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Jason Allen 31/01/23

Story Cellar

Story Cellar | A First-Class Rotisserie Style Restaurant in Covent Garden

Tom Sellers has a good story.

And we don’t just mean his two Michelin star restaurant, Story. Although that’s great too. No, we’re referring to his actual journey from being expelled from school at 16, to slogging away in pub kitchens, to being mentored by the likes of Tom Aikens & Rene Redzepi, and then finally opening his own restaurant in central London at the tender age of just 26. And winning his first Michelin Star in his first year.

Well, now he’s opening another restaurant. And it’s going to be a continuation of the one that both started & cemented his legend, Restaurant Story. This one’s going to be called Story Cellar, and the idea is for it to be a slightly more casual partner to the original, with a menu centred around rotisserie chicken, in a space dominated by counter-style dining.

Story Cellar - tom with dog

That space will be on a colourful corner of Neal’s Yard, right next door to The Barbary (but not, just to confuse matters, next door to The Barbary Next Door). It’ll be set across two floors, with counter dining right next to the racks of rotating poultry, while downstairs you’ll find the walk-in wine cellar, and a few tables for those who want a more laid-back meal.

The man responsible for making sure those chickens are as succulent, crispy, and perfectly roasted as possible is Seller’s longtime sous chef at Restaurant Story, Stephen Naylor, who’ll be heading up the kitchen here. He’s also going to be adding a short list of charcuterie, some classic house terrines, and a daily changing house grill & fish of the day too, so he’s going to have a chance to stretch his culinary legs too. And of course, that wine cellar isn’t exactly going to be empty, so expect an expanded version of the Restaurant Story wine list to pick from, too.

And, last but not least, being located in primo theatre territory with a particularly quick & convenient primary menu offering, believe it or not there’s also going to be a speedy pre-theatre menu every day, too.

In case you want to take in another story on your night out.


NOTE: Story Cellar is set to open on April 1st. We’ll be back then with the fill scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at the website right here.

Story Cellar | 17 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP

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Story Cellar

17 Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP
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