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“The jack wills of restaurants ”

The Folly Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #2,687 of 22,822 Restaurants in London
Price range: $10 - $33
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The jack wills of restaurants ”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant recently. The staff were average in their helpfulness and friendliness. It felt a little like the staff felt we should be grateful for being allowed to eat there. The decor there is lovely, with great touches in the main restaurant and toilets.
The food was mixed, the lobster croquettes were nice but the steak sandwich over priced and tough. In general pretty average.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Romford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Nice bar, bit pricey but good atmosphere”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I enjoy The Folly, nice bar, clear, good theme and a bit different with food that is interesting. (Relation of The Drift on Bishopsgate which I also enjoy.)
Both are pricey though!

Please replenish toilet roll in the ladies during the evening, 7.15pm for no loo roll in some cubicles is poor, drip drying is not nice and you are not bargain basement back street suburbion pub prices so sort it out!

Apart from that, great place to meet with friends/work colleagues.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always insanely busy”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This bar is always really busy and it seems that most of the tables are reserved in advance so if you just turn up it can be a struggle to find space. However by London's standards the bar staff are very efficient so the wait at the bar isn't too bad. Cocktails are good and the food is tasty

Visited October 2013
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and good food”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited on different occasions for breakfast, lunch and after work drinks. It's a nice venue, with interesting décor and a good atmosphere - the food and drinks don't disappoint either.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not a bad spot, but pricey and always busy!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not a bad spot, but pricey and always busy! Food is decent and it's spacious so there's enough room to perch somewhere but it's always a bit of a scrum at the bar!

Visited August 2013
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