Crockers Folly

4.3
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218 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
The opening of the new Crocker’s Folly restaurant and bar in St John’s Wood will give London the chance to reacquaint itself with one of its most gorgeous and missed edifices: a beautiful Grade II* listed former Victorian gin palace complete with breathtaking saloon bar that features no less than 50 kinds of marble, along with Romanesque columns, cut glass chandeliers and carved mahogany. The evolution of Crocker’s Folly will see it transformed into a stunning new venue for eating, drinking and socialising.
To enquire about our new Lebanese Menu, please call us on 020 7289 9898.
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DV
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Modern Lebanese food in an old done up pub. Food was quite nice. We had the sharing meal for 4, and one of the adults ordered something else. Kids had chips and picked from our bits. We were told there wasn't a kids menu when there was one (on the other side of the colouring in sheet). There were a lot of starters/mezze food, and only 2 plates for the main course. It didn't seem the right balance, but to be fair we were full. For dessert, we were given an ice cream and a cake. With multiple spoons. To share amongst 4 people. It's quite an odd/intimate thing to share one ice cream between four people, no? Double dipping of spoons. I wasn't really a fan. Furthermore we were a party of 7, and were sat together on 2 round tables, which was a bit frustrating.

There was basically one waitress running around - she seemed overworked and misheard a number of things. A few managers floating around, helping now and again and talking.

On a random note: we were - curious - as to why the women received smaller wine glasses than the men when we were sharing a bottle of wine :/

Overall. Food was good but overall experience wasn't as good. Will probably stick to a Sunday roast next time we head to a pub on Sunday.

GW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this venue. Part Victorian splendour with chandeliers, part family-run Lebanese restaurant. The food is exquisite, authentic and generous. I always feel special when I come here - it's a unique place!

r
London
50 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful period restaurant with great staff and great food. We had a great evening as a result. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too noisy in the main room. Could not hear ourselves think...Choose a table in the bar room. Food satisfactory. Service not consistent with all staff.

AS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - fantastic selection and really tasty.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both amazing

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Totally abysmal. There was a special menu which we were not told about. The staff got the drinks menu wrong twice. When the food arrived it was poor quality in every respect. We were charged for items that were supposed to be included. All I'm all a complete disgrace. Abysmal in every respect. We won't be going again and we will make sure we tell our friends.

TB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party on 8..
We had a great dinner where we tasted pretty much everything.
We warmly recommend this place.
Very tasty food and very good service in beautiful surroundings.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty and love the ambience ! Will def come back again ....great service too

NH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Never a disappointment. Can’t wait to go back.

VH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Crockers Folly. From the moment we arrived the service was great! Knowledgeable, friendly staff catered to our every need. Would highly recommend. The food was incredible. Looking forward to our next meal here soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

How that place take almost 5 star don’t recommend any one eat there its just a bar

JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We dined at Crockers Folly before the Australia NZ cricket match at Lord's. They were very busy. The staff were lovely but the service was a bit haphazard. One of our party never received their main course. We got some free beers but it didn't really make up for it. The food that was served was great however!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and location
Music too loud, hindered conversation across the table

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a large group for a work leaving do.
Took a long time between ordering drinks and them arriving, they kept forgetting items.
Was glad we could pay by card, though it was a little bit more exspensive than it was worth at 15 a cocktail. And cheapest wine 22 a bottle.
They had some gorgeous food though, we had a great time, its exactly what I expected from the website and menu. And we loved the live entertainment of music and dancers i would probably go again.

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem of a restaurant. Totally unlike anything one would expect from a Lebanese / Mediterranean restaurant. The staff were generally very attentive, very discreet and yet welcoming. The food was definitely excellent.

It's shame it's a bit far away from public transport, i.e., tube stations, otherwise I'd be coming here more often. If you're looking for something different, then this definitely is worth a visit

p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

service a bit slow, but the manager did tell me that as we ordered, he said they were very busy, I always find that excuse a bit pathetic, afterall why would that be a problem, surely as a manger you plan for a busy night

food was great, good portions, fatouse salad excellent we have 4 between 4!!!, choice of menu and drinks was good, the place is just stunning, no atmosphere in the bar which is a shame, but all in all a nice evening

OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been many times. The menu has recently changed and we were able to order a full meal in the bar area which we love and it is less formal and gorgeous with original interiors. Hosts and staff so friendly and gave us desserts on the house even though we didn’t order them.

ND
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great Middle Eastern food in a fantastic historic pub building.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and great staff ( although could do with more help)
Very easy comfortable atmosphere

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place: a real gem. The staff and food were great, ambience was lovely and the overall experience delightful. For a relatively inexpensive evening I really could not fault it, just praise it. It passes my “would you go back?” test with flying colours.

MZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - very loud in the main area though. Food however was outstanding - definitely will be going back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere and service! Great selection of food and so tasty.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! It was my boyfriends birthday and they made a lovely birthday cake for us as a dessert and sang for us! I would definitely recommend the place. The building is very beautiful as well :)

O
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fatoush Salad... To die for

G
London
44 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crockers Folly - an excellent choice for lovely family catch - up ; a beautiful spacious, airy, elegant yet cosy space with a delightfully relaxed atmosphere where we could hear ourselves speak.
Delicious, generous & very well-presented Lebanese food & exceptionally friendly, helpful & very professional service.
In a quiet street near Little Venice, this is a gem & always a favourite for something special - where we can really relax & spend a lovely, leisurely evening & come away feeling happy.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family dinner

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated beautifully as first time customers the service was outstanding the food was delicious the room is sumptuous and this was a real find. Definitely returning. And reasonably priced.

ND
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant in an amazing historic building. Helpful people and delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the atmosphere is very cozy even the people there are gentle love every single detail

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

ND
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic building with a great dining room. Lacks a little on atmosphere when quiet, but more than made up for by the fantastic fresh and tasty food, and the pleasant waiting staff.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing decor - beautiful, historic but not pretentious.
Food was very good, combined with a very friendly service.
A real gem for London.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely venue and the owner and his wife very welcoming. Bar staff friendly. The food was excellent and timely. It's noisy but the bar area is great just for drinks as well. A lovely local highly recommend it.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place!
Johnny provide an amazing service!

CA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a great place for lunch during the cricket. Food good, service a little slow and prices reasonable.

SB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The coming together of an iconic, well restored building and a respected restaurant chain should result in a great venue. Unfortunately this target is well missed.
The restored building is excellent in every way
The restaurant... hmm. Food is OK but definitely nowhere near as good as the other Maroush retsuarants. There is no welcome bowl of vegetables (or anything else) as one arrives. Perhaps acceptable if the prices were too. But they are at least 50% higher than they should be.
Then the final straw. The restaurant has a bar area as well. During dinner and after some sports event, the place is invaded by a horde of loud, drunken people. This would be reasonably accpetable if they were confined to the bar area. Sadly they are not and take over everywhere. One might as well have gone down to the local and had fish and chips at 1/3 of the price charged here. Fine dining this is not!
Management dont care eithe. Confronted with this issue, they state" we cannot apologize for being busy". Profits speak volumes.
So unless you reall want fair food in a pub at inflated prices, go elesewhere

c
London
36 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable meal at this converted pub that now houses a Maroush restaurant. Food-wise we knew what we were getting. Good service and and a bit more atmosphere than the usual Maroush experience.

C
London
79 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Booked for lunch during Test match at Lords. Limited menu with not too much choice. Service was somewhat haphazard but it was very busy. Not fine dining but good for the purpose.