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
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
I've had lunch here twice and was really impressed with the food & service both times. We ordered the 3 course lunch (£35) with came with generous amuse bouches. The fallow dear cooked 5 ways and the all lemon dessert stood out from the rest in terms of creativity & taste. I'll definitely go back to try their 10 course menu.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
I tried several times to book a table at this first restaurant of British culinary rising star - Tom Seller and failed. I finally got a table for a Wednesday evening.
The food was exceptional. We had the 10-course tasting menu and it was a great treat for my palate. Before the 10 courses started, we were presented with 7 bite size pre-courses to wet our appetite. Though small, each one of the...more