It’s a concrete jungle out there, and sometimes the only green space you can find is on your screen saver.
Get in touch with nature at The Folly, the new — and incredibly versatile — dining spot/bar/florist/deli opening Monday. From morning coffee to midnight cocktails, this secret garden of epicurean delights will breathe life into The City.
The menu’s loaded with Borough Market favourites like Flour Station breads and Neal’s Yard cheeses. Share a platter in the airy dining room (complete with plant-pot lamp shades and a huge tree trunk). Or enjoy a deli-style lunch in the snug library, where book borrowing is encouraged.
At night, the wildlife emerges in the basement bar: throw caution to the wind with a Frangelico-laced dessert drink or go light with a low-cal cocktail like the Skinny Pistol (less than 100 calories). Really, you can have it whichever way your garden grows.
The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, EC3V 0BT (08454 680102 or thefollybar.co.uk).
Photo: Courtesy of The Folly