Walking pass The Folly Bar is enough to capture your attention. It is a great change to see such a green bar and restaurant in the city. No wonder they call it ‘The City’s Secret Garden’. The moment I spotted The Folly, I knew it will be one of my favourite restaurant / cafe / bar, even before I tried the food or drinks. Yes, I was judging the book by its cover. Don’t most people do that anyway!?
One day, I decided to prove my assumption accurate so arranged to meet a friend for brunch. As expected, as soon as I walked in, I thought what charming space to have brunch on a late Saturday morning. I was seated at the table very promptly by a lovely staff and I could not stop soaking up the ambience that I admire so much. It was really pleasant to be welcomed by fresh green plants at the entrance and then feed the senses with wooden tables, cosy seating, hanging chair and mix of my favourite Eames DSW chairs dotted around, plus vintage cups and plates.
I have been here for many occasions; for brunch, late lunch, after work drinks and I must say it is spacious and very versatile. It is great for friendly catch up, less formal date, small or large gatherings of after work drinks, even great for birthday parties.
There is even a private room with screen and long table for private meetings or for intimate private group dinner. Please read my guest post entitled ‘Summer focus group: Strangers turned Eduranto friends’ which I was gladly invited to, at The Folly Private Room. There was a good selection of finger food and sharing boards, all very well presented and tasty.
The Folly Bar is definitely on my ‘to return to’ list.
41 Gracechurch Street
London, EC3V 0BT
Tel + 44 (0) 845 468 0102