Restaurant Story London

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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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HA
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences. From the food to the service and overall ambiance it was exceptional

L
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

P
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

AG
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 17, 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!

JW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

L
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

b
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, experience & service. very special place to go and enjoy an afternoon! truffle risotto was worth the upgrade!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Food was delicious and the staff were wonderful

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such a great experience eating at Restaurant Story. I loved the touch at the end providing a custom menu and the service was just fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful but doesn't feel uptight as all.

OT
Jersey
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Story is a great concept which is well executed. The theory is the menu is created attuned to your likes. The restaurant decor is contemporary and smart although the pricing for the menu and pairing is up there with some of the most expensive Michelin star restaurants in the world.
This would have been a 5 but was disappointed with the extra £70 applied to the bill for the supplement.
It was positioned at the beginning of the meal but we were told it would be reiterated to us in advance of serving but this was not done.
Overall a creative experience and a slick machine in action.

SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service. Not too sure about the 'mystery menu' - really a tasting menu but with the front of house people trying to check it will be t one's liking. Only downside is the lack of flexibility to have a quicker lunch. It's a great experience but not cheap or quick.

M
London
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Left a bit hungry and wanting for more, but everything was just delicious

DB
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant experience. Food was excellent and beautiful. Innovative in places and just fun and tasty.
Not sure my palate needed the expensive wine pairing. It had some fun things and nice things but I think some wines were over sold (les alps looking at you)
Staff were good. Establishment was good. Definitely recommended.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food is spectacularly good and the service is excellent. The price is also spectacular but a truly great place for a special treat.

c
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible experience and we loved having Tom, the chef, come visit with us. The food is superb and the service top-notch.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, exquisitely presented. Food is as good as it gets and they went out of their way to accommodate four different dietary preferences across our table. Presentation has gotten more polished over the years. While we liked it better when there was a story behind the meal, it is still one of our favorite restaurants in London.

MF
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food / tasting menue, wine pairing and service. worth visiting.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes are great, the white truffle cream main course is more greasy, and the edible wax oil is very creative. After eating, a menu with fire lacquer printing will be given, leaving the mystery to the end, and the next time will be richer Set Menu selection would be better

W
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated my wife’s birthday with a trip to Story for the last few years, every year it has been excellent, beautiful food with excellent service. Really difficult to pick a favourite dish as they are all so different. Only issue would be cost, particularly f add on dishes with these costs can mount very quickly

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Story is an absolute pleasure. We started at 18:30 and left the venue close to midnight and it felt like an hour or so. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food is divine!

s
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening with fabulous food. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience to remember. Very well thought through combination of flavours. Loved the presentation and timing of every meal. Highly recommended!

B
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Simply incredible food, location and experience. Absolutely faultless and enjoyed every course. Attentive service.
Only comment would be that we could hear simmering tension between staff... one member of staff spoke abruptly and, in my opinion, quite rudely to other front of house staff. Did not detract from quality of food obviously.
Would definitely revisit.

L
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

No set menu, choices is cooked by the chief on the day. Food was great but be open minded as you don’t know what food would turn up on your table! Seating was long.....was there for 4hrs lunch with a group of 5, would be nice if you have not catch up with a friend for a long time... Over all it’s a great restaurant with various choices of food you would not eat outside.

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unbelievable experience! Every single thing about Restaurant Story is perfection - please go!!!

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gastronomic experience.

A visit to Story is not only about the magnificant food but the marvellous experience the team offer.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and drinks. The staff are very knowledgeable and present everything beautifully.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection - every single dish was outstanding! The wine pairing was a great idea too.

MY
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Excellent value and a fantastic experience.

W
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Hopefully that parking could be easier in the future but this is not down to the restaurant.

PJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu, thoughtfully prepared menu and nice touches throughout.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Wait pay bill for 30 minutes.

SF
London
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience.

J
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, simply exceptional

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious stunning original food , a little bit pricey and Ill fitting waiters jackets but highly recommended!!!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world. Food.. drinks.. helpfulness & professionalism of staff when I had trouble my bank card.. 11/10, would do again 🤩

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all round experience

ST
London
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchanting and deliciously prepared food

M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!

We were lucky enough to get a lunch reservation on a Saturday. The restaurant is small, with maybe ten tables, and has a lovely view of the garden outside. The wait staff is wonderful and attentive, and the kitchen is open, so all can observe.

Our meal was an eight course tasting menu, although we started with 4 “snacks,” one bite tastes. These set up the meal well; as each was unique and an array of tastes and textures.

The highlights from our courses for me were the main course of lamb. We were shown our partially cooked rack, and then it was brought out perfectly cooked, accompanied by a smoked aubergine purée, potato galette and sweetbreads. This was followed by the Paddington, a brioche with marmelade (such incredible flavor) on top of grated fois gras. Served beautifully and delicious. Of the two desserts, the almond and dill dessert was awesome. You get to mix it all together and the flavors are wonderful, not to say the rest of the courses weren’t delicious as well.

The drink pairings were perfect. A combinations of wine and 2 cocktails, they were all perfectly paired with the food. The sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and took the time to explain each taste in detail.

We finished with some extra sweets, all of which were delicious.

Between the food, the staff and the setting, this is the perfect place for a special occasion, provided you can get in.