REVIEW – Dinner At Olive Branch Bistro, Bruntsfield


I had the delight of eating at the Olive Branch Bistro at Bruntsfield and the whole meal and service was extremely impressive.

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We were shown to our table by a very polite waiter who catered to our every need throughout dinner.  We were there early on a Sunday evening, but the restaurant got far busier, so booking for the weekend would perhaps be advised.

I have priced the menu as it was, but I used my list card here and got the whole meal 2 for 1, making it exceptionally good value for the quality.




For starter, I had the goat’s cheese and spinach tart with a beetroot and watercress salad (£5.25) and my friend had the chicken,  baby leek and roast red pepper terrine with dressed garden salad (£5.95)

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We shared them as they were simply delicious and I could have easily eaten them both.  The goat’s cheese tart was particularly tasty.

For main course, we opted for the spaghetti, tiger prawns with garlic, basil and chilli oil (£.9.95) and the homemade burger with with Strathdon blue cheese, salad garnish and fries (£9.95)

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My friend reported that the spaghetti (although it doesn’t look the best) was delicious and my meat was cooked to perfection and the cheese topping was simply divine.

For dessert, we both had the chocolate torte with chantilly cream, (£3.95) but I was a little disappointed with the portion size and wondered where the other half had gone !


It was a melt-in-the-mouth torte which was over all too soon, but as you can see, was rather on the skinny side.

Overall, the meal was wonderful, service fantastic and I will definately return to this branch after trying the other 2 Olive Branch Bistros in Edinburgh (Broughton Street and George IV Bridge)

Suitable for disabled ?     Yes, on one level, as are the toilets    :)

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