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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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Today
12:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 32
    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
Not a great meal

The menu promised a good meal, we ordered 4 different mains,. None lived up to expectations. would not go again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
PatN525
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Shared a relaxing lunch with friends. Lovely atmosphere, great value, lovely staff and fabbie Italian food. This place is a true gem. The tomato soup is great, tasty pizza and no room for dessert :) I cannot recommend it enough. We will be back. If you want a true value for money meal amongst 'friends' this is the place to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The menu promised a good meal, we ordered 4 different mains,. None lived up to expectations. would not go again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

one of the best places in Edinburgh to eat Italian food at a lower price. The food is lovely, they have a wide selection of food. This dishes are quite big! The staff are also very friendly. My favourite is half pizza/half pasta. Yum!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Dropped in to The Jolly on a recommendation from a workmate and wasn't disappointed. Too late for the lunch time deal we still enjoyed a good meal at a reasonable price. There's plenty to choose from, I had a half pizza half pasta, and a decent wine list but the house wine both the red and white were pretty good.... More 

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edinburgh
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Been hear many times. Their half pizza half pasta combos are great value. Traditional decor, the place hasn't changed for many years,mbutbthat just adds to the charm.

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Edinburgh
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130 reviews 130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Arrived early evening. Big plate of food but unfortunately it wasn't fresh. Chicken tough and potatoes burned. Obviously left over from lunch or previous evening. Didn't charge for one chicken dish but shouldn't have charged for either. This visit changed my mind from previous visit.

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Edinbane, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Family celebrating some good news. Great Italian food, something for everyone. Family run restaurant. Staff all friendly and helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited this restaurant before going to the playhouse, looks holmly but infact is just a bit tacky and overdue a makeover. I ordered mussels to start which were chewy not fresh at all. We both had pasta for main which was ok, in my opinion pasta in an Italian restaurant should always be first class. there are hundreds of places... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

£6.20 for a three course lunch what more can i say the food was delivered quick and most of all was tasty , garlic bread , 1/2 pizza 1/2 pasta and ice cream great value for money left leaving stuffed and that I got way more than i expected for that price.

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Bodrum
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Best homemade pizza on a coal fire oven. Also best mussels ever. The sauce was amazing. I am always cautios when ordering sea food, but glad I did!! Too much food at a great price. Had to take half of the pizza home. Really good!!!

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?