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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

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4.8

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4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Romance (49)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Good for a Date (42)
Notable Wine List (33)
Lunch (30)
Local Ingredients (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fun (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cosy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighbourhood Gem (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (5)
Casual (5)
Great Beer (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Group Bookings (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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 (London)·Dined on 8 January 2018

Food and service were exceptional and very well though of. Staff were very attentive and were able to accommodate our dietary requirements. Prices are on the expensive side but worth every penny. I highly recommend Restaurant Story.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Special meal with relaxing tranquil environment. Service impeccable, although the story seemed to tail off towards the end

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Truly exceptional in every way! We could not have asked more from the Restaurant Story team... from the moment we entered we were treated like much loved friends. The team have the ability to build instant relationships with the customers and share their passion for food in the most interesting and engaging way. Each morsel of food from the "snacks" to the post desert petit four (all 16 courses) were divine. We felt we had travelled and tasted the country and sampled the highest quality produce presented in interesting, hugely creative and challenging ways. It is simply food that makes you smile from the inside out! It was our daughter's birthday and a very much anticipated, special treat... story managed to create a memory that will last a lifetime and holds a unique place in our family life story. We can't thank all the team, Joe, Ursula, Patrick and of course the inspirational Tom, enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Fantastic experience very creative menu with some fantastic textures and quirky ideas!

Service was impeccable and dishes presented by the chefs as well who were extremely confident and talented going into how they were constructed a real eye opener on how food can be exciting and delivered with a story

Would definitely recommend very relaxed and informal setting and well managed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Truly amazing place. Creative, inventive and delicious. Attentive service from people who are passionate about the food and really know their stuff.
Expensive but worth it !

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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Easily the best restaurant in London, and I do go to some nice ones. Felt compelled to write a review because of how memorable the dishes were — creatively presented, unexpected mixture of flavors, and simply inspiring! One needs to try this restaurant at least once!!!

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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

Outstanding. Service brilliant, food divine. Impeccable!

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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Food absolutely fantastic; clever, unusual flavour combinations on every course with super service. Loved every minute of the meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 December 2017

Amazing experience with unconventional, very elegant and tasteful dishes.
Lean and modern table setting, which makes you feel to be hosted at friend’s home.
The young and professional team contributed to make the dinner unforgettable.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Such creative and bloody delicious meals. Service was spot on as well, with the good balance of formal and friendly/ casual. This is a restaurant that takes the food and drinks seriously, but not themselves too seriously. Half the table did not get the drinks pairing and there was definite drinks envy. Would 100% go back when the menu changes!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great experience. Best enjoyed with great company for the 3 hour session. Go!

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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Fantastic experience! I really love that white truffle dish!

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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Had a great evening. In particular the service was excellent

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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

By far one of the best high end restaurants in London. The food is superb, well paced and expertly cooked. The ambience is fantastic with floor to ceiling windows looking out to London at night along with expert service.

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 (Kent)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Went there for my Sons 21st. Excellent food and service , one of the best restaurants I have ever been

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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

The presentation of the food was really fun, it was exciting to see what we were going to get next. The food was good. Nice atmosphere

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

The menu is creative and thoughtful from the first to last morsel. The cocktail and wine pairings are a must and enhance the entire experience. The service was outstanding and everyone at the restaurant was engaging, patient and kind. The location, size and intimacy of the restaurant combined with the well paced tasting meal creates a pleasant chef's table type of atmosphere. There are not enough stars to describe our overall experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

Brilliant food with excellent service. Set lunch is great value.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Absolutely out of this world! We went for a special occasion, and everything from the spectacular courses to the staff made the whole experience extra special.
The whole tasting experience was indeed a Story.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

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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vip
 (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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