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About Restaurant Story London

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.

199 Tooley Street
London, SE1 2JX
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 1:45pm,
Monday - Saturday 6:30pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7183 2117

Website:
http://restaurantstory.co.uk/

Public Transport:
London Bridge is the nearest tube stop

Executive Chef:
Tom Sellers

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access

Restaurant Story London Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (86)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Romance (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Lunch (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Local Ingredients (24)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
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Seasonal (12)
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Cosy (11)
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Hot Spot (9)
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Casual (6)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Recommend the drinks pairings and additional course to share (white truffles to die for)! Clever and inspired dishes.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish, every detail was thought through. Food unlike any i've had elsewhere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary and we absolutely loved it. We thought the food was better in every way than the Greenhouse, Manoir, Dinner, Claridges e.t.c. It was really awesome. The menu is unbelievably creative and incredibly tasty. And the whole experience is so much less stuffy and reverential that it's more illustrious counterparts. There's no doubt part of that is due to the fact that Tom Sellers overseeing the kitchen and working the floor, but that means the whole place as a youthful energy and ambition that helps make the experience more dynamic and engaging. But above the food is awesome. The wine pairing was on the money, really top notch and fun as well. In case you can't tell, I thought it was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Truly spectacular, great tasting menu, bread & dripping, storeos, scallops and Almond & Dill were stand out dishes

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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Awesome food, awesome service & very expensive .

I didn’t mind paying the money for a fantastic experience.

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·Dined on 7 November 2017

Everything about this restaurant was incredible.

The highlights were the food and staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Truly amazing and have not stopped talking about it - staff were brilliant and so helpful, the wine pairing was such a key part of the story too

Thank you to all at Story

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Fantastic service, Amazing staff and all in all a truly wonderful experience ! Loved every minute!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Once again, a fantastic dining experience with great service and amazing food and wine. This was my third visit - and I'll definitely be back for more!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 2 October 2017

An amazing place!! Great service with lots of little touches to make it personal and a really special experience. The food is inventive and with many different taste sensations.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Really excellent in every way as always. The staff are really friendly. The food was imaginative. The deserts were really outstanding. Food service was prompt too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Chef Tom Sellers, his team and the very knowledgable sommeliers will lead diners on a delectable and fascinating culinary experience. The 7~ course menu is a delight. I highly recommend the drinks pairing, which includes an impressive array of wines, cocktails and speciality brewed spirits.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Extraordinary experience. The food was amazing. Wonderful variety of foods, playfully created
and perfectly prepared. Service was professional yet extremely friendly. Courses were brought one after another but pacing was good. One should know that the food selection is limited to the tasting menu. The tasting menu can be paired with wine, with a couple of pairings featuring cocktails and cideror. In lieu of the pairing, one can order from the excellent wine list. The full tasting menu takes about three hours. We really enjoyed our experience at Story.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

We went for my birthday. Upon arrival they had given me a happy birthday letter in an envelope with a wax seal. Was sat tucked in a corner away from the other customers which made it even more romantic as i was with my boyfriend. Had a manager as the main waiter, but didn't realise to the end! He was great, very charismatic, attentive and welcoming. Food was great, you wouldn't expect the ingredients to go together but blended in so well! They even gave me a complimentary dessert dish for my birthday. Lots of dishes in the dinner menu, so despite it being small portioned it will eventually fill you up. Staff were quick to react, taking in plates when you're done and serving the next dish. But they never will rush you. Without wine pairings it took us 2.5hrs. Would recommended to anyone celebrating a special occasion with loved one.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Simply amazing.

The jaw dropping food provided in the set lunch menu and drink pairing is great value for something truely unique. And the tasting menu is spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 16 September 2017

The food is delicious, very hard to pick a favourite from the large tasting menu. Highly recommend matching wines as they were so unique and suited the dishes perfectly. The overall feeling of the restaurant was relaxed with beautiful styling. Service was faultless.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Exceptional food, service and setting. This is now my favourite restaurant ahead of Ledbury...... simply amazing

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 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

We had the most fantastic afternoon at Restaurant Story - the service was fantastic and the food was some of the best we have ever eaten - and we do venture to lots of good restaurants! I would highly recommend eating here on a special occasion - everything about it was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 August 2017

Service was simply outstanding - all the staff remembered the small details that I mentioned in passing about it being a special meal with my mum. Excellent food - humble but v delicious. It's very good value for money considering how many courses you get. Highly highly recommend, would definitely be back for more. If any of Story staff is reading this, thank you v much for the wonderful time we had!

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 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Dined at Story for our anniversary dinner and was blown away from the start. The concept, the presentation, the service..we could not find a fault. The food was exceptional and the wine/drinks pairing is recommended as it isn't all wines and we tasted some very interesting drinks alongside our meal. I would definitely recommend this place for a special meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 24 August 2017

We'd an amazing meal at Story. Highlights were the roast crayfish, tomato, potato and snail ravioli dishes. All three desserts were superb. One negative has been mentioned here already: we asked to swap out oyster and raw scallop as wife is pregnant. She got a measly bit of celery and a burnt bit of cucumber in their places, respectively. Surely, it wouldn't be too much to swap in two dishes of equal luxury to the originals? Otherwise, absolutely excellent.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Fantastic food and wonderful service. The concept of the 'story' of the dishes was well explained by servers. The only Criticism I have is that there could have been more choice at the budget end of the wine list as this definitely impacts the overall cost of the evening. Prepare to add another £100 minimum in wine at which point the drinks flight/pairings don't seem so unreasonable. I would have liked to have seen a few bottles at around the £30-£40 price mark for those of us that, whilst we appreciate the value for money in the food in regard to a spectacular culinary treat, we are otherwise budget conscious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Unique experience food was excellent!

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·Dined on 11 August 2017

The place is simply spectacular. If I'd have to be very picky some background music would go a long way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Overall a fantastic experience. The building itself is a lovely setting for dinner, unfussy service, & a good wine selection(and an unpretentious sommelier which was refreshing). We enjoyed the 'story' and the chefs meaning behind each dish. All very well thought through and presented beautifully. Some daring combinations and new ideas, id say that chef Tom Sellers is using innovative ideas here and pushing boundaries here as much as you'll find in any London restaurant right now.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 3 August 2017

This is officially my favourite and best restaurant in London. From entering through the doors; the amazingly creative food, efficient service this has been the best restaurant I have been to in years!
Imaginative food without being too poncy, always asked about the speed of the food being brought out, staff quietly efficient!
10/10 would definitely come back in a few months!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

What an experience. Do the drinks pairing to add to the experience. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Excellent lunch with myriad of unique creative amuse bouches and fantastic tasting menu. Vegetarian companions well catered for although our oysters with horseradish snow seemed far superior to their celery!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 27 July 2017

It's a tasting menu but I didn't feel hungry at the end. Great service, creative foods all delivered over 3.5 hours so time to relax and chat. Really enjoyed the meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 26 July 2017

We had the Set Lunch menu today and had an unforgettable gourmet experience. Amazing creativity with brave and sophisticated courses, friendly and caring service from all the Story team members. A place where we definitely should return for the Full Story dinner menu next time when in London.

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·Dined on 25 July 2017

This is a huge treat. Really interesting, absolutely delicious food, excellent service with humour, delicious accompanying drinks, cool contemporary room . Couldn't ask for more. A wonderful evening, the most memorable meal for a long time. Many thanks to Tom and his fantastic team.

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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Low key from the outside, easy to walk past it. Small and intimate inside. The kitchen was visible from the dining area. We had the drinks pairing, which was a mixture of wines and cocktails...the best pairing I've ever had. The food was beautifully placed on stunning dishes. The flavours were intense. The chefs and front of house staff took turns to serve us, all explaining what we were about to eat, even Tom Sellers himself. The beef dripping candle and oysters were particularly exciting; the lamb was to die for, very juicy. I can't even call out one dish as my favourite, it was all amazing. The service was great, the staff were all friendly and chatty. Every time my napkin slipped off my lap, it was picked up and folded by stealth before I even realised it! Wonderful experience, even purchased a signed autobiography of Tom Sellers at £35, and a selfie. Meal came to about £250 per head with drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Really superb evening. Michelin standard service, food, presentation but all very chilled out and relaxed and overall very good value for money considering how many courses and options we were given.
Overall superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Perfect lunch.
Food was faultless, as was the service and setting.

Not only were all the plates delicious, but the timing of the meal and balance of the menu was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

I'm fussy and difficult to please but I was thoroughly pleased. Imaginitive, fun food and unsnooty friendly staff. Best meal in ages. Nb. If I'd known they would provide a pedestal for my handbag I would have probably upgraded it beforehand...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was exquisite, the service fantastic. There was a genuine sense of pride and love about the dishes, and every bite felt special. Also would definitely recommend the matching drinks menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 11 July 2017

We are still talking about our meal, we were on holiday from South Africa and met for a birthday dinner. We travel a lot and eat in good restaurants, this was a top 5 experience, amazing. Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 6 July 2017

What a special meal we had! We booked the table for our wedding anniversary and the meal was perfect. We were made to feel so special by the staff - from the note of congratulations when we arrived to the outstanding service delivered by all the waiters. The food was so creative and fantastic we enjoyed every second. Definitely a very special place to go.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Excellent service throughout. Food was innovative and clearly a great attention to detail is put into every bite. Drink pairing was also very interesting. Stand out dishes were the tomato consommé, snail and almond and dill. The paired cocktail for the snail however was not to our taste.
This is not your everyday restaurant, we went to celebrate a special occasion and we felt suitably spoilt to justify the expense

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on 30 June 2017

An experience, one I'll repeat when back in London.

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