Chef Tom Sellers has transformed an old toilet block in Bermondsey into a wood-clad restaurant with an adventurous menu. Restaurant Story's signature dish is bread and dripping served as an edible candle, which is lit at the table and served with bread to mop up the melted "wax".
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201 Tooley StreetBermondseyLondonSE1 2EU
My god what an experience. I was looking for a gastronomy influenced restaurant for my weekend in London and searched for something similar to Fat Duck and came across Restaurant Story. Boy am I glad I did.
We got the full story and with all the little amuse bouchée dishes came out to something like 24 individual dishes. The coolest was the beef candle that melts into a pool for bread...more
When your legs don't work like they used to before
And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?
i'm glad my legs did work and brought me here after a short walk from london bridge tube.
be prepared for tom to sweep you off your feet.
you will definitely lick your lips and remember.
and you will be...more
Once upon a time, on a not-so-faraway island between three A roads near Tower Bridge, there used to be a public toilet. One day, along came a great and powerful wizard (Tom Sellers), who used his powers to turn the loos into a nice, cosy, wood-panelled building with lots of lovely bookshelves, and send foodies all over London into a hyped frenzy until they managed to get a booking here to try...more
"The great thing about wild food is that you don't need a PR agent to make it look good - it just is good." - Miles Irving, forager
Just a couple of minutes away from Tower Bridge, dining at Restaurant Story felt like being in a forester's house.
British sparkling wine went well with a set of 6 or 7 amuse bouches (I've honestly lost the count), long way before the first dish from a 10-course...more
We were very happy with our visit to Restaurant Story. All of the courses showed a creativity we hadn't seen since our visit to the Fat Duck. And the generosity! Course after course after course after course. We both had the 10 course menu, but it felt like we had about 25 courses. (The 'amuse bouche' type courses came out one by one.) I am pretty sure we had had 7 courses before we had...more