Review on Olive Branch

These days, the Oliver Branch bills itself as a 'restaurant with rooms and bar', although there's no doubting its origins as a Yorkshire country pub. Many people still value its virtues as a watering hole and refuelling point on the edge of Marsden Moor Estate: others come here for its imaginative food.

You are welcome to sit in the bar or in the more modern restaurant extension at the back. Either way, menus are written on cards and boards dotted around the place. The cooking is honest and unfussy, with the emphasis on gutsy natural flavours.

To start, you might try a warm salad of wood pigeon breast with red Burgundy dressing or a gratin of queen scallops with Dijon cream and brioche crust. Main courses are extensive, taking in everything from roast breast of guinea fowl with Alsace cabbage to wild sea bass with Chinese noodles, lime-dressed salad and sweet pepper cream.

Desserts could range from banana and caramel cheesecake to aniseed parfait with blackberry coulis, and the wine list is a well-assembled slate with plenty to suit all budgets.

Olive Branch is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Modern British


Paul Kewley

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 1.00 - 9.30pm Sat & 12.00 - 8.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (6.30 - 9.30pm Fri)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Olive Branch

  • Pre theater meals
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 68 covers


Accomodation is available, (3 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Olive Branch
Manchester Road
West Yorkshire

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