Bistro Union

4.6
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568 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Located at 40 Abbeville Road in the centre of Abbeville Village, Bistro Union is owned and run by the team behind Trinity, Clapham Old Town.
A British neighbourhood Bistro where the menu is made up of British Classics; changing seasonally to reflect the best of our indigenous ingredients.

We welcome reservations, for Lunch or Dinner, please call us if the time you want is not available.

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What 568 People Are Saying
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TrevorH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A first time visit for me with an old pal who recommended we lunch here. The greeting, as I entered, was warm and friendly, with an open-faced smile. Once my pal arrived, we were waited on with the appropriate level of attentiveness. My main dish was great and I shall recommend BISTRO UNION to anyone. Thanks team…

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jordanp
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and amazing food, will definitely be back

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JamesD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely one of the best places in London no matter the occasion!

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vipnarmstro
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good, however service was dreadfully slow. Still friendly, just slow.

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NathanS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We have been hear a few times for ‘date night’, there is a great atmosphere and the food is excellent in a relaxed environment. We will be back but I did think that the value was not so good any more (we went for £40 set menu but it ended up costing nearly twice that before the drinks were added) service was a bit pushy, seemed in a hurry to get us out, until we had the bill then it seemed like we were invisible!
Hopefully it was just an off night as we have had some exceptional experiences there before.

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TimothyJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, knowledge of the menus and wine suggestions for our choices were perfect. Would highly recommend.

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Don't hesitate to go there!

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AlanG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience. Everything was perfect. Amazing food and service

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Balhamfoodie
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only my second time at Bistro Union and I came away wondering why it took me so long to come back. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was nicely full - buzzy but not too noisy. The service was brilliant - friendly and professional. The menu was great and the food fresh and beautifully cooked - I had the seared tuna to start which had wonderful fresh Asian flavours - my husband the pork terrine which was rustic and delicious - served with buttered toast. We shared the slow cooked lamb shoulder as main - which was just I hoped - tender succulent meat which just fell away from the bone. Deserts were all delicious and rounded off a great evening. We will be back soon. A local gem.

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JennyA
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, and friendly service from all of the staff

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ThomasM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

We really liked the service and the staff at this restaurant. We did feel, however, that the main courses were disappointing. The portion size for the spaghetti with clams was tiny. Additionally, the chicken (shared between two) was dry and chewy. It is a shame as the starters and desserts were excellence. Upon reflection, we would rather dine somewhere more consistent in quality.

It was a shame the chicken was dry (and the roast tomato and salad rather bland). Additionally, check portion sizes as my friend was disappointed by the size of the spaghetti with clams. The staff in the restaurant were the real highlight.

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Peacock
London
51 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when I thought all the charming and hidden venues for a special occasion were known to me, did I discover a real gem. Bistro Union is like discovering a setting where chefs like to come to eat when they are not working. It has the ambience of a neighbourhood bistro but for those who like a little more attention given to their food.
Great staff who signed a birthday card and presented to me the minute I sat down as if they knew me.
Little things like this don't happen often nor does the chef deliver your food and discusses what he has created as a little footnote to your visit.
You can tell the staff love where they are working and what they do because it shows in everything without being over bearing.

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DuncanS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is very nice, the staff were helpful and efficient. I have not been there before but have been to the sister restaurant and so was expecting a similar standard and I was not disappointed, in fact it was a slightly less formal and therefore a more relaxed atmosphere. I had booked it for a friend to come who can be particular about restaurant experiences, I needn’t have worried we had a lovely evening. Will return in future. Glad to have found the place.

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JoyS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice food although not large serves. Efficient service though not very welcoming. Wine very expensive so go there if you don’t drink!

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AlanG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding and never disappointing!
The food is fantastic and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. A great barman tops it off! Highly recommend.

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DavidV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for a good few years now and it has always been a pleasure. This time it was exceptional. Excellent food and wine - and great service. Had guests from abroad who were very impressed. Many thanks.

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Localfoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Bistro Union since it opened in Abbeville Road & it never disappoints. Great ambience & excellent service. The menu is more interesting than other venues in the area & the service exemplary. I’d recommend it to ‘foodies’ looking for great food at affordable prices.

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AlanG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and never disappoints. A great dining experience!!

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Oharker19
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing table, amazing service, amazing food, amazing value just simply amazing

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GemmaG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Bistro Union - the service was stand-out as usual!

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Yumhunter
London
31 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in London. It’s thoroughly charming, the food is delicious and the staff are great.

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PaulD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening family birthday dinner for 7. Lovely food, careful and thoughtful service. Everybody enjoyed all of it, particularly the mushroom and truffle soup! Will definitely be back

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AlanG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and service. Would highly recommend

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vipTomJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superb food and drink served up by friendly, smiley attentive staff. 2x Courses @ £25 is great value as well. Recommended.

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DannyB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Union is always great! Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff and good atmosphere

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AndrewC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding set menu game dinner and wine recommendations to match. Thanks

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JamesB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever reliable we always enjoy our meals here, thumbs up once a again

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LucyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very smokey restaurant and quite loud, you could hear the kitchen a lot.
However delicious food, and wide range of drink options. Also great value.

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vipGregsterf
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Have been visiting this restaurant probably monthly for the last few years it had become a local favourite. Having said that our last two visits the service has been very slow from getting our first drinks to long waits for food; last Sunday our mains had still not arrived 90 mins after we had arrived. I really hope they can get their act together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great neighbourhood restaurant. Food and ambiance very good. Recommend.

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DoctorH
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chateaubriand for two very good, best chips and bernaise sauce, waiter excellent. Restaurant needs a little work with tables to rear of restaurant, felt a bit grubby, too dark and was echoey.. So we moved to front of restaurant!

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Tricia
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We live nearby and have been going to Bistro Union for a few years. This was probably one of our best experiences there - the menu has changed and it feels like better value for money now. We both had the steak and it was excellent. The service was much better than the last time we were there.

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AnjaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Warm, professional hospitality and excellent cooking. Dined here for the first time, and 100% surely not the last.

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localyokel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably inventive food with a good wine list and immaculate and attentive service.

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MrsW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always but particularly enjoyed the roast pork belly and the lemon meringue tart.

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SamG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice touch to be greeted with a birthday card. Really good service and great food.

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PaulT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bistro Union was very good indeed! Booked table for girlfriend's Birthday and right away they made her feel special by hand writing Birthday card which was on the table as we arrived. The food itself was of top quality, and the Lamb Shoulder to share really is a must ! Great food, good ambiance, will be coming back for more!

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vipFoodJulie
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You couldn't ask for more from a neighbourhood gem. Relaxed and friendly service, delicious food (the lamb shoulder was outstanding), a place you want to come back to.

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Selina
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening with delicious food and not too full so sound levels low! pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. All very satisfactory!

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