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The Folly Bar

$$ - $$$
City of London
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41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT, England
+44 845 468 0102
10:00 - 00:00
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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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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in the area for the Marathon and walked a little further away from the already crowded bars, restaurants and pubs in the immediate area and came across this nice restaurant. They served breakfast all day and had quite an extensive food menu and drinks menu. I ate a full English which was good and plentiful. My husband had... More 

Thank Bridget C
London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here as lunchtime treat for our daughter - place was full so we sat up top near the bar area and had no service. We found some menus and were told we could order at the bar which was manned by two guys more wrapped up in their own worlds than having any sense of customer awareness or... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

London - so many places to eat, how can you choose? You don't want to make a mistake, so if you haven't checked out the reviews what else can you do? Firstly, is it busy - yes. Secondly how does it look - good decor, clean? - yes. Thirdly, comprehensive menu with specials? - yes. Lastly, is it expensive? -... More 

Thank georgeangusallan
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful décor and good service. The menu is good but not amazing. Food is average and lacking in the wow factor. I ate the cod which was well cooked but a little on the bland side. My side order of green beans was cooked well, but that's just what they were plain green beans. The music in this place is... More 

Thank Parmdeep J
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

i came here with a group of friends and the service and food was outstanding. They clearly know what they are doing as staff were well informed and very friendly. Will be booking again for sure

Thank janemarks77
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I turned up for a meeting over coffee this Thursday the person I was meeting said "I don't like going here if I can help it, the service is the worst in London". I was not disappointed! Large queues around the door but lots of free tables, couldn't get a menu for 10 mins, never came back to ask... More 

Thank 27seconds
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on Thursday for the first time, expected it to be busy seeing as it was the Bank Holiday weekend and it didn't disappoint. Quite a large venue with food and drinks served upstairs and drinks downstairs. A nice venue with a bubbly vibe about it, drinks were a bit pricey - as you'd expect based on it's location... More 

Thank Hansel D
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruben actually made our night. What a bartender. The service is amazing. So approachable. He knowledge of drinks is amazing. Folly is amazing

Thank Nikesh G
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a few works friends came The Folly unplanned on a Friday night. Tt was one of the best customer experiences we've ever had (and especially for a Friday night in the City). I believe the two ladies looking after us were called Laura and Nicole. They were fantastically accommodating and really did go out of their way to... More 

Thank ZehraJabeen
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Hi Zehra, Thank you so much for your feedback! I have passed on your feedback to our very hardworking and appreciative team. I have also advised Laura and Nicole's manager of the great work they are doing. Hopefully we will see you and the team back again soon! Kind regards, The Folly Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3rd visit to The Folly this year. the service was unbelievably slow and completely haphazard. Waiter had to check 3 times that i didn't want my Scotch Egg starter with my roast beef main! The beef, when it eventually appeared, was grey, curled up at the ends and at least 50% fat. No way it should ever have left the... More 

Thank PaulaMellon
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar, responded to this review

Good morning Paula, I would like to discuss your experience further. If you could please email me directly at info@thefollybar.co.uk that would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Jessica Goss More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
10:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
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
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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