Bistro

Located on the corner of Broughton Street and Broughton Place, on the edge of the New Town is the Olive Branch Bistro. With its large windows and relaxed atmosphere it’s the perfect place to enjoy great food as you watch Edinburgh go by.

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Bistro

Established in 2003, the Olive Branch Bistro offers a relaxed and affordable dining experience close to the 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, with children under 14 welcome until 8pm. Using the best local produce, we aim to provide inventive seasonal dishes with a Mediterranean feel, as well as classic comfort food. Take a look at our menus to find out more.

Coffee Shop

The coffee shop is currently under redevelopment.  Please pop next door to the Bistro for all your coffee needs Monday - Friday 11.30am - 5pm.

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OB News and Offers

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  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Earlier this year we were awarded a certificate of excellence from our friends at TripAdvisor, thanks to all the fantastic reviews we have received from our customers – both regulars and visitors to the city. We’re delighted to have received this recognition from TripAdvisor, and […]

    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Earlier this year we were awarded a certificate of excellence from our friends at TripAdvisor, thanks to all the fantastic reviews we have received from our customers – both regulars and visitors to the city.

    We’re delighted to have received this recognition from TripAdvisor, and even happier that we continue to make our patrons happy with our food, service and ambiance.   If you’d like to leave us a review, we’d love to hear from you.

    TripAdvisor Certificate

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  • Christmas is Coming!

    Yes, you heard right – we said Christmas! As from October, you will be able to view our sample Christmas menu online. The Christmas menu is available from December and bookings can be taken at any time. We love Christmas at the OB and look […]

    Christmas is Coming!

    Yes, you heard right – we said Christmas! As from October, you will be able to view our sample Christmas menu online. The Christmas menu is available from December and bookings can be taken at any time.

    We love Christmas at the OB and look forward to welcoming you here with friends, family or colleagues. Just call us on 0131 557 8589 to book your table. A deposit of £10 pp is required. Ho ho ho!

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  • OB Set Lunch is Back

    Enjoy some of your favourite OB dishes for less! As of Monday 2nd September, our popular set lunch menu is back. Great value at £9.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three. Available Monday-Friday 12-3pm. Please note that is not available in conjunction with any […]

    OB Set Lunch is Back

    Enjoy some of your favourite OB dishes for less! As of Monday 2nd September, our popular set lunch menu is back. Great value at £9.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three. Available Monday-Friday 12-3pm.

    Please note that is not available in conjunction with any other offer.

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  • Olive Branch Theatre Dinner Offer

    With shows such as the Lion King, West Side Story and Priscilla Queen of the Desert currently running at the Playhouse and other Edinburgh theatres, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our pre or post theatre dinner offer! Just pop in to the […]

    Olive Branch Theatre Dinner Offer

    With shows such as the Lion King, West Side Story and Priscilla Queen of the Desert currently running at the Playhouse and other Edinburgh theatres, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our pre or post theatre dinner offer! Just pop in to the Olive Branch for 10% off your total pre- or post-theatre dinner bill when you present a valid theatre ticket.  At just five minutes walk from the Playhouse and a short taxi journey from other city centre theatre we’re the perfect venue to  visit to complete your evening out!
    Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

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  • Art at the OB

    We’re delighted to have some new art on display in the Olive Branch. The paintings, by local artist Diana Jackson, are available for purchase from £50. Remember to take a look next time you’re in!

    Art at the OB

    We're delighted to have some new art on display in the Olive Branch.  The paintings, by local artist Diana Jackson,
    are available for purchase from £50.  Remember to take a look next time you're in!

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  • Save 10% with our Theatre Offer

    Planning on dinner and an evening at the theatre? Present your theatre ticket to our waiting staff before asking for your bill to receive a 10% discount. Just five minutes walk from the Playhouse Theatre and a short taxi journey from other venues, the Olive […]

    Save 10% with our Theatre Offer

    Planning on dinner and an evening at the theatre? Present your theatre ticket to our waiting staff before asking for your bill to receive a 10% discount.

    Just five minutes walk from the Playhouse Theatre and a short taxi journey from other venues, the Olive Branch is the perfect place to start, or end, your evening out. Book in for a pre- or post-show dinner to take advantage of our offer.

    This offer is only available on the date printed on your theatre ticket and is not available in conjunction with other Olive Branch offers.

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  • New Era at the Olive Branch

    The Olive Branch Bistro is under new ownership. The restaurant, which opened in 2003, was taken over at the end of 2011 by a local family. David and Marion Young, along with their son Adam who is a chef, acquired the business in November of […]

    New Era at the Olive Branch

    The Olive Branch Bistro is under new ownership. The restaurant, which opened in 2003, was taken over at the end of 2011 by a local family.

    David and Marion Young, along with their son Adam who is a chef, acquired the business in November of last year.  Adam said: “The Olive Branch Bistro has been well loved for many years and we’re delighted to be able to continue its success. Our focus is on offering good quality, locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed environment. The Olive Branch is well known for being a neighbourhood favourite and we want to build on that. We have an extremely hard-working and experienced team – many who have worked here for several years – which has helped us get off to a great start. We’re very excited about what the future holds for the Olive Branch.”

    Since taking over the business, the family has begun refurbishment of the bistro and kitchen, as well as working with the current chefs to enhance the menus, focussing on established favourites and seasonal ingredients and offering imaginative specials.

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Bistro

91 Broughton Street, EH1 3RX

Tel: 0131 557 8589

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Coffee & Sandwich Shop

2A Broughton Place, EH1 3RX

Tel: 0131 557 8589

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