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Restaurant Story London

4.8
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672 Reviews
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£41 and over
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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.
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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 672 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrigittM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and overall experience. The front of house staff provided a professional and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was soooo good!!!! Yummy

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MeganH
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very special lunch, would recommend for anyone looking for something a little different

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maeve88
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion the best restaurant in London! Service is extremely good and attentive and the food is next level. Can certainly recommend!

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Nudi
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious- real restaurant theatre, great restaurant for a special occasion

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely tasting menu - and fairly well priced

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Homegirllondon
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and a fabulous restaurant to book for a special occasion. The food is exceptional. Combined with the storytelling element, you are taken on a culinary journey. It is expensive but worth it.

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HarryA
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences. From the food to the service and overall ambiance it was exceptional

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Luv2dine
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had. The experience from the way we were greeted, the ambience of the room, to the way the dishes were presented and explained could not be faulted, and the food itself was simply incredible.
I will recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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Pedro
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've ever had - incredible ambiance - amazing service. I had never been to a tasting menu meal in which all dishes were so unbelievably tasty. Every single one of them was unique, creative and delicious.

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AnnaG
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning meal. Each course more amazing than the previous. This was our second time eating there and it was even better than the last time. Everything from the wonderful staff to the music playing, it is all so well considered and contributes to a complete experience. Cannot wait to bring my sons back for their 16th birthday later in the year. It’s an experience that we want to share with them too!

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent but overall poor value and not worth the price tag. Even though we were paying £500 for the set menu plus the wines, we were still being pushed to pay £50 extra per person for a supplementary course (which we had to turn down more than once and which made us borderline uncomfortable) as well as an aperitif (we were informed that the menu was designed to compliment an aperitif). The staff were otherwise lovely but that really spoiled things for us right off the bat. It’s quite a small room and there’s very little privacy. I wouldn’t recommend. The menu was also a little gimmicky.

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Libstick
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and wine pairings and a story card to remember the menu. Really enjoyed the whole experience and the lovely staff who were knowledgable, pleasant & engaging.

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brucem
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, experience & service. very special place to go and enjoy an afternoon! truffle risotto was worth the upgrade!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was incredible - all staff were incredibly attentive, the food was out of this world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Food was delicious and the staff were wonderful

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honeybadger34
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a great experience eating at Restaurant Story. I loved the touch at the end providing a custom menu and the service was just fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful but doesn't feel uptight as all.

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OpenTable Diner
Jersey
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Story is a great concept which is well executed. The theory is the menu is created attuned to your likes. The restaurant decor is contemporary and smart although the pricing for the menu and pairing is up there with some of the most expensive Michelin star restaurants in the world.
This would have been a 5 but was disappointed with the extra £70 applied to the bill for the supplement.
It was positioned at the beginning of the meal but we were told it would be reiterated to us in advance of serving but this was not done.
Overall a creative experience and a slick machine in action.

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StuartD
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service. Not too sure about the 'mystery menu' - really a tasting menu but with the front of house people trying to check it will be t one's liking. Only downside is the lack of flexibility to have a quicker lunch. It's a great experience but not cheap or quick.

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Maistracc
London
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Left a bit hungry and wanting for more, but everything was just delicious

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DB2k
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant experience. Food was excellent and beautiful. Innovative in places and just fun and tasty.
Not sure my palate needed the expensive wine pairing. It had some fun things and nice things but I think some wines were over sold (les alps looking at you)
Staff were good. Establishment was good. Definitely recommended.

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SteveM
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food is spectacularly good and the service is excellent. The price is also spectacular but a truly great place for a special treat.

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vipcyndim
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience and we loved having Tom, the chef, come visit with us. The food is superb and the service top-notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, exquisitely presented. Food is as good as it gets and they went out of their way to accommodate four different dietary preferences across our table. Presentation has gotten more polished over the years. While we liked it better when there was a story behind the meal, it is still one of our favorite restaurants in London.

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vipMFMF
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food / tasting menue, wine pairing and service. worth visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes are great, the white truffle cream main course is more greasy, and the edible wax oil is very creative. After eating, a menu with fire lacquer printing will be given, leaving the mystery to the end, and the next time will be richer Set Menu selection would be better

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Wheat
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated my wife’s birthday with a trip to Story for the last few years, every year it has been excellent, beautiful food with excellent service. Really difficult to pick a favourite dish as they are all so different. Only issue would be cost, particularly f add on dishes with these costs can mount very quickly

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Happyandsatisfied
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Story is an absolute pleasure. We started at 18:30 and left the venue close to midnight and it felt like an hour or so. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food is divine!

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shele
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening with fabulous food. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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Morvies
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience to remember. Very well thought through combination of flavours. Loved the presentation and timing of every meal. Highly recommended!

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Bluedada
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Simply incredible food, location and experience. Absolutely faultless and enjoyed every course. Attentive service.
Only comment would be that we could hear simmering tension between staff... one member of staff spoke abruptly and, in my opinion, quite rudely to other front of house staff. Did not detract from quality of food obviously.
Would definitely revisit.

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Lollol
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

No set menu, choices is cooked by the chief on the day. Food was great but be open minded as you don’t know what food would turn up on your table! Seating was long.....was there for 4hrs lunch with a group of 5, would be nice if you have not catch up with a friend for a long time... Over all it’s a great restaurant with various choices of food you would not eat outside.

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vipGemmacca
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unbelievable experience! Every single thing about Restaurant Story is perfection - please go!!!

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Tazza
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gastronomic experience.

A visit to Story is not only about the magnificant food but the marvellous experience the team offer.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and drinks. The staff are very knowledgeable and present everything beautifully.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection - every single dish was outstanding! The wine pairing was a great idea too.

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MarkY
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Excellent value and a fantastic experience.

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Wilson
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Hopefully that parking could be easier in the future but this is not down to the restaurant.

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vipPhillJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu, thoughtfully prepared menu and nice touches throughout.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Wait pay bill for 30 minutes.

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