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Olive Branch Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“cheesecake” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice evening. Ambience of restaurant was great , small and intimate. Menu had a good range of choices , food was delicious and service was first class.

Thank Susie1204
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Olive Branch in 2016 and revisited this year. Same wonderful experience. Staff very friendly and service good. Prices reasonable. I ordered a salmon sandwich which was very good, except the bread was very hard. Otherwise, excellent. Located on Broughton Street just north...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very charming relaxed atmosphere. Food was wonderful. Staff very friendly and helpful. Dessert especially yummy!

Thank mesmith14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the menu choices, the cappuccino, the carafe of water on the table and the pleasant surroundings

Thank Subers123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for a business lunch, the offer was varied from soup, sandwiches through to light bites and more substantial mains. Everything was thoughtfully presented and prepared using fresh and seasonal produce.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with friends to Pickles so knew the area had lots of restaurants. After good beer in the Barony we went to The Olive Branch. Great seat in the widow and haggis Bon Bons to share as a starter. I had the rabbit and...More

Thank mikeoelman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Olive Branch when we staying in Edinburgh for the weekend. We would love to have this in our local neighbourhood at home! The service was friendly and attentive. A good varied menu. We had 2 mains, 2 desserts, 2 coffees...More

Thank Cookiecatxx
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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