Join us for elegant food, superb drinks, a charming atmosphere, and a unique location perched on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of historic Oxford.
Book your table online and visit us to indulge in some fantastic modern British food.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Rump of Oxfordshire Lamb
buttered baby carrots, tender stem broccoli, pickled shallots, red wine jus
with Clotted Cream, Raspberry Jam
melba toast, egg yolk puree
Food superb. Looking forward to being allowed to sit inside as that would improve the ambience. They did a very good job bearing in mind the Covid constraints
Charming setting and excellent service - delicious food at high standard - we ate outside (due to covid restrictions) which would be perfect on a warm day, but they could perhaps make it a little cosier when a bit grey & rainy - overall excellent though!
Great food and local gin. A little expensive for sitting outside in the rain
What we really appreciate about the Folly is that you can have delicious, fresh food sitting right on the River Thames in the beautiful city of Oxford.
We have always been very happy with the main courses and they have an excellent wine selection (with great recommendations on pairings).
Good food, very good service
Amazing venue. Lovely staff. Great food 🍱
Thank you. Will come back when warmer
Excellent food in a great location on the bank of the river. Wonderful service. It could have benfitted from an extra heater or two due to the bad weather.
Amazing 6 course tasting menu was so delicious, lovely setting right on the water, very good service from the ladies who were waiting on us, as cold as it was they tried to keep us warm with throws and gas heater 😀
The food was amazing and staff made sure we were as comfortable as possible with sitting outside and the weather being bad. Unfortunately our waitress spilt my drink over me while serving which put a downer on the situation! No compensation for this incident occurred. I understand accidents happen and would happily return again as the food was delicious!
Hi there, Thank you for a lovely review. However, I wanted to take the time to apologise for the incident, and especially for the fact that we didn't properly remedy the issue on the day. I can assure you this is not how things are usually handled at the Folly, and am really sorry this tainted your experience.
A wonderful setting and delicious food. Would highly recommend a visit.
Had a gorgeous meal, food is so good here. Cheesecake wonderful. Service great. Lovely by the river.
Enjoyed a delicious lunch at this venue. We could only sit outside because of covid rules but had a moored boat to ourselves which was wonderful! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The desserts were gorgeous. They have a good varied menu and an extensive drinks menu. There was also a children’s menu. The staff were very friendly and helpful and were discreet, they left us alone while we enjoyed our lunch but somehow always seemed to know when we need something.
Really lovely riverside restaurant with a delicious menu and drinks.
I had the rump lamb for main and it was cooked perfectly.
Staff are lovely and location is ideal. I just wish the weather had been better for us.
Great lunch spot and lovely to have heaters and additional blankets. Food was very good and staff very attentive.
Beautiful location, kind and attentive staff, food was magical!
Absolutely perfect staff, venue and food! Can’t wait to come back! A Oxford must for a lovely meal out!
Excellent location with good food and great service!
Food was absolutely delicious, couldn’t fault it!
The food and service were great, and the position of the restaurant was lovely. I would definitely recommend.
The lamb in particular was unbelievably amazing. All the food was perfectly presented and very tasty.
Excellent food and ideal outdoor location next to the river
Ive been coming to the Folly for years....always very happy...but this time a bit disappointed with the size of the small glasses when my friend and I ordered two black Russians and two white Russian drinks ...eating out at the Folly always after our meal ive always ordered Black and white Russians and the size glasses were always larger than what we had Saturday we did spend alot of money on wine and drinks with our meal
Went for dinner. The food was great, being on the terrace right by the river was lovely and the service was impeccable. The outdoor heater wasn't working so the staff gave us blankets, very nice touch! Will definitely come back.
Hi there! As it happens, we do not serve breakfast, and only open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner... You must be thinking of another place :)
Went here for my boyfriends birthday and we had the best time ever!
The food was outstanding as were all the members of staff.
They even did a special dessert for his birthday (same dessert as on the menu but with specific writing) and brought it out at the correct time.
Lovely music playing softly in the background, great location too right by the river.
Honestly we both had an amazing night and we will for sure be back.
I highly recommend the folly to everyone!
Thank you again Folly staff and chefs!
The Folly is a wonderful restaurant with picturesque views of the Oxford river and incredibly tasty food. They also do the best banoffee pie I have ever had, hands down.
Delicious food, a beautiful view of the river, excellent staff. We had a lovely time!
Beautiful locations, great food & drinks with amazing service - perfect first date night after lockdown!
Delicious food and beautifully presented, also really enjoyed the wine pairings with our meal. Excellent service from start to finish and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Amazing, truly wonderful visit yet again! The team provide such great service and even provided a birthday decorated dessert. Kind and polite staff and food - DIVINE! Beautifully plated and cooked to perfection! Not a single comment for improvement because it was perfect. Thank you!!
Briliant, Excellent food and Staff. Will eat there again soon
As always - excellent food and OK service. But we were eating outside and it was freezing. The heater soon failed and the staff did not know how to replace the gas - not acceptable given the present Covid restrictions! Nor were there sufficient heaters (so there was no adequate alternative available).
It was amazing. Serve was exceptional, as was the food! Perfect for a Special date Night or special occasion. Hake and saffron potatoes were delicious, and my boyfriends Slow cooked Pork belly was his favourite meal he’s had in Oxford!
Fantastic place we loved it
Location, food & service was amazing
Food and service were both amazing. There is a limited menu choice, assumed to be due to reduced table numbers and no draft beer, which is a shame. More heaters required for the cold nights please.
Perfect place to celebrate being able to eat out again. Lovely service and fabulous food.
We had a wonderful time at the Folly. The service and food were wonderful!
Had a fantastic meal here, we went for the tasting menu with wine flight. The good was beautifully presented & flavour combinations we're very well thought out, wine was well paired, in some cases not an amazing glad in its own rights but just worked so well with the food.
Staff were very knowledgeable & friendly.
Sadly the pods outside we're already booked, they look lovely.
Only slight downer on the evening was a very loud & disruptive table next to us that were drunk when they arrived, no fault of the restaurant & they handled the table well.
We consider ourselves foodies and so we're extremely happy when the food was so incredible.
Food was of a very high standard and still priced very reasonably. Can’t recommend the Chocolate and Orange fondant enough, absolutely devine
Amazing food and service! A bit too quiet but decor was gorgeous
The Folly is rated 4.6 stars by 576 OpenTable diners.
The Folly does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thefolly.giftpro.co.uk.
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.