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The Jolly Restaurant

9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland (Leith)
+44 131 5562833
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Ranked #1,012 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Leith
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

3 of us ate here on Tuesday night before going to the cinema. We had an hour and 20 mins and assumed this was plenty of time to have one course but it was over 40 minutes before our food arrived. We all had pizza and none of us finished them as we weren't impressed. The base was spongy and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I ate here with my husband on a Tuesday evening, it was a last minute decision as we were walking past. First impression as we were seated was wow, look at all the dust on the drabby table clothes. With cobwebs everywhere, poor cd repeating itself in the background, to a pile on daily newspapers stacked on a chair to... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a very authentic Italian restaurant offering great value. The pizzas were excellent as was the amazing spaghetti pescatori that was loaded with king prawns, clams, mussels and more. Good house wine too.

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Set price menu. Pizza really good value for money. Not top quality but for those on a budget sheer great value. Staff excellent. Very friendly and helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went for the set lunch, three courses for £6. Obscenely good value as the food was great. Jolly has clearly been doing a great job. Excellent family resturant

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As you can prob guess from the title Jollys (as my family call it) has been a resturant my family have been visiting since I was a toddler. And the reason we keep going back is simply because we always have a great experience. The food is always delcious, the prices more than reasonable. Love the smells of the food... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stopped in this place as we were walkiing around the city. We didn't have a reservation but were able to be seated quickly. The food was good and plentiful. I had the Pollo Marco and was quite pleased.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Totally love this place been there 5 times in the last year, its great for a quick pizza before the cinema or heading into town. my granddad even came here 20 years ago!! and we've only booked once they always manage to find us a table.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ordered a pizza from the Jolly after being totally let down by Chop Chop. After the farce I went through with them anything would have done to be honest but the Jolly came out with a cracking pizza and a couple of cans of juice for a bout twelve quid in 45 minutes. Nothing to fault at all-keep up the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

First came 35 years ago and always eat here when I'm in Edinburgh, decent Italian food at a good price!! There are too many places trying too hard. This is just good honest food. I came on my own tonight and was made to feel very welcome,

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