The Olive Branch
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Such lovely staff, and lovely food! Also, love the candle lit vibes!
Bistro type food and good service in a lively part of town.
Great as usual!! Despite the draconian sanctions imposed on hospitality industry the guys at OB continue to remain one of the highlights of Broughton St. Thank you for keeping the doors open!!
Delicious eggs benedict on bacon with haggis on a Rosti potato base - outstanding !
Avoid, there are far superior places to dine and enjoy and evening.
The menu seems to have changed and the lunch menu is totally overpriced.
A wrap served with chips was £14+ and a lot if the lunch plates were £17+.
Have gone to this restaurant for lunch/brunch before so didn't check menu before reserving a table, very disappointed.
Amazing last supper befire the Covid restrictions circuit breaker lockdown. The staff team do everything to keep customers safe. Really feel for the hospitality industry as they have done their very best to keep things going at the Olive Branch . Looking forward to returning .
The food was perfect. Really enjoyed coming here for a nice dinner.
Absolute amazing food, service excellent - we had to wait for our table and were given a glass of prosecco to apologise. 100% would come back when I'm next back in Edinburgh.
great menu, really struggled to choose something :-)
Food was delicious but the highlight was an excellent vanilla espresso martini!
Great food. Waiter forgot to bring one round of drinks requested but otherwise superb.
Lovely food. Great to be able to see the kitchen staff from our table. Tables well spaced apart. Quite cold as door was being kept open presumably to keep aerated due to COVID. Recommend.
Lovely dinner and great service! All well distanced and cleaned in these strange times.
Lovely food and service
Food was excellent. Staff helpful throughout. Would definitely recommend
This was a really good restaurant and if I lived locally it would be one of my two or three go to places.
Small bistro with friendly staff.
Food good and service.
Quieter than usual and lacked the same ambience as on previous visits, some music playing might help.
Lovely wee restaurant.
Food was excellent, couldn't fault any of the 3 courses.
Will definitely come again
Would go back for dinner it was excellent all round.
Excellent range of delicately prepared food , with subtle taste and flavour . A quiet ambience where you can hear yourself and your friends speak .
Outstanding as always An Edinburgh institution of culinary delight!
Really nice food and restaurant. However we were kept waiting for 45 minutes for our table and the although the staff were nice we were not even given complimentary coffees or drinks. This also resulted in us being the last table in the restaurant and we felt like we had to leave before we were ready to.
Olive branch is one of my favourite resturants in Edinburgh im never disappointed. They made sure that everthing was clean and safe due to covid and were understanding about my friends and I's excitement regarding being in a resturant again!!
Food was great and fresh, wine was delicious. Ambience and staff was lovely.
Fantastic . Only 2 days after reopening The Olive Branch provided us with a wonderful lunch
Excellent food & service. Best cheesecake ever, will defo return.
Lovely relaxed lunch at The Olive Branch. Staff are so great and always happy to help. Never feel rushed and food is always really good. (Nice choices for vegetarians too). We’ll be back.
Wonderful food, great service and a lovely ambience for a quiet meal for my partner's birthday. Lovely!
This was our second visit and, once again, the food was excellent. We will definitely return.
I’m a regular at the Olive Branch. The food is not fancy but is very good. Best burgers in town I’d say too. They have always had good staff and great service.
Nice, casual restaurant. Ideal for a Pre-theatre meal for the Playhouse Edinburgh.
I needed somewhere to meet my sister after she finished playing an afternoon concert in the Usher Hall. So it was an awkward time and, being 2 January, many restaurants were still closed. The Olive Branch came up trumps - we arrived just before 5pm and had a very good early supper. Food was excellent, wine choices also good and in a variety of measures. Staff friendly and obliging - we were not rushed but neither did we have to wait too long for our courses to arrive. I couldn’t fault it.
Friendly local place with delicious creative menu. Salad with haloumi and pomegranate was fantastic. Many dishes available as either small or large plates encourages sampling and sharing.
One major detractor was the coffee station directly behind my husband's head. The terrific noise from the coffee grinder caused him some distress and a lasting headache unfortunately.
Otherwise, lovely neighborhood spot we will definitely return to (but will request a seat farther from the coffee!)
Good food and friendly service
We really enjoyed our meal. It was delicious and the service was very friendly and professional. I can’t think of anything to improve on!
Thanks for a great evening.
We stated in advance that one member of the party had an onion intolerance but there was a very poor response and no innovation in support of this diner. In addition there was a reaction to onion present in the supposedly onion free food so we would not return to this venue. The standard of the food was acceptable overall and service friendly and prompt but the bistro was cold and we sat with coats on in the seats by the window.
A very cosy atmosphere on a cold evening. Attentive but unobtrusive staff serving a good range of hearty food. Loved the scallops and black pudding! Nice and buzzy but not too noisy. Well recommended.
Really lovely place to spend an evening with friends, good food, good wine and good company
Great food and great atmosphere. Very pleasant and efficient staff.
The Olive Branch does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
The Olive Branch is rated 4.7 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.