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Enjoy a typical English teatime while cruising the River Thames in Oxford​

There's nothing like visiting Oxford on board a regatta to cross the river in the afternoon. Take advantage of this out of time moment to explore the different banks of the river. Folly restaurant is nestled in the heart of Oxford, and its terrace floats on the waters of the River Thames. The restaurant’s identity revolves around a thoughtfully conceived and prepared menu of fresh food and the best seasonal ingredients.

Hop on for a cruise during which you will pass Christ Church Meadows and the University College boathouses before arriving at Iffley Lock, a lively section of the river where rowing teams train. Then continue your afternoon, enjoying tea and the various treats on board, until you reach Rose Island. The setting is ideal for discovering the beauty of the river and the region, while indulging in the most exquisite English teas.

Recommended by Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel.

The Folly Restaurant

Two offers available between GBP 22.95 and 30.95 per person

1 Folly Bridge

Oxford, OX1 4JU


Everyday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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73 High Street, Oxford


United Kingdom

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