Restaurant Story, headed by Chef Tom Sellers, achieved a Michelin star after being open only 5 months. The cuisine features local products, often including locally-foraged ingredients. Even though they were on Opentable.com, I could not book a solo seat even when availability was showing. I had to resort to American Express calling in a reservation for me.
The restaurant is an easy 5-minute walk from the London Bridge Underground station. You cannot miss the building as you walk towards it.
I arrived a little early because I wanted to ensure I built in some extra time for the meal. When they called to confirm the reservation, they informed me that I would need to give the table up by 9 pm (giving me about 2.5 hours for the meal). They only offer a 6- or 10 course tasting menu and they said that there probably wouldn’t be enough time for the 10-course menu. Of course, I told them I would probably want the 10-courses, but that I can eat rapidly enough to probably fit it in the allotted time, as long as they can serve that quickly. They said they would make the notation that I wanted to order the 10-course menu. It turned out that it didn’t matter. My meal did run past 9 pm, but I noticed that there was at least one other empty table when 9 pm came and no one appeared to be waiting.
As shown below, the shorter menu was just a subset of the longer menu option. So there was no doubt that I was going for the 10-course experience.
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