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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent spot and attentive, loving service. Food very good. Priced very fairly. This is my go-to place for at least one dinner every time I'm in Edinburgh. Never fails to impress.

Thank piperdoon
Limavady, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about a friendly, reasonably priced, city centre Italian restaurant that will have you coming back again and again --- well, this is it. Efficient staff, an extensive menu, this place has it all. We ate from the early bite menu and I especially liked the half and half, half pizza and half pasta. Go with a good appetite as... More 

Thank Talan7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a friend and was disgusted to witness a waitress totally disrespect a customer, when a waiter spills a jug of iced water down you and completely soaks you, doesn't even acknowledge what he's done, the waitress then suggested going down to the toilets and using the hand drier to dry off, the way she spoke to... More 

Thank Taxi1girl
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found The Jolly by accident and were debating about whether we should try it or not. You know, an Italian restaurant with a name like The Jolly, it does create some doubt. Anyway we noticed that the bloke who seemed to be running the show was wearing a brightly coloured waist coat, in fact bright red chillies all over... More 

Thank Litoria2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time in years and have to say it's not changed one bit, decor and tables exactly the same but more importantly food still the same - excellent value for money! We had the bruschetta to start which was very tasty followed by the half pizza half pasta option which again was great although portion... More 

Thank nmcmaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Jolly for my son's 21st, 16 of us in total. Staff very friendly and great food, every1 enjoyed their meal. Special mention to the owner who made us laugh. Will be back again soon! X

Thank Michael C
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted a pizza and found this place - a family run operation with a wood fired oven! We arrived and it was rammed but the manager said go next door, have a beer and she would call us when a table was free, perfect! Half an hour and she was back and we had an excellent pizza.

Thank Southcoasters
South Carolina
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was extremely greasy - i.e. 10mm of grease standing on served pizzas (which I can't believe they even brought it to the table like that), waiter was poorly educated on the wine list, and the hostess was not at all friendly or welcoming. There are WAY too many Italian eating establishments in Edinburgh to try rather than waste your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food pasta great diveto the best host in the world has a lovely family meal there would defo recommend the jolly 👌

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant as we were passing great little place very friendly staff and large meals I ordered the large meat pizza could not finish it.

Thank Philip W

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?