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20 Mar ’11

London’s Latest Charm: The Folly | Restaurant Design

Filed under: Restaurants — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am

The trend of the “back to nature” look is prevailing in every design domain, thus you will notice how interiors have picked up the look a couple years back and developing towards the more laid back image year after year. Almost all fabric companies have introduced linen as the major background for their patterns. You will notice in “The Folly” located in London how natural and cozy the whole setting is. The concept behind it is allowing their customers to dine in a garden atmosphere away from the city’s hustle & bustle, with a creative combination of various aesthetical elements. The diversity in seating choices, lighting fixtures, actual trees, parquet flooring are what distinguish the design aspect of this restaurant.

The Folly, Drake & Morgan’s fourth bar, follows the success of the refinery, Drake & Morgan’s first bar in Southwark, which opened in September 2008, and The Parlour, which opened in the City in October 2009. Drake & Morgan were established in February 2008 and are looking to open their fifth bar in 2011.

Inspiration for The Folly has come from travelling the world, looking at the most successful venues in the USA and the Middle East "places where service culture is valued highly" and combining the best they have to offer with our own style.








The wine cellar and food seem amazing, such a concept is very tempting and much needed around in both Kuwait and Lebanon, you hear me restaurateurs?

Photos by Media Wisdom


The Folly
41 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT
T: 084 5468 0102
[email protected]

Opening times:
Monday – Wednesday: 7.30am – 11pm
Thursday – Friday: 7.30am – 1am
Sat: 10am – 12 midnight
Sun: 10am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: Available for private hire


  1. I like the furniture. the mixture of garden furniture and homy interior ones. It is nice to see that designers in England are making more and more interior gardens to dwell in. To replace the grey weather!

    Comment by Pascale A. — 20 Mar ’11 @ 1:10 pm

  2. True, it so colorful and cozy never imagined I would love something so “disorganized” looking 😀

    Comment by Sahar — 20 Mar ’11 @ 9:42 pm

  3. hi Sahar, nice blog! You know, last year we acquired a restaurant here in Caracascalled Catar, which means “to taste” in Spanish. It is very similar in style to The Folly. If you want, check out our website: We are planning on opening our second Catar this year. If you come across any cool ideas for the new restaurant, let us know. I loved the wall of plates, the wine bee hive, and other design details that you posted here. Keep in touch, and say hi to Rabih! Visit sometime!

    Comment by Khaled abou nassif — 20 Mar ’11 @ 6:23 pm

  4. Thanx Khaled! Glad you liked it, I am trying to focus on some new trends in hospitality and this seems to be “it” for now. I checked the website, the images of Catar seem nice and cozy. Keep checking for future posts I am on the lookout for nice ideas everywhere, u can also check some of the previous ones listed in the category “Restaurants”. Say Hi to all, hope to c u very soon 🙂

    Comment by Sahar — 23 Mar ’11 @ 10:21 am

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