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The Jolly Botanist

££ - £££, British,
256-260 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT, Scotland
+44 131 228 5596
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“gin bar” (29 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
256-260 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I chose this for a gin tasting experience because their gin menu includes some tasting notes, rather than just listing the kinds of gin, which is nice, and they choose special garnishes for each drink. Nice selection of gins, as you would expect. The food...More

Thank CourtneyMD
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Staying in Edinburgh, I called in early evening. Very busy, but found a table and enjoyed a couple of G&T's from their vast array (well over 100 by my reckoning) and ordered their very reasonably priced fillet steak sandwich. It was excellent (as were the...More

Thank JohnOfStratford
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A great meeting place for lunch and drinks. The Jolly Botanist has a good selection of Gins, Gin Cocktails and drinks for the non-gin drinkers (whoever they are!) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Bar Tenders took our order at the bar and then sent...More

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

So I met up with my friend for a brunch ,the food was delicious and cocktails were to die for !!!! I can’t wait to be back as the service was so friendly and helpful you can’t ask for more !

Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Had a late breakfast here on a Sunday. We both had the Jolly big breakfast, which was excellent, served with tea. The staff is very friendly and fast. Definitely to recommend! Breakfast is served until 2 pm.

Thank rusk177
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Early lunch so wasn't too busy. Nice atmosphere and good food. Love the quirky decor, mum was inspired by the stencils on the toilets!

Thank mmcleod14
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I don't know if it's me getting older or simply out of touch with city prices but £14.65 for 2 gin and tonic is a bit steep for me. It has all the trappings of a hip and trendy gin joint and clearly aimed at...More

Thank 77Minx
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have visited the Jolly Botanist a few times while I have been in town for work and would highly recommend the selection of gins, food and service! However, I visited on the 4th April (last night) to witness a member of staff, I am...More

1  Thank PatrickMacDonald12
Reviewed 4 April 2018

As always, very busy and bustling atmosphere, the botanist never lets you down. The food is basic, but always reasonably plentiful as well as tasty!!! Good pub grub!!! As you would expect, the gins and cocktails are GREAT!!

Thank duncan l
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here because it was close to our hotel and was very happy with the experience. Reasonably priced drinks with an excellent choice of gins. The staff were lovely and the food was excellent - I had the cod, asparagus and chorizo and was not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256-260 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 5596
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