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Restaurant Story London, London,
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Restaurant Story London

4.8
4.8
985 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

What 985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • London

    British

  • South East London

    Best Overall

  • South East London

    Best Food

  • South East London

    Best Service

  • South East London

    Best Ambience

  • South East London

    Innovative

  • South East London

    Great for fine wines

  • South East London

    Romantic

  • South East London

    Good for special occasions

  • South East London

    British

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  1. ST

    ShaunT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food matched by attentive and friendly staff who truly wish to make your experience memorable
  2. KB

    KirsteenB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great meal and the team were very accommodating of our table's various preferences and dietary needs. The non-alcoholic drinks selection was also great.
  3. DB

    DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous venue and meal. Not just that though. The friendliness and attention of staff was spot on. Not intrusive but engaging and fun Thank you so much
  4. SN

    SimonN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Creative, bold, unique, interesting, delicious! Very few criticisms to make - one of them was it was a little too expensive in my opinion when you consider the prices at other 2 star and 3 star restaurants. Will return though.
  5. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Unfortunately our experience last night did not live up to our expectations following a truly outstanding visit back in June 2021. Whilst the restaurant is lovely, staff attentive and knowledgable, the food was just not as good or as interesting and that’s simply not good enough when spending £750+ for dinner for two people. Overall we came away feeling disappointed. Following our first visit we came away telling everyone we met what an absolute game changing restaurant it was, and despite it being expensive, it was absolutely worth it. Unfortunately last night didn’t live up to our past experience and just felt like poor value. To give a few comparisons between our visits: The prices have gone up (which is understandable given current inflationary pressures), but now consists of two less courses, despite still being pitched as a ten course tasting menu. When we previously visited, the ten course menu had ten courses plus snacks and petit fours as additional elements, whereas this time those elements were each counted as a course. Given it’s a tasting menu, the additional two courses last time were welcome as they gave us the opportunity to try two additional creations and sample a wider variety of delicious food. Another disappointing comparison on this visit was that we were charged for coffee with our petit fours, when again, last time it was included. The waitress asked if I take sugar, which I do, but none came. After calling over another waitress sugar appeared but by then my coffee was luke warm. Perhaps not a big issue in a standard restaurant but these kind of lapses to detail are really disappointing at £750+ for two. Overall a noticeable fall in the experience between visits which is such a shame given how highly we regarded our previously visit.
  6. BM

    BrigittM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. The environment was relaxed and the staff were professional and helpful.
  7. TA

    ThorayaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a special place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The most creative and delicious tasing menu I’ve ever had! The staff were amazing. Very welcoming. Thank you
  8. r

    richardm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Ambience also spot on with a great playlist. Definitely a special evening.
  9. BP

    BruceP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Innovative and delicious. My companion raves about the wine pairing. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. It was pricey but worth it. Highly recommend.
  10. BC

    BrianC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food did not disappoint but was very rich so be warned to pace yourself with the dishes.
  11. J

    James

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Chef Amelie was just amazing !!
  12. GD

    GavinD

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had heard the food was excellent and while it was a little difficult to get a table, the experience was amazing. Couldn't fault the place, staff unbelievable in tune with each other and guests We also had the bonus of snow falling outside
  13. SF

    StuartF

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. The food was unbelievably good and the staff were perfect in every way. Couldn’t recommend Restaurant Story more.
  14. PG

    PaulG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience - but expensive! Automatically including 13% service is a bit rude imo - but if ever service deserved recognition, it's the service at Restaurant Story. A brilliant front of house team support an amazing culinary experience of the highest order. No better restaurant in London - surpassing my previous favourite of Gordon Ramsay's Hospital Road
  15. KE

    KELWard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We had the most amazing time. We were expecting great things and the restaurant delivered.
  16. HM

    HayleyM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning! Service, food and ambience was all perfect 🤩
  17. LD

    LucyD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Truly fantastic meal full of surprises, delicious flavours and generous portions. Fantastic service as well
  18. A

    Amneet

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the restaurant was great. Would highly recommend it. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
  19. TH

    ThomasH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible experience on a culinary journey. The team were extremely dedicated and professional making for a wonderful experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful time at story restaurant. It was our best food experience in London. Highly recommended it to everyone.
  21. AB

    ABitPeckish

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little restaurant of around eight tables, with the kitchen in the corner. Hugely impressive menu, attentive but friendly and fun staff, nice to watch London life go by outside the large floor to ceiling windows. Of course it is expensive but you can see where it goes. My only gripes are 1. like other Michelin star restaurants, trying to link-sell seasonal truffle with the menu and putting you on the spot to make a decision, which is always annoying and 2. the drinks pairing for £100 in my view wasn't great value, including a cider, a fairly horrid English brut, and a cocktail I had already just had with my opener on the tasting menu. Despite these minor gripes, we enjoyed ourselves enormously and would definitely recommend it. We went to enjoy a Saturday afternoon after a stressful few weeks at work but could see that most other tables were celebrating a special occasion - it would be ideal for a birthday or special anniversary, especially as it is very intimate.
  22. HR

    HelenaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience !! Really wonderful ! I definitely recommend
  23. l

    love2eatout

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food with great service and good ambience. It is very expensive though. Worth it for a very special occasion.
  24. JM

    JayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service. Exquisite, imaginative food, excellent wine selection, and the whole experience presented with creativity and evident passion
  25. JS

    JasonS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Along with Core this is my favourite restaurant in London. You couldn't say it was good value, but it's worth every penny. Exquisite food, excellent service and a wonderful experience
  26. NS

    NickS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    If you are a foodie that enjoys beautifully crafted cuisine a then you will love Story. We expected a very high standard and got it. We had the six course degustation menu with paired wines and it made for a wonderful 3.5 hour gourmet experience. The waiting staff were excellent. As for value, well the food is good enough to justify the charge. However, when you roll in the alcohol - which is the perennial killer when eating out - it starts to become very expensive. Almost four figures for two diners is a lot and stops Story from getting five stars. I was a little disappointed in terms of the ambience as my taste is for plush, snug and ornate. But if you like modern and you're not in one of the corners, you'll be fine.
  27. LC

    LilliC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic meal, very professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff, delicious food - thank you
  28. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a foodie, and this was quite literally some of the best food I have ever eaten.
  29. ER

    EnguerranR

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent thinking across and within each dish. Service staff are attentive (perhaps a little hurried at times) but give the customer all the knowledge and care to be able to relax and enjoy the culinary journey. The music playlist includes 90’s tunes that I recognise and love, all in an ambience that is professional but not uptight or snooty. The only (slight) criticism on the one of the dish would be to review the addition of caviar with a fairly sweet and sour jus which kills the saltiness and rounded/fatty burst of flavour from the caviar. Having the executive chef come to the table and describe each dish is a core value-add which really adds to the fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant. 10 courses is not too much, well balanced, and good amount for 2h30 to 3h. Wine pairing would be too much in my view (and even a shame unless the sommelier reviews it down to fewer than a glass per dish. 10 glasses, means nearly a bottle and a half per guest with 100ml glasses!)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Highly recommend!
  31. NF

    NatalieF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and overall experience!!! We had a wonderful lunch and was blown away by the meticulous creativity to each dish of the 10 course taster menu
  32. J

    Juan

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Is a very interesting experience that I think you should save for a special occasion. The service is impecable and the personal very attentive and pleasant. They only have a blind tasting menu with some interesting choices. If you are a picky either this place is not for you. The food presentation is well put visually and most of the flavors are well combined. At the end it is a lot of food. The price is heafty and personally think that if you view it not as an experience you will find it expensive for.what it is. They even charge you for the still water. Overall worth doing at least once.
  33. BI

    BIND

    Munich

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a little suggestion - to add a small candle to the dessert to make guests feel more memorable on birthday celebrations. overall a fantastic experience
  34. PH

    PenelopeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Venue lacks character or distinction but over all experience exceptional. Highly recommend.
  35. HH

    HaoHao

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service all good, but too much chocolate. At least 3-4 course contain white or black chocolate, so if possible change some dessert will be better
  36. M

    Meliveda

    Essex

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of this world! The food and service were implacable. Totally recommended and will be back! Why has this restaurant not got 3* Michelin?
  37. JJ

    JJDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! What a fantastic evening. Service is impeccable and we all were made to feel so welcome, thank you! The menu is outstanding, creative and delicious. We had the drinks pairing and that to was wonderful and really complimented each course perfectly. Lovely to also be able to enjoy a few cocktails after dinner and not feel rushed to leave. Thank you everyone for giving us a night to remember.
  38. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent - very innovative, high quality, varied and delicious. Quantity was exactly right. Accompanying drinks also great. Impeccable service and well run operation. Atmosphere and styling very good. Expensive but recommended.
  39. MR

    MarcosR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Simply amazing. The service with Paula and the team was very amiable, and the food experience brought a lot of new experiences.
  40. SW

    SimonW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful meal. Excellence at every level.

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 4.8 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 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 Sat 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 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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