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Restaurant Story London, London,
Award-winning

Restaurant Story London

4.9
4.9
1005 Reviews
£41 and over
British
At Restaurant 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 and in 2021 we were awarded our second Michelin star. Finally in 2023 we launched Story 3.0 hosting a 2nd floor.

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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu, Sat 12:00–13:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    020 7183 2117
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Sellers
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • Area
    London Bridge
  • Cross Street
    199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    London Bridge is the nearest tube stop
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,005 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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1,005 Reviews
  1. TheOtherOne

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit since the rebuild and it was better than I remembered. Worth every penny.

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  2. JoeF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, one of the best experiences I’ve had in London. The service is incredible and the food is outstanding. 10/10, not one bad thing to say!

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  3. LauraI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - thank you so much. The music was also incredible and matched the food and drink. World class drinks pairing too. Loved it

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  4. FrankB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The snacks, agnolotti pumpkin, and rhubarb with parsnip cream our the dishes that made my night. Service was impeccable from start to finish. A welcome sake and caviar plus a birthday letter with a finish of tour in the kitchen.

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  5. BePe

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Truly a culinary story delivered by an incredible team. Michelin star dining without the attitude. Every dish of the 9 courses was a delight and paired very well with the wines. It was a special treat but very much worth it.

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  6. KirstenS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really exceptional staff who went over and above to make us feel at home. Fantastic ambience, music, and of course food!! A very special experience we will not forget.

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  7. Natalie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. They make you feel special and overall it was a great time!

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  8. Thomas

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were excellent in spite of having some difficult customers arrive with too many people at the same time it was a fun and energetic valentines day meal. The food especially the pumpkin agnolotti and opening deep fried oyster was fantastic. For a special meal this was truly fantastic.

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  9. JuliaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible evening, lots of new dishes and everything was inventive but also delicious - not faddy. Loved the classic wine pairing which also included cocktails and sake. Great service and all round a fantastic experience.

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  10. Emma12

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A relaxed refined dining experience and welcoming staff made my husband's birthday feel special without the stuffiness which usually accompanies these establishments. I would like to point out I also have some food intolerances, and they truly looked after me without question. We will be back sooner rather than later thank you.

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  11. Anonymous

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top-class cooking, top-class hospitality by a top-class team. Bravo Tom + team

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  12. AniD

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my partner for a birthday dinner as a special treat, and was very impressed with the attention to detail and very friendly / welcoming service! The food was super delicious (make sure to go hungry!) and had venue was very cosy and intimate. Highly recommend booking, such a memorable experience! :)

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  13. Pebhouston

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and meal. The service was impeccable and the food was incredible. Thank you for the memorable experience and the second floor private area and patio is beautiful. We can’t wait to visit again when back in London. Sending you a BIG Texas thanks!

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  14. eugeneo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food and ambiance. We went for our anniversary and can's wait to go back

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  15. BlairK

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Story is a culinary experience beyond any. The food is creative and delicious. The team is warm and professional and truly make you feel special.

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  16. JasonP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to be back after the renovation. Food was delightful as always, and we were so well looked after by the team.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Undoubtedly the best dinner / experience we’ve ever had! The food was incredible, and we had the upgraded fine wines drink pairing which was the best pairings we’ve had with a tasting menu! The staff were so passionate and engaged with ‘the story’ that it was infectious and each course was anticipated with absolute excitement! So glad this place is back and the refurbishment looks incredible upstairs and down! Will be going back again soon!

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  18. SuzanneG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional! Perfect in every way! Not to be missed!

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  19. NatalieC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding restaurant with fabulous staff and wonderful music. Wine was fabulous and the food is sublime. Highly recommend!

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  20. PHILIPM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good evening...nice atmosphere, professional service and outstanding food.

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  21. ShaunT

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food matched by attentive and friendly staff who truly wish to make your experience memorable

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  22. KirsteenB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal and the team were very accommodating of our table's various preferences and dietary needs. The non-alcoholic drinks selection was also great.

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  23. DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous venue and meal. Not just that though. The friendliness and attention of staff was spot on. Not intrusive but engaging and fun Thank you so much

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  24. SimonN

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative, bold, unique, interesting, delicious! Date of visit: 13/01/2023 The dishes were highly sophisticated and it was evident that plenty of thought had gone into their development. The 'rabbit sandwich' canapé was lovely; a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness - a delicious meaty start to the meal. The chicken and oyster dish was great. Whilst it wasn't the most visually appealing of dishes, it was absolutely packed full of flavour and was a gorgeous, warm dish to have had on a cold January night. The cod with beurre blanc was sensational - one of my stand-out fish dishes. The fish was cooked well and it was delicious in every sense. The herb and fruit gels on the side added the appropriate amount of sweetness and acidity, which broke through the richness of the fish and beurre blanc, meaning you had a dish that was balanced and refined. Whilst I could see this dish was based on a French classic, I could clearly tell it was unique to the restaurant. On the whole, an excellent meal. The petit-fours were generous. Whilst some dishes could have offered more creativity, the taste was generally first-rate. The dishes here are highly original and the presentations are some of the coolest around - I doubt you'll find any other restaurant using a bowl made to look like a snail shell and serving an edible candle made from beef fat (this was a messy dish but pretty good!) At a price point of £225 per person, it is slightly overpriced in my opinion, especially when considering the prices at other 2 and 3 Michelin star restaurants. However, I would be content to return.

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  25. AmyM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately our experience last night did not live up to our expectations following a truly outstanding visit back in June 2021. Whilst the restaurant is lovely, staff attentive and knowledgable, the food was just not as good or as interesting and that’s simply not good enough when spending £750+ for dinner for two people. Overall we came away feeling disappointed. Following our first visit we came away telling everyone we met what an absolute game changing restaurant it was, and despite it being expensive, it was absolutely worth it. Unfortunately last night didn’t live up to our past experience and just felt like poor value. To give a few comparisons between our visits: The prices have gone up (which is understandable given current inflationary pressures), but now consists of two less courses, despite still being pitched as a ten course tasting menu. When we previously visited, the ten course menu had ten courses plus snacks and petit fours as additional elements, whereas this time those elements were each counted as a course. Given it’s a tasting menu, the additional two courses last time were welcome as they gave us the opportunity to try two additional creations and sample a wider variety of delicious food. Another disappointing comparison on this visit was that we were charged for coffee with our petit fours, when again, last time it was included. The waitress asked if I take sugar, which I do, but none came. After calling over another waitress sugar appeared but by then my coffee was luke warm. Perhaps not a big issue in a standard restaurant but these kind of lapses to detail are really disappointing at £750+ for two. Overall a noticeable fall in the experience between visits which is such a shame given how highly we regarded our previously visit.

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  26. BrigittM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. The environment was relaxed and the staff were professional and helpful.

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  27. ThorayaA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a special place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The most creative and delicious tasing menu I’ve ever had! The staff were amazing. Very welcoming. Thank you

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  28. richardm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing. Ambience also spot on with a great playlist. Definitely a special evening.

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  29. BruceP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Innovative and delicious. My companion raves about the wine pairing. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. It was pricey but worth it. Highly recommend.

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  30. BrianC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food did not disappoint but was very rich so be warned to pace yourself with the dishes.

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  31. James

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding. Chef Amelie was just amazing !!

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  32. GavinD

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had heard the food was excellent and while it was a little difficult to get a table, the experience was amazing. Couldn't fault the place, staff unbelievable in tune with each other and guests We also had the bonus of snow falling outside

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  33. StuartF

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. The food was unbelievably good and the staff were perfect in every way. Couldn’t recommend Restaurant Story more.

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  34. PaulG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience - but expensive! Automatically including 13% service is a bit rude imo - but if ever service deserved recognition, it's the service at Restaurant Story. A brilliant front of house team support an amazing culinary experience of the highest order. No better restaurant in London - surpassing my previous favourite of Gordon Ramsay's Hospital Road

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  35. KELWard

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! We had the most amazing time. We were expecting great things and the restaurant delivered.

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  36. HayleyM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning! Service, food and ambience was all perfect 🤩

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  37. LucyD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly fantastic meal full of surprises, delicious flavours and generous portions. Fantastic service as well

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  38. Amneet

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the restaurant was great. Would highly recommend it. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

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  39. ThomasH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible experience on a culinary journey. The team were extremely dedicated and professional making for a wonderful experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time at story restaurant. It was our best food experience in London. Highly recommended it to everyone.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 1005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Restaurant Story London

199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • Cross Street
    199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX
  • Area
    London Bridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu, Sat 12:00–13:15 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    London Bridge is the nearest tube stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Sellers
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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