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Restaurant Story London

4.8
515 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 1:45pm,
Monday - Saturday 6:30pm - 9pm
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Phone number
020 7183 2117
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Tom Sellers
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Cross Street
199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX
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Public Transit
London Bridge is the nearest tube stop
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access
What 515 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Absolutely amazing, the whole experience food, staff and atmosphere was impeccable. The best food I’ve ever had. I look forward to returning

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Food and theatre on another level. Very excited to see the renovation and sample the incredible food.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Definitely a worthwhile experience.

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3.0Dined on 12 March 2018

Overrated and pretentious food. Found a piece of plastic in one of my meal and didn't even get an apology or offer to get it replaced.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The food show us a story ,it is amazing. But service is not. The waitress drop a glass of water and then my pants turn wet so that I cannot enjoy my dinner and I receive nothing for apologize.They even charge me 50% service fees

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Amazing from start to finish

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

From start to finish this was a memorable experience. We were treated beautifully. It was an adventure in eating. The service was impeccable without being intrusive. We were shown the kitchen in all its amazing glory. Just imagine if you will “A Paddington Bear Sandwich,”
I will share our beautiful experience with friends here in London this weekend.
Thank-you

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

What a treat! Restaurant Story was truly a delicious and tantalising experience for the taste buds! Every dish was well thought out, perfectly presented and portion sizes were perfect. Tom Seller's Noma influences definitely come out in the presentation and ingredients. The staff were informative and attentive and overall we had a great experience. I highly recommend RS, eat here at least once! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Best meal I've ever had...EVER! We did the evening tasting menu and could not have imagined how amazing it would be. Even the dishes, where given the ingredients, I didn't think I'd like were incredible.

Great atmosphere and love the attention to detail such as the personalised letter for my boyfriend's birthday.

Service was impeccable but in no way pretentious. It was just the most perfect evening, everything about it was exceptional.

Cannot recommend it enough.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

We came here for my partner’s birthday meal.
The food was absolutely out of this world, the service was excellent and the staff made us feel really comfortable and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

The tasting menu was delicious and creative definitely one of the nicest restaurants I’ve been to in London. We went for our anniversary and it was a great choice for a special memorable meal!

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

The tasting menu was divine, couple of misses on one or two foods but that’s down to personal taste.
We paired some drinks with the courses and they were great!
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was very attentive.
All in all a great foodie experience, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Took my Dad out here for lunch as I had taken my mum 6 months previous in the summer. Felt it was only fair! I have to say...Restaurant Story hasn’t missed a step in those 6 months. Given the change between Summer and Winter, there were seasonal changes to the menu that were subtle but welcome. I must confess to missing the tomato and vanilla dish from the summer but the introduction of the Venison ‘main’ more than made up for it. To anyone thinking of coming, whilst I appreciate the paired drinks may seem an added avoidable expense, I really can’t put into words how much they are worth putting your money into as they really do heighten the experience. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

This was a repeat visit, after one year, and Story was every bit as outstanding as we remembered. Imaginative and creative cuisine, beautifully presented. Fresh oyster with pickled rhubarb and horseradish granita was my favourite. Service was discreetly efficient and appropriately friendly. Very knowledgeable sommeliere. Wanting to limit our alcohol intake, we had just one flight of paired drinks between the two of us, which worked really well and allowed us to experience the peerless matching of flavours. No background music, which was a real bonus. Allow three hours for lunch, preferably four, and the time will pass amazingly quickly. We shall return at a different time of year to sample some menu variations.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Outstanding. Service brilliant, food divine. Impeccable!

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5.0Dined on 11 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Fantastic experience! I really love that white truffle dish!

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

Had a great evening. In particular the service was excellent

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on 27 November 2017

The service was excellent, however the food was the worst I’ve had at all of the Michelin restaurants I’ve been to. The food, to be nice, was interesting, but no single dish left my taste buds satisfied. There were several dishes that tasted like experiments rather than a Michelin dinner dishes. After 1.5 hours I couldn’t wait to leave, but sadly had to sit through the dinner for 3.5 hours total with family. Family also thought it was a waste of time and money - and we are all into fine dining. While the service was nice, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 21 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 15 November 2017

Very special restaurant with amazing food. It's a long eating experience if you have the full story and each course is a lovely surprise and melts in the mouth. I think it changes regularly but we had some very inventive snacks, a couple of seafood dishes, a couple of vegetable dishes, a couple of meat dishes and 3 desserts. There was only 2 out of all of those that I didn't enjoy too much. My only hesitation was around the story - it felt a bit tacked on and after a few dishes they stopped telling us altogether so I didn't see the relevance. But service was fantastic, drinks were lovely and the overall experience was fantastic.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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