The Jolly Gin and craft

3.6
67 reviews
£25 and under
International
Serving gin, craft beer and homemade food. Family run business

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 67 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.5
ambience
3.8
value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BryanW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not clear on their covid rules, amount of food you had to order and when you had to order last drinks! Also never asked us through the full stay if we wanted another drink, only had one with our food and all needed refills but by time we caught waitress we weren’t then allowed before closing time as we had finished our food. NEVER explained to us and “manager” was very rude and abrupt when we asked about it. Bottom line we explained we were there to help local businesses in these times but we won’t be back! Terrible service and attitude!!

The Jolly Gin and craft
Responded on 19 March 2021

Hi Bryan We were following the Scottish government rules. A main meal is what we were told by the local eho and that is what we worked with. I can only apologies that we missed you but because we did and the food was finished we couldn't bend the rules because a breach of covid regulations could have led to the goverment grants being withdrawn. Sorry for letting you guys down

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Smcd
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The staff were lovely, & we had a lovely time. But the quality of the food was absolutely atrocious. Limp warm lettuce leaves, a burger with nothing other than a burger inside.. We will not visit again unfortunately.

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Rosey
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Use this place regularly but was very disappointed. Food was below average. Booked a 2 hour slot. Was told we only had 1.5 hours ordered a glass of wine which came before our meal. Finished our meal and it were a cocktail. To be told we couldn't have another drink as our plates had left the table? I said we had the table for 1.5 hours and you literally just took our plates. The guy then got cheeky saying don't blame me rules are rules. You can only drink with food. Why then could we have wine 25 mins before our food arrived but not right after. We won't be back

The Jolly Gin and craft
Responded on 19 March 2021

Hi Rosey Im sorry you were left disapointed but the rules set out by the goverment don't allow alcohol to be ordered after your meal has been finished. You can order drinks before the food arrives as this is seen as with a meal but once the plates are cleared this is seen as the meal ending.

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KarenM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visit.. food was delish ... cocktails amazing .. following all covid guidelines .. fab service.. look fwrd to visiting again when we can

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Carmen
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing for a change, booked again, nachos so good

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ElaineG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

After reading some or most of the reviews we were not sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The staff were extremely friendly. The place was nice and clean. COVID rules and regulations were in force as they should be. There were only two up front staff members serving around 4 or five tables. This made service a bit slow but under the circumstances it was totally acceptable. They had ran out of steak which was a bummer but I opted for the chicken burger and I was not disappointed at all, it was delicious. Everyone in our party was really impressed with the place and would definitely go back. So where the people get their ideas for the bad reviews from I do not know, they must have just been rather unlucky during their visit.

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AlannahH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my husband went here for dinner one night last week, the food was next level amazing! You definitely feel safe also

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent with plenty of Gluten Free options will definitely be back.

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AdeleJ
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival there were no free tables. We were told because we had not informed them we were running ten minutes late that we could not be seated as the restaurant was closing at 8pm. I was extremely disappointed and am not keen to return.

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PamelaN
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were refused entry due to being ten minutes late for our booked table! Apparently tables had been given away.....extremely disappointing! Also you turned away 2 other couples behind us for same reason!

The Jolly Gin and craft
Responded on 19 March 2021

It was a goverment cut of stipulated in the covid hospitality guidance where last entry was allowed we had to follow this. sorry for the upset

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Shannon
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed in the service. Once we arrived we were told we could not be seated and it would be a wait for our tables, which we had booked! To then be told we couldn’t dine as we wouldn’t be out in time!

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StaceyM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table for 6pm and when we first arrived we were greeted with " we have been shuffling tables around all day as people don't want to leave". We were told numerous times that our table was just being cleared and we would be seated soon even though it was clear nobody was leaving their table. After standing at the main door for 20 minutes we were finally seated a table that had been empty the full time. 5 minutes later I had to ask for menu's to be brought to our table. The waiter did apologise for our wait and offered us 50% off our food bill due to our wait however another 10 minutes passed and we still hadn't been asked for a drinks and or food order (we left 40 minutes or so after our booking without even placing an order) I fully appreciate bars and restaurants are busy after being closed for so long however my experience on Saturday was completely unacceptable . Do not take bookings you cannot fulfill! All of my experiences have been "slow" at The Jolly Gin however Saturday has made me very unlikely to return & pay money for a service that is very very poor.

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FredaP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service very slow and haphazard
First night back with alcohol allowed for weeks though
£5 was knocked off bill without us asking though

Food good but would prefer plates. Instead of wooden boards which don't seem as hygienic
Menus should be laminated and wiped between each customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

no Christmas tunes atmosphere was a bit flat

Service was terrible- waited ages for drinks and when they did come - some were wrong
Empties weren’t cleared from table and we had hardly any room as it was a small table for 2 we had
Terms of the table for 2 hours weren’t explained to us. No option for a sweet or a coffee. We weren’t even offered
Food was ok - just the bar service wasted it

Also when paying the bill they were originally going to charge a higher different price that was quoted on the bill

If they knew they were busy they should have had the staff on to cope with the demand

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Demelza
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely place, staff were were very good but the food wasn't the best, probably just picked the wrong thing, not the best fajitas I've had too much peppers not very much chicken

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BBxxx
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. Booked a table at 1900hrs and was left standing for about 25 minutes waiting for it and then spoken to by the manager in a patronising and condescending manner. No jolly, no gin

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Kaeenmac
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and safety measures were fantastic! Took all details for track and trace and server was friendly and welcoming. Food was absolutely incredible! Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back!

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LisaD
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish and half price we couldn't believe it when the bill came!! Staff are lovely will defo be back

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Cheryl
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for the jolly gin and craft and you can imagine our disappointment when we turned up at 4pm and it was closed. We were not informed and still allowed to book even though they were closed.

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jccc
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for lunch and drinks. Food was awesome and service was spot on.

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JoanneH
West Lothian
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing!!! Will defo be back!! Best burger I’ve ever tasted

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.
Great value for money, will definitely return.

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KF22
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but prices didn’t reflect the quantity.

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Nivek
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good, drinks were delicious. Money is well spent but be prepped to wait for ages to get order taken and for the stuff to come

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susanw
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Lovely cocktails at very reasonable price. Amazing chicken wings.

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Rosey
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been here twice recently for food. Food is lovely. Good cocktails. Fab customer service. Good cocktails

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Dinner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No problems with booking. Decent covid procedures. Seated quickly and served quickly. Waiter knowledgable about the menu. Lovely meal with a good friend.

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EmmaG
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t great. Steak pie entirely inedible. Service so slow so didn’t bother mentioning it to staff as didn’t have time to wait. Only paid for it as it was a half price deal. Wouldn’t have paid full price.

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YenL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with beautiful decor. We went during the COVID pandemic so it was very quiet.

Many options for tables. You could sit at the bar, sit at the tall tables or sit on normal tables. Would be perfect for parties once things are normal again

There was also a reduced food and drinks menu at the moment but we still had a great time.

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Deedee
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The cocktails were amazing the food was very good but what I would say as a vegetarian there was not really very good choice it could be better. The service was good the guys worked really hard but it is take a while sometimes to get drinks as only one girl working behind bar but they were worth the wait we would defo go back for sure.

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KirstinJ
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I had the chicken fajitas with the pink cloud cocktail!

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KatrinaM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back 😁😁👍

KM
KimMcF
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal & service as usual. Great menu selection & delicious cocktails.

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RickyM
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and drink and would definitely go back 👍🏻

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GillyP
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, clean plates all round!
Great value for money!

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely the Katsu curry and Mac n cheese. Service great and good selection of wines and gins.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Left standing at door for 10 minutes. Seated for 30 minutes before drink order placed.
15 minutes until received drinks.
An hour after order for food placed, still no starters and was informed an item from the kids meal I ordered was not available. Wrong order on kids meal but did not want to replace as did not want to wait another hour for food to reach our table.
No apology for lateness or that the order was wrong. Didn’t get all items that stated on the menu with the dish I ordered but again did not want to get it replaced as would have been another hour to get the food returned. Throughout our visit many of the surrounding tables kept asking how long their food would be because they had to leave as it was taking too long. Had to ask for kids ice cream when they first brought the mains as wasn’t sure how long it would take to scoop 2 scoops of ice cream into a bowl since it took an hour to fry 3 halloumi sticks and 3 haggis Bon bons. There were only 5 other tables in the whole place so no excuse for it to take that long. Won’t be returning and will be advising others to not attend even when quiet.

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DannyB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place to have drink. Decent selection of beers, cocktails and gins.

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KarenR
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit since March and we were not disappointed. Drinks were great, staff and service very good and attentive and the food was amazing. We had the steak deal for two, 1 rump and 1 tomahawk. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

The Jolly Gin and craft does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Jolly Gin and craft is rated 3.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.