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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%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
199 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten here three times previously and I was somewhat disappointed after my last visit to Restaurant Story. I sent an email, copy of which is below on the 3rd and then again on 12th August 2018. I am still awaiting a reply on what...More

4  Thank JohnDickson01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot really add an awful lot more to my title but I think that I can safely say that this was the best meal that I have ever had. The welcome and service by the entire team could not be faulted - everyone was...More

Thank karlirwin1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty much a perfect dining experience. The staff was professional but friendly and accommodating. The food was exquisite.

Thank Atopset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was lovely and made an effort for my boyfriend’s birthday. We opted for the 11 courses without the wine. The menu was innovative and we appreciated that they brought out snacks at the start and treats at the end which weren’t counted as...More

Thank Naomi S
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We had dinner here to celebrate my son's graduation. As tasting menus go, this was varied and constantly tasty. Imaginative dishes avoid the obvious and are all works of art. Nothing to to add to the other positive reviews in that regard. We opted for...More

Thank Zouppy
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Last nights dinner was amazing! Perfectly created and presented. I absolutely love the Foie Gras dish “Paddington Bear” Immaculate service. Their knowledge of every dish was very well explained. Very well trained and educated. The staff was polite and well polished. Atmosphere was very relaxing....More

Thank melanie_ar_ng
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Instead of planning weeks in advance for an evening seating we booked two days in advance for the first seating of the day, noon on a Saturday. And what a great idea that was, skipping breakfast and spending over two hours eating delectable food. So...More

Thank Maria0Magdalena
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Restaurant Story is outstanding. This was a return visit for us, having waited since our previous visit in 2014 for them to change their menu. The menu isn't published on the website, it's personalised on the evening, so no spoilers (hence no photos) from me...More

Thank Lara S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We first visited Story for lunch in March 2017 and really loved it, so we were looking forward to our return visit. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to expectations this time around. Firstly, the location - OK, it hasn't changed, but the warmer weather means...More

3  Thank amy70
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is were they understand how to combine the right flavours. Nice setting and ambiance. We will return.

Thank Jaspar B
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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Cherry M
16 July 2018|
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Response from Hoppityskip | Reviewed this property |
The price is really hard to quantify, as, if you chose wines yourself the choice is going to set the price, the food is one price but costs of wine are obviously dependent upon your choices.
Antonio C
20 May 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
8 April 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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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