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The Folly Bar

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41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT, England
+44 845 468 0102
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07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 07:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 07:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a one night stay in London and hadn't booked anywhere for dinner. After walking around the area for a while we liked the look of The Folly from the outside. We weren't disappointed when we entered, such a vibrant lively atmosphere. We decided to enquire if there was any tables free and were told that if we didn't... More 

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Thank Chock68
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a few drinks and dinner. The service was very pleasant and the food was exceptionally tasty for the price. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Joe N
Great Chishill, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thursday night drinks with a friend. No seats and those that were free had been reserved. We sat in one anyway and were told they were reserved and asked to move. We stayed there and asked them to come and tell us when the guests that had reserved the table arrived. An hour after they were due we were still... More 

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Thank V1CC16
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner last night. Really noisy so even on a table for 4 you had to shout to be heard. Food was also below par - wagu burger just came how they wanted to serve it which was slightly cremated. Staff also overly keen to get you out the door and release table. Wouldn't go again anytime soon. Much better... More 

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Thank Debbie W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of 6 of us for lunch and drinks and when we first walked in we were impressed by the cool decor and funky interior. The Cocktails were nice and pretty reasonable. The food wasn't really up to much, the chicken in the sandwich was very dry and the steak in the steak sandwich was as tough... More 

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Thank MGordon20
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can to dine on Sunday morning for Breakfast. First of all the food was very nice. However the service of our waiter really let them down. We were seated very quickly friendly and efficiently and we were given water straight away by a very amiable chap. However our waiter just was not interested. He was sullen and standoffish. We... More 

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Thank Mark W
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mark W, I am so sorry to hear of your recent visit to The Folly. We take comments of this nature very seriously and would like to discuss further. If you'd like to contact myself directly on info@thefollybar.co.uk I'd be more than happy to discuss further. Kind regards, The Folly Team More 

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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal, this place has a great atmosphere, friendly staff & food was super speedy but pretty standard tasting pub food to be honest. Great for a quick bite to eat 👍🏻

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Thank Lydia N
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hello Lydia N, I hope you're well. Thank you for comments! We're very happy to hear you had such a lovely time with us! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Folly Team. More 

Windsor
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never heard about the Folly and got there by chance on Saturday afternoon. It was a delightful find! The place is spacious, well decorated and has the amazing cosmopolitan buzz about it. It is not a place to have a gourmand meal but our food was good, very reasonably priced and I voted my crème brulee the best... More 

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Thank Tatiana V V
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hello Tatiana, So happy to hear you enjoyed our Creme Brulee so much and our staff made such an impression. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to having you back. Kind regards, The Folly Team More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday night and even though it was busy the staff are so welcoming and the service is great. We didn't have a table booked but that was no problem, Sayid found us an area and quickly took our drinks order. Great atmosphere and amazing staff makes for a brilliant night out in the City. We will... More 

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Thank Sarah R
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hello Sarah R, Thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed our Folly Friday! Sayid is a huge asset to our team. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, The Folly Team More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last Friday for an anniversary meal with my husband. I had booked a table in advance. We were given complimentary glasses of Prosecco for our anniversary when we arrived which was rather nice and thoughtful. The food was delicious, especially the Prawn cocktail sticks I had as a starter. The atmosphere was wonderful too. Great music played by a... More 

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Thank Sarita S
DrakeMorgan, Guest Relations Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hello Sarita S, Congratulations again! I'm happy to hear we could make your celebrations special! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, The Folly Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 23:00
Thursday
07:30 - 01:00
Friday
07:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 845 468 0102
Description
Step inside into a haven of foliage and garden-inspired interiors where you can sip creative cocktails and enjoy the seasonal all-day dining menu from early morning breakfasts through to dinner and late night drinks. Spread over two floors and with a spacious private dining room downstairs, The Folly is equipped for your every need.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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