The hunger had set in and we were desperate for somewhere good for brunch. I do love Broughton Street for its variety of places to eat but was on the hunt for a first time visit; and so the Olive Branch Bistro won us over.
I drive past this place most days and it is always busy, which to me is a good sign. People always seem to be eating, laughing and having a good time.
We were greeted by lovely friendly staff and shown to our seats. The place was quite bustling and had a lovely buzz about it.
The menu was very tempting with delicious sounding dishes on the menu and the specials board – OB breakfast (with a veggie option), Club sandwiches, King Prawns with pineapple salsa and Haggis bon bons. I love that they have Gluten Free and a healthier options too.
I was so tempted by everything on the menu but noticed the soup and big chunk of bread delivered to another diner, and decided to have that. The soup of the day was leek and potato which was smooth, creamy, hot and rather delicious. Sometimes I forget the sheer delight of dipping a big chunk of bread in hot soup and scooping it up into your mouth.
Kim had the OB Club Sandwich – chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on wholemeal bread. This was a very large sandwich and served with a nice side salad, satisfies the hungriest of tummies. The bread was lovely and soft, all the components were well cooked and seasoned. The mayo was just the right amount; there but not smothered everywhere covering everything.
We also shared the sweet potato fries. Oh my – these are superb! Definitely up there with the best sweet potato fries in the Burgh.
I had tea and Kim a latte. Great tea. Great coffee.
I’d like to return to the Olive Branch as their evening menu looks very tasty and they have my favourite dish on their menu – scallops with black pudding, pea puree and crispy prosciutto.
The staff are brilliant. Efficient and super friendly.
My Spoon Award – Silver