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Olive Branch Bistro

) #66 of 1,867 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ European, British,
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” (26 reviews)
“cheesecake” (26 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
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 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited for lunch, he ordered scallops of which there were two (small ones) which for £8.25 was completely over priced. When our mains came both portions of skinny fries were undercooked and soggy. At no point during our meal did any...More

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Emmy B, Marketing Manager at Olive Branch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. We were very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to the Olive Branch. We pride ourselves on great customer service and great food which is reflected in the majority of our TripAdvisor reviews. We can only apologise for that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here late one evening, without booking with my cousin who was in a wheelchair. Friendly lad was more than helpful to us and we felt immediately at ease. The menu was 'boho chic' and everything was extremely well flavoured, hot and tasty. The spiced...More

Thank HonestJohnScotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 36 hour trip to Edinburgh and on arrival we had booked a table at this recommended eatery. It was delicious, the haggis bons bons were sumptious, the mussels main had a garlic sauce that went with the bread and mussels. Lovely lovely lovely. Other...More

Thank CarolineClover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smell of the meat was very bad , all the food was NOT tasty except for olive oil and balsamic vinegar with bread, you pay more than what you get .. No second visit for meMore

Thank omnia168
Emmy B, Marketing Manger at Olive Branch Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to our restaurant. We were unable to ascertain whether or not you spoke to our front of house staff about the meat dish, or your other choices....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to meet a friend and shelter from the rain. The staff we really friendly and although the breakfast menu was limited, the bacon and egg roll went down a treat! Will definitely be back if I am in the area.

Thank keekee89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and i ate here whilst visiting Edinburgh for a few days. We had an evening meal here,My husband had the burger and i had the fish and chips,Would visit again and recommend,but would advise you to book as can get very busy.

Thank 212davina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looking for dinner with no reservations on a Friday night. Found this place, had a great dinner. The lamb was tasty and the crepe dessert hit the spot. Staff was very nice.

Thank csweeney13
Reviewed 13 July 2017

After a long afternoon flat hunting, where could we go for a quick, early dinner that would satisfy the troops - The Olive Branch, was the resounding response. It has been a few years since we have visited, the atmosphere, service and quality of food...More

Thank RobinD1960
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice informal bistro. Dropped in for a quick burger. Very nice. Tasty and light salad. Water given without ordering was nice touch. With lemon and fresh mint. Very summery. Overall very good. Will come back with family or friends

Thank GolfDuck
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had the B&B make a reservation within walking distance. We were immediately seated. Food quality is great for the price.

Thank gjim195
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$53 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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
  • 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 from 12pm to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm Friday and 10am to 10pm Saturday/ Sunday.
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