Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Olive Branch Bistro, Edinburgh

Days off are my absolute favourite thing. And better than a day off is to have a whole week off. And to have a whole week off with Mr Lovable is just... well, heaven. 
 Last week was a Very Special Week as my mom and brother were in Edinburgh for few days! So on Monday, the day of their arrival, after scrubbing the whole flat from floor to ceiling the pair of us made a trip to Broughton Street to get sausages, black pudding and bacon from Crombies for next days big breakfast.
While there, we went for a late lunch to The Olive Branch Bistro. Both of us ordered fresh tagliatelle with chorizo, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, roast fennel and olives and not much was said after our plates arrived. It was a perfect sized bowl of very, very tasty pasta. Chorizo is an amazing ingredient: it just goes with pretty much anything.
 I couldn't help noticing that their daily specials had honey and apricot cheesecake written on it. I quickly scanned my endless 'list of excuses to have dessert' in my head and used "But we are on holidays..." and got to eat my oh-so-lovely slice of cake.
Restaurants and cafe's come and go on Broughton Street but this place looks like it is steadily busy and hooray for that. I have been here few times before and the food&service has always been faultless.
If looking for relaxed, friendly bistro that is excellent value for money, look no further. 
 jugs of water with fresh mint, lime and lemon

great place for people watching

tables outside as well
91 Broughton Street, EH1 3RX - 0131 557 8589 
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