The Folly

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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. 


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
Smart casual


Day Open Close Notes
07:00 23:00
07:00 23:00
07:00 23:00
07:00 00:00
07:00 00:00
09:00 00:00
09:00 18:00


The Folly
41 Gracechurch Street, City of London, EC3V 0BT

East London

Nearest station:
Monument (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.85
Pint of Real Ale £3.95
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.85
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.50
Cocktail £6.95
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.25
Bottle of House Wine £17.95
Bottle of Champagne £49.95
Jaeger Bomb £6.15


This venue serves British, Brunch and European 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 crab on toast with chilli, coriander & lime mayonnaise for £8.95, or tuck into a Wagyu burger with blue cheese & tomato chutney for £13.95.

Our Review

The Folly London – Restaurant Bar 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...

Read our full The Folly London – Restaurant Bar Review review

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One of my favourite after work drinks spots!Food is good upstairs and the party downstairs is lively, great atmosphere!
25 Sep 2016 by Stefani

I must give thanks to all the staff at the folly. From the moment me and guest walked in, we were treated with so much respect and I felt very humbled by the measure that the staff and the mixologist whom I forgot his name which is such a shame. He really was the star of the show, he taught us amazing drinks and I had so much fun on Saturday. What a brilliant venue and I love the vibe. Price wise everything is affordable and on a big night out you can splash the cash and not wake up the next day full of regret. Great place to go for your birthday. Thank you guys
03 May 2016 by Emmanuel

Great bar near Sky Garden. The only negative was you couldn't order and food in the bar area as the kitchen was extremely busy. Good atmosphere and décor definitely return but would book a table if wanted to eat in future. secola1 visited The Folly on 27 Feb 2016
04 Mar 2016 by secola1

The Folly is perfect for an after-work drink during the week as it seems the whole City is there. It's also great at the weekend when it's much quieter. The decor is great as well. My favorite go-to place when i cannot make my mind where to brunch.
27 Nov 2015 by Sophie

Love, Love, Love this place! Whether it be for a work meeting, after work drinks or a big boozy night out - this is the place to be in the City! Perfectly located close to London Bridge, Bank, Monument and a whole range of buses too it is easy to get to from absolutely anywhere! I would recommend it for dates, work meetings, catching up with friends or a bit of a boogie come the weekend. Fab selection of drinks, delicious food and a great crowd of people to boot! Get yourself down to the Folly for a fabulous night out!
14 Sep 2015 by kated1981

Went to a Bloody Mary class at the Ketel One pop - was great to be able to experiment with flavours and interesting to make a bloody mary without the tomato juice! Was great fun! Then went for some food in the Folly which has never disappointed!
04 May 2015 by jess_h

This place has never disappointed and I don't think it ever will. The folly is so versatile and fits every event, genre and friendship group. The brunch menu is my personal favourite. I can't complain about the service as it has always been spot on and incredibly personal!
30 Mar 2015 by nyha

Really lovely restaurant. The food they serve is great and there's a lot of choice. They have a good selection of wines and really nice cocktails too. Would definitely recommend.
09 Jul 2014 by charlaymack

Had an amazing night of cocktail tastings and the like! One of the most unique venues in London, so cleverly kitsch
14 Nov 2013 by Katie

amazing! is rare to find a venue like this in the city! the decor bring you to different atmosphere, the cocktails list is fantastic, LOVE the duck bath tab!!! the staff is brilliant, not too heavy, but attentive enough to make sure you have everything you need! A GREAT SPOT FOR PARTIES! Will definitely going back there
09 Jul 2013 by Delfina

I LOVE this venue... It's interior is amazing. The sort of place where you can sit and talk to your friends for hours over good drinks. I can't wait to go back!

14 Feb 2013 by chloe_williams

Love the decor at this place! Its like an inside outside garden theme in the heart of the city! Feels really light and fresh like the food and has a solid drinks menu. Definitely worth a visit for cool after work drinks in the city of london

04 May 2012 by fairy_hannah

Great new city bar, really fresh and modern feeling, delicious ingredidents and tasty cocktails, breathing new life into the city bar scene, well done chaps.

24 Oct 2011 by borisandhisbike
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