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The Jolly Restaurant

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9 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
+44 131 5562833
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Edinburgh is full of average Italian restaurants but this one always hits the spot. The prices are cheap and the quality is excellent. You also don't have to suffer the usual overbearing or rude waiters. The menu has a large selection to suit most tastes and the drink is very reasonably priced. There is plenty of space for a family... More 

1 Thank lionacleit
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the prettiest or poshest place in Edinburgh but you are guaranteed good food, generous portions, friendly welcome and great value. It always seems to be busy with a wide variety of people. Nominally Italian cuisine with other stuff too. Have eaten here several times when visiting this part of Edinburgh yet to be disappointed.

Thank Andrew2152
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wandering past and spotted the cheap 3 course deal (Saturday £6.30 each) so popped in. Basic restaurant....more of a cafe to be honest. Very basic starters. Mains were ok but big portions (half pizza and half pasta). They ran out of the desert of the day so had to make do with ice cream. Can't complain given the price.

1 Thank m.obrien83
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions! Some of the starters look like main meals! Pizzas are nice. Calamari fritte starter could have done with a nice dip on the side. The restaurant is a little bit shabby and not fancy at all. Some people like that though. The manager is friendly. We were a table of 12 and unfortunately the staff made a number... More 

Thank Kitty8704
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Together with my friend I visited the restaurant since it was recommended to me. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. Pizza-pasta, soup of the day, desserts. All was really good. A value for money? Definitely. But it would be no matter if the food was mediocre. It was far from it. A real Italian experience. We will be back.:-)

Thank Paul_Edi
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been the 'go to' family favourite when in central Edinburgh for years. The quality of service and food is always good, and the value, especially the set lunch menu, is exceptional.

Thank JohnJohnson65
West Lothian, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy so we were lucky to get a table for the two of us..no sooner were the large group tables finished and left when more large groups arrived to take up the tables..this in itself tells you about the food and service..and not forgetting the price which was all fabulous..great atmosphere also..can't wait to go back

Thank Helloagain59
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

5 of us headed off to the Jolly on the recommendation of our pal with Italian roots. My first impression was not great, a real " where the heck has he brought us moment" it's a very tired looking Italian restaurant that's in desperate need of a lick of paint and new tablecloths it has a staircase down to the... More 

1 Thank Hungry-Heather78
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Such wonderfull and lovely place to have a perfect italian meal! Amazing service, cozy, comfortable and so beautifull decoration. We will be back!

Thank FionaShae
Skipton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is the fourth consecutive year we have brought a group of 25 Y6 pupils to this lovely restaurant. The staff cannot do enough to make us feel welcome. The meal deal is excellent value for money & the verdict from the children was very good! We will definitely be back next year! Thank you.

1 Thank Topsaz65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?