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The Jolly Restaurant

9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland (Leith)
+44 131 5562833
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Ranked #989 of 1,855 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Brechin
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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place servers nice food, the pizzas are superb. Staff are friendly and very helpful, good atmosphere in this restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Been eating at Jolly's every time we visit Edinburgh for over 14 years. We ate here 3 times on our last visit... I read some of the other reviews and we did experience some of the frequent complaints, overcooked pasta, cheese not quite melted on the bruschetta, but the pizza here is probably the best around. I would not recommend... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I've never visited this place before as it seemed a touristic trap to me. Decided to go there on a weekday evening and glad I did. Their pizzas are very very very nice - could be among the best in Edinburgh. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for their pasta: overcooked and swimming in sauce - I couldn't eat it.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Came for dinner mid-week with family and had an average experience. Nothing was spectacular, but nothing was a let down. Loved the pictures and paintings on the walls! We ordered starters, mains and desserts. The starters were okay, the Bruschetta came on slightly soggy bread and was piled with cold packet Mozzarella cheese and the Mussels weren't all that great.... More

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