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Bistro Union, London,
Bistro Union, London,
Bistro Union, London,
Bistro Union, London,
Bistro Union, London,

Bistro Union

4.7
4.7
929 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 7042 6400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Adam Byatt
  • Catering
    We can cater to your home within SW4, snacks and cocktails or a full sit down meal, we are able to cater to your needs.<br />Please contact us eat@bistrounion.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro Union is available for private hire and we are happy to put together a bespoke package to suit you, please contact us for more information eat@bistrounion.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Hannah Jones: 020 7042 6400
  • Area
    Clapham
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking is available on Abbeville Road and surrounding side streets. Beware of resident parking signs.
  • Public Transit
    <br>Underground: Clapham Common Tube<br />Clapham South Tube
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Best Service

  • South West London

    British

929 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and brilliant service. We had a very lovely evening

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  2. PurpleJane

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food as always and the best service - a neighbourhood gem. Cocktails also looked amazing!

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  3. Natalie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The team are fantastic, they all work so cohesively together. So rare these days. The food was incredible. Had such a great night. Thank you

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  4. Alex

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are extremely attentive and the food is incredible and unforgettable. This experience will stay with me - Thanks Bistro!

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  5. TriciaN

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting for a family birthday lunch with plenty of choice for all and jolly good food to!

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  6. Stillworkingit

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Perfect local restaurant. Buzzy, noisy (a bit too noisy?) delightful staff and excellent food - imaginative riffs on classic bistro dishes. Fabulous wine menu too.

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  7. Wellsy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely tasty lunch well cooked and presented

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  8. SarahLK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and efficient energetic waiters. The lost order for one main but were honest and apologetic about it

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  9. Emma

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, outstanding cocktails and top tier service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb Sunday lunch at Bistro Union. Amazing oysters and smoked salmon to start, one of THE BEST beef roasts I’ve had out and a delicious sticky toffee pudding. Great service and a nice vibe in the restaurant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner - the duck especially. It’s one of our fave places to go.

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  12. AbiGG

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and thoughtfully delivered food. Great service. Lovely to have such a local gem.

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  13. LauraJ

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, food always excellent, service great and ambience cost and unstuffy.

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  14. Mandy

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always I left bistro union happy and sated with marvellous food. I’ve been going to bistro since it opened and it never disappoints, a great local serving then neighbour hood

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  15. TaniaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience at our New Years Eve lunch. The food was great, the service was spectacular, all the staff were so friendly and accommodating, i can highly recommend this restaurant for any experience to be honest.

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  16. ShirleyB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal yet again at Bistro Union. The shared steak may well be my Death Row meal! Penelope delightful and wine on tap delicious!

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  17. Sabs

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Bistro, such a lovely restaurant and one of my favs. The food and service are both outstanding which keeps us coming back again.

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  18. ioneA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! So pleased to have you as our local!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bistro Union never fails to deliver. Delicious & imaginative food in your doorstep. Good wine list & super service.

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  20. JackieP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and friendly, attentive service. Would definitely god back. The only reason for 4 rather than 5 star for ambience is the interior is a little tired- but that doesn't detract from it being a fabulous place

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  21. IM978

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sunday roast, such good quality food And great service. Highly recommend

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Lovely place. Free parking outside on the street after 6.30pm. Penelope was looking after us and which is first class, funny, helpful, professional and there wasn't anything that was too much. I would recommend the restaraunt.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing & service and atmosphere fab. Don’t know why it wasn’t busier!! Can’t wait to come back :) super flexible for allergens.

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  24. Bells

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really made the feel welcome on entry. Staff made you feel like they wanted you to be there. Excellent value for excellent food. The roast was fabulous and the house red was a perfect compliment to the meal. It will be our Sunday lunch venue of choice going forward!

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  25. TerenceM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very varied menu for food and drink and excellent quality. Good service and convenient location in Abbeville Village. Good value.

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  26. ChristopherS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine and service in low-key surroundings.

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  27. DanaM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely experience, the staff were so kind and friendly. We arrived to celebrate our anniversary and the staff have a signed card on our table. Lovely atmosphere, busy but not swished. The food was amazing, beautiful flavours. We started with the salami, which was tasty, moist and felt fresh. We then had the sharing steak which was delicious, oh the flavouring on it was so tasty and perfect size portions, didn’t feel uncomfortable full, which meant we had space for dessert. The Paris breast was gorgeous. So happy we finally came. A massive thank you to our lovely service, truly lovely evening.

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  28. ChrisJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and service. When booking for 4pm I hadn’t realised it was the last booking time which resulted in us being the only people in the restaurant before closing despite only having two courses. Not a big issue but had I realised would have booked a bit earlier.

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  29. Richard

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been walking past here and never popped in, so when I needed somewhere casual, I decided to try. Food was really good - be sure to save space for dessert. Service was outstanding.

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  30. Essjai

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning food, the hare ragu with polenta “cake” a particular highlight as well as Paris Brest dessert done to perfection. Excellent waitress in Andrea who cud not do enough to take care of all her diners, very impressive. Great atmosphere for a local neighbourhood restaurant, I will return!

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  31. OliC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent local restaurant. Wonderful service and food.

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  32. FCyr

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From start to finish, it was a delightful experience. The food was fantastic, all dishes featured delicate and complex flavors. Every bite was a joy. The wine list was equally excellent, full of varied options across a range of prices. The restaurant's atmosphere is warm and welcoming. But it is the staff who truly make dining at Bistro Union a memorable experience. They were attentive yet discreet, catering to our every need without being overbearing. Their friendliness and dedication to customer satisfaction were evident throughout. We had a great evening. From great food and drink to gracious service in a lovely setting, Bistro Union delivers a very pleasant dining experience.

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  33. ELvm

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent service and really good atmosphere! We will come back very soon

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  34. FoodLoverDA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delicious meal which I cannot fault. the whole experience was wonderful. However, the wine mark up must be huge, as cheapest bottle was almost £40 - a lot for a midweek lunch. Mind you, it (a Rose) was also delicious. Oh, and there was a cover charge... Definitely not a (lunch) restaurant I could afford to visit regularly, particularly if I wanted to share a bottle of wine.

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  35. CharlesH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Great food. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming and excellent service with food at its very best. Excellent beef of the finest quality , prepared to absolute simple perfection. BTW , the Bloody Mary is truly world class….. Many thanks for a great meal.

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  37. Syriac31

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, been going for years and hopefully many more to come!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great food. Very enjoyable evening

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  39. HJT123

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant! Fantastic food and service. Just gets better and better! Bravo

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  40. McKim

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When I booked I hadn’t realised there was a Sunday lunch menu. We were, therefore, a little disappointed at the food on offer. The staff were very obliging and allowed us to order oysters and lobster. The oysters were really good, the lobster a little small - too small to share.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro Union is rated 4.7 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Bistro Union

40 Abbeville Road, London, SW4 9NG

Additional information

  • Area
    Clapham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered parking is available on Abbeville Road and surrounding side streets. Beware of resident parking signs.
  • Public Transit
    Underground: Clapham Common TubeClapham South Tube
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Adam Byatt
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7042 6400
  • Catering
    We can cater to your home within SW4, snacks and cocktails or a full sit down meal, we are able to cater to your needs.<br />Please contact us eat@bistrounion.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    Bistro Union is available for private hire and we are happy to put together a bespoke package to suit you, please contact us for more information eat@bistrounion.co.uk
  • Private party contact
    Hannah Jones: 020 7042 6400
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