Bistro Union

4.4
436 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
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 Brunch/Lunch or Dinner, please call us if the time you want is not available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, English, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Fri–Sun 09:30–12:00
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00–16:00
Dinner
Daily 17:30–22:00
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Phone number
020 7042 6400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adam Byatt
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Catering
We can cater to your home within SW4, snacks and cocktails or a full set down meal, we are able to cater to your needs.
Please contact us eat@bistrounion.co.uk
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Underground: Clapham Common Tube
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 436 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the attentive and friendly staff, good wine recommendations. Delicious food

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal - very relaxed setting, will most definitely be returning soon!

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TN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good, always welcoming. A personal favourite venue.

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DW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, food and service

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Particularly enjoyed the starters menu. Good variety and all delicious.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, fun atmosphere. Nice setting

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TN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time with excellent and imaginative food. Staff are really friendly and attentive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious we tried the fish pie. Staff great always looking after us and filling up our glasses with water

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended Bistro Union by friends and had a great evening. The food was excellent and the service first class, we will return.

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GB
London
63 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always superb. On a warm summer's night, some may find the restaurant too hot to enjoy themselves.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. It’s always a pleasure to go to Bistro Union. Loved the monkfish

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r
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a great evening. great ambiance, service, food; all in; a lovely night out- looked after by caring helpful people who seemed to delight in their guests pleasure and enjoyment.

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the BU team are lovely, welcoming to young and old and attentive without being intrusive. A favourite of ours! Suzi Smith

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for Sunday brunch with three teenagers. Waited 45 minutes for our drinks to arrive then our food arrived in drive and drabs. The waitress used the excuse that they had had an influx of diners. The place was half empty. Disappointing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I love bistro union and I eat her quite often with my husband. The food is of excellent quality and the staff are always friendly without been intrusive. My only gripe is the brunch menu. The fry up is delicious but ever since they changed the sausages to pigs in blanket, I don't enjoy it. The sauagses are barely brown and generally of very pale colour. I know there cooked but they just don't look it nor is the texture the same. I then moved off the fry and there is not much choice that does not have egg in it as the main. The other day I had to devise my own, one slice of toast, avocado, bacon and tomato which cost £11, however it would be £8 if I could have bought off the extra's but was unable to do so. It was tasty though. I'm struggling here guys as I know the quality is good. My husband also enjoys it which is why I continue to go. I just wish you would increase the brunch choice and not to be so egg orientated. A simple bacon/sausage sandwich would be a start or bring back normal fried sausages.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable meal at Bistro Union. The menu is not huge, but there is decent range to choose from, and all dishes that we had were very good. The staff were very friendly - attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere was also pleasant, somewhere between cathedral & lively! Price, including drinks, was ~£50/head, which isn't too bad for the type of food we had in this area.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great service and food my only complaint was the steak was a bit fatty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Real overly simple menu with not too many choices so you can feel confident that they’re all fresh and well made

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KB
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly, full English was served in a cute little pan and tasted good.

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SC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Nothing memorable - slow service and average food. Nice if it’s around the corner but I wouldn’t go there especially.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I saw an item on your menu "Swaledale sirloin" and since Swaledale is a breed of sheep and sirloin is a cut of beef, I was confused what this actually was, and so were your staff! I thought they should have been a little better informed!

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TN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food - potted chicken terrine, pollock with cockles and seaweed, fat juicy mussels, gnocchi with mushrooms - all excellent!

Staff as always super friendly and helpful.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Easter Sunday lunch! Rack of lamb was Devine!! Really something to rave about. Great friendly relaxed service, amazing food, can’t fault it, looking forward to my next visit.

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Union has been consistently very good indeed. The food is wonderful, the ambience excellent and the service prompt and friendly. I thoroughly recommend this place, which is sure to provide a lovely lunch or dinner in very pleasant surroundings !

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AN
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was delicious!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great local spot for anything from a cocktail at the bar to a long, lazy lunch

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NJ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and lovely atmosphere - we will go again!

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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we had been here, really nice location and nice inside too. Great informal and relaxed dining with good service.

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R
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. Service is lovely and staff are great, food is perfect for any occasion, and it just has a really good vibe.

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JT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal at Bistro Union on Saturday. Extremely knowledgeable and unobtrusive waitress who was able to advise and help with our food and drink choices. The cocktails were excellent and the banana bread and butter pudding exceptional.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really well looked after by the staff. In fact, our guy was amazing. He enticed us to try the blood orange margaritas which were amazing! The food was absolutely delicious. The place has a real buzz to it and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will be back very soon!!

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Reliable , quality produce. However, portion sizes seem to have shrunk by about 50% since opening but prices remain the same. Please BU bring back the decent portion sizes!

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DV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to hit it out of the park every time

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great british food served with finesse in a lovely local setting.

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a
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service and staff were very attentive. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! I mean great! Restaurant small and intimate - on Friday when full quite noisy! That though minor - good the star! Go there :-)

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was an excellent experience all-round. Great food, attentive staff, and pleasant atmosphere. I would certainly recommend the restaurant, and already have. I look forward to my next visit!

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here for Valentines Day. We did not select the Valentines Menu, but opted for A La Carte. This restaurant is local to us, so we go there regularly. When we did not like the table reserved for us (near the door on a cold night) the Manager did everything to move us to a better table. Much appreciated. Excellent service and good food, as always.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was much different than typical sunday roast as crisps instead of roasted potatoes and no yorkshire pudding. It was recommended by timeout that's why i visited for a roast and was slightly disappointed. Great service though and atmosphere.

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