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The Folly, London

41 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT, UK
The Folly Review
4 Star Rating
6 October 2013The Folly
Tags: London, UK, Cocktail Bar reviewsThe Bill: £45 per head

The Folly Bar can be found on Gracechruch Street in London. This bar is a great little find. Relaxed and contemporary, the Folly Bar is a very cool haven away from the hustle and bustle of central London.

The Folly Bar is a great place for a cocktail. Quirky and unique, their cocktail list boasts delicious concoctions named after well-known fairy tales, and we couldn’t wait to sample a couple.

When we arrived, we grabbed a cocktail list and tucked into our first round. To begin, we went for a Prince Charming – a blend of spiced rum, antica formula, homemade chai infused syrup, fresh lemon and pomegranate juice – and a Sugar Plum Fairy, which was a mix of Tanqueray gin, maraschino cherry liqueur, fresh lemon, sugar and plum bitters.

“The cocktails are ingenious; not just for their flavour combinations, but also for their presentation.”

The cocktails are ingenious; not just for their flavour combinations, but also for their presentation. All their cocktails are served differently, from tea cups to goldfish bags – a sense of fun comes with each one.

For our second round of cocktails, we sampled to Aesop’s Fable, which came in a corked medicine bottle and consisted of gin, grand marnier, crème de cassis, cherry bitters, juniper, cinnamon syrup and fresh raspberries. Finally we had a Love Potion – a blend of gin, elderflower, raspberry and bitters. Inspired!

Although the cocktails don’t knock your socks off in terms of alcoholic content, they certainly catch your eye, and taste delicious!

The food at Folly Bar is also great – reasonably priced and perfect for lunch or a light bite on a night out.

To start, we had the skillet of prawns with greens, chili, garlic, lime and flatbread, and the quarter of the aromatic duck with pancakes and hoisin sauce.

For our main courses, we opted for the beer-battered haddock with chips and tartare sauce and the fillet of fish sandwich, whilst sharing a side of mac ‘n’ cheese with leeks and bacon.

The Folly Bar certainly is good fun, and a great recommendation for a good night in the city!

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