Breakfast or brunch at The Folly is a serious affair. Of course you will find all the usual, such as scrambled eggs on toast or bacon butties. But if you are up for the challenge you have to try one of their bigger breakfasts. Danny and I did just that last weekend when we went for brunch around 12pm. Inside The Folly it is much larger than its sister restaurants and has two large floors, bars and in general just a really lovely seating area to chill out in on the weekends. Downstairs I can see being very busy on Friday evenings as it is in the Central London area.
I started off brunch with a fresh orange juice and Danny decided on a pot of English breakfast tea, I just love those teapots.
The breakfasts to really consider are the ‘Proper London Fully Loaded’ which I went for. This includes grilled sausage, streaky bacon, roasted tomato, mushroom, baked beans, black pudding and two eggs of your choice with unlimited toast. I chose the scrambled eggs and opted for no baked beans, I have a weird thing about them so we shall move on. The toast is unlimited but with it you get plenty, so I never needed to ask for anymore. For £7.95 this is a full on breakfast that will really fill you up!
Danny decided to do one better and challenge himself to the ‘The London Market Breakfast’. This breakfast has the very best cuts from the butchers Allens of Mayfair and for £15 you won’t quite believe the quality. You will get a 4oz Scottish rump steak, 6oz bacon chop, Londoner sausage, smoky baked beans, field mushrooms, grilled plum tomatoes, two fried eggs, hash browns and fried bread, oh and a big bone full of bone marrow.
We weren’t quite expecting the bone marrow when it arrived at the table and I was pretty unsure what to do with it! Danny on the other hand knew to scoop out the marrow. This was a meaty breakfast and Danny actually managed to finish most, I did however steal the pork chop from his plate, which was rather tasty. There was actually no fried eggs on Danny’s serving, which we only realised afterwards when looking back at the menu. Which I’m not too sure why!?
After all the food we enjoyed some of the signature cocktails, a Raspberry Daiquiri and Julep. I then went onto to have maybe the prettiest looking cocktail which was a Skinny Hummingbird Cosmo,this was a twist on the Cosmo with gin and elderflower.
And I don’t normally take pictures in the toilets but I just couldn’t resist this one. Plus the toilets really are something to been seen, with a tree in the middle.
The Folly got busy very quickly which was good to see, but one thing to note is they only do brunch till 2pm on weekends if they have bookings, unlike the menu states online. So make sure you book or head there earlier or you may be left disappointed.
More info and to book visit www.thefollybar.co.uk.
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