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Restaurant Story

199 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JX, England
+44 20 7183 2117
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (95 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (59 reviews)
“rabbit” (45 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
199 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it's pricey but oh, so very worth the pennies! Go for lunch (book well ahead) and enjoy enjoy enjoy! Beautifully tailored for Gluten Free folk (or other allergies) so I did not feel I missed anything. Each plate offered a new visual & taste...More

Thank travelclick
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building is quite extraordinary not what I was expecting at all! Staff are exceptionally efficient, everything is done in the clockwise direction. Every course is sensationally presented with exceptional care and perfect flavours. The menu is a journey through chefs life each course has...More

Thank Hoppityskip
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We been going there for a long time and always had amazing food and service. This place recently reopened after refurbishment and it looks absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to go back. All my admiration for Tom Sellers . Great chef and a friend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dishes is served by a Chef explaining everything about the food, very accommodating staff. Definitely worth trying! 💯

Thank Ayka T
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite tasting menus ever and the food was definitely on par with the likes of Petrus and @KitchenTable (my other favourite Michelin dining experiences). We were there for a leisurely 4 hour lunch and there wasn't anything that we ate that wasn't...More

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wow kind of experience. I had dinner there with my mum. The food was excellent Michelin quality and beautifully served. Attention to detail was amazing. Staff was attentive, and we were surprised (in a good way!) and mesmerised the whole time. Much...More

Thank Ewelina12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thoroughly enjoyable visit to Restaurant Story last night. Perched, as it is at the fork of two roads with a huge set of windows on one side looking out over the grassy gardens infront. It's actually a very pleasant space to while away what...More

3  Thank SolihullTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked for a business/social lunch for 4 we opted for the ‘Full Story’ with accompanying drinks. We were not disappointed! It was absolutely amazing - the food, service, drinks and ambiance were all wonderful. I can not recommend highly enough!

Thank GSquizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a recent refurb, the place looks much more elegant now. Friendly service from charming Continental staff. Long drinks list, lots of gin cocktails. The dishes look like beautiful pieces of art, and show a mastery of complex cooking techniques. When we came here in...More

1  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch here last week. The new menu was creative and every course brought something unique and delicious. Service was excellent.

Thank Matt W
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard,
the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond
any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some
time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved
browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street,
foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old
foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks
of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest
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Antonio C
May 19, 2017|
Response from Monica B | Reviewed this property |
Although there weren't any babies/children there when I had lunch, the tables have big enough spaces between them to allow a pushchair. I must admit I don't remember there being changing facilities but then I wasn't... More
April 8, 2015|
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Response from ozgebuminoztaskin | Reviewed this property |
Whether in Restaurant Story or not, all chefs handle food with their hands. It is totally hygenic and Safe as they wash their hands very frequently. This is the way it is even in a 3 star michelin restaurant so you can relax... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7183 2117
  • E-mail
A unique dining concept, Story offers a nostalgic journey through bold British flavours. Having worked with chefs including Tom Aikens and Rene Redzepi of Noma (voted best restaurant in the world), Tom Sellers crafts tasting menus filled with rich, statement flavours. Designed to evoke a passion for both food and creativity, guests are all invited to leave a book behind when they visit Story restaurant: becoming a part of the story themselves.
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