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Restaurant Story London, London,

Restaurant Story London

4.9
4.9
904 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.

We are pleased to announce that Story 3.0 is coming soon. Restaurant Story will see a whole new floor above the existing space. This means we're going to be closed from 17th May - late Autumn 2022. Join our mailing list for further updates.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00–13:30
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 18:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    020 7183 2117

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Sellers

  • 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, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Your meal will be a tasting menu composed of classic dishes that make up our story alongside new dishes inspired by the British seasons and the produce that is currently at its best. This will be curated by our front-of-house and chefs depending on what we'd love for you to try but if you have any dietary requirements we would like to know. For Lunch and Dinner we offer our 10-course tasting menu at £185 which can last up to 3 hours. Please note if you are later than 1.30pm at lunch or 8.45pm at dinner the menu will be reduced.

Lunch and Dinner

  • 10 Course Tasting Menu£185.00

    Last updated: 1 February 2022

    What 904 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

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    4.9
    4.9 based on recent ratings
    • 4.8Food
    • 4.9Service
    • 4.8Ambience
    • 4.4Value

    NoiseModerate

    Loved For

    • South East London

      Best Ambience

    • South East London

      Fit for Foodies

    • South East London

      Notable Wine List

    • South East London

      Special Occasions

    • South East London

      British

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    1. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Oxford

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 3 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      10 of the best courses of food we have ever eaten Would recommend to anyone

    2. DM

      DMcM

      London

      20 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      20 reviews

      Dined on 8 May 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful tasting menu which both surprised and delighted. The overall experience was well worth the price given the amount of care and attention that went into the food.

    3. KW

      KellyW

      London

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on 7 May 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      I stopped going to tasting menus a while back as I found them overrated but friends of ours went and this place did not disappoint! 10 courses seem a lot but they’re perfectly sized and super tasty, but also light as most were protein based. Really had such a wonderful meal and whist pricey I would highly recommend.

    4. GM

      GusMustoe

      London

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 5 May 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Restaurant Story is unique (based on most peoples dining experiences!). No menu, just standard or vegetarian. Leave the chef to blow you away with their creations, and I recommend accompanied by the drinks "flight". I love my meat and fish but the vegetarian options are equally good. Service excellent, just flowed and helped by the fact that you never needed to ask for anything. Expensive but that is what you pay for for 2 Michelin stars! Highly recommend, a dining experience like few out there

    5. JS

      JacquiS

      London

      13 reviews

      5.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on 5 May 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      My second time at Story and another amazing experience. The food is out of this world, staff incredible and attention to detail first class. Until next time….

    6. RB

      RonB

      London

      5 reviews

      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on 30 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      One of the loveliest restaurants I’ve been too. Second time was just as exciting and tasty as the first one years ago.

    7. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 28 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This was the most extraordinary food experience of my life. The menu included so many creations that are without parallel. We chose the wine pairings menu and of course they were perfect. The attention to detail was faultless. I feel privileged to have dined at Restaurant Story.

    8. MM

      MarkM

      Derbyshire

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 28 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Really good food and service. One of the best restaurants I have been to for a long time.

    9. JS

      JasonS

      London

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on 24 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful pretty, small restaurant (although they're about to expand) serving exquisite tasting menus. They also offer wine pairing and, unusually, non alcoholic drink pairing that was brilliant. Great, friendly service and whilst it's expensive, I've paid more for lesser meals in London.

    10. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      16 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      16 reviews

      Dined on 24 April 2022

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Fantastic in every way

    11. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 23 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Really great food and service. We had some tricky dietary requirements due to pregnancy/gestational diabetes but they were very helpful in accommodating these where possible. The sommelier gave great alcoholic and non alcoholic recommendations for drink pairing.

    12. PP

      PabloP

      London

      5 reviews

      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on 23 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Exceptional! Truly superb, we can remember each of ten courses they were so innovative and exciting. One of us had the wine pairing the other the wine+cocktails, both were fantastic. A very memorable occasion.

    13. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 23 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing! Faultless. Pretty spectacular.

    14. A

      Ankur

      London

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 23 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food and service were both beautiful! The classic drinks pairing seemed expensive, though as the quality of the drinks did not seem to justify the cost. But overall, really good experience! Thank you for making our wedding anniversary so special!

    15. L

      Local

      New England

      6 reviews

      vip
      1.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on 22 April 2022

      overall1food2service1ambience2

      Very poor service. Food did not mean anything without the service

    16. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 17 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Simply the best culinary experience in London. A well thought out menu, impeccable drinks pairing in an extremely intimate setting.

    17. FF

      FoodFanatic

      London

      26 reviews

      5.0

      26 reviews

      Dined on 16 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented. Some clever flavour combinations and lots of thoughtful touches. Exceptional service and a relaxed welcoming atmosphere.

    18. A

      Aidid

      London

      75 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      75 reviews

      Dined on 16 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing experience all round.

    19. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 15 April 2022

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Excellent service and friendly, attentive staff. Some dishes were outstanding (the halibut, truffle custard) but the main was a bit disappointing, the lamb fat wasn’t rendered down, we were told it would be medium rare but it was pretty much blue - this doesn’t bother me just the fat was not crispy at all. Also, £1 charge pp for tap water? That was new to me. Overall great evening.

    20. ND

      NicoleD

      London

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on 15 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Lovely food, impeccable service and a really lovely experience for a special occasion

    21. SD

      SheonaD

      London

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 9 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      As always, amazing - food, service, ambience. All just perfect!

    22. c

      caroline

      London

      9 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      9 reviews

      Dined on 9 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing experience. Love that there’s no menu and it’s a surprise. The menu really does tell a story. Staff are excellent and explain the dishes so well. Every course was delicious and some so imaginative. Gorgeous window seat. Would highly recommend.

    23. GR

      GavinR

      London

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on 9 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      One of the best food experiences we’ve had. The staff were outstanding, chefs were really friendly and we really enjoyed the chats with them. The tasting menu was out of this world, each course was better than the last, simply outstanding.

    24. t

      tory88

      London

      15 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on 8 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      An incredible meal, well worth the money. The menu felt like just the right mix of experimental and traditional. Particular highlights are the scallops with horseradish, Paddington Bear and a savoury twist on the Oreo. If I were looking for a criticism I would say the non-alcoholic drinks pairing could be more exciting, rather than attempting to copy the alcoholic drinks pairing most of the time. I'll definitely be back.

    25. GD

      GarethDParker

      London

      30 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      30 reviews

      Dined on 7 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Just finished what was a beautiful meal at Restaurant Story. A special occasion (my mum’s birthday) made all the more special by the impeccable and friendly service, and the incredible, INCREDIBLE food.

    26. M

      Malina

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 3 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This was our second visit to Story, our last visit was 4.5 yrs ago and yet again the whole experience was amazing. The food was exceptional. The service was excellent. Definitely won’t wait so long to return.

    27. y

      yummyfoodlover

      London

      55 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      55 reviews

      Dined on 1 April 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Awesome evening, stunning presentation, delicious food and wine, excellent service from all personnel. A truly fabulous experience, thank you, we shall return.

    28. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 31 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The whole dining experience is fantastic. Gorgeous people, with excellent service, creative cuisine and beautiful ambience.

    29. C

      Cazza

      London

      10 reviews

      5.0

      10 reviews

      Dined on 27 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Mother’s Day lunch with my daughter Lovely restaurant, service was great very informative and attention to detail excellent Each course was very well set out, it was a great 3 hour experience The food was of the highest quality and delicious and pairing with the drinks and not just wine was a nice touch Recommend for a special occasion

    30. KC

      KarenC

      London

      6 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on 26 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      There is no other word then "epic". From start to finish I couldn't stop smiling. Chef Phillips and his team are legendary and couldn't have a better night. Thank you for the time and dedication to your craft. I hope to join again soon for another journey.

    31. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on 26 March 2022

      overall3food3service5ambience4

      We were very excited to try story but the food did leave us disappointed. Service was great though.

    32. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 24 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Fabulous food, really excellent staff, a must go!

    33. FP

      FoodiePlymouth

      London

      9 reviews

      5.0

      9 reviews

      Dined on 24 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Each dish that was created were delicious food journey. Both my partner & I loved the whole experience. Well done to a great team.

    34. N

      Nicworkinggal

      London

      10 reviews

      5.0

      10 reviews

      Dined on 24 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Birthday celebration in was memorable and food was delicious-service was exceptional!

    35. KM

      KimM

      London

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on 19 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Service was impeccable Front of house and sommelier were amazing, welcoming, kind and really part of the package. The food was outstanding, innovative, mind blowing, with some really classic dishes in a really different way. Drinks pairing was really great a mix of wine and other options per course.

    36. F

      Foodie

      London

      1 review

      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on 18 March 2022

      overall3food3service4ambience4

      It was a nice experience but 4 courses were given all together which was too much to take in. Plus I think the service charge on the bill was excessive. It was lovely but overall I wouldn’t be in any rush to return.

    37. PW

      PhillipW

      Western NC

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 13 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, comfortable seating and tables well spaced for privacy. Interesting wine list at reasonable prices. Every morsel tasted divine, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Seriously impressed, a great achievement.

    38. LM

      LauraM

      Minneapolis

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 11 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Me and my 22 year old daughter had the tasting lunch for my 55 birthday. It was absolutely fabulous! It was a 4 hour experience of fabulous food, great service and wonderful people.

    39. JK

      JohnnyK

      London

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on 10 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The whole concept is amazing and was followed through the whole dining experience. Every part of the evening was absolutely wonderful and delicious. The combination of taste and the story when introduced was extraordinary.

    40. PS

      PatrickS

      London

      8 reviews

      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on 10 March 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This was my second visit to Story and it certainly did not disappoint, in fact I think it was even better than my fist visit and that was superb.

    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
    • Screening

      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

    FAQs

    Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

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

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    Booked 4 times today
    Google Map for Restaurant Story London

    199 Tooley Street London, SE1 2JX

    Additional information

    • Cross Street

      199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

    • Area

      London Bridge

    • Hours of Operation

      Lunch
      Tue–Sun 12:00–13:30
      Dinner
      Tue–Sun 18:30–20:30

    • 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, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive Chef

      Tom Sellers

    • Additional

      Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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