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Restaurant Story London, London,
Award-winning

Restaurant Story London

4.9
4.9
1020 Reviews
£41 and over
British
At Restaurant 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. Finally in 2023 we launched Story 3.0 hosting a 2nd floor.

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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Sat 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7183 2117
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tom Sellers
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,020 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Best Ambiance

  • London

    British

  • South East London

    Best Overall

  • South East London

    Best Food

  • South East London

    Best Service

  • South East London

    Best Ambiance

  • 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

1,020 Reviews
  1. AntonioChef

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent experience. Much attention to detail and excellent food selection. I’d recommend really listening to the question ‘do you have any preference?’, as that will likely influence your enjoyment. Your preferred temperature of red meat is a factor, for example. Overall, having some experience in fine dining will be a plus, but not strictly necessary. If you’re looking for a bargain, this is likely not the place for you. Price is steep, but worth it for the serious foodie. Remember to have fun and enjoy this unique experience. Cheers to the staff, especially Ollie. I definitely would return at the first opportunity.

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  2. enniomorricone

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a special birthday occasion. The ultimate price dictates that one can only visit on special occasions. A bill of £800 for 2 when 1 person wasn't drinking is Michelin 2 star expensive.But the food was out of this world from a simple(not) cup of lobster broth with intricate burnt lemon flavours to frivolous half time oranges ,a stunning turbot & even better duck dish to myriad extras . My indulgent matching wine selection was equally stunning. Immaculate service added to the occasion.

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  3. BrigittM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and atmosphere was outstanding and every dish was presented and narrated beautifully. The taste journey can only be described as an incredible experience. Thank you Story Restaurant Team and I look forward to my 5th visit.

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  4. MehdiM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    What a disappointment ! We’d been longing to have a meal at Story and were looking forward to the place´s long awaited and delayed reopening. It looks now so old fashioned and, unfortunately, in the worst way. In the London still innovative gastronomic scene, the food tastes out of its time and concerns - not being a vegetarian, far from it, I really lacked a greener touch, like vegetable is a bad word here. It’s all greasy and fat, from the first oyster snack. In French, we have an expression that says « le goût des autres » (other people’s taste). That’s exactly how and what we felt during our time at Story, which didn’t tell us any tale about food or cooking. Service, however, was friendly in the best of ways. Congratulations for retaining the two Michelin stars while closed. Good luck for keeping them now !

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and experience. Stunning food. Loved it.

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  6. Bluenile

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Love the service and the food. Sean and Thomas were wonderful hosts.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience at restaurant story. The food, service and wine were all first class. Will definitely be returning for another meal

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  8. GrahamJ

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service . A relaxed evening indulging in lovely food. Music was a bit loud sometimes.

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  9. Kash

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Restaurant Story is always amazing, no question. It's a culinary journey worth taking, though this time two deep fried items on the menu were disappointing. They were too greasy and the taste of frying oil in the batter overpowered the food itself. We were also somewhat let down by service. It seemed less coordinated than at previous times, when it was super precise and almost theatrical. Our sommelier called each of the wines he suggested "fun" without giving much other information about the actual taste profiles. After we chose our bottle, we had to ask to have our glasses refilled every single time throughout the evening. Finally, we felt positively pestered at the end of the meal when asked some five or six times in very close succession if we'd like to order coffee or anything else, when we had said we'd like to finish our wine first. It made the impression they wanted us out, when that wasn't actually the case (we asked, it was all good, but altogether strange). Everyone can have an off night, it's all good, and we'd still be back of course. But the night did feel less special as a result. It wasn't the perfection all round we've come to expect here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I’ve ever had. The food, wine and service was remarkable

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All good but music too loud and kept getting turned up after requesting it to be softer. Starters much more interesting than mains

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  12. ASE2

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing dinner! The food was beyond incredible and the service was very friendly and attentive. The sommelier was very knowledgeable.

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  13. LiZH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic birthday meal. Restaurant just renovated with great food and attentive service.

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  14. ElisabethB

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is even better than before the renovation, which I did not think was possible! Truly incredible food, perfect service, and a lovely, relaxed ambience. In my view, Story is the best restaurant of its kind in London. Thank you for wonderful and memorable evening.

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  15. Robert

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with extremely friendly staff. Food was excellent and offered something different to usual french cuisine

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  16. jasonw

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple the best. For a 2 star Michelin, the staff give such a relaxed vibe makes for an unbeatable entertaining evening. Cannot fault anything whatsoever. The food, the service and the absolute banging playlist

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  17. TheOtherOne

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit since the rebuild and it was better than I remembered. Worth every penny.

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  18. JoeF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, one of the best experiences I’ve had in London. The service is incredible and the food is outstanding. 10/10, not one bad thing to say!

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  19. LauraI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience - thank you so much. The music was also incredible and matched the food and drink. World class drinks pairing too. Loved it

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  20. FrankB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The snacks, agnolotti pumpkin, and rhubarb with parsnip cream our the dishes that made my night. Service was impeccable from start to finish. A welcome sake and caviar plus a birthday letter with a finish of tour in the kitchen.

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  21. BePe

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Truly a culinary story delivered by an incredible team. Michelin star dining without the attitude. Every dish of the 9 courses was a delight and paired very well with the wines. It was a special treat but very much worth it.

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  22. KirstenS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really exceptional staff who went over and above to make us feel at home. Fantastic ambience, music, and of course food!! A very special experience we will not forget.

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  23. Natalie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. They make you feel special and overall it was a great time!

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  24. Thomas

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were excellent in spite of having some difficult customers arrive with too many people at the same time it was a fun and energetic valentines day meal. The food especially the pumpkin agnolotti and opening deep fried oyster was fantastic. For a special meal this was truly fantastic.

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  25. JuliaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible evening, lots of new dishes and everything was inventive but also delicious - not faddy. Loved the classic wine pairing which also included cocktails and sake. Great service and all round a fantastic experience.

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  26. Emma12

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A relaxed refined dining experience and welcoming staff made my husband's birthday feel special without the stuffiness which usually accompanies these establishments. I would like to point out I also have some food intolerances, and they truly looked after me without question. We will be back sooner rather than later thank you.

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  27. Anonymous

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top-class cooking, top-class hospitality by a top-class team. Bravo Tom + team

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  28. AniD

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my partner for a birthday dinner as a special treat, and was very impressed with the attention to detail and very friendly / welcoming service! The food was super delicious (make sure to go hungry!) and had venue was very cosy and intimate. Highly recommend booking, such a memorable experience! :)

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  29. Pebhouston

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and meal. The service was impeccable and the food was incredible. Thank you for the memorable experience and the second floor private area and patio is beautiful. We can’t wait to visit again when back in London. Sending you a BIG Texas thanks!

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  30. eugeneo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, food and ambiance. We went for our anniversary and can's wait to go back

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  31. JasonP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to be back after the renovation. Food was delightful as always, and we were so well looked after by the team.

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  32. BlairK

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Story is a culinary experience beyond any. The food is creative and delicious. The team is warm and professional and truly make you feel special.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Undoubtedly the best dinner / experience we’ve ever had! The food was incredible, and we had the upgraded fine wines drink pairing which was the best pairings we’ve had with a tasting menu! The staff were so passionate and engaged with ‘the story’ that it was infectious and each course was anticipated with absolute excitement! So glad this place is back and the refurbishment looks incredible upstairs and down! Will be going back again soon!

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  34. SuzanneG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional! Perfect in every way! Not to be missed!

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  35. NatalieC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding restaurant with fabulous staff and wonderful music. Wine was fabulous and the food is sublime. Highly recommend!

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  36. PHILIPM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good evening...nice atmosphere, professional service and outstanding food.

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  37. ShaunT

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food matched by attentive and friendly staff who truly wish to make your experience memorable

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  38. KirsteenB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  39. DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  40. SimonN

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative, bold, unique, interesting, delicious! Date of visit: 13/01/2023 The dishes were highly sophisticated and it was evident that plenty of thought had gone into their development. The 'rabbit sandwich' canapé was lovely; a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness - a delicious meaty start to the meal. The chicken and oyster dish was great. Whilst it wasn't the most visually appealing of dishes, it was absolutely packed full of flavour and was a gorgeous, warm dish to have had on a cold January night. The cod with beurre blanc was sensational - one of my stand-out fish dishes. The fish was cooked well and it was delicious in every sense. The herb and fruit gels on the side added the appropriate amount of sweetness and acidity, which broke through the richness of the fish and beurre blanc, meaning you had a dish that was balanced and refined. Whilst I could see this dish was based on a French classic, I could clearly tell it was unique to the restaurant. On the whole, an excellent meal. The petit-fours were generous. Whilst some dishes could have offered more creativity, the taste was generally first-rate. The dishes here are highly original and the presentations are some of the coolest around - I doubt you'll find any other restaurant using a bowl made to look like a snail shell and serving an edible candle made from beef fat (this was a messy dish but pretty good!) At a price point of £225 per person, it is slightly overpriced in my opinion, especially when considering the prices at other 2 and 3 Michelin star restaurants. However, I would be content to return.

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FAQs

Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 1020 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 10 times today
Google Map for Restaurant Story London

199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • Cross street
    199 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JX
  • Neighborhood
    London Bridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Sat 12:00 pm–1:15 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tom Sellers
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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