FOLIE: more than phenomenal food, a real sensory experience, known for its inspiring multiculturalism, impressive historical sights, sensational architecture, majestic gardens and infinite agenda for every taste, London just won’t let you down for a single second. There’s only one thing missing here and that’s why we decided to tell you about it. London is also synonymous with unforgettable restaurants and bars, and FOLIE London is the perfect match between the two.
More than a place to have delicious meals, FOLIE is also where you can spend some quality time surrounded by all those little details that translate into a sensory experience you have never imagined before. Located on Golden Square, where Soho meets Mayfair, FOLIE is the real expression of London itself – multicultural and glamorous in equal doses. All-day long, guests are invited to experience a taste of the Riviera, from Marseille to Portofino, through St Tropez and Nice, combined with the dining out the spirit of modern London.
From the interiors that recreate the sensuality and glamour of the 1960s and ’70s with a modern sensibility to the mouth-watering menu. It’s impossible to talk about FOLIE without mentioning the genius that is Executive Head Chef Christophe Marleix. The real creative force behind FOLIE, his kitchen draws inspiration from all along the French and Italian Mediterranean coastline.
The menu is a gentle combination of luxurious ingredients and the humble recipes of the region. Christophe sources and champions seasonal ingredients from small-scale UK farmers, with fish from day boats in Cornwall and Devon, England’s own Riviera, together with artisanal producers from France and Italy. If you’re in London and you want to go grab a bite but can’t decide where mind that FOLIE’s brunch was voted 2nd Best Brunch in London by Vogue.
Open all day and until late night, the Folie bar specializes in modern interpretations of classic cocktails. There you have a vast option of drinks from bellinis to negronis. Its signature (very dry) Folie Martini is the essential aperitif! There’s also a selection of rare and unusual pastis and vermouths, together with fine Armagnac and other digestifs. You can even find a menu of épicerie essentials. From pissaladiére and crudités with tapenades to charcuterie and panisse – the Marseille apéritif.
If things were going well, now they are about to go epic. While FOLIE’s menus focus on the Riviera, the wine list has a broader reach, including renowned vineyards across Europe. They are pleased to offer a fine selection of grande marques and grower champagnes. With prestige cuvées such as vintage Krug.
Harry Ballmann, the head of drinks, has curated an amazing menu. Towards the top chateaux and domains of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhône Valley. Both Guillaume and Harry are fans of large format bottles. So you can expect a decent selection of magnums and jeroboams. Ideal for special celebrations or large tables. The list is constantly evolving with new vintages and top producers added each week.
If you enjoy the simple yet fancy side of things, FOLIE is the way to go. Life is all about these timeless pleasures. Enjoy!
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