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Olive Branch Bistro

) #56 of 1,865 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ European, British,
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland
+44 131 557 8589
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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 4 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank gjim195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a long time since I've eaten here but was not disappointed. Mid week treat. Didn't need to book in advance but was fairly busy therefore probably best phoning and reserving a table. Nice range of mains as well as a specials board, all sound...More

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a last minute dinner after a long wet day, and found this bistro near our hotel in the city center. It was a small place, with a cozy decor. But let's get to the food... the local beer was tasty (I...More

2  Thank megarick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A popular and friendly bistro with tasty well cooked food. I wasn't keen on the table water with mint herbs which smelt and tasted like an old fashioned greengrocers shop. Plain tap water would have been preferable.

Thank judy d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a sunny afternoon and were lucky enough to get a table outside. Really relaxing watching the world go by on Broughton Street. The waiter was witty and charming not to mention just the right amount of attentive. I was going to opt...More

Thank Globetrekker66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my wife for lunch. Very impressed! Comfortable outdoor seating available. Relaxed atmosphere & good, friendly service. Plenty choices on menu to suit all tastes & good drinks list. Food fresh & very tasty. Recommended.

Thank Charlie59_11
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
14 October 2016|
Response from hugh81 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are a few vegetarian options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 53 - USD 53
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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