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
melba toast, egg yolk puree
Fish and Chips
with Tartar Sauce
Will definitely go back. Excellent service, great and friendly staff.
Fantastic atmosphere and food. Lovely evening all round.
Quite pricey but food was really tasty and very well cooked. Nice and spacious inside, lovely atmosphere and not too loud. Good service. They do add 12.5% service charge on the bill which isn't clear until the bill arrives.
Amazing food and wine, did not expect that; I am a foodie and I usually going to the best restaurants in London, this place in Oxford was such a lovely surprise! Congratulations to the team, especially to the management and the chef👏🏻👏🏻
Excellent foods in a most beautiful outdoor settings
Beautifully presented dishes. Very good service. Lovely ambience. Guinea Fowl was delicious. Toilets could be better. Girls were queuing for the one available toilet at times.
Good food, service and ambience. Slightly too noisy and on the pricey side
Excellent service, great food, lovely ambience, all round an amazing experience. Couldn’t have had a better time. Thankyou!
My hubby & I came here for our anniversary lunch & had the most lovely afternoon. Sat outside next to the Thames, watching ducks & canal boats drift by. The gentleman that served us was so friendly & attentive & the food was amazing. When my pudding came out they had written ‘Happy Anniversary’ in chocolate fondant on the plate. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone & will definitely visit again when we come to Oxford.
The reason to go to the Folly is for the ambience and location. That being said, the Folly is one of the better restaurants in Oxford in terms of food too.
Stunning food and a great team. The savoury brûlée starter trumped the one I had in the Loire 20 years ago. Quite extraordinary. What a place!
Thank you for your feedback and all the kind words, and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit at The Folly. We hope we will see you again in the future!
Delicious and well presented food in a relaxing, quiet environment.
Service could have been quicker but as tranquil setting and not in a rush, didn't mind.
great menu, well presented and tasty food. lovely location and attentive service
Great location , food great albeit quite small portions. Really nice staff.
Another lovely meal at The Folly.
Great food presented with artistry, a class above anything else in Oxford.
A pretty view by the open window was perfect and on a hot day preferable for me than being on the terrace. Our young waitress was a delight and achieved that difficult balance of friendly service without intrusion.
We've been here a couple of times before but this was the first since lock-down so we were wondering if things had changed. Fortunately, if anything its better than before. A fantastic meal, great service, a nice calming atmosphere overlooking the river.
Hi Paul, Just wanted to say a big Thank you for your beautiful message, one of the things we love the most is our team's hard work being appreciated. We are more than happy you visited us again and will love it to see you again anytime!
It's a fabulous location on the edge of the river. Sitting outside, there is a bit of disturbance from passengers embarking on the river cruises. The food is great, with my only negative being that the pave of lamb was a little chewy. But overall, we really enjoyed it
Hi Gordon, Thank you for taking time to leave a review, we are more than happy you had a nice experience, and we do apologise if the lamb was not perfect. It is the feedback, that help us understand if something is wrong so we can fix it. We do hope we will get the chance of having you again as a guest and maybe next time, you can try going on of of the many types of cruises we offer!
Wonderful tranquil location on the river's edge, good attentive staff, very relaxing Sunday lunch.
An absolute must to complete an Oxford trip! High quality food excellent service and fantastic value for money.
Fish of the day was ok. The risotto was mashy peas with rise and a bit of cheese. Really disappointed for the price.
Excellent Iocation, friendly staff and great food.
It was nice, although over-priced. 12.5% service charge added, would rather tip myself on value of service.
Delicious food and drink, beautiful setting by the water. Had a fabulous experience!!
Outstanding food as good if not the best we have ate anywhere in the Uk or abroad . The ambience and service was extremely good and we wasn’t rushed at all . The place was clean and Tudeh and the views were great . Thanks for an amazing night guys :)
lovely setting on the river - the best in Oxford. Can almost reach out and touch the swans. even if too chilly to sit outdoors on the pontoon, indoor seating in the window is almost as good. Service really good - attentive but not overpowering; knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. Food - as ever - excellent. a totally 'go-to' place in Oxford
Beautiful food and ambience
A little expensive but worth it for an excellent and different meal
Expensive for the portions, pretentious food, no substance, disappointing. Lovely place though and the service was excellent.
Wonderful food. Excellent location. The staff were very nice, but hard to find sometimes. Basically expensive but worth it!
Lovely restaurant for a meal - we visited The Folly for a lunch as a couple.
The service was excellent and our waitress had just the right measure of attentiveness - she was friendly but professional. All the staff are well trained.
The food was served to an incredibly high standard and was delicious. Although more expensive than some other restaurants the price reflected the meal, service and overall feel of the place.
We would definitely recommend and will also return.
Great starters and fish and chips. Service attentive and lication great. Nice treat,!
The place is pleasant. The food is mediocre. The price is high.
Fantastic food, lovely staff and great table outside. Great touches such as blankets supplied.
Good food, location and atmosphere. Not 'OMG' good, but pleasant all round. However, the drinks are SO overpriced that it left us feeling a bit cynical; as if everything else must be massively hiked up too. Would recommend, but with this caveat. We've been twice now, but I don't think we will go back.
Excellent food & service, shame weather was a bit overcast, we sat outside by river, that area could have been prettier, overall very good.
Fantastic staff, really go out their way for a great experience!
The food was tasteful and presented so well, added to the atmosphere of luxury even more.
Exceptional service, fantastic and unexpected high quality food and the wine flight was very generous. I have no doubt in recommending these fine people that work impeccably as a team. If wine is a thing for you, I highly recommend their wine flight with the taster menu. Simply exquisite.
Beautiful place and had great time. Food not as good as last time but enjoyable - didn’t distract from the occasion. Loved the heated lamps!
Fabulous food and amazing service - perfect date night or celebration setting!
The Folly is rated 4.6 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.
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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.