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The Jolly Restaurant

Leith
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9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
+44 131 5562833
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazeing

Brilliant restrunts waiters chef is brilliant go here a lot for lunch the pizzas pasta and soup and deserts are amazing best Italian restrunts in edinburgh

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sammcmtaz
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant restrunts waiters chef is brilliant go here a lot for lunch the pizzas pasta and soup and deserts are amazing best Italian restrunts in edinburgh

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited the jolly botanist today with 10 other adults and two very well behaved infants 2.5 and 3.5 years. As we waited for the meal, one adult decamped with the two kids to a nearby empty table to do a jig saw to keep them amused. They were asked by a gruff man who we later discovered was the owner... More 

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Paisley
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went there for lunch was very pleasantly surprised at decor and the choose of available food was sevrvie in a reasonable time and was excellent the price for 3course was£6.20 amazing

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Jolly must be preserved! Leith used to be filled with places serving good, Italian food that everyone could afford. Sadly, places like The Tiffin closed, The Vittoria and the Caprice went up market and all the other wee Italian cafes selling hot food, decent coffee and home-made ice-cream have dwindled away over the years. I love the Jolly. As... More 

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edinburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Three of us fancied a pizza after a shopping trip up the town. I had a Mexicana 14 inch pizza my wife and daughter sensibly went for a12 inch campanola and a 12 inch veggie. We needed a box for leftovers pizza brilliant. Really tasty and great service as usual from Vito.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and excellent value for money! The decor is very 1980's Italian restaurant but that just adds to the appeal. We had mussels and calamari to start followed by gnocchi and sirilon steak, neither of us could finish our meals - large portions, piping hot and freshly made. Definitely worth a visit!

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troon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went with my daughter to see Wicked in Edinburgh yesterday and wanted to have something to eat before the matinee. My daughter decided that she wanted Italian, so I remembered being in an Italian restaurant just down the street from the Edinburgh Playhouse some 20 years ago. We decided that this would be best because of the proximity to the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Visit regularly and thought it was about time I left a review. Was there for lunch yesterday and the food was great,soup was lovely and the pizza huge and tasty as always.not many other places I know where you can get a 3 course meal for 6 quid ! I'd highly recommend jollys to anyone!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

have been going to the jolly for many years now but sadly it has started going downhill. the main problem appears to be inconsistency as you rarely get the same meal done the same way twice which is down to the chef or chefs. Vito the owner is one of nicest people you could hope to meet is always friendly... More 

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Scotland
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a great restaurant, were very helpful when we were phoning to book. Lovely food and friendly ambience, highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Leith
  • Neighborhood: Leith
  • Phone Number: +44 131 5562833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?