Monday to Sunday
10am — 11pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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 daily 11.00 - 15.30
Lovely food, great location on the river and incredibly friendly waiter. Only issue that arose was a £25 cakeage fee that was not disclosed when we brought our own cake to the venue. Thankfully, this was removed from the bill as it's extortionate (they would not get the same mark-up on their own desserts) and people should be informed of this fee upfront. But the fact they understood our point of view and removed the fee, we left happy as everything else about our experience was great and so I would absolutely recommend.
Soft furnishings would help reduce the noise levels when the restaurant is full...
Good service, nice place. Scones were dry
Lovely spot with nice atmosphere. Catered for intolerances and allergies.
Fantastic lunch, we will definitely be back. Thanks Simone & Marcus
Excellent service & lovely food... just a little disappointed that they had run out of rhubarb crumble though! Would definitely visit again when back in Oxford.
Superb meal and excellent service. Our waitress Dominika was lovely - nothing was too much for her.
All good and enjoyable. P.s. the link for reply did not work on Microsoft Edge.
£3.95 for a bottle of water is very expensive.
Good service and good food in a good location.
Our group of 15 from Switzerland had a very nice lunch at The Folly on 3 August 2018. Fish and Chips was served at this lovely Riverside Restaurant. Brigitte
lovely setting - would've been enhanced by opening up the windows onto the river. Unfortunately service was rather slow, the food was pleasant yet not overwhelming - dietry requirements were catered for well however. It didnt meet expectations, not living up to the stunning setting, but the potential is there.
Amazing food, romantic setting, excellent service.
We were a group of 13 having a meal on the terrace. The service , atmosphere, staff and food were excellent. Well done 13 very happy people 😀
Lovely meal by the river on a beautiful warm evening
Lovely restaurant setting with quick, friendly and professional service.
Thank you for such a lovely time at The Folly - you were so attentive and considerate about my coeliac disease and we will definitely be back!
Lovely place. Ideal for a romantic date :)
This was our first visit to The Folly and the afternoon tea experience was a Christmas gift from a family member. The location of the restaurant is amazing, such lovely views from the outdoor seating area. From the moment we got there the service we received was excellent, even though the restaurant was full of customers. The afternoon tea was delicious and just the right amount for the both of us, and the option to have more jam and cream for our scones was offered too! I would highly recommend visiting The Folly for a romantic day out or even as a group for a celebration meal. We will definitely be visiting again.
A really enjoyable evening great service a delicious meal
We had the best lunch, the burgers were insane, they were so juicy and tender. You could tell they were homemade. Thank you for a lovely lunch.
We had a lovely evening. We sat outside a beautiful evening. Good service, excellent food. It’s great to have you 5mins from home.
Great food, great service and such a lovely atmosphere and location. Highly recommended!
A lovely experience on a sunny day
Great restaurant; good service, delicious food.