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The Olive Branch, Edinburgh,

The Olive Branch

4.5
4.5
965 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for brunch
  • Charming
Located on the corner of Broughton Street and Broughton Place, on the edge of the New Town is the Olive Branch. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0131 557 8589
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Parking details
    On Broughton Place
  • Public transit
    10 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.Two minutes from York Place tram stopp (end of the line)
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 965 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

965 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. I had the trout with crispy poached egg. 10/10

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Scottish-style breakfasts, for everyone looking for one in Edinburgh. Very nice service and equally good cuisine.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely local restaurant with great staff and nice food

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Me and my best friend booked lunch at your restaurant yesterday. We were so disappointed with our overall experience. We were tucked away round a corner which made it really tricky to get anyone’s attention. It was very hot so we put the blind down which helped. We had to stand up and walk round towards the bar to ask for more drinks. The food was lovely but no one cleared our dirty plates or checked we were okay. We ended up clearing our own plates to another table and then had to wipe the sticky table with our napkins. We had to ask for the bill where the service was already included. We were too embarrassed to ask for the service to be taken off but both felt it was absolutely not deserved. We didn’t feel well looked after and we just couldn't understand as the restaurant was not busy at all so there were staff there to look after us if they’d wanted to. Such a shame as we used to enjoy coming to your restaurant.

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  5. KennethW

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, Service and Ambience are all Excellent and very good value for money. Furnishings are getting a little tired…but don’t let that put you off. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the food is great. Also like the location 👍

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  6. Wallsie164

    Edinburgh

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch at The Olive Branch Edinburgh. We thoroughly recommend the Olive Branch Club bagel and the Beef burger, both were delicious

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a lively atmosphere. Staff were really attentive and helpful

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best wee restaurants in Edinburgh. The full Scottish is amazing.

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  9. Ursula

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of several great places to eat away from the craziness of the Royal Mile. Food and service were lovely. Our waitress was a hoot.

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  10. GillianR

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and customer service. The desserts in particular are delicious!

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FAQs

The Olive Branch does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Olive Branch is rated 4.5 stars by 965 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Olive Branch

91 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Town
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On Broughton Place
  • Public transit
    10 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station.Two minutes from York Place tram stopp (end of the line)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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