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The Folly, Oxford

About The Folly, Oxford

The Folly restaurant occupies a unique riverside position in the heart of Oxford, a stone throw from the Westgate centre but besides the beauty of the River Thames. The restaurant provides simply served, excellently cooked dishes crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients.

The restaurant's terrace floats on the waters of the River Thames as she runs gently under Folly Bridge. Inside there is a warm welcome throughout the year with relaxed drinks and dining from Sunday lunch to Saturday cocktails and everything in between.

Elegant evening meals

Whether dining inside the restaurant overlooking the river or seated on the floating terrace, you will enjoy a thoughtfully conceived and prepared menu of fresh food and the best seasonal ingredients.

Relaxed Lunches

Little can compare to relaxing beside the river. Pair this with good food and wine, and you'll have an idea of what is on offer at The Folly. The lunch menu offers fabulous a la carte options as well as more casual staples such as the famous Folly burger and summery salads.

Cruise & Dine

Combine a serene pre-dinner cruise with an elegant meal at The Folly. Your 30-minute cruise aboard one of the charming launches takes in some of the highlights of river life in Oxford before you disembark on to the terrace to continue your evening with three courses from the a la carte menu. Book online.

Wedding Receptions

Looking for an elegant riverside venue for your most special day? The Folly is a popular and romantic choice for your wedding reception. It offers a special and memorable venue in the heart of Oxford and a bespoke planning service to ensure everything runs perfectly smoothly.

Exclusive use of the restaurant

To celebrate a truly special occasion there can be few better options than to arrange the private use a unique restaurant venue beside the river, in the heart of historic Oxford. It can host a huge range of events from birthday parties, company dinners and celebrations to christenings and Christmas dinners.

Opening hours

Summer Hours (from March 21st to September)
Monday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 11:00 pm

Winter Hours (from October to late March)
Monday to Wednesday - Closed
Thursday and Friday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 am to 11:00 pm