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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 daily 11.00 - 15.30

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Soft furnishings would help reduce the noise levels when the restaurant is full...

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Good service, nice place. Scones were dry

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Lovely spot with nice atmosphere. Catered for intolerances and allergies.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Fantastic lunch, we will definitely be back. Thanks Simone & Marcus

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Superb meal and excellent service. Our waitress Dominika was lovely - nothing was too much for her.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

All good and enjoyable. P.s. the link for reply did not work on Microsoft Edge.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

£3.95 for a bottle of water is very expensive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Good service and good food in a good location.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

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

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Amazing food, romantic setting, excellent service.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

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 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Lovely meal by the river on a beautiful warm evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Lovely restaurant setting with quick, friendly and professional service.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Lovely place. Ideal for a romantic date :)

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

A really enjoyable evening great service a delicious meal

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

We had a lovely evening. We sat outside a beautiful evening. Good service, excellent food. It’s great to have you 5mins from home.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Great food, great service and such a lovely atmosphere and location. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

A lovely experience on a sunny day

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Great restaurant; good service, delicious food.

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