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


Breakfast menu Download
All Day Menu Download
Dessert Menu Download
Drinks Menu Download
Weekend Brunch Menu Download
Kids Menu Download
Pre Order Menu Download
Set Menu Download

This venue serves British, Gastro, Brunch, European and Burgers 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.

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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A great place to catch up with friends and eat a meal. The layout looked a bit crowded and it was very loud at times, but the food was excellent and the decor unique. Would definitely come back again.
by on July 16th, 2017

Food was great but the service was poor. The booking area location was appalling as other parties were walking through our area & our food and drinks were being taken. Visited The Folly on 2017-06-22
by on June 23rd, 2017
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One of my favourite after work drinks spots!Food is good upstairs and the party downstairs is lively, great atmosphere!
by on September 25th, 2016
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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
by on May 3rd, 2016
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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. Visited The Folly on 2016-02-27
by on March 4th, 2016

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.
by on November 27th, 2015

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!
by on September 14th, 2015

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!
by on May 4th, 2015

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!
by on March 30th, 2015

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.
by on July 9th, 2014

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

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
by on July 9th, 2013

<p>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!</p>
by on February 14th, 2013

<p>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</p>
by on May 4th, 2012

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