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Restaurant Story London, London,

Restaurant Story London

4.8
4.8
917 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7183 2117

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Sellers

  • Neighborhood

    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

What 917 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South East London

    Best Ambiance

  • South East London

    Fit for Foodies

  • South East London

    Notable Wine List

  • South East London

    Special Occasion

  • South East London

    British

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Outstanding food, the service is not as great as I imagined.
  2. L

    Lovealondonviee

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing experience as expected, changed a bit over the years, feels like less of the ‘chefs story’ these days. Service impeccable, could be a touch less stuffy and a little more fun.
  3. AC

    AnnaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Put simply, fabulous. The service, the ambiance, the wine and most of all the food cannot be faulted. This was my second visit but certainly not my last. It is a joy from start to finish and a third star can only be a matter of time. If you love good food and warm attentive service then this is the place to go.
  4. JR

    JasonR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful fine dining experience with fun factor. The cocktail/wine match is a must as really brings dishes to life and is joyful. Could recommend it any higher.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were lovely, food amazing. Thank you for making us feel welcome.
  6. JA

    JamesA

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best restaurant in London right now
  7. SS

    SuzanneS

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an ideal spot for a special celebration. The staff deliver to your table in slick fashion, armed with information about each dish and the food is fantastically flavourful and inventive. We both really enjoyed the wine /cocktail pairing and the music playlist. Thank you for helping to make the night such a hit!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing dining experience, expensive but worth it. Btw wine pairing is a must add
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to celebrate my 40th. The food, wine and service was SPECTACULAR!! If you have the opportunity to dine here, do it! You won’t be disappointed.
  10. S

    Simon

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely creative dishes on the 10 course menu. Excellent service
  11. LM

    LindaM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have only awarded mainly 4 stars as I wouldn't personally go back, BUT only because I have now experienced it and because the final bill was so big! This though, to be fair, was due to choosing the recommended prestige wine matching, which I personally wouldn't have done but our friend wanted it. The food was amazing, the staff were brilliant, the restaurant is a lovely size, in a great spot with a pretty view of the garden bizarrely situation in the middle of Tooley Street with the Shard in your central vision in the distance. This was certainly a night to remember and I would recommend others to go as it was a great night out.
  12. MJ

    MariaJ

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Incredible service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 of the best courses of food we have ever eaten Would recommend to anyone
  14. DM

    DMcM

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 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.
  15. KW

    KellyW

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 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.
  16. GM

    GusMustoe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 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
  17. JS

    JacquiS

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 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….
  18. RB

    RonB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 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.
  20. MM

    MarkM

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service. One of the best restaurants I have been to for a long time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful meal that left me bloated but deeply satisfied
  22. JS

    JasonS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic in every way
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 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.
  25. PP

    PabloP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Faultless. Pretty spectacular.
  27. A

    Ankur

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 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!
  28. L

    Local

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very poor service. Food did not mean anything without the service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best culinary experience in London. A well thought out menu, impeccable drinks pairing in an extremely intimate setting.
  30. FF

    FoodFanatic

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, beautifully prepared and presented. Some clever flavour combinations and lots of thoughtful touches. Exceptional service and a relaxed welcoming atmosphere.
  31. A

    Aidid

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all round.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 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.
  33. ND

    NicoleD

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, impeccable service and a really lovely experience for a special occasion
  34. SD

    SheonaD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing - food, service, ambience. All just perfect!
  35. c

    caroline

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 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.
  36. GR

    GavinR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 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.
  37. t

    tory88

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 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.
  38. GD

    GarethDParker

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 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.
  39. M

    Malina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 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.
  40. y

    yummyfoodlover

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome evening, stunning presentation, delicious food and wine, excellent service from all personnel. A truly fabulous experience, thank you, we shall return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized 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 4.8 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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

  • Neighborhood

    London Bridge

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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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