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Restaurant Story London

4.9
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697 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 697 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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fitfoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just stunning...... presentation, flavour, service (v.covid appropriate without spoiling the experience) and overall experience was faultless.....had a simply wonderful lunch with my sister. The calm kitchen, out of which comes the most spectacular food, is open to the dining room and the discreet but friendly team of waiters make this a truly memorable place to dine.

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katieb
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most incredible food and service I have ever experienced!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning food and great service. Always made to feel welcome and special. New additions to the menu only added to the experience.

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KieranC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply the best .. is the only way to describe the story.even 4 days after the event I’m completely tore about which cause was the best ....I love it all

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cookingongas
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A pretty punchy restaurant price wise ( we were just over £1000 for four) but in fairness we didn't hold back on the drinks! The dishes were interesting and the beef dripping candle was a new one on me. I particularly liked the lobster and lamb caesar. Overall a pretty good experience but with strong competitors such as Core and Kitchen Table who have the edge.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, 9 course plus more. Don't eat before you go

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Shoppo
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Extraordinary tasting menu with a really interesting drinks accompaniment. A little on the expensive side, but it's worth it for a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Restaurant Story was a wonderful experience. The level of thought, skill and care that Tom and the team put into making it is evident from the moment you approach the restaurant and are greeted and never falters before you sadly have to leave some hours later.

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StephenF
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great staff and lovely restaurant surroundings. Not cheap, but came away thinking that we had had a great meal and service experience.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my husband for his birthday and it was absolutely perfect! The space is intimate without feeling cramped, and the food was just incredible. Can't recommend enough and I'd absolutely go again for a similar celebrations.

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viphoppy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I never get bored of this restaurant - everything about it is special. I am so happy that Tom and his team rode through the storm. The new sommelier has done a great job with the pairings and introduced some amazing new wines. Happy Restaurant Story is back in business.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I have ever been too! Well worth the money for a special occasion or birthday.

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EstherO
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal for a special occasion, a real treat!

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YouenL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice experience and the food was exceptional! Highly recommended if you’re looking for an intimate Michelin restaurant.

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Chaz
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faultless. Fantastic food, fantastic music. Easily my favourite restaurant of all time.

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vipSimonK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Absolutely exceptional in every way, sadly including the price, so it’s definitely one to save for a special occasion

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ERICA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely experience at Restaurant Story. A great place to dine for a special occasion!

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Amit
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite simply the best dining experience we’ve ever had! Mind blowing! Dined at Core, Zuma, Le Gavroche, Novikov, Five Fields, all the best places but they don’t even come close to Story. Every dish was amazing and the whole experience was phenomenal. Every little detail thought out to the tee! Will definitely be back again and again. Thank you so much to Tom and the team.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff would highly recommend.

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ChrisG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Quite disappointed that no
Waiter is wearing a face covering. An easy thing to give the guest an extra feel of security to enjoy the evening.

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vip4545
London
44 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First dine out since lockdown.
Great food and lovely ambience. I especially liked the beautiful scallop and enjoyed the Paddington bear inspired fromage, also found the Japanese-style pull-apart milk bread (chigiri-pan) very interesting.
All nicely light and just right portion for me. Perfectly content after the 7 course lunch.
As for a new guideline of social distancing and hygiene, there was hand sanitiser on each table, which made us more comfortable to eat out. Really appreciate it.

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dominick
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would be even better if serving time can be more flexible

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leojmeduk
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurant I've been in London.
The hospitality and staff are excellent
The food is excellent. the taste and technical execution are phenomenal.
Restaurant Story shouldn't be missed by anyone.

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vipYummy
Berkshire
28 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a pleasure to be the first since lockdown. Everything you would expect from such a restaurant was spot on. My first time but not my last... Huge thanks to the staff and the chef

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BrigittM
1 review
Dined on 11 March 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 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was soooo good!!!! Yummy

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MeganH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 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 4 March 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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AndrewM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The premise of advising the team of your dislikes allowing them to build a menu sounded a little gimmicky but wasn't at all. A great gastronomic journey and experience. We'll be back.

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Nudi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SunnyB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely tasting menu - and fairly well priced

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Homegirllondon
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 18 February 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 17 February 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 15 February 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 14 February 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 12 February 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 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Restaurant Story London is rated 4.9 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

Restaurant Story London does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://restaurantstory.co.uk/product/digital-gift-voucher/.

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