Restaurant Story London

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586 reviews
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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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I
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been before so, after their refurbishment, we came for a special family lunch and Story did not disappoint. Having really pushed the boat out and gone for the full Story and drinks pairing we settled back and received exquisite food, drink and service. Every course was visually interesting, tasted great and had an element of surprise. The drink pairings were equally good. As Story only does taster menus you don't get to choose but the snail ravioli, the venison, the desserts all stood out against the wonderful competition! Save up, book early, forget the cost and enjoy the experience.

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JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food.
Wine pairing needs lot more work and for £15 a glass I expect note than a thimble!!!!
Otherwise great. Just a few things to sort but our bill was almost £700 so...
Lovely manager

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was incredible, and the attention to detail was amazing. Staff very friendly, attentive and clearly enjoy where they work.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The occasion for the night was a birthday for the lady. The food and dining experience was somewhat unique and pleasurable. However, as it was a celebration for a birthday, I feel that the restaurant, having obtained a Michelin star, did not live up to its standards and my expectations. Most restaurants, whether it be fine dining or Michelin would provide a minor celebratory gift and cake for the host. Restaurant Story failed in this area and hence why we were fairly disappointed by the end of our dining experience. All that was given was a birthday letter with no celebration, this was one of the reasons we came out for dinner. Slightly appalled, I expect more from a Michelin restaurant.

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GW
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service but food just lacking. No real standout courses or flavours and a chef patron giving his kitchen team a bollocking as we walked in. The lights kept going out too.Not a good look.
Great and innovative cocktails and again really friendly service.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant story is a wonderful experience. From the moment we walked in the door we felt special and indulged. It was easy to get as excited about each dish and drink as the team who delivered them to our table and described the passion and ingredients involved. Loved it

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wonderful and spectacular spot in London. Creative and perfect in every direction!!!

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P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been to Story 4 or 5 times before they refurbished but not after. I was quite keen to try the new tasting menu. It did not disappoint. Tom Sellers has taken this tasting menu to the next level. Absolutely phenomenal. Can't wait to go again soon.

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LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely magical!!
It lived up to my very high expectations. Each course more beautiful than the last. Exquisite service. A dream;))

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AA
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A sensational evening full of intrigue and adventure.

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S
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening is a great experience. Having many courses, not knowing what comes next, all interesting and delicious was fabulous. We were there for over four hours and it flew by.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with a friend, and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience. The presentation of the food, and the staff was excellent.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant and attention to detail is superb! We had the 11 course taster menu in December and wow! Very clever and innovative ideas. I didn’t like 1 or 2 of the dishes but that’s just my own personal taste, it was like culinary theatre and if you are impressed by that then you must experience it!

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DC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place for a special meal; where every immaculate, flavourful dish has a story of origin based on the chef’s memories; every plate is custom made for the food being served; every piece of art explores an aspect of storytelling; every member of staff is precise, responsive and warm. And where you get a custom mixed bourbon shot to take home with you to continue the Story.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic Birthday dinner, the menu and food was incredible definately in the Top 3 places we have ever eaten.

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, now an annual tradition to go for a Birthday treat, every course is a delight.....and thank you for the bread rolls!

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class from start to finish - a really special evening. Thanks to everyone there

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

whats the story, former glory.

Not quite the same story as before. Great food, but just not as great as the previous times.

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Y
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the experience, 3rd visit, great new decor etc.
Everything is faultless

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U
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant with a very good wine list.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, creative and delicious. Attentive yet unobtrusive staff
Excellent wine suggestions

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Some exceptional dishes, some perhaps less inspiring, overall very good food, but service lacked attention to detail.

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first visit to Restaurant Story and we were not disappointed. Service was friendly but intrusive. every course was outstanding.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome evening. Fantastic food, with an excellent drinks pairing. I loved the tasting menu and appreciated the knowledgable staff who clearly really enjoy and are proud of their restaurant and what they offer.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved the personalised letter for my husbands birthday. However, was served oysters even though I specified multiple times that I have an allergy.

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BJ
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday treat for me with my family was made extra special by a very welcome, helpful, and warm front of house team. The food was amazing and some of the best we have eaten in London. The restaurant decor was smart, contemporary and fun. We chose the wine pairings and our sommelier deserves a special mention for her knowledge, humour, and time taken with us. As was expected, it was not a cheap meal out and with additional drinks and extra courses, ended being an average of nearly £300 per person, but worth it for the experience!

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and great food and service and very happy about coffee.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful, intimate venue - perfect for a special date or a small group of friends. The service was amazing!

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - wine flight perfectly matched only downside was that we decided to share the truffle and celeriac dish rather than have one each dumb choice

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, well priced for lunch

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WO
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best tasting menu on both sides off the Atlantic.
The 8 course tasting menu was spectacular and the accompanying drinks parings per course was very adventurous with a mixture of cocktails and exclusive wines.
Twice as better than 11 Madison in New York and much better value for the money at a lower cost.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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D
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurant in every way. While attempting to "rank" Michelin star restaurants in London is a subjective exercise, Restaurant Story is clearly among the best and a must to be experienced. It's not just one "signature dish" surrounded by a few good ones; it's eleven courses all tremendously great on their own. A very inventive menu with an excellent complement of cocktails/wines.

The service team is quite knowledgeable, friendly and the perfect amount of attention.

Tom Sellers and team has most nailed it!

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A
London
66 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant and starting with champagne.

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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom and his team creative ways of using wholesome ingredients, combining and translating them into beautiful masterpieces. A tantalising food journey. Not forgetting the plating used- love it!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant should get michelin two stars at least. The chef is good at control the flavour. I strongly reccomend everyone to have a good dinner in this restaurant.

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TD
London
99 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decadence! Wonderful decadence! I went to the previous incarnation of Story and loved it but now I think it is even better although they have retained some of the classic features like the beef fat candle but that is now tempered with a tapenade to cut through the fatness and make it more delicious. Service was on point. My only complaint was that the wine pairing is off-puttingly expensive especially when there are very decent wines on the menu for £40-£60 a bottle, our recommended red was sublime. Try the dessert wine, something different and special

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food, very friendly service, overall a recommended experience

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good but was not amazing ... I spent £500 on tasting menus and one wine paring. I felt that a lot effort went on what each dish looks like, rather than focus on the flavors. The signature dish was creative, but not tasty at whole, a wow by visual but a Erm by taste. Most of the dishes was pretentious, rather than focus on the texture, flavors and wholesomeness. I was expecting a lot more, but was no where matching my expectations. There are much better taster whole hearted food in London. Sorry would not recommend, unless you have no where better to spend your money on.

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chanced upon this restaurant when searching up Michelin Star spots in London and quickly grabbed a lunch booking. Was met with great service the moment you walked into the restaurant and we were quickly seated and attended to from apertiv to choosing our tasting courses. They offered a 5 and 8 course tasting menu of which you were meant to be surprised with no actual menu / ingredients to choose from.

Absolutely loved each dish that came (will keep the surprise going) and I have to say that the dishes were innovative and fun to eat with textures on each and every plate.

Definitely a big recommendation from me and lovely front of the house as well!

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