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The Folly

The Folly Restaurant, 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 4JU
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Opening Information

Monday to Sunday
10am — 11pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Folly

The Folly restaurant occupies a unique riverside position in the heart of Oxford. Our restaurant provides simply served, excellently cooked dishes crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients.

The restaurant's terrace floats on the waters of the River Thames as she runs gently under Folly Bridge. Inside we give a warm welcome throughout the year and offer relaxed drinks and dining from Sunday lunch to Saturday cocktails and everything in between.

Afternoon Tea is served weekends only from 12.00 - 16.30

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

For the Christmas menu the mains came out quite quickly after the starters, so it felt a little rushed. We asked to hold the deserts. Otherwise it would have all been over with in 1 hour, maybe that was the plan... Otherwise the food was good and the waiter was friendly. There was another man serving who may have been more senior; a little more warmth and smiles would be appreciated.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

We had an excellent Christmas Party, the venue was the perfect size for our 54 guests. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Lovely evening for a festive meal with friends. Food and service was amazing. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Hi I made this booking as surprise for my friends 40th birthday for 9 people. Most of travelled from Birmingham and Manchester. The food confirmation was made over 6 weeks ago. And reconfirmed again couple days before us attending. I also contacted yourself on two separate occasion requesting this experience was made a little special for our friend. Upon arrival I asked the ladyat till again if any special arrangements where made she said yes and we were walked over to Table by the window. Nothing special a standard table. Apparently seating us by the window was special. We then waited 40mins for our food to come out.m given some us had been on the road very early we were famished. When the door came out is a poor selection sandwich and cakes which were dry and the scones were hard almost as if they were stale. The best dessert the chocolate tart which there was barely much of. We had to ask for take out boxes because the cakes and scones were not consumable and we didn’t want to seem rude . We then asked for the bill and staff had the audacity to charge 12.5 service charge. Which we didn't pay the whole amount of. Really really disappointed overall with the food and service. was not good value for money and I strongly believe we should be refunded some of our money as had to go for food after the afternoon tea This is one of many afternoon teas we have been to. This was bar far one of the worst experiences. The plus side your venue and critics presses were amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

I think the cost was a little much for the food that came out of the kitchen. I don’t think I have ever had turkey with a large line of fat around the edge, nor my friends. The presentation and portion size of the main was not great. The starters and deserts were lovely. The service of bar staff and waiting staff were excellent. Very attentive.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Thank you for a lovely evening. My colleagues and I really enjoyed our Xmas dinner last night. The food was delicious and I appreciate your efforts to provide me with superb gluten free options. Great ambience on the boat and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

We booked here for our department Christmas meal and the organisation was excellent. The meal itself all went very smoothly and it was a very relaxed enjoyable atmosphere. The food was good considering it was a party of nearly 50 people. Many thanks to all at the Folly!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Wow what a magical setting. Would highly recommend a visit here if you visit Oxford. We intend to come back in the summer for a boat ride. Thank you all for such a great time.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We had 3 courses each and the food was very tasty - Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We had a lovely afternoon tea which I purchased from virgin experiences as a gift for my mum. The only issue I had was that it stated we would have a river view with our afternoon tea and we were seated in the corner right next door to the kitchen away from all of the windows so had no view apart from the staff entering and leaving the kitchen. The staff we had were great and very attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Very good indeed

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

I organized a Christmas dinner for 40 people. Reservation process went incredibly smooth, adjustments to the menu were made promptly and there were no mistakes. Moreover the stuff were really attentive. The dishes were spaced out well in time giving enough time to chat at the table. Overall a very good experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Great afternoon tea, excellent service and the homemade lemonade was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Great food. Lovely location.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Great night out with attentive service and very nice specials. We were 4 ladies just on a short visit to Oxford, but would come again if we're in the area.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We were very impressed in paricular with the high level of service.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Food and service incredible, quite a noisy venue only thing to say but well worth it

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We love The Folly, the atmosphere and service is great. However, we were really disappointed to see that the menu has changed and is no longer really to everyone’s taste. Would love to see some of the old meals added back on!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

This was a booking for a group of 8, we had an amazing time and would definitely return!! Thank you to all the team, you were brilliant! I have also put a review on Trip Advisor!!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

We were very happy with our experience at The Folly. The staff were friendly and helpful. As one of our party is vegan, the specialist menu was very welcome.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

The food was delicious and we had a perfect evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

The best restaurant experience i have had for a while! Service was great with all staff being very friendly. Food was an excellent standard. Will definitely return next time we're in Cambridge. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Most enjoyable way to spend a cold but sunny afternoon. Indoors

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Amazing afternoon tea. Perfect combination of savoury and sweet

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious, all of our table were talking about when we would go back!

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