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Olive Branch Bistro

91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“cheesecake” (28 reviews)
“pasta special” (9 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 weeks ago

I always love coming here for a meal - the food is so fresh and full of flavour but with simple ingredients. Great value for money and they do half bottles of wine which is handy for two not wanting a lot to drink. This...More

Thank ellemcmaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in an Airbnb very close by so we searched on TripAdvisor for restaurants near by. This one was right next door. What an adorable, intimate place. The pasta special was penne with sun-dried tomato, capers, feta and olives...it was delicious! The cheesecake...More

Thank mom2threeA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for an evening meal, we hadn’t booked but they found us a table. The staff were polite and friendly and the restaurant is light and airy. We weren’t hugely hungry, my wife had soup, a special of the day, and I had...More

Thank Woodsy999
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice setting and ambience and staff were friendly. The menu was limited for choice and the food was OK but not great. Competition in Edinburgh is strong especially on Broughton Street and there are better restaurants within a short distance. Wine list was good and...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered from the brunch menu which had a good selection. Good service, good food. Would definitely recommend

Thank LinzyLou1211
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I had past here many times and it was always busy. I was up in Edinburgh for Elements 3, the festival of gold and silver, when it was suggested we go out for a quick meal. As well as Mediterranean dishes, there was comfort food....More

Thank JPA38210
Reviewed 14 November 2017 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 12 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mesmith14
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Thank Subers123
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$14 - US$49
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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