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Cruise and Dine at the Folly


• A 30 minute pre-dinner cruise
• Complimentary glass of Prosecco aboard the vessel
• See Folly Island, Christ Church Meadow and more..
• A three course dinner at The Folly restaurant

What's Included

• A 30 minute pre-dinner cruise aboard an elegant Edwardian River Boat
• Complimentary glass of Prosecco aboard the vessel
• See Folly Island, Christ Church Meadow, University boat houses and Regatta Course
• A three course dinner at The Folly restaurant
• Allow 2 hours for this experience

What Can I Expect

Partake in a pre-dinner cruise and then dine at the Folly restaurant in Oxford with this superb package that is a great gift to give! Embarking from Folly Bridge, you will glide along the Thames through the heart of Oxford, taking in the sights and working up an appetite for your subsequent meal.

There's something rather serene and lovely about this Folly cruise and dine offering. Maybe it's the fact that you set sail in a 'Gentleman's Edwardian River Launch' just as the sun is waning, so you get that wonderful changing light and experience that evening calmness on the water? Or maybe it's because you will be dining at one of Oxford's finest bistros? It might even be simply because it's a moment you can really enjoy?

The itinerary for the cruising element of your evening is a classic tour of the river that winds its way through this renowned academic town. And as a reminder of that educational and sporting heritage, you'll drift gently past the university boat houses, as well as other delightful corners such as Christchurch Meadows. Oh and we should mention a glass of Prosecco will be served onboard to get this rather genteel party started

As you disembark on the mooring right outside No1 Folly Bridge, you'll love the candles and fairy lights that adorn the floating river terrace. If it's a suitably balmy evening you might be dining al fresco, otherwise you will be guided to your cosy table inside the restaurant.

As you peruse the menu for your three course a la carte meal, you'll soon appreciate that the food at the Folly is actually very accomplished cuisine and the fact that the small print on the menu states that main courses when ordered alone can take up to 40 minutes, assures you that all dishes are freshly prepared in a kitchen where the ping of the microwave isn't the norm.

We also have to mention that the Folly restaurant in Oxford also does a nice line in innovative cocktails (Banoffee Pie Martini anyone?) which could be the perfect accompaniment to your soiree of post river excursion dining at the Folly. Indulgent, impeccable service and really rather romantic. What's not to love?


• Daily from April to October, subject to availability
• Cruises depart at 18:00


• Folly Bridge, Oxford

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18

Anything Else

• You will be dining in the restaurant, however if the weather allows you will be dining on the floating river terrace


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
about 4 years ago
Staff were on the ball .The interior of the restaurant was excellent but the exterior needed some TLC .
Michael Corbett
about 6 years ago
What a lovely way to spend an evening. A gentle cruise along the Thames and back to a delicious meal at The Folly. Staff, situation and food could not have been bettered. I just wished we lived near enough to repeat this experience again and again.
Anni Shepherd
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Cruise and Dine at the Folly
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