Folie

4.5
30 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary French
FOLIE is a restaurant and a bar located on Golden Square, where Soho meets Mayfair.
All-day long, our guests are invited to experience a taste of the Riviera, from Marseille to Portofino, through St Tropez and Nice, combined with the dining out spirit of modern London.
Led by Executive Head Chef Christophe Marleix (Hôtel Plaza Athénée; The Dorchester; Annabel’s), the kitchen draws inspiration from all along the French and Italian Mediterranean coastline.
Christophe sources and champions seasonal ingredients from small-scale UK farmers.
The brunch menu is every Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM and Sunday 11:30 AM to 5 PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 30 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlotte was taking care of our table and we had an amazing service!
Food is amazing as well

Folie
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us this great review! I will let Charlotte know that she helped you enjoy the night even more! We look forward to seeing you soon at Folie! Best wishes, Folie Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful welcome... superb service... incredible food... amazing wine list... love this place!!

Folie
Responded on 4 June 2021

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for this amazing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Folie! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Folie Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, service crap!

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vipTashakirbz
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good but desserts not great

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FredrikA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Croque monsieur felt like pretty poor value for money, don't mind the price but it was like like the size of an iphone with the crust cut off. Don't mean to come across as cheap but the bread basket for 1/3 of the price was waayy more generous. Niceoise salad looked good but nothing to write home about. Great terrace otherwise and nice staff.

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vipunknown
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a bad experience, would not recommend it to friends. The service was very slow and the food was not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The staff were very welcoming and their knowledge of wine was excellent. There didn’t appear to be a lot of organisation so we were looked after by multiple people throughout the meal but that added to the charm for us; it had a Franco-feel and I love that.

I was a little disappointed by my main meal. I ordered the Dover Sole, which at £48 was (I think) the most expensive main meal choice. It was one of the two Fish of The Day so did not appear on the menu, as such I have no complaints about the price, in principle. However, it came with no sides and by the time it was de-boned (I will learn the craft myself one day!), it was cold. Upon reflection, £48 for a small piece of cold fish without any sides is a touch unreasonable. My wife ordered the steak and was not given the option of how it was to be cooked. This may have been because Chef makes the decision, which I have experienced at other restaurants. Again, no real complaints because if that was really going to be an issue, I’m sure the staff would have happily obliged our request for it to be cooked to a different level.

The choice of wines was vast (not a bad thing!) and, as mentioned earlier, the knowledge of the staff was excellent. I described my preference of wine by taste and not name, which was enough for the highly-knowledgable Waiter to suggest two perfect wines. I cannot praise the chap highly enough for this.

We had two excellent cocktails and I recommend the Old Fashioned. The flavours were perfectly distributed and balanced from start to finish; not always easy with this drink.

I was a little disappointed with my main but it will not be put me off giving the restaurant another go. Sometimes you get a vibe from a restaurant that it has a bit more to offer and this is one of them. A little disappointed? Yes. Put off entirely? No way.

Naturally, the inside of the restaurant was closed but walking through it I was blown away by the decor - it was so stylish.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice service and good food. Quite expensive however

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We were 15 late for our booking- I called over and over again but no response. So we were made to wait 35 mins standing in the cold before another table which mean that we didn’t have time to finish our meal! There are no heaters outside except for 5 tables

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vipKateB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You know it was fine, food was good but small portions and nothing special really. I do rate their Mocktails though, these were inventive and tasty (and expensive considering there's no alcohol in them).

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AmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant experience even considering the outdoor dining rules on a fairly chilly evening. Warm and welcoming service, excellent food from beginning to end and great cocktails. Will definitely be returning.

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EmKensal
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our evening at Folie - looking forward to visiting again soon.

A+ for service, cocktails and a wonderful ambiance.

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SarahC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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KatB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, cocktails and vibe were great. Unfortunately no social distancing whatsoever, all tables too close to each other so when it got full, we were about half a meter from other people on each side.

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vipgwc333
London
323 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Folie is a great place to hang out and have an amazing meal with great cocktails. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of social distancing going on so we left promptly

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vipjpddd
London
65 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

pretty safe and uninspiring menu which is a shame as the room itself was very attractive. They desperately need to sort out the music as well, what was playing for the hour we were there was incredibly gentle / generic lift music meaning everyone was whispering... not the kind of atmosphere that appeals, much more reminiscent of a hotel lobby

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vipBobby
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, music, service and delicious meal out with friends!
5 stars

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antonyb
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from a interesting menu served by an attentive and friendly team. Drinks are good too!

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vipNaylaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and ambiance so much. Ideal for any day of the week

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End to End Amazing. The ambience, food quality, presentation and service were perfect :)

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IgnacioU
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service, had the air conditioning dropping some water on us at one point but the staff went out of their way to fix it and make it up for us. Had a lovely evening and were well taken care of!

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Plsfeedme
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Don't hesitate, book and enjoy a fabulous ambience, outstanding service and great food in a truly stylish setting

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vipNeillR
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an unexpected find in Golden Square. The food is packed with flavour and if you're a non meat eater, there's a good selection of dishes to choose from. Staff are friendly and professional and even though it wasn't that busy when we went, the atmosphere is warm and invitingly stylish. I'd recommend!

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MattW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four had a fantastic evening at Folie last Saturday.
Food was exceptional with very attentive service.
Couldn't have asked for more.
We'll certainly be back in the very near future.

Folie
Responded on 3 February 2020

Dear Matt, Thank you for talking your time to leave your kind review. We are thrilled that you had such an amazing time with us! Looking forward to having you back at Folie! Warm regards, Folie Team

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MichaelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was tasty however the it was poorly presented. The atmosphere is amazing, I would rather go there for drinks with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately although we had an enjoyable catch up as a group of friends - it was quite difficult to hear each other as the music was very loud - we asked for the level to be reduced and were accommodated quickly - bit the downfall was that I personally had a violent stomach upset on the way home - you don’t need any more details than that - but it was very unpleasant so I cannot rate the food experience highly

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laurend
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner, sea bass with potatoes and seasonal vegetables to share were truly delicious ! Great service , welcoming staff and amazing cocktails... loved it all!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with friendly a warm staff who gave great service from the moment we arrived. Be prepared for a higher service charge though, but worth it.

The food was exceptional, everyone enjoyed what we had 10/10.

The decor and music too, so so good!

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laurend
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, full of light, excellent service, staff on point, and great food!

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Henri
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Folie for dinner. This place is magical. Very very good food served by very nice staff.

FAQs

Folie does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London.

Folie is rated 4.5 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.