Restaurant Story London
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.
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Absolutely mind blowing!
overall outstanding experience. unexpected and creative menu, beautiful food representation, and service with a very personal touch. i have not been so relaxed and had such a great time fine dining for a while! kudos to the whole team, we will be back
Story might have lost its plot a bit which is sad as there used to be a lot of it!
The food was very good and so was the service.
However, comparing to when I was there last time, 2 years ago, when they had only one Michelin star instead of two, a few things have deteriorated:
There is no story in the story anymore that is told. There is no more story book that keeps the experience together. Also the bookshelf of (story) books has gone after the refurbishment. It is a restaurant with one dish after the other like others , but no more story remains that links this together.
There has been no more innovation like the one that created the signature candle dish. I was hoping for a new similar dish after two years.
There were no more wow factors like there used to be with dry ice a few years ago.
As said, the food and Service was still very good and won’t disappoint , but I just want to urge Story to not lose its plot and start telling a story again.
Simply the best restaurant in London
Food is amazing
Service is perfect
Ambience is terrific
I cannot say more
Incredible food, stunning presentation, talented chef, knowledgeable somm, and an unpretentious staff. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
The best taster menu we’ve ever done - loved the variety of the drinks matching beyond the usual just wine and the food was unbelievable
One of the top 10 meals of all time. Amazing experience. Fantastic staff which made the meal so enjoyable. A real treat to have been lucky enough to have visited this special restaurant
Amazing restaurant for a special occasion. Food was simply incredible and the dishes were tailored/alternatives offered for my Dad who is gluten intolerant. Staff were extremely attentive and helpful. Would love to return!
If you’re looking for one of the best places to experience food in London this is the place to go, just perfect
It was nice but I was expecting it to be out of this world for the price bracket it comes with, we were let down.
This is now our second visit and we were still left wowed at the standard of food and service. The food is not only dramatic but so tasty! The staff seem to be doing a well rehearsed dance. They are professional, knowledgeable but also personable. We had the ten course tasting menu and drinks pairing. We were so full and content at the end of the meal. Amazing experience
Exquisite birthday lunch. The food was sublime, the staff were incredible and the wines were beautifully paired. Restaurant Story is now one of my favourite restaurant experiences. We had the ten course tasting menu and prestige wine pairing. I was completely blown away by every course, the attention to detail, the taste and the artistry. Jonathan, Head Sommelier, wine knowledge and experience was outstanding. His pairings were exceptional and he provided the perfect amount of information on each of the wines (none of the waffle that some others give you!). The staff could not do enough for you they were so attentive, genuinely friendly, knowledgeable, and very relaxed (no pretentiousness here). We had a few dietary requirements and Jenny and the staff were so understanding and adjusted one of the dishes for us. We were even asked back to the kitchen to meet the Head Chef, which is a lovely touch and made it even more special. I loved the playlist (ask them about it)!
Had a great night there for our anniversary, the food were absolutely amazing (the 10-course tasting menu) and the service was first class. Great fine dining experience at Story especially when we had a rather disappointing dinner at another 2-starred recently. We will surely come back again.
Wonderful experience and fantastic staff. Food was great although I have had better for less money.
An incredible experience. The staff were relaxed and unlike other restaurants, it didn't feel pretentious so I felt wonderfully relaxed and welcome throughout my whole meal.
The music selection helped to set the mood and the staff were so lovely!
The food was outstanding and I rolled out of the building as I was full.
Fantastic menu, exceptional service and wonderful wine pairing.
What wonderful food. It really is worth is Michelin stars and the best compliment I can give it is that we will definitely be back.
Stunning food, wine and service
Everything you would want at this level, but even better was the approachable team who’s spent so much time with us throughout the meal. Thank you.
Incredible meal. The food was spectacular in taste and in presentation. Everything was perfect and the service was fantastic!
Absolutely out of the this world. Must do experience, food and service were the best.
We went to celebrate a birthday and had such a lovely time!
The foot is excellent and worthy of its 2 Michelin stars.
But also it has a wonderful atmosphere that makes you feel relaxed. Especially if you’re not used to eating in restaurants like that. Everyone was so nice and went out of the way to make our evening special. After watching us observe the kitchen, the restaurant manager came to talk to us and asked if we wanted to go into the kitchen at the end of our meal to meet the chefs, who were also so lovely and went out of their way to talk to us. It made the evening extra special.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was the one that needed to be mentioned- ambience and tranquility. It seemed like we were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was deliciously and artfully presented making the occasion mesmerising. Staff of the restaurant were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. A fantastic time we had experienced.
Great service and good. Even got to eat one course again as my husband managed to drop his on the table and the staff were quick to come out with a replacement. Cannot wait to go back again :)
The food was delicious, the staff were very professional. We were made to feel like visiting royalty . The whole experience was magical .
Fantastic from start to finish. Staff are welcoming and friendly, the service they provide is second to none.
As for the food it was exceptional. We had 10 courses each and could not fault any of them. The snacks are so beautiful it seems a shame to eat them but they taste as good as they look.
There were 3 of us dining and 2 had the classic drinks pairing which included some non wine options and they were all excellent.
I chose the more expensive pairing which was all wine and were matched beautifully for the food.
I cannot recommend the experience enough we had four hours of pure joy and will undoubtedly return in the future.
Restaurant Story is a delight. Although you don't know what you are going to eat, it never fails to satisfy and it definitely helps to break you out of your comfort zone (rabbit, oysters, frogs legs and pigeon), but everything was amazing. The staff are quick to help with any request and nothing was too much trouble. It was my second visit to Restaurant Story but it definitely won't be my last!
Fantastic food and service! We had the 10course menu with Wine Pairing and it was exceptional.
Amazing food journey in the menu. All so fresh and exciting. Food that makes you smile.
We come to celebrate our special day. It is an excellent place, quiet and comfortable. We loved every dish, especially Paddington Bear. One of the best restaurants in London. Highly Recommend. I will come back shortly.
Fantastic and memorable food. Wine pairing was very high quality given expensive wine list.
Absolutely incredible in every way, the food is stunning and the service from every single member of the team is faultless. You feel so welcome and part of the restaurant by the time you leave, I can't recommend it highly enough.
we enjoyed very much the combined tastes and the creativity of the Chef. we have been to many restaurants with tasting menus around the world. Story is one of the best! we will surely come again and again.
The whole meal was a work of art- beautifully presented, incredible flavours and a stunning experience overall
This is more like 3 Michelin star restaurant, food and service is superb! 🙏👌
Another post lock down escape treat.
What can I say. Truly amazing food and not being told what you will get for each course was a great touch (it’s tasting menu only ). It was my wife’s birthday and the service and friendliness of the staff could not be faulted.
The best food I have had for a very very long time and very good value for a 2 star restaurant.
Marmalade and Foie Gras together ? Beef dripping and gravy with Parker house rolls. Genius, really. Who would have guessed.
I strongly suggest , just go
Simply amazing!! No other words to describe the whole experience
Fantastic experience, faultless food, seamless service with great attention to detail. A memorable birthday lunch.
A lot to take in. Not the quantity of food, but the variety, creativity and technique in providing 4 hours of culinary entertainment. 3 friends who haven't seen each other for two years, obvious reason, dined, drank and talked, interesting food supported by attentive service. Food highlight was "the candle", or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Not giving the game away. A word of warning, if you just want meat and two veg this is not the place for you. It is also at the top of the price range, worth it for a celebration.
Fantastic experience from beginning to end. Amazing food and terrific service from very personable and knowledgable staff. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Those 2 michelin stars are well deserved!
Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 792 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.