The Olive Branch in Ilkley

The Olive Branch | Ilkley

The Olive Branch is one of many restaurants in Ilkley. It’s an invitingly modern and sophisticated restaurant with a modern interior along with a welcome team of staff members. It’s one of seven successful Olive Branch restaurants in Yorkshire and serves an eclectic array of creative Turkish dishes with all kinds of delightful options available.

Since opening in Ilkley, they’ve become a regularly busy and well regarded addition to the culinary offering of the spa town. If you’re partial to Turkish food, or haven’t yet tried it and would like to… The Olive Branch is a great place to start.

The Olive Branch has many 5 star reviews across various online platforms including TripAdvisor and Facebook, a recent visitor wrote “We visited the Olive Branch as a family last week to celebrate my wife’s birthday. There were 7 of us and we could not have been made more welcome. Prompt service, excellent food and competitive prices. Had a terrific evening. The lamb and steak dishes were cooked and served to perfection. Well done. Top marks and the grandchildren loved it!”

The menu is diverse and extensive, you can view it below.

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Menu

Lunch Salads at Ilkley

Chicken Salad | £ 12.90

Mix leaves, halloumi, avocado, tomato & basil.

Lamb Salad | £ 13.90

Mix grilled veg, olives, rocket, red onion & parsley.

Falafel Salad (V) | £ 12.90

With red onion, vine tomato, cucumber and mixed leaves. Served with pomegranate & olive dressing.

Cold Starters at Ilkley

Cacik | £ 4.95

Creamy garlic yogurt, chopped cucumber, fresh mint and oregano, served with homemade bread.

Hummus (V) | £ 5.95

Chickpea based dip, tahini, garlic, olive oil and fresh lemon juice, served with salad and homemade bread.

Babaganus (V) | £ 5.50

Slow oven roasted aubergine, red pepper, garlic, white pepper and creamy yogurt.

Saksuka (V) | £ 5.75

Oven cooked Mediterranean vegetables with rich tomato sauce, Turkish herbs and garlic, served with homemade bread.

Acili Ezme (V) | £ 5.95

Spicy homemade salsa dip, Turkish style, served with homemade bread.

Bulgur Wheat Salad (V) | £ 5.95

(Kisir) Steam cooked fine bulgur wheat, crushed chilli, red and green peppers, celery, parsley, red pepper puree, olive oil and fresh lemon juice.

Feta Cheese and Olives (V) | £ 5.95

Marinated mixed olives with dressing, Turkish feta cheese served with homemade bread.

Stuffed Vine Leaf Rolls (V) | £ 5.50

(Yaprak Sarma) A mixture of rice, onion and garlic puree, lemon peel and wrapped in vine leaves and stewed, served with cacik (creamy yogurt).

Prawn Cocktail (V) | £ 5.50

(Karides Sarimsakli) King prawn cocktail with Marie rose sauce and salad.

Hot Starters at Ilkley

Soup Of The Day | £ 5.75

Ask our staff for more information.

Sucuk | £ 5.95

Pan fried traditional garlic sausage with vine tomatoes and mixed peppers, served with homemade bread.

Garlic Mushrooms | £ 5.75

Pan fried mushrooms with garlic, chilli and chives.

Halloumi Cheese (V) | £ 6.95

Fresh goats cheese chargrilled, served with bread, salad and roasted vegetables.

Falafel (V) | £ 5.95

Falafel with crushed chick peas, herbs and garlic, served on a bed of hummus with homemade bread.

Cheese Rolls (V) | £ 5.75

(Sigara Boregi) Feta cheese, parsley and dill in a filo pastry roll.

Sucuk Roll | £ 5.95

(Pacanga Boregi) Garlic sausage, red and green peppers, onion and mozzarella wrapped in filo pastry.

Garlic King Prawns | £ 6.95

(Sarimsakli Karides) King prawns with butter, tomato sauce, garlic, and mushroom.

Grilled Prawn Skewers | £ 6.95

Grilled marinated Mediterranean king prawns with rocket salad, and lemon.

Calamari | £ 6.80

(Kalamar) Lightly battered deep fried squid rings with tartar sauce and fresh lemon.

Cheesy Pepper (V) | £ 5.95

Deep fried jalapeño peppers stuffed with mozzarella, served with cacik and salad.

Nachos (V) | £ 5.50

Tortilla chips with melted cheese, salsa, jalapeño peppers and cacik.

Olive Branch Kofte | £ 6.95

Pan fried minced lamb mini kofte meatballs, in a rich tomato sauce with a touch of cream, served with salad and homemade bread.

Mains at Ilkley

Lamb Chops | £ 15.90

(Pirzola) Marinated lamb chops, served with salad, bulgur and cacik.

Lamb Shish | £ 15.90

(Kuzu Izgara) Large cubes of marinated lamb, skewered, served with salad, bulgur and cacik.

Mixed Grill | £ 16.95

An assortment of kebabs including lamb shish, kofte, chicken shish and pirzola served with salad, bulgur and cacik.

Chicken Grill | £ 14.50

(Tavuk Izgara) Marinated chicken breast served with salad, bulgur and cacik.

Adana Kofte | £ 14.90

Juicy lamb minced meat, moulded onto skewers, chargrilled and served with salad, cacik and bread.

Mediterranean style Sirloin Steak | £ 16.95

(Biftek) Served with salad, cacik and Chips or Bulgur.

Ali Nazik Kebab (Choose one) | £ 15.95

Chicken, Lamb or Adana – Silky aubergine puree and fresh peppers in a creamy garlic yogurt to accompany, spiced lamb shish, chicken shish or Adana kofte served with a creamy yogurt.

Salmon Fillet Steak | £ 15.50

(Somon Baligi) Oven cooked and served with salad, cacik, and Chips or Bulgur.

Sea Bass Fillet | £ 15.50

(Levrek) Chargrilled and served with salad, cacik and, Chips or Bulgur.

Minced Chicken Wrap | £ 15.50

(Tavuk Beyti) Minced chicken wrapped in tortilla bread, smothered with our own unique tomato sauce, fresh Turkish herbs, and creamy yogurt.

Sautes (Chicken) | £ 14.50

Chicken, with mixed peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic, cooked in our unique traditional tomato sauce, bulgur, salad and cacik.

Sautes (Lamb) | £ 15.50

Lamb with mixed peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic, cooked in our unique traditional tomato sauce, bulgur, salad and cacik.

Sautes (Chicken & Lamb) | £ 16.95

Chicken and Lamb with mixed peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic, cooked in our unique traditional tomato sauce, bulgur, salad and cacik.

Turkish Style Fajitas (Chicken) | £ 14.50

(Kavurma) Marinated onions, mushrooms, peppers and fresh garlic, served with salad, cacik, mozzarella cheese and tortillas for you to wrap your own.

Turkish Style Fajitas (Lamb) | £ 15.50

(Kavurma) Marinated onions, mushrooms, peppers and fresh garlic, served with salad, cacik, mozzarella cheese and tortillas for you to wrap your own.

Turkish Style Fajitas (Chicken & Lamb) | £ 16.95

(Kavurma) Marinated onions, mushrooms, peppers and fresh garlic, served with salad, cacik, mozzarella cheese and tortillas for you to wrap your own.

Lamb Moussaka | £ 14.95

Layers of sliced Mediterranean vegetables, minced meat, topped with béchamel sauce, tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkle of mozzarella and bulgur rice.

Lamb Imam Bayildi | £ 15.95

Roasted aubergine, stuffed with veg, minced meat and tomato sauce served with bulgur rice.

Oven baked Prawn | £ 16.90

King prawn, tomato, pepper, mushroom, garlic, herbs, melted cheese topping.

Platters at Ilkley

Olive Branch Special | £ 25.00

Mixed hot and cold meze and Mixed grill special. Price per person!

Hot and Cold Mixed Meze | £ 14.95

Halloumi, Cheesy stuffed Peppers, Falafel, Cheese Rolls, Sucuk, Garlic mushroom, Olives, Hummus, Cacik, Feta, Salsa, Saksuka, stuffed vine leaves, Babagunus, Kisir, salad and homemade bread.

Mixed Meze (Cold) (V) | £ 12.95

Hummus, Ezme, Cacik, Feta cheese with Olives, Saksuka, and Stuffed Vine Leaf Rolls

Mixed Meze (Hot) | £ 13.95

Halloumi cheese, Cheesy stuffed Peppers, Falafel, Cheese Rolls, Sucuk, Garlic mushroom, Olives, salad and homemade bread.

Pizzas at Ilkley

Chicken and Mushroom | £ 9.99

Homemade Turkish thin base crispy Pizzas stone baked with Chicken, mushroom, asparagus, peppers and oregano.

Lamb and Chilli | £ 9.99

Homemade Turkish thin base crispy Pizzas stone baked with Lamb, red onion, green pepper, cherry tomato, chilli and rosemary.

Kofte, Jalapeno and Aubergine | £ 9.99

Homemade Turkish thin base crispy Pizzas stone baked with Kofte, jalapeños, grilled aubergine, red pepper, rocket..

Bolognese | £ 9.99

Minced meat, tomatoes, peppers, celery, onions, homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Mushroom and Garlic (V) | £ 9.99

Homemade Turkish thin base crispy Pizzas stone baked with Mushroom and garlic with olives, sun dried tomato and mozzarella.

Sucuk and Pastrami | £ 9.99

Homemade Turkish thin base crispy Pizzas stone baked with Sucuk, pastrami, cherry tomato, cheese, red and green pepper and thyme.

Pides at Ilkley

Vegetarian Pide (V) | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with daily fresh Mediterranean vegetables in a stone baked oven and served with salad and cacik.

Yumurtali Ispanakli (V) | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with Spinach, free range egg and feta cheese in a stone baked oven and served with salad and cacik.

Kiymali Pide | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with Marinated lamb mince onion, peppers, parsley and tomato in a stone baked oven and served with salad and cacik.

Sucuklu Pide | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with Sucuk, free range eggs, cheddar cheese and mozzarella in a stone baked oven and served with salad and cacik.

Lahmacun | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with minced meat, onion, chilli, tomato, garlic, parsley, pepper and herbs in a stone baked oven and served with salad and cacik.

Kusbasi | £ 12.99

Traditional Turkish flatbread made with small cubes of lamb meat, chilli, tomato, onion, and parsley

Vegetarian at Ilkley

Moussaka (V)| £ 12.95

(Patlican Musakka) Layers of sliced Mediterranean vegetables topped with béchamel sauce, tomato sauce and finished with a sprinkle of mozzarella and bulgur rice.

Oven roasted vegetables (V) | £ 12.95

(Kizartma) Oven roasted vegetables with garlic yogurt sauce served with salad, bulgur and cacik.

Vegetable Stew (V) | £ 12.95

(Sebzeli Sote) Mediterranean fresh vegetable stew, tomato based with touch of spice and bulgur.

Slow Cooked Aubergine (V) | £ 13.95

(Imam Bayildi) Slow cooked aubergine, stuffed with Mediterranean vegetables and homemade tomato sauce, touch of garlic and topped with mozzarella and bulgur rice.

Fajita (V) | £ 12.95

Marinated Mediterranean vegetables, fresh garlic, served with salad, cacik, mozzarella cheese and tortillas for you to wrap your own.

Sides at Ilkley

Chunky Chips (V) | £ 3.95

Sauteed Potatoes (V) | £ 3.99

Garlic butter, paprika, oregano, crushed red chilli.

Tomato and Onion Salad (V) | £ 3.95

Turkish salad with Feta & Olives (V) | £ 3.95

Grilled Sucuk | £ 3.95

Garlic Bread (Cheese optional) (V) | £ 3.95

Bulgur Rice (V) | £ 2.95

Roasted Vegetables | £ 3.99

Cacik (V) | £ 2.00

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