Review on Restaurant Story
Following his pop-up restaurant in November 2011 called Forward, rising star Tom Sellers has launched Restaurant Story on the site of an old Victorian toilet block, with views of Tower Bridge and the Shard, a short walk from London Bridge station. With floor to ceiling windows to take in the views, this unique £2 million new-build Bermondsey venture has a Scandinavian vibe, with the use of pale wood tables set against black leather chairs. There are two kitchens, with one located in the dining room, separated from diners with a wall made from reclaimed stone and glass.
After cutting his teeth in restaurants like Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, Trinity with Adam Byatt and René Redzepi's Noma in Copenhagen, Tom has set the hearts of critics and foodies racing with his literary inspired restaurant. Featuring two tasting menus of six or ten courses, the food is confident with bold ideas and dishes showing an eye for creativity.
The inventive dishes showcase Seller's own journey through food, with menus featuring anthropomorphic illustrations by Rosie Blair. One of the most talked about dishes is 'bread and dripping', an edible candle is lit at the table and as the tallow melts you dip your bread into the 'wax'. Other dishes on the menu include Burnt onion, apple, gin and thyme, Scallops cucumber, and dill ash, beef cheek, stout and cauliflower yeast, Hot toddy and Bread and butter pudding.
To encourage the literary theme this unique restaurant invites diners to leave their own inscribed book behind. The restaurant was the proud recipient of a coveted Michelin star in the 2014 edition of the Guide and has since been voted the OpenTable No.1 top UK restaurant 2014.
Restaurant Story is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (6.00 - 9.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express