The Olive Branch
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
On the beautiful spring evening we called in, The Olive Branch was pleasantly abuzz with the friendly chatter of relaxed patrons. The garden was packed with groups of friends enjoying drinks under the warmth of the sun, a family seated at a large table celebrating a birthday, and couples relaxing with pints of Badger beer in hand.
We settled at a cosy window seat overlooking the teeming garden – the life and soul of the market town of Wimborne. Our charming waitress made sure we were well looked after all evening, and provided us with helpful recommendations when we struggled to choose from the plethora of tempting options on the menu. We started by sharing the butcher’s plate, a delicious platter of pork belly bites, lamb kofta, glazed sausages and Buffalo hot wings. To follow I plumped for a healthier option and enjoyed a delicious chicken Caesar salad, which was beautifully fresh and crisp – perfect for a warm evening. My partner opted for steak frites and was delighted with his succulent cut of meat, cooked perfectly rare and complemented by crab butter.
Thanks to my lighter choice of main I had a little room left for dessert, and indulged in a beautiful homemade lemon tart. Having enjoyed such a faultless evening at The Olive Branch, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular venue – we’ll certainly be returning.