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The Jolly Restaurant

Leith
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
+44 131 5562833
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 33
    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
great food , service needs improvement

we went for my birthday and were seated on time , drinks arrived no problem order taken , starters arrived and were lovely , mains arrived , again lovely , the only thing missing was our bottle of chianti which was ordered at the same time as starters , the waiters were great as was who i presumed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Stan M
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Was here earlier for the first time and my experience couldn't be any better, staff and owners were fabulous and always want to talk and have a laugh, I walked through the doors and felt like it was my 20th visit that's how welcoming they are, the food is delicious and portions are huge I had to take half my... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we went for my birthday and were seated on time , drinks arrived no problem order taken , starters arrived and were lovely , mains arrived , again lovely , the only thing missing was our bottle of chianti which was ordered at the same time as starters , the waiters were great as was who i presumed to be... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went for a family meal here on the 2nd of July. The service was okay, but the food was pretty awful. Two of us ordered a half pizza with lasagne, and were very surprised for the food to arrive on a large plastic tray, reminiscent of a school dinner. Literally the lasagne was slopped onto the tray, making it very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely lunch great staff and a great atmosphere have been coming here for years vitro and his family are all lovely and very welcoming

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Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We enjoyed some authentic Italian pizza here, with a great atmosphere. It was a nice stop during a busy day touring Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went here one Friday night with a group of work colleagues, inside and outside decor looks tired & bit dated. Food was average to be honest, service was good but we did have to remind them to return our change after settling bill - and that was after tipping! Perfect place for a quick, simple bite to eat after work.... More 

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Midlothian, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere in this restaurant is great. I love the news paper clippings and pictures as you walk to the toilet. The staff are so friendly and helpful, they even remembered me from my first visit a few months prior which was sweet. Great food and even better value for money. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We got a take-out pizza. It was decent but not outstanding. The sauce needs a bit more flavour. Decent bang for the money.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My daughter took me here for lunch on Wednesday June 17th. We opted for the set menu (£6.20, and the options change weekly). There are 5 options for starter, about 10 for the main course and 2 for dessert. We both had garlic bread for starters, then my daughter had the half pizza / half past option while I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Have been going to this restraint now for nearly 20 years and can still say it is the best pizza I have ever had anywhere. Brilliant!

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Additional Information about The Jolly Restaurant

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

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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business
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?