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“Excellent Food with Exceptional Service!!”

Olive Branch Bistro
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Ranked #66 of 2,566 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $46
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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 daily from 10am to 10 pm.
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....

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3  Thank Jaspycakes
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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

Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Loved this restaurant. We arrived without a booking on a cold evening and the wait staff greeted us enthusiastically and kindly found a place for us after the briefest wait as they cleared a table and found an extra chair. We enjoyed a salmon dish, a stone bass dish, and a root vegetable soup, all prepared and presented beautifully. We also ordered an appetizer featuring bread, olives, tapenade, and olive oil that had the best olives we'd tasted outside of France. Sitting inside this small and charming restaurant and watching the passersby on a rainy evening made a perfect meal. I wish we'd discovered it earlier in our trip because I would have gone back. It is small and we were fortunate a table opened up, so I'd recommend making reservations.

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1  Thank atx_traveler_12
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very friendly waiting staff, small but great menu, we opted for gnocchi and the wild boar stew, both great choices. Very pleasant atmosphere in modern surroundings.

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2  Thank DaleCardiff
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

My friend and i visited last night on spec. When we asked if they had a table, the person front of house replied 'I don't know'. So we stood waiting for an answer but instead he carried on preparing drinks. So we left and nom de plume got our custom. Too bad. We had walked past several eateries because i was recommending this one to my friend. Hopefully it is the exception rather than the rule.

1  Thank IreneEH12
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