Restaurant Story London

4.9
815 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 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.

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 815 People Are Saying
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EleishaM
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious tasting menu and impeccable service! The ambience was a little bit impacted by an unusual playlist which I didn't really feel complimented the overall vibe but I could not fault the staff; knowledgeable, friendly, not overbearing but also super attentive.
Definitely a special occasion restaurant, we went for our anniversary and loved it.

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MattW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot overstate how amazing a meal my mother and I had at Restaurant Story. We'd booked the "10 course" taster menu and went for the Classic drinks pairings option alongside. Both the food and drinks were out of this world - and the service was like nothing we've ever experienced. Every single member of staff was utterly brilliant - from the food and drink descriptions, to the occasional conversations between courses and after the meal had finished. 10 courses is under playing it - as this didn't include a whole host of "snacks" (again like you've never seen) beforehand and sweet selection after the dessert. The whole night was an unfortgettable experience, and I can't thank the chefs or staff enough. If you want a truly special restaurant experience, this is it.

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maevek
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service in a very relaxed atmosphere..would definitely recommend! The staff were fabulous and the food was exciting..exquisitely presented and marvellous use of seasonal ingredients..will definitely be back

JK
vipJeremyK
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful, creative food, and the team really looked after us. It is expensive, but also not an experience you will get anywhere else...

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DenisseC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!!

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Walter
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (without doubt) with exceptional service. The choice of wines and sommelier’s explanation is very enjoyable. Knowing it’s our anniversary and pre-arranged window seat for me and my wife. My first time being here and it’s one of my wife’s favorite with her being here every year. Will definitely show up again.

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AisB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & fantastic staff and service! Would highly recommend!!

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SamC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, venue, staff and service, will definitely return!

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SharonB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening from start to finish. Superb service, amazing food and wonderful wine pairings. Should be 3 star as right up there with the very best. Cant wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team amazing. Great atmosphere, then the food was so special. Great Eveing

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Rich
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic lunch. Can't recommend it enough!

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KarinS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a fantastic restaurant, as expected from Michelin star the quality was exceptional throughout. In addition the warm atmosphere created by the staff, kitchen as well as service, makes the restaurant stand out compare to other fine dining that risk being a bit stiff. You could relax and just enjoy the great team deliver a great experience.

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PaulD
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing dining experience, with fantastic attention to detail.
Every dish was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was fantastic

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one word. AMAZING

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AdamB
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long lunch on Saturday, simply exceptional. Be prepared for a feast. Service outstanding with lovely very well trained staff. Just the right degree of friendliness. Super smartly dressed. But we were here for the food & the tasting menu to us was flawless. Every course a surprise, a delight and the flavours. My favourite? The pasta. Without giving anything away as soon as it hit my mouth the flavours. 😘.
It is not cheap, but for a long lunch worth it.

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VHAB
London
80 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food in a lovely setting but at 2 Michelin star prices of course. It has been great to see this place flourish and grow. Meeting Tom Sellers and chatting for a while was a big bonus!!

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lorry9
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service and food. Excellent wine list with a careful selection of half bottle carafes, very useful for couples wanting red and white wine.
Menu different and interesting. Hard to highlight a dish as they all complimented each other for an overall high quality experience.

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Sush
Oxford
18 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place
One of the best restaurants in London I think
Super staff / service/ wine list / food / 10 courses
Can’t fault it at all
10/10
Thank you

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FrancescaW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Restaurant Story take you on a wondeful journey. Through their exquisite food and beautiful pairings, your experience is elevated at every step. It's a very special place.

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Bdogg
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and experience. Atmosphere is spot on - relaxed, laid back, friendly and wonderfully professional. Food was outstanding - I am not usually a fish lover but the cod in champagne sauce was easily the most enjoyable fish dish I have had. The duck was equally special, as were the scallops. Great wine list with some classics and some slightly more unusual. Wonderful service. The team celebrates the wonderful diversity of London! All from different backgrounds, all fantastic at their job. Thank you!

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AlistairJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional from start to finish. Food that is out of this world and perfect service. Our second visit and it won’t be our last, many thanks .

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely mind blowing!

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vipJamesA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always, one of the best restaurants in London for sure, and somehow continuously improving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Andreas
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in London
Food is amazing
Service is perfect
Ambience is terrific
I cannot say more

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melanie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, stunning presentation, talented chef, knowledgeable somm, and an unpretentious staff. Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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JacquiS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlexC
London
65 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LucyH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NicolaS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for one of the best places to experience food in London this is the place to go, just perfect

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Averagejoe2020
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

MB
MichelleBiggs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FionaS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HenryT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and fantastic staff. Food was great although I have had better for less money.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu, exceptional service and wonderful wine pairing.

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vipdxbaero
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

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.