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“A great way to start off Hogmanay!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Branch Bistro

Olive Branch Bistro
91, Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RX, Scotland (Broughton & Calton)
+44 (0)131 557 8589
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Ranked #187 of 1,982 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $53
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Description: 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.
hartlepool
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“A great way to start off Hogmanay!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A delightful little bistro situated just before the East End of Edinburgh. Our party of 4 had booked well in advance for New Years Eve which was very wise as the place was packed. Service was great with the young lady managing all the tables with ease. The food on offer was fresh, perfectly cooked and gorgeous, with my wild boar stew going down a treat. My only gripe was the poor choice of starters on offer which none of us ordered and the reason why I only gave 4 stars. However, dont let this put you off as this is a wonderful place to visit, good value for money and for us a superb start to our Hogmanay celebrations.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great all-rounder!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

There is very little I would change about the Oliver Branch. The service has always been excellent, the staff are very friendly and know their menu well, the food is tasty and not too pricey - there's loads of options for kids if you wanted to bring them along, although I'd say it's more of a couple/friends type eatery. I would maybe change up the menu a little more often though, as a local it can be quite samey, but it's a great menu!

Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“first class service food and atmospheric”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

My daughter and i stumbled upon this restaurant whilst feeling very hungry. We are both very picky about where we eat and take hygiene and quality seriously. Best move we ever made, has become one of our favourite haunts. We didn't mind waiting on the food as this is a proof to freshly cooked. Food was top quality, taste wise and presented beautifully. Staff were amazingly friendly and went out of the way and continue to do so every time we go in there.
The staff are also very easy on the eye and have wonderful manners. Atmosphere is both calm
and relaxed. Super.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food with Exceptional Service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Four of us visited this restaurant on News Years Eve, we booked well ahead and were pleased we did as the restaurant was so busy with not a table to spare!! this really made for a great atmosphere!!

Although a relatively small menu, there was something there for everyone! I can recommend the wild boar stew and homemade burger!! The service was exceptional with a really friendly and helpful waitress, considering how busy the restaurant was she did a really great job of ensuring everyone was happy!

We paid £93.00 for 4 main courses, 3 desserts, a bottle of wine, 2 beers and 2 ciders!! really good value and worth every penny!! Give it a try you won't be disappointed....

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

lovely food you have to book .it is always busy, we tried to have lunch there as it is so near our guest house, and they had told us about it they were spot on it is so good

Visited October 2012
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