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|Address:||41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT|
|Tel:||020 3551 3239|
|Price: £32.00||Wine: £14.50||Champagne: £39.95|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm (Thurs-Fri -1am) Sat-Sun 10am-7pm (Sat -12M)|
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The Folly is a simply stunning bar near Monument – whoever designed the place deserves an award as its beautiful, very nature inspired with trees around, the plant on the tables were herbs in a pot, you get the picture! Im giving it a decent overall review only for design and atmosphere – this is not a place if you enjoy your food (other than the chips…)
I went with a friend on a Thursday – it was packed out so i definitely recommend booking if you were to eat. Service itself was not as bad as id read on the net – though i noted that the Folly website was recruiting ‘mystery diners’ to review the place, so perhaps this is why service seemed fine. Toilets etc were lovely – i had to mention it as they were the cleanest and trendiest id ever seen!
Now the downside – food is pretty dire. We started with the mediterranean flatbread – but it was accompanied by what looked like taramasalata, humomous, and tomato and feta dip. These were just ok but the bread was stale. I made the assumption that it must be just the leftovers from other diners because it definitely tasted as though it had been there for ages.
My main was fine – a burger – but again, looked like it had been sitting around for a while, rather than juicy and succulent which id hoped for. Finally, the pub favourite, chocolate brownie, but wasnt anything better than the norm.
The Folly bar is stunning in design, food is rubbish. If i were to go again, id maybe have food elsewhere and then head downstairs and get myself a seat there as it definitely looks like a great place to have a night out otherwise!