Restaurant Story London

4.9
717 reviews
£41 and over
British
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.

Support Restaurant Story London during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 717 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went expecting something special, and it ended up even better still. Every individual dish could have been the pinnacle of any other meal and the wine pairings were sublime! The staff struck the perfect balance between being attentive but not intrusive, and their explanations of the dishes were absolutely on point.

I've already told so many people that this has to be a top choice destination once this newest lockdown ends, and I can't wait to return.

JA
vipJamesA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always. Team doing themselves proud on the last day before lockdown! Thank you Tom, Jack, John and all the team who looked after us so well.

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Eagle26
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the experience and the venue are all perfect. It is not a cheap night out but given what you are experiencing I highly recommend.

It is a lovely dinner for those who appreciate an unique and delicious meal. Tasting menu was incredible!!

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Nicworkinggal
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, exceeded expectations. Can’t wait for another special occasion to go back!

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JoSxxxxxxx
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. Can’t recommend highly enough. The staff were incredible and the food was outstanding. P

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Heather
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a special dining experience.
Beautifully presented and delicious dishes with attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience highly recommend

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JeanE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautifully presented tasting menu. We had both the regular and the vegetarian tasting menus served at our table. The dishes are so inventive and fun. The service was immaculate from start to finish. Thank you for a special and memorable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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Yayze
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th birthday treat

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At least Michelin 2stars-level serves and foods.

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Martinigirl
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent food, drinks and service. Superb dinner

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Freddiep
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience that was even better than expected

CL
CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really enjoyable tasting menu. Would recommend

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AjaS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my husband for a meal as a wedding gift. Honestly, we both loved our experience at the Story. The food was presented beautifully, the staff looked after us so well and all the little details were just so special. Thank you so much for making it a lovely experience.

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VictorW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good tasting lunch menu. We had 3 guests all with different dietary requirements which were all handled well. Each of us received different menus, but all dishes were coordinated and arrived at same time. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. We took the corresponding drink flight which was well matched and contained some choices we never would have considered but worked well.

Overall a very good experience. Most enjoyable

RR
RedRock
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. We did the wine pairing which I would recommend.
The staff are attentive but not intrusive. Tom Sellers oversees everything. He served and explained one of the dishes which was fab.
Great place would definitely recommend and will return.

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Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Story is a place to remember. Excellent food, attentive genuinely friendly staff. A must go.

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top dinner experience in London. Food is beyond incredible and the team cater to your likes and dislikes. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and the Restaurant Story team made every moment feel special. Will definitely come back again.

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fitfoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stunning...... presentation, flavour, service (v.covid appropriate without spoiling the experience) and overall experience was faultless.....had a simply wonderful lunch with my sister. The calm kitchen, out of which comes the most spectacular food, is open to the dining room and the discreet but friendly team of waiters make this a truly memorable place to dine.

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katieb
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible food and service I have ever experienced!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and great service. Always made to feel welcome and special. New additions to the menu only added to the experience.

KC
KieranC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply the best .. is the only way to describe the story.even 4 days after the event I’m completely tore about which cause was the best ....I love it all

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cookingongas
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pretty punchy restaurant price wise ( we were just over £1000 for four) but in fairness we didn't hold back on the drinks! The dishes were interesting and the beef dripping candle was a new one on me. I particularly liked the lobster and lamb caesar. Overall a pretty good experience but with strong competitors such as Core and Kitchen Table who have the edge.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, 9 course plus more. Don't eat before you go

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Shoppo
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Extraordinary tasting menu with a really interesting drinks accompaniment. A little on the expensive side, but it's worth it for a treat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Restaurant Story was a wonderful experience. The level of thought, skill and care that Tom and the team put into making it is evident from the moment you approach the restaurant and are greeted and never falters before you sadly have to leave some hours later.

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StephenF
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great staff and lovely restaurant surroundings. Not cheap, but came away thinking that we had had a great meal and service experience.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for his birthday and it was absolutely perfect! The space is intimate without feeling cramped, and the food was just incredible. Can't recommend enough and I'd absolutely go again for a similar celebrations.

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viphoppy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never get bored of this restaurant - everything about it is special. I am so happy that Tom and his team rode through the storm. The new sommelier has done a great job with the pairings and introduced some amazing new wines. Happy Restaurant Story is back in business.

HH
HannahH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been too! Well worth the money for a special occasion or birthday.

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EstherO
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for a special occasion, a real treat!

YL
YouenL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience and the food was exceptional! Highly recommended if you’re looking for an intimate Michelin restaurant.

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Chaz
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless. Fantastic food, fantastic music. Easily my favourite restaurant of all time.

SK
vipSimonK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely exceptional in every way, sadly including the price, so it’s definitely one to save for a special occasion

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ERICA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely experience at Restaurant Story. A great place to dine for a special occasion!

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Amit
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply the best dining experience we’ve ever had! Mind blowing! Dined at Core, Zuma, Le Gavroche, Novikov, Five Fields, all the best places but they don’t even come close to Story. Every dish was amazing and the whole experience was phenomenal. Every little detail thought out to the tee! Will definitely be back again and again. Thank you so much to Tom and the team.

LR
LauraR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff would highly recommend.

CG
ChrisG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quite disappointed that no
Waiter is wearing a face covering. An easy thing to give the guest an extra feel of security to enjoy the evening.

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vip4545
London
44 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First dine out since lockdown.
Great food and lovely ambience. I especially liked the beautiful scallop and enjoyed the Paddington bear inspired fromage, also found the Japanese-style pull-apart milk bread (chigiri-pan) very interesting.
All nicely light and just right portion for me. Perfectly content after the 7 course lunch.
As for a new guideline of social distancing and hygiene, there was hand sanitiser on each table, which made us more comfortable to eat out. Really appreciate it.

FAQs

Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 717 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant Story London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://restaurantstory.co.uk/product/digital-gift-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.