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folly | in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah

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Folly, which has a prime location in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, is managed by multi-award-winning homegrown celebrity chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price and offers a casual take on contemporary fine dining in a relaxed but sophisticated setting. There's plenty for everybody, from a private dining room and open kitchen to rooftop terraces and bars with stunning views of the Madinat Jumeirah waterways. An enjoyable experience is guaranteed, from chef's signature recipes from the signature menu to leisurely cheese and wine meals to the perfect weekend brunch or craft drinks and folly pops by The Rooftop!

The Dining Room

The perilous journey starts at the front entrance, where a hidden tunnel leads visitors up a steep staircase into the crowded restaurant's core. A classic, timeless feel is created by exposed brick walls, teal banquettes, and traditional dark wood tables and chairs.

The Kitchen Bar

The eight-seater bar directly overlooks the open kitchen, encouraging diners to observe and converse with the chefs while getting a rare perspective on the fast-paced, dramatic essence of a busy service. We will plan a tasting menu of the chef's favourites and walk you through each dish as it's cooked and served for a fully immersive experience.

Garden Terrace and Lounge

The expansive Outdoor Terrace & Lounge, which is adjacent to the main restaurant, has its own kitchen, spectacular views, and an intimate, secret-garden atmosphere.

The Rooftop

The rooftop of folly is a destination in itself, located a floor above the main restaurant and offering uninterrupted views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. When the sun sets, there are few better ways to drink a cocktail and nibble on something tasty.

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Mandy Monaghan
Mandy Monaghan
April 23, 2023
This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Dubai. Innovative food and exceptional service. Many come for the stunning views, but this place is so much more! Food is simply amazing.
April 20, 2023
Great food, great drinks and a fantastic view. Prices are reasonable with good fast service. Definitely worth a visit! Make sure you visit after 8pm to catch a view of the Burj Al Arab from the terrace outside. Still an amazing place. Have been here a few times over the year, definitely it must go.
Beth S
Beth S
January 17, 2023
Loved the vegan tasting menu at Folly this weekend. Lovely views and my husband and I could order the food we wanted, some places make you have the same menu for the whole table but they were happy for us to have one vegan menu and one meat which was refreshing!nnService was fantastic but slowed down towards 9pm when it started to get busy so we did wait a while for our desserts but I'd still score 5 stars and will happily return.
Gary Eckersall
Gary Eckersall
December 21, 2022
Great location in the Madinat. Food is good, service is exceptional. Would recommend this place, definitely worth a visit ud83dudc4dud83dudc4dud83cudf7eud83cudf7b
Semjon Schomaker
Semjon Schomaker
November 6, 2023
Awesome location and kind personal.nWe had the signature menu and would recommend it to everyone!nOur best dinner in Dubai so far!nWe will come back soon
simon killeen
simon killeen
October 27, 2023
Super rooftop for evening drinks, if you don't mind the heat. Lovely drink selection and super staff (especially Salaman). Great buzz off the place, and ideal after you've had dinner in one of the restaurants downstairs.
Aaron Yasities
Aaron Yasities
October 7, 2023
Fantastic meal! Staff were great and very informative regarding the menu. I look forward to revisiting and sitting on the beautiful terrace.
zia ullah
zia ullah
September 8, 2023
It is next to Meat Co inside Souq Madinat Jumeira



Meals Brunch, Dinner, Lunch

Working hours

Monday 17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday 16:00 - 00:00
Saturday 13:00 - 00:00
Sunday 13:00 - 00:00
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