For the third time this year, I visited The Folly restaurant in London for brunch. This time, I was meeting my friend Philippa for a much needed Christmas catch up. I had planned this way back in October, and was intrigued to find out what the Christmas menu had to offer. I picked the Folly mainly because of its location as it is near Monument station and in the dark of the night I can easily get back to Fenchurch street in a jiffy!
I love eating out in London, especially as a food blogger, as it gives me new places to discover and recommend! You may have read my last post from brunching at the Folly, when I enjoyed a catch up with Rosanna from Roses Rooftop.
As Philippa lives in Oxford, she made the journey on the Oxford Tube bus which has various stops around London. I believe she got off at Victoria, then got the district line to Monument.
So onto the food! During Christmas time at most restaurants, you will need to preorder. For the Folly, there was a deposit charge, which was then taken off the final bill. Ours was a total of £30 off our final bill, as I had paid a deposit for three people, but our other friend couldn’t make it.
Christmas Thrills Menu Fixed Price at £34 excluding drinks
v=vegan vg=vegetarian gf-=gluten free df=dairy free
Roast Carrot and coriander soup, chili seeds (v) (dairy free) (gf)
Duck liver parfait, apple and date chutney with brioche
Pickled leek and smoked goats cheese roulade with roasted walnuts (vg)
Smoked salmon, crème fraiche, toasted rye bread, caper berries
Roast chestnut and artichoke tart, vegan pesto (vg)
Roast loin of pork, braised red cabbage, mash (gluten free)
Grilled cauliflower steak, smoked tofu crumble, lemon and pomegranate dressing (v)
Seared seabream, prawn risotto
Norfolk bronze turkey, chipolatas, chestnut and sage stuffing with seasonal roast vegetables
Pearl Barley Risotto, watercress, Asparagus and Pecorino (v)
Grilled sirloin steak, chips and Béarnaise sauce (£7.00 surcharge)
Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce
Sticky plum and almond cake (gf) (v)
Salted caramel chocolate torte with clotted cream
White chocolate cheesecake with spiced berries
Stilton, toasted fruit cake, port jelly
Philippa chose the pickled leek and smoked goats cheese roulade with roasted walnuts, followed by grilled cauliflower steak, smoked tofu crumble, lemon and pomegranate dressing before tucking into the sweet sticky plum and almond cake.
I chose the roast carrot and coriander soup with chili seeds, followed by the roast loin of pork, braised red cabbage with mash, and then finally the same as Philippa for the dessert, the sticky plum and almond cake. I quenched my thirst with a delicious homemade lemonade.
We both really enjoyed a lovely Christmas meal, and had plenty of time in between the courses to gossip! My least favourite was definitely the soup starter, which was just a little too hot for me, but the main and dessert made up for it.
Have you been to The Folly? What are your thoughts?
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