Restaurant Story London

4.8
579 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
At Story the premise is simple; we seek to tell our story through the food we serve.
We opened in April 2013 gaining our first Michelin star only five months after opening.
Inspired by chef Tom Sellers’ culinary career and the history of British food, our dishes are an edible story, each one inspired by a memory. We want to share these memories with you through what you see, smell and taste.
To help achieve this, we select only the freshest seasonal British produce and then pair it with an exclusive wine list featuring small wine producers and select British craft ales sourced locally.

Special Offers

Daniel Clifford and Tom Sellers collaboration: £150

Restaurant Story will be welcoming chef Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House in Cambridge for a collaboration with chef Tom Sellers. The menu will be an 8-course tasting menu, 4 courses by Tom Sellers and 4 courses by Daniel Clifford. Drink pairing will also be available. £150 per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 January 2019

Ends: 22 January 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-13:45

What 579 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
L
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wonderful and spectacular spot in London. Creative and perfect in every direction!!!

Report
Helpful
P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been to Story 4 or 5 times before they refurbished but not after. I was quite keen to try the new tasting menu. It did not disappoint. Tom Sellers has taken this tasting menu to the next level. Absolutely phenomenal. Can't wait to go again soon.

Report
Helpful
LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magical!!
It lived up to my very high expectations. Each course more beautiful than the last. Exquisite service. A dream;))

Report
Helpful
AA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A sensational evening full of intrigue and adventure.

Report
Helpful
S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening is a great experience. Having many courses, not knowing what comes next, all interesting and delicious was fabulous. We were there for over four hours and it flew by.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with a friend, and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience. The presentation of the food, and the staff was excellent.

Report
Helpful
KH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant and attention to detail is superb! We had the 11 course taster menu in December and wow! Very clever and innovative ideas. I didn’t like 1 or 2 of the dishes but that’s just my own personal taste, it was like culinary theatre and if you are impressed by that then you must experience it!

Report
Helpful
DC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place for a special meal; where every immaculate, flavourful dish has a story of origin based on the chef’s memories; every plate is custom made for the food being served; every piece of art explores an aspect of storytelling; every member of staff is precise, responsive and warm. And where you get a custom mixed bourbon shot to take home with you to continue the Story.

Report
Helpful
TG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic Birthday dinner, the menu and food was incredible definately in the Top 3 places we have ever eaten.

Report
Helpful
W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, now an annual tradition to go for a Birthday treat, every course is a delight.....and thank you for the bread rolls!

Report
Helpful
JL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class from start to finish - a really special evening. Thanks to everyone there

Report
Helpful
B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Not quite the same story as before. Great food, but just not as great as the previous times.

Report
Helpful
Y
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience, 3rd visit, great new decor etc.
Everything is faultless

Report
Helpful
U
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant with a very good wine list.

Report
Helpful
S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, creative and delicious. Attentive yet unobtrusive staff
Excellent wine suggestions

Report
Helpful
MN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Some exceptional dishes, some perhaps less inspiring, overall very good food, but service lacked attention to detail.

Report
Helpful
AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first visit to Restaurant Story and we were not disappointed. Service was friendly but intrusive. every course was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome evening. Fantastic food, with an excellent drinks pairing. I loved the tasting menu and appreciated the knowledgable staff who clearly really enjoy and are proud of their restaurant and what they offer.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved the personalised letter for my husbands birthday. However, was served oysters even though I specified multiple times that I have an allergy.

Report
Helpful
BJ
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday treat for me with my family was made extra special by a very welcome, helpful, and warm front of house team. The food was amazing and some of the best we have eaten in London. The restaurant decor was smart, contemporary and fun. We chose the wine pairings and our sommelier deserves a special mention for her knowledge, humour, and time taken with us. As was expected, it was not a cheap meal out and with additional drinks and extra courses, ended being an average of nearly £300 per person, but worth it for the experience!

Report
Helpful
SL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and great food and service and very happy about coffee.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful, intimate venue - perfect for a special date or a small group of friends. The service was amazing!

Report
Helpful
OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - wine flight perfectly matched only downside was that we decided to share the truffle and celeriac dish rather than have one each dumb choice

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening.

Report
Helpful
WO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best tasting menu on both sides off the Atlantic.
The 8 course tasting menu was spectacular and the accompanying drinks parings per course was very adventurous with a mixture of cocktails and exclusive wines.
Twice as better than 11 Madison in New York and much better value for the money at a lower cost.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurant in every way. While attempting to "rank" Michelin star restaurants in London is a subjective exercise, Restaurant Story is clearly among the best and a must to be experienced. It's not just one "signature dish" surrounded by a few good ones; it's eleven courses all tremendously great on their own. A very inventive menu with an excellent complement of cocktails/wines.

The service team is quite knowledgeable, friendly and the perfect amount of attention.

Tom Sellers and team has most nailed it!

Report
Helpful
A
London
66 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant and starting with champagne.

Report
Helpful
JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom and his team creative ways of using wholesome ingredients, combining and translating them into beautiful masterpieces. A tantalising food journey. Not forgetting the plating used- love it!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant should get michelin two stars at least. The chef is good at control the flavour. I strongly reccomend everyone to have a good dinner in this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food, very friendly service, overall a recommended experience

Report
Helpful
TD
London
99 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decadence! Wonderful decadence! I went to the previous incarnation of Story and loved it but now I think it is even better although they have retained some of the classic features like the beef fat candle but that is now tempered with a tapenade to cut through the fatness and make it more delicious. Service was on point. My only complaint was that the wine pairing is off-puttingly expensive especially when there are very decent wines on the menu for £40-£60 a bottle, our recommended red was sublime. Try the dessert wine, something different and special

Report
Helpful
AG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good but was not amazing ... I spent £500 on tasting menus and one wine paring. I felt that a lot effort went on what each dish looks like, rather than focus on the flavors. The signature dish was creative, but not tasty at whole, a wow by visual but a Erm by taste. Most of the dishes was pretentious, rather than focus on the texture, flavors and wholesomeness. I was expecting a lot more, but was no where matching my expectations. There are much better taster whole hearted food in London. Sorry would not recommend, unless you have no where better to spend your money on.

Report
Helpful
C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chanced upon this restaurant when searching up Michelin Star spots in London and quickly grabbed a lunch booking. Was met with great service the moment you walked into the restaurant and we were quickly seated and attended to from apertiv to choosing our tasting courses. They offered a 5 and 8 course tasting menu of which you were meant to be surprised with no actual menu / ingredients to choose from.

Absolutely loved each dish that came (will keep the surprise going) and I have to say that the dishes were innovative and fun to eat with textures on each and every plate.

Definitely a big recommendation from me and lovely front of the house as well!

Report
Helpful
RK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Amazing Food, really bad wine accompaniment (only 2 of 9 matching), chaotic and impersonal service. This was far away from a Michelin-Star.

Report
Helpful
RE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

A poor one Michelin starred restaurant.

The food was bland and the service was sterile.

Report
Helpful
PN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I cannot fault this restaurant in anything! The food was incredible and the service was impeccable! The staff were well trained but rather than being snooty (which i tend to find they are in places like this!) they were very down to earth and honest when they did not know the answer to a question, they made us feel very relaxed in such a fancy restaurant. The atmosphere is great, with only 10 tables in the restaurant it means you are well looked after. My drop in a star is not because of the restaurant but because of some people at another table who spent most of their evening on their phones asking for the wifi which i felt ruined the atmosphere the restaurant try so hard to create.
I felt completely immersed in what felt like an intimate setting when choosing an 11 course taster menu that lasted 4 hours! An absolute delight

Report
Helpful
MG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and drinks. Notably more expensive since it has re-opened, but this is the only thing holding it back from 5 stars.

Report
Helpful
LC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Staff were amazing!!!! Can't recommend enough. Everything you want from a Michelin Starred restaurant.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for an experience at Story for a birthday celebration. It was no doubt an occasion we will remember for a long time! The detail to service was great, from the letter addressed to the birthday girl, to the way everyone's plate at the table was placed down at the same time - it was an experience I would recommend. I would also like to point out that the desserts there were my favourite part of the meal, especially because there was so much variety and everything was edible! Do bear in mind that with this paced out tasting menu, your lunch easily turns into a 3 - 4hr activity!

Report
Helpful
b
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, every course a delight. My only disappointment was the restaurant’s Cancellation policy. Having looked forward for some time to our evening, my husband was taken ill the night before. I would have liked to postpone the occasion so that he could enjoy it too. However, the cancellation would have cost us £300 (it was a reservation for 4 people) and in the circumstances my husband urged us to go without him, which we did. I appreciate it is a small restaurant and that they need to have a cancellation policy but I had hoped for some flexibility.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
15