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.
London, SE1 2JX
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 1:45pm,
Monday - Saturday 6:30pm - 9pm
199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX
£41 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
020 7183 2117
London Bridge is the nearest tube stop
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access
Restaurant Story London Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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