Bistro Union

4.4
424 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
LUNCH MONDAY TO FRIDAY 12PM – 4PM

DINNER 5.30PM – 10PM
SUNDAY DINNER 5.30 – 9PM
BRUNCH FRIDAY TO SUNDAY 9:30AM- 4:00PM
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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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Public Transit

Underground: Clapham Common Tube
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 424 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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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3.0Dined on 17 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Delicious food and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on 20 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 7 May 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 16 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

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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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Great service and food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Continues to hit it out of the park every time

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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3.0Dined on 11 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Very cosy restaurant. Food was tasty with good portions. A very civilised experience.

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3.0Dined on 14 January 2018

The food, service and ambience were all 'nice' but not quite good enough for these prices sorry.

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Great service and good food - plus no loud music to annoy the oldies among us!

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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Okay for a quick meal at a local eatery.

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Excellent brunch on Sunday, friendly and helpful staff. Really good quality food

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4.0Dined on 10 December 2017

Back after just one week. Good choices and very friendly team. Great idea to have a Sunday evening BYO.

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Tasty food on an ever changing menu and a delicious choice of wine. Very attentive service (maybe almost too much).

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Good Local restaurant with seasonal specials.
Sister restaurant of Trinity in Clapham, good relaxed atmosphere, friendly and professional staff.

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Great service and nice atmosphere . Sadly the problem was the food. Used to be great but basically every single fish was massively under seasoned, not to say bland . In every dish each of us ordered there was basically no salt whatsoever . Which is a shame because you could see prime ingredients sort of wasted ; the lack of salt applied even to triple cooked chips ( normally I do not add salt to them , but in this occasion I had to ) and the home made mayo . The wine we ordered was a great Riesling bottle from Germany . We ordered the pie for 2 people to share , the mussels as main and as starter and the duck egg and chorizo .., apart from the mussels everything was either flavourless or salt less ( or both ) . Our friend joined us later and ordered the cod as main and a side of whitebait ... she also added salt to everything including the home made dip coming with the bait .. hope they change chef soon as it is a tragedy to see a nice place like this to be let down by the cooking

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Great food. The restaurant is only let down by a crap wine list...

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