good and apologetic about the steak, but the wait for my meal to be replaced spoilt the ambience as I was by then eating alone. Probably a one off but... More 

Thank JSYork
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing meal at the Olive Branch Bistro on Saturday evening. I had been before but years ago, so was unsure if it would still be as good - luckily I was not disappointed. As soon as you walk in there is a lovely buzz and the restaurant has lots of charm. We were sat at a small... More 

Thank ksim11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If we could give this 6 stars, we would. The food was tremendous -- full of flavours, even down to the salad. We had linguine which was on the specials menu, and burger and chips. We had a side of garlic green beans. We can highly recommend all of those. We finished with coffee and hot chocolate, again, both excellent.... More 

Thank KenKilda
York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this spot through friends, and with it being just a two minute walk from our b&b it would've been rude not to go. I had the lamb shank and oooohhh myyyy... it was incredible. Melted in the mouth! The chorizo and balsamic dressing was perfectly balanced and the roast potatoes were unreal!! I didn't walk out, I... More 

Thank lizzies2904
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal prior to theatre. Lovely place. Had the balsamic and chorizo lamb shank which was very very good. Will certainly eat here again

Thank EleanorGH
Peebles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch yesterday. Lovely fresh food and plenty of it. Very reasonably priced for a city centre Bistro. Nice guys serving.

Thank noonyscotland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very accommodating we all wanted different things for are breakfast which was different from the menu everything we asked for was no problem and the produce was top quality the coffee was very good too

Thank Karen B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice food and exceptional service. Menu could have a bit more variety but still good. Would go back and would recommend.

Thank Tracy R
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy bistro located on Broughton Street between Leith Walk and London Street. Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Busy with lunch crowd but I was seated immediately. Staff was friendly and service good. Their menu is small, but has a good variety, and they also have chalkboard specials. The King Prawn sandwich was wonderful and reasonably priced. Will definitely... More 

Thank Jan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$53
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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 from 12pm to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm Friday and 10am to 10pm Saturday/ Sunday.

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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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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