Cruise and Dine with The Folly Restaurant

Elegance and simplicity come together in this river cruise and three course dining Experience AT THE FOLLY


  • 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.

  • Exquisite Three Course Dinner at The Folly restaurant **

  • Available Daily from April to October

  • Just £55 per person

It was an awesome experience and a perfect ending to my last working day at Oxford. The cruise was great, the boat skipper was very engaging. The food at the Folly was fantastic. Every course was a masterpiece. And I’ve raved about the experience to everybody I’ve met since then.
— Lydia, April 2015

Combine a serene river cruise with an exquisite meal at one of Oxford's finest restaurants. 

Your experience begins boarding one of our elegant Edwardian Gentleman's River Launches for a 30 minute cruise taking in the highlights of river life in Oxford. We see Folly Bridge, Christchurch Meadows, the University boat houses and part of the Regatta course whilst a complementary glass of Prosecco* is served. This can be a wonderful time to be on the river as the sun gets lower in the sky and the light takes on a magical quality.

We disembark at The Folly restaurant where your exquisite meal will be served in charming surroundings either inside the restaurant or, if the weather allows, on the floating river terrace. The Folly's a la carte menu offers relaxed fine dining (sample menu here) and there is a comprehensive wine list available to complement your meal.**

Our Cruise and Dine combines two of Oxford's great attractions to create an exceptional and memorable experience. 

Departs from our moorings at The Folly, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU. The cruise lasts approximately 30 minutes and we suggest allowing at least 90 minutes for your meal. Advance booking is essential.

Private versions of this cruise are also available (a surcharge applies for groups of less than 10 people). This trip operates between April and October.

*passengers must be over 18. A soft drink alternative is available. 

**ticket price includes a starter, main course and dessert from The Folly a la carte menu. A surcharge may apply to a small number of premium menu items. Additional items such as drinks to accompany your meal, side orders and service charge are not included and must be paid to The Folly at the end of your meal. 

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