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“Good if you like suits...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Folly Bar

The Folly Bar
Ranked #2,496 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: Bar, British, International
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: City of London
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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“Good if you like suits...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During the week its full of people who work in the surrounding area (largely Insurance) and is quite a lively place to go Wednesday -> Friday. I've had the food once and I can say it is fairly priced and pretty good quality given what it is. The Folly is one of those places that try to do it all. There is a nice bar at the top next to a fully functional and well respected kitchen and adjoining restaurant/seating area. Downstairs there are more seating areas and a 'dance floor' part that opens up towards the end of the night.

Whilst I'm ok with this as it means you could stay here from early afternoon to early hours, its a case of "jack of all trades, master of none".

I work nearby but don't frequent this bar often for the exact reason above. Plus it is rather expensive if you compare it to the Folly's peers which are only a 5 minute walk away.

Visited October 2013
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“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant is very lively with a very solid, diverse menu - both for food and drinks. Great atmosphere with tables of all sizes that make it a good choice for both large groups or couples.

Visited October 2013
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Goa, India
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“Overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Good location, smart decor, good atmosphere. Drinks overpriced and the steak in the sandwich was tough and under-seasoned.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Engagement Drinks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Booked part of The Folly on a Sunday afternoon for some engagement drinks with around 40-50 guests, we were given the 'delhi' area off to the right as you enter which gave us a nice degree of privacy...though we later took over most of the bar space as well!

The staff were very efficient and friendly with pre-ordered food arriving exactly when we requested it. I'm told the food was excellent (especially the mini fish and chips) though hosting duties meant I unfortunately didn't get to taste any...

  • Visited October 2013
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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“A good kind of fishy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The inside of The Folly Bar was superb it had dangling lights with mezzanine type layout with seating upstairs and downstairs. The ambiance was entirely enticing with a warm glow and dim lighting. I ordered the fish pie whilst my partner ordered the steak. Both were to die for and were presented beautifully! Definitely worth a visit next time you're in the area!

  • Visited February 2013
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