We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Folly Bar & Restaurant

41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT, England
+44 845 468 0102
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (18 reviews)
“fish pie” (12 reviews)
“brownie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,021 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Used the Folly for a quick catch up lunch with an old colleague. Was limited for time so appreciated the prompt service all round. Drinks were light and refreshing (non alcohol - Lime and Soda) and the food most enjoyable, i had the buttermilk chicken...More

Thank Puttmans
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Puttmans, Online feedback is precious to us and we are thankful you took the time to let us know about your experience with us. We are glad to hear that the service was prompt and you have enjoyed food. We hope you make us...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found this place while out with my boyfriend for a drink on a Monday after work. Walked in and there was two hostesses standing at the door talking to each other. Neither looked at us or greeted us, I thought that was there job? Found...More

1  Thank eduly
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi eduly, I am really sorry about your experience at the Folly. 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, Daria

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in the other night for a catch up with some old colleagues. Great atmosphere and fab cocktail menu, made by the very attentive Maxine, worth a visit.More

Thank Ana M
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ana M, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have enjoyed time at the Folly. It is good to know that our team exceeded your expectations and made your experience memorable. We are glad to know your experience was positive in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The size of The Folly is huge! There's a basement with another bar and back room so you don’t feel like you’re crammed in. The main floor has lots of natural daylight which makes it feel spacious and the layout and decor make it stand...More

Thank Floresque
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Floreque, Thank you for your review. We are sad to hear about the experience you had at The Folly. We will take your feedback into account as we work toward improving the way we do business. That is unacceptable. We want every customer to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in last night with a few friends. Had fantastic cocktails made by the lovely Maxine. She gave us great service and was really friendly.More

Thank Olivia S
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Olivia S, I will pass message to Maxine- she will be delighted. We are so happy you took the time to review The Folly. Thank you for giving us a 5 out of 5 rating. It is truly nice to know that our efforts...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two couples and all had different things to eat, but we all agree that the roast lamb was the best. Please do try you're not going to regret it! We were served by a lovely German waitress (who's name I completely forgot, apologies)...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you for your review! We are so glad our efforts are paying off and you had the opportunity to experience a great time. I will pass message to Lina - she will be delighted. Customers just like you make doing what we do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maxine was our server and she was super attentive. 1st Class and always asked for how she could excel our experienceMore

Thank Dan M
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dan M, thank you for your feedback! We recognize that at the core a business is about people. With that in mind we are always on the lookout for staff who are passionate about what they do. It is great to know that we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My phone was stolen on Friday, but the security were amazing. A member of staff overheard me telling my friend my phone was stolen, she came over to me and got the security to check the CCTV, within 20 minutes the manager had called me...More

Thank tuppencedillon
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW! We can't begin to tell you how nice it is to hear words of encouragement, appreciation and praise. Everyone here is always on the looking to exceed the expectations of our customers. Thank you so much Tuppencedillon for your review. Your review serves as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for the first time today for lunch with our 2 children age 11 and 8. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor I was a bit worried but we decided to give it a go, and I'm so glad we did! Lovely...More

Thank Epsom1975
DrakeMorgan, Manager at The Folly Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Epsom1975, We are extremely grateful for your review. Our goal is to provide customers with a great experience that exceeds their expectations. I will definitely pass message to Laura, she will be extremely happy. We will pass along your comments to our management team....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bar early evening to watch the sun set over the Arabian Gulf. The views were beautiful and they do very good cocktails too, well worth a visit when in Dubai.

1  Thank Marianne31
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 neighbourhoods. 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,080 hotels in London
Club Quarters Hotel, Gracechurch
1,530 reviews
.19 km away
Premier Inn London Bank (Tower) Hotel
2,141 reviews
.22 km away
Travelodge London Central Bank
823 reviews
.25 km away
Threadneedles, Autograph Collection
1,235 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Blacklock City
162 reviews
.11 km away
318 reviews
.06 km away
The Ship
114 reviews
.05 km away
Pret A Manger
63 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sky Garden
9,672 reviews
.15 km away
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
1,909 reviews
.10 km away
St. Mary Woolnoth Church
14 reviews
.23 km away
The Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens
12 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Andrew M
25 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Hansel D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the late response. I would say yes it would be quite busy as it's somewhere relatively easy to get to and also due to its popularity!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing