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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
beetroot, horseradish dressing and rocket
with olive oil, balsamic (vegetarian) & pesto
OB Cheesecake of the Day
Lovely dinner and great service! All well distanced and cleaned in these strange times.
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 Bistro was an amazing experience and unbeliveably good food. 11/10
Great food and service. Great evening.
Nothing special. Fine for a quick bite near the centre.
Definitely recommended. Will go back again soon
Great food and great service
Thanks to Trip Advisor, this was a neighborhood gem well worth finding. But if you’re not staying in the neighborhood, do take a cab to find it. We both had the salmon which was beautifully cooked and presented. Service was great and they had a nice wine selection.
Probably our tenth visit to this lovely little restaurant. Whenever we visit Edinburgh it’s always on our agenda. Great food, very friendly and efficient staff. Reasonably priced too with a wine menu priced for everyone. I know I sound like I’ve hot shares in this place 😊 I haven’t. Anyhow there you go. A great little venue.
Lovely place for a meal with a good choice of dishes. Only 2 servers and had to wait a long time for service. Waited for 35 mins to order pudding by which point we didn’t bother. If they could sort out the service the place would be really excellent.
Really lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Every visit to Edinburgh I will make a point to eat here.
We were visiting Schotland from Florida and stayed at an Airbnb in Edinburgh just a few doors away from the Olive Branch. It was excellent. I recommend making a reservation as there are only a few tables.
There were five in our party, two of whom had allergies which I didn't know about when booking but their request were dealt with extremely well.
Wir hatten einen netten Abend, der Service ist sehr aufmerksam. Mit Risotto und Pasta of the day waren wir sehr zufrieden,
Not a bad wee place. A bit noisy and rather draughty, given that the door was wide open and July in Edinburgh doesn’t really warrant such expedients.
Exceptional food , delivered very quickly! Friendly and helpful people, and clever ideas for food combinations. I had the halloumi salad with passion fruit dressing and it was gorgeous.
Fantastic ,food great, service great. My husband and I go there before the theatre and we love it.
The Olive Branch does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
The Olive Branch is rated 4.6 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.