The Folly

The Folly, London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Folly Reviews: 3.5/5

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Monument • 1 min walk
  • Bank • 4 min walk
Best nearby
Restaurants
10,000 within 3 miles
Attractions
2,054 within 6 miles
Popular mentions

3.5
168 reviews
Excellent
52
Very good
54
Average
27
Poor
18
Terrible
17

Georgia P
1 contribution
Fab.u.lous
Sep 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing afternoon at the West End Drag Brunch!! Highly recommend and fabulous service from wonderful Connor.
Written September 5, 2021
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Alysha M
1 contribution
5 star thank you connor
Sep 2021 • Friends
Omg what a day! Had a bottomless brunch with drag west end show and it was amazing. Great experience and and amazing service by Connor who treated us with 5 star service! Thanks so much Connor!
Written September 5, 2021
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Rachel M
Leicester, UK108 contributions
Pretty place to eat
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were a bit confused by the the ordering system (via QR code) but the waitress was very helpful. Had a delicious breakfast here. Food was lovely and the decor unusual. The only thing that let the place down was the lack of toilet paper in the loos 😬. Would go again for lunch or dinner if in the area.
Written August 25, 2021
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Beth S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK145 contributions
Excellent team
May 2021
As a firm believer in the staff really make a restaurant it couldn’t be more true for here. Both from the team going out of their way to accommodate our booking at short notice and a very busy time but also in helping to find a set up that works for us. Great service although no reflection on the team but the app to order needs work (it declines payment when an item is unavailable rather than just saying that specific drink is unavailable). Regardless, great place, great atmosphere, great drinks and an excellent team.
Written June 15, 2021
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
Tasty food
Aug 2020
This was our first visit to The Folly. The welcome on arrival was very friendly and we were quickly shown to a table which was thoroughly cleaned before we sat down. The food was reasonably price, well cooked and tasty. My wife said her crispy duck was delicious. I am sure that we will return when we are next in the area.
Written August 21, 2020
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rachelaudrey26
Edinburgh, UK145 contributions
Lovely bar but average food
Jan 2020 • Couples
The bar itself is lovely, really nice decor and the staff are friendly. It was very busy when we went on a Friday night and the atmosphere was good.
We did enjoy our food but have been to another Drake and Morgan restaurant and it was quite a bit nicer.
Would still recommend for good atmosphere and food choices that cater for most people.
Written February 23, 2020
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Tioramshug
Cambridge, UK171 contributions
Very pleasant lunchtime venue
Feb 2020 • Business
Handy for informal lunchtime meeting in the City. 3 of us had coffees and then 2 crispy duck salads and the salmon dish of the day. All very enjoyable and well presented. Have scored 4 rather than 5 as service charge was included at 12.5%, but I missed this and added on another 10%. Didn’t spot until looked properly at the receipt later. I think the staff member should really have pointed that out to me.
Written February 13, 2020
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BELMONT Ipswich
Ipswich, UK716 contributions
A very popular bar
Jan 2020
This is situated very close to the Monument. It was a convenient place to meet, but as it is so popular it is difficult to have a conversation without shouting. It was also difficult to find anywhere to sit at 6.30pm.
Written January 26, 2020
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TheCroods
Farnham, UK71 contributions
Wonderful coffee
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great place for a business meeting or just a solo cup of coffee. Didn’t have chance for a cooked breakfast but the smell was spellbinding. Skinny latte was very nice and very well presented. Would definitely relax here again.
Written December 9, 2019
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Helen S
London, UK38 contributions
Great food, terrible restaurant (Thursday night)
Oct 2019 • Friends
The food was delicious.

We booked for 8 people. We were put on a table for 6, and two of us had to sit in the middle section, each side of a 2cm drop between the two tables they’d put together. Not ideal.

The atmosphere on a Thursday night is ridiculous. The restaurant is upstairs and the bar downstairs has a clubby feel. The speakers upstairs think they’re downstairs. We had to shout at each other to be heard. Light levels were low enough to render the menu illegible without the - erm - atmospheric light of a phone torch.

The waiting staff dealt with all of this admirably - although they were visibly relieved that we provided our own torch light, and embarrassed about the two-height table situation.

The food was delicious. The waiters were awesome. The restaurant and dining experience was awful.

Don’t come on a Thursday night if you want a relaxed meal and/or want to talk to the people you’re with. Do come on a Thursday night if you like food and hate your friends. Other points in the week are probably more sensible if you want to have a conversation.

The food was delicious. The waiting staff are heroic.
Written October 24, 2019
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