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Restaurant Story London, London,

Restaurant Story London

4.9
4.9
940 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 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 940 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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

    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

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very unique dining experience with specially selected foods and very appropriate wine pairings stop. Would thoroughly recommend.
  2. AL

    AlixL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Loved the concept of the restaurant and food. Great for a treat / special occasion:)
  3. A

    Annie

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and combination of flavors! Loved the mixed drink pairing with the 10 courses, as well. Absolutely recommend! Only thing I wish were a little better is the ambiance.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dusseldorf Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, laid back friendly service and a great ambience. A definite recommendation to everyone
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was phenomenal. Delicious. Charismatic. Truly enjoyed the ambiance, service, and most importantly the food!
  6. MF

    MF84

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really incredible experience and my dietaries were perfectly catered for - I do think it would be good to have a protein source for vegetarians rather than just vegetables. Staff were faultless, setting was really lovely - great playlist, exceptional attention to detail and ideal for a special occasion.
  7. D

    Diana1994

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The set menu, story telling, creativity of the dishes, liveliness of the curated playlists, and the significant and purpose behind all the ingredients and their designs curated to a perfection of an evening!
  8. P

    Philippe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with a drop of British tradition. Efficient and committed staff.
  9. CK

    CKM04

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is definitely a great dining experience. Delightful food & impeccable service. Responsiveness & delivery of staff just flowed. Highly recommend it.
  10. IH

    IsobelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful meal and delicious wine and very friendly and, for the most part, extremely attentive and professional staff. Extraordinarily expensive, for the price I expected complete perfection and (being picky) there were a couple of interactions with staff that just kept it from being a perfect experience for me - nothing unpleasant, just less than perfectly attentive.
  11. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food that was matched by the service - it’s expensive but you get what you pay for The drinks pairing was great too - some nice wines and really tasty cocktails…all complementing the delicious food
  12. NE

    NEG26

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff were very lovely and attentive. It was great to have a variety of dishes
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Incredible food and stories behind every dish. Posh while not being stuck up. The playlist was 80’s and 90’s pop and rock. I wore a Polo shirt and black jeans (our suits were late from the dry cleaner) and no concerns. Will most definitely be back on our next trip to London.
  14. GS

    GillanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for my birthday, as we liked the concept of not having a menu! Originally booked a table for 4, but 1 person couldn’t make it as they had broken down en route. I was charged £100 for non-attendence, which I felt was rather steep! However, our table looked out at a green area. The location of the restaurant is in the middle of a cross road surrounded by traffic passing on either side! Very unusual setting for a restaurant, and from the outside we walked past it! There was a letter on our table wishing me Happy Birthday, which was lovely. We had both wine pairings, normal and premium. Being vegetarian, no meat and no fish, my courses were all delicious. There was one which was onion based, I ate it but I wasn’t keen. My daughter’s boyfriend has various issues with textures of food, which was recognised and accommodated for brilliantly. Please make sure you give as much notice to the restaurant about dislikes and dietary requirements. Service was on point, wine selection was fantastic. The food was delicious, just the right amount for each course. I think 2 were signature courses. Always lovely to hear a story about how the dish came to fruition. Staff were lovely, polite, attentive and professional. Music is playing in the background throughout, a collection chosen by various Chefs. At the end of your meal you are given a menu, listing what one has just eaten! The whole 10 courses took us about 5 hours to consume. Well paced. Never felt rushed. Totally recommend a visit! 2 Michelin stars, so you know the food is going to be delicious. Bravo!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal, the music makes you feel relaxed and in home. The food was delicious and loved the fact that there is a storey behind each plate.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excelent service. An unforgetable experience
  17. CB

    ClareB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a wonderful experience at Restaurant story. The food was exceptional and the staff were amazing. They were all knowledgeable and professionally, yet they still had a fun side to them. The Restaurant itself was cosy and welcoming in a very relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely recommend dining at this beautiful place.
  18. R

    Roberta

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Likely the best dining experience that I have had, including Ikoyi London, Geranium Copenhagen, and Arpège Paris.
  19. DE

    DEELICIOUS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed all of it. A beautiful, intimate setting and a truly excellent dining experience. Highly recommend. Give yourself 3-4 hours - it is a luxurious way to spend your time so don’t rush it!
  20. DG

    DarrellG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The warmest of welcomes and an unhurried approach to a very high-spec menu. Relaxed and friendly service that welcomed your story as well as the chefs. Can't wait to return!
  21. MP

    MaryP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for a special occasion. Delicious and inventive food, wonderfully warm but professional staff team.
  22. D

    Dave

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not cheap but genuinely extraordinary for a special occasion.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish. Fantastic service and food was exceptional.
  24. VM

    ValerieM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never as many 'wow' moments in any restaurants. At least 4 of the dishes left us speechless, the other 6 were simply delicious. Given the choice of going twice to a 1 star Michelin restaurant or once to Story, it would be Story every time.
  25. RU

    RenataU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The visit of the restaurant Story London is an awesome experience. Excellent food and its presentation, perfect service, pleasant environment. Highly recommendable.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. JA

    JamesA

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best restaurant in London right now
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. S

    Simon

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely creative dishes on the 10 course menu. Excellent service
  36. 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.
  37. MJ

    MariaJ

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. Incredible service.
  38. 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
  39. DM

    DMcM

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.9 stars by 940 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 9 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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