The Folly


Escape to the Folly & relax in this botanically inspired haven from the Drake & Morgan Collection. Wander through our garden lounge & flower shop or dine at the chef’s table. A sanctuary of calm, our unique private dining room, deli, & collection of private vaults make the perfect retreat for entertaining friends.

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner & drinks, the Folly can meet your needs any time of the day. There are a wide range of both classic & quirky cocktails alongside a large wine list. Sharing plates and bar snacks are available alongside a carefully crafted seasonal menu, whilst music & a late license until the early hours on Thursday & Friday make the Folly the perfect place to start & end the party.

The Folly boasts multiple private and semi-private areas, an interior alfresco terrace, basement vaults, a private dining room, florist and plenty of kitsch, whimsical inspired styling which goes some way to making it a really fresh place to eat or drink. Whether it's a glass of rose with a charcuterie board that takes your fancy or a blow out dinner and drinks party, it's all there. 


Offer Availability
Mixology Classes
From £30 learn to make two cocktails, & for £45 each you can learn how to make three of our favourite cocktails.
Monday 11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 16:00
Thursday 11:00 – 15:00
Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 12:00 – 17:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00
Flight of Fancy - Wine Flight
Our Flight of Fancy Wine Flight package includes: x4 100ml glasses of pre-selected wine with tasting notes to match for £18.95
Sunday Sharing Roast
Enjoy our delicious Sunday Sharing Roasts with your choice of beef or chicken sharing boards. Each roast includes bottomless Yorkshire puddings & is available from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm every Sunday at The Folly.
Sunday 11:00 – 16:00


  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Drinks and Finger Food
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 7:30 23:00
Tuesday 7:30 23:00
Wednesday 7:30 23:00
Thursday 7:30 0:00
Friday 7:30 0:00
Saturday 9:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 27th May 2024 10:00 22:00
Monday 26th August 2024 10:00 22:00
Wednesday 25th December 2024 - -
Thursday 26th December 2024 10:00 21:00



The Folly, 41, Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0BT


City of London

Nearest Station

Monument (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Pub Food, Brunch, European, Burgers, Breakfast, Small Plates, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The Folly is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an exciting a la carte menu in a striking setting. Sharing plates and bar snacks are available alongside creative cocktails and a large wine list. For a light lunch try their chargrilled tuna salad with green papaya, cucumber, peanuts & lime dressing or tuck into a buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle mayonnaise.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Full Venue Venue Hire 300 800 - - -
Top Floor 100 350 - - -
Mezzaine 80 180 - - -
Ground Floor 120 370 - - -
Basement Venue Hire 0 450 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (3593)

Our Review

The Folly London – Restaurant Bar Review

Awash with kitsch intricacies and gentle juxtaposition, The Folly is a welcome slice of twee amongst the hubbub of the City. Spying the infamous secret garden and twinkling fairy lights from the doors of Santander across the road, the draw of this magical kingdom of gastronomical wonder had grown too…

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