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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 Saturday, 09 February 2019

A most enjoyable afternoon tea. Service was excellent and the ambience was lovely. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Afternoon tea a delight, the scones were a little hard. Would be good to have a top up on tea.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Wonderful afternoon tea, very attentive staff, lovely atmosphere - thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Fantastic restaurant. Had a great experience the first time we came, 2 years ago, and so we came back, and it was just as lovely

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Portion sizes were on the small side especially the starter.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

We had afternoon tea and it was very good. The sandwiches had lots of filling, the scones were just right and the cakes delicious. The added bonus was the tea was hot and more importantly stayed hot in the tea pot. All just excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

The staff were wonderful, very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The good was very tasty and we had a great time, thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Excellent food and service and a great setting. An overall lovely meal for a special occasion.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Firstly food was lovely. Service was great too.. However ... The restaurant was freezing cold. We had to sit with blankets. My wife who feels the cold anyway had to sit with two blankets. I don’t think this is acceptable. If the heating is broken then say so before we turn up. Also the compulsory service charge was included in the total bill. Again I think this should be my decision as to tip or not. And given the ice cold atmosphere I think this ruined the overall experience. This was raised with our waiter. Food was great but I won’t be recommending your restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Apologies for the delay in responding. We had an absolutely fantastic night and that was the general consensus for the whole team. Even better than last year. Very patient staff and excellent food and great venue. We will be back

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Beautiful spa, especially the top roof

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

A very nice setting and wonderful food. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere with view of the river.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Great food, great service but it was very cold in the restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Intimate, Special and Perfect! Excellent birthday celebration with my close friends! Ambience, food/wine and service superb! A night to remember! Thank you team Folly! ⭐️

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely food and staff. Great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Staff really made us felt special and looked after us extremely well. I will definitely be recommending The Folly for a relaxing afternoon tea option.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

It was a little cold. Food was excellent and so was the service.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Best place I have eaten out in Oxford. Would highly recommend. Will be back for summer.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Elegant place close to the riverside, warm atmosphere and welcoming staff. Food has limited but fa ery good selection

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

I have been to the folly about 6 times now, i have noticed on the latest visit that the portion sizes have gotten much smaller but remained the same price.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Very pleasant and friendly atmosphere, food was good quality and service very attentive but not in your face. Great location and a relaxed for special place .

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Absolutely loved this restaurant! Food was incredible with wine to match each course and staff were friendly with excellent knowledge of the menus.

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

We appreciated the seasonal nature of the menu and friendly attentive staff. An improvement would be telephone policy - we gave up several attempts resorting to email instead. Prices are on the high side for some items but cooked and presented with skill.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Found the restuarant temperature could have been a little higher had to use blankets

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