A former public toilet in Bermondsey might not be the first place you’d look for first class cooking, but it’s where Tom Sellers (formerly of Noma and Tom Aitkens) decided to set up shop with Restaurant Story, his whimsical solo venture. Now Sellers is churning out his own stuff in a striking, state of the art building, featuring massive glass windows and a peekaboo kitchen (not a whiff of the WC about it) and it’s all pretty spectacular. We love this place for the high-end food put together with tongue-in-cheek nod to childhood stories. Signature dishes include a beef dripping candle and three bears’ porridge. Unusually for this style of cooking, the setting is relaxed and slightly playful with chefs joining diners at the table to explain the story behind the food. Guests are treated to a flurry of ‘pre-starters’ before tucking into either the 6 or 10 course tasting menus, priced at £45 and £65 respectively – pretty reasonable for this quality of cooking – we reckon it’s only a matter of time before the Michelin man awards a star or two – but beware, booze will inevitably bump up the bill.
|Address:||201 Tooley St, SE1 2UE|
|Phone:||020 7183 2117|
|Nearest Tube:||London Bridge|
|Need To Know:||Reservations for the next month open on the 1st of the month; Closed Sunday and Monday|
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