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 Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Great afternoon tea. Well worth the money. Great venue by the side of the Thames

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Extremt trevlig restaurang med väldigt bra mat.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Lovely setting next to the restaurant, good selection of food and very tasty, nice friendly servers

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We had an afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my wife. Great riverside location (only a few yards from where my wife was born), pleasant tea and friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Fabulous - all those very positive reviews are absolutely spot on! Loved the setting, delighted with the service and the food was delicious (generous servings too!). So pleased we trusted the reviews and chose The Folly for our very special family gathering. Memorable!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Had a leisurely and relaxing afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Brilliant food, drink and service. All nicely tied in together with beautiful scenery.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lovely afternoon tea. Great to be able to sit outside by the river with our dog. Service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We absolutely loved being on the pontoon but wished the website had said that the pontoon was dog friendly because we would loved to have brought our spaniel. That is the ONLY criticism that we had! The afternoon tea was amazing - tasted delicious and so pretty! The service was attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere was lovely. We will definitely be back - with Charlie the dog!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Excellent!

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Enjoyed it very much. Note though that on a windy day if customer is sitting outside then food needs to be served piping hot or it cools quickly.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A really lovely setting, with great food and service. A fabulous place for a special celebration

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A lovely afternoon tea on a perfect summer’s day. Easy to book, good communication. Prompt and attentive service at an attractive riverside setting.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A tad more jam and cream for the scones would be better, when asked for a little more it was delivered to us very quickly- excellent service.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Had booked weeks ahead for a cream tea at 3pm. Arrived at 2.40pm content to wait. But it took until 3.30pm for us to be seated even though there were plenty of empty tables. No reason was given why we could not sit at an empty table, so we had to wait. Being a diabetic, that was a significant health issue. Why did we have to wait?

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Good food, great night.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

3rd time we used folly never dissapointed

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

wonderful afternoon, good weather and lovely location, greatly enjoyed

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Very welcoming and relaxing and being situated by the Isis is Ideal

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Very nice way to spend a few hours alongside the river.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

I organised a team dinner at the Folly for 31 people and every single person thought that food quality and taste was absolutely impeccable. It's one of the best restaurants I tried recently and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants amazing food at a beautiful waterside location with pleasant jazz as background music. For those who are thinking of organising team dinners at The Folly, please consider the following: service might take slightly longer BUT that's to be expected and accepted when a large team is being served with haute cuisine quality dishes. I have very high standards and was utterly impressed with every dish they served including the presentation. The beef cheek was the most raved about dish from our dinner. The restaurant was hot but the A/C kicked in fairly quickly. The main distraction we had was the strong acoustics of the room which made the event very noisy (as people were trying to overshout each other). However, I am not reducing my star rating because the staff did everything they could to make our stay pleasant and the chef's performance was 5-star+. Thank you for the Folly for such a pleasant dinner experience!

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

wonderful afternoon tea by the river.freindly staff .

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

My daughter bought this Afternoon Tea for my birthday so I do not know about Value for Money! However it was all very delicious. A slight quibble: we only had one pot of jam and one pot of clotted cream to share. We noticed that other customers who were alone, had the same amount! Apart from that we had a lovely time.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Superb service, superb Afternoon Tea. A thoroughly enjoyable visit to the Folly

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Great location, service is ok

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