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Street Lounge - Southwark

3.9
3.9
11 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

Street Lounge Southwark
Have your taste buds transported to Italy as part of a unique and immersive bar experience. Drink and dine from our bespoke cocktail and bar snack menu under a canopy of olive trees and vines, all while experiencing the sights, tastes and smells of an Italian summer’s day.

Davide Gagliazzo, Bar Manager at Union Street Café, has joined forces with Martini, to create an experimental bar menu, with each cocktail featuring olive oil. Head Chef Davide Degiovanni has produced a unique bar snack menu celebrating the olive, each dish perfectly paired to a cocktail on the menu.

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  • Area

    Southwark

  • Parking Details

    1 minute walk from Union Car Parks on Great Suffolk Street.

  • Public Transit

    Close to Southwark and Borough tube station and London Waterloo East train station.<br />

  • Entertainment

    A perfect mix of special events staged in the unique space of our Union Street Café underground bar. No need to book in advance, just head down to Union Street Bar.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Late Night

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Sample Olive Oil Menu

Olive Grove nibbles are available as Aperitivo. 3 courses plus the cheapest cocktail £40 per person; 4 courses plus the cheapest cocktail £45 per person

  • Burrata, Marinda Tomatoes, Chilli & EVOO

    • Rocket, Stracchino, EVOO & Dry Caper Risotto

      • Taggiasche Olives Crusted Cod Artichokes & Ricotta

        • Torta Mimosa Sage & Amalfi Ice Cream, Honey & EVOO

          Sample Olive Oil Informal Dining Menu

          3 Nibbles plus a cocktail £25 per person

          • Bruschettone

            Goat cheese, Taggiasche olives & walnuts

            • Melanzane

              Leccino E.V.O.O. marinated Sicilian aubergines & cacioricotta

              • Focaccia

                Mushrooms, stracchino, E.V.O.O. & rocket

                • Salamini

                  Coratina E.V.O.O. marinated spicy salame & rosemary

                  • Crudo

                    Sea bream tartare, Cerignola olives, lemon & wild fennel

                    • Bufala

                      Foamy buffalo mozzarella "pane fritto" & dried olives

                      • Sorbetto

                        Lemon & sage sorbet, dry capers & Leccino E.V.O.O.

                        Olive Grove Cocktail List

                        • Oliver Spritz£10.00

                          Martini Bianco, lebloncachaca, lemon juice, sugar, topped up with Prosecco Leccino EVOO

                          • Olivia£10.50

                            Grey Goose infused rosemary & basil, Martini Rosso, Martini Rubino, yellow Chartreuse, grapefruit juice Leccino EVOO

                            • Smoky Tomato Oil£9.50

                              Bacardi 8, Peat Monster, Martini Rubino, tomato consommé, bitters, paprika & celery salt rim Coratina EVOO

                              • Olive Garden£9.50

                                Bombay Sapphire, violet liquor, St. Germain, lemon juice, dry Martini, white Martini, honey Coratina EVOO

                                • Cioccoliato£9.00

                                  Bacardi, Martini dry, Mozart mint, sugar, pinch of salt Coratina EVOO

                                  • Olive Sour£9.00

                                    Martini Ambrato, Bombay Sapphire, egg white, bitters, sugar Leccino EVOO

                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                    What 11 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    3.9
                                    3.9 based on all time ratings
                                    • 3.9Food
                                    • 3.9Service
                                    • 3.8Ambience
                                    • 3.5Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. K

                                      Karolicious

                                      London

                                      24 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 March 2020

                                      overall2food5service2ambience3

                                      Once we arrived, greeted after a while by the Waiter in the bar, although at those coronavirus times grabbing the glasses by it's top seems a bit stressed rather than the bottom. Honestly service could be better, but the food was excellent.

                                    2. t

                                      tarponrunner

                                      New York Area

                                      14 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 2 October 2019

                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                      We inadvertently made a reservation for the Olive Grove while meaning to go the Union Street Cafe. Staff was very accommodating, and we were given access to the Cafe menu while being seated in the Olive Grove. Service was very good. The food, however, was just ok. Ramsey's specialties, wellington and risotto were not as good as they should have been. The wellington crust was tough and the risotto was slightly undercooked. Would be willing to give it another chance, making sure the reservation was for the Cafe.

                                    3. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 January 2019

                                      overall3food5service5ambience3

                                      Didn't realise olive grove was the bar not the restaurant so dont book if you want food! Staff were great though and accommodated us in the restaurant with little problem. Food was really amazing as was service. General atmosphere lacks but couldn't fault food and wine.

                                    4. n

                                      newtolondon

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 31 October 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really great experience at the Olive Grove. The bar staff were very accommodating with our big group. We had a great time and would definitely recommend the Olive Grove to others.

                                    5. j

                                      jparanhos

                                      London

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 7 February 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience3

                                      My review is more about the restaurant upstairs rather than the bar. Booked at the Olive Grove to go with my dad (Wednesday), thinking it could be fun to try some cocktails and nibbles but when I walked in downstairs, all I saw was a sad empty basement. A poor attempt to recreate a Mediterranean patio on a basement without windows, I don't think the olive tree in the middle is enough. I can imagine this being a fun place on the weekend maybe, with a large group filling in the space but still... it's just a small basement with terrible lighting. Quite depressing if you're on a date. Luckily they had tables at the restaurant and we had an unexpected, delicious, tasty dinner. I cannot fault the food. Giving it a whole new meaning to Italian food. Interesting flavour/ingredients combinations. It was a shame the sommelier brought us a carafe to the table without showing us the bottle first. The whole atmosphere of the restaurant looks ideal for business lunches I would say.

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 January 2018

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      I’m very very disappointed on this. I booked 2 weeks in advance for my birthday dinner there. At the moment when I arrived they told me in a very disrespectful way that the place was shut for a private party. I went with he hostess to tell them to explain it to me. And they said that they tried to call to tell me that my reservation was cancelled. Of course they didn’t called me. They should tried harder or send me messages or email. Even though let me know from here. I chose this restaurant for my birthday and I had great expectations. I admired Gordon Ramsey, I’m very disappointed. I’m on the food business and I know this is. Or the polite way to treat a client. They should told me that they would make it up to me in a Roger way. And they were just not interested, not in me. Not in my friends. Not that my birthday was cancelled. Thank you, for ruining my night. Never coming back! Not interested anymore in the place.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 November 2017

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      Excellent food. Some reviews have marked the service as slow. It certainly wasn't fast but best described as 'considered', allowing a lazy Saturday afternoon meal. Maybe too considered if you are in a rush and having a business lunch, but just right for friends in no rush. Will definitely return.

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 20 October 2017

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Quiet bar, lovely setting and great wine.

                                    9. c

                                      chets

                                      London

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 August 2017

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Pleasantly surprised, food was delicious, service was impeccable and personable, they catered for my additional (last minute) guests, stretched out the night at the bar downstairs. Would recommend and be back soon. Good times!

                                    10. B

                                      B282

                                      London

                                      24 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 April 2017

                                      overall4food4service2ambience4

                                      Had a great evening catching up with a friend here. Cocktails were fantastic, very inventive! Food was small plates but great value, allowing us to splash out on trying most of the cocktail menu!! The service was the only thing that let the place down. We waited a long time for our first drinks (30mins!) and then after that they were very attentive... perhaps a little too much, but we still had a great eveing - the ambience was good.

                                    11. E

                                      Expensivetastes

                                      London

                                      8 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 6 April 2017

                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                      Unfortunately we found the service to quite disconnected. Although staff were all friendly they weren't really capable of anything other than dropping items at the table. The host told us a waiter would come over to describe the menu; we had to call one over ourselves after 10 minutes. We ordered drinks and then another waiter came over to introduce the menu. Part of the food order was forgotten until a friendly reminder. Par for the course in a busy bar perhaps? There were only 4 tables when all of this occurred. Shambles. The ambience is quite poor as well. Nice idea, badly executed.

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                                    Street Lounge - Southwark is rated 3.9 stars by 11 OpenTable diners

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                                    • Area

                                      Southwark

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Sun 12:00–17:00

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Italian

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking Details

                                      1 minute walk from Union Car Parks on Great Suffolk Street.

                                    • Public Transit

                                      Close to Southwark and Borough tube station and London Waterloo East train station.<br />

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive Chef

                                      Davide Degiovanni

                                    • Entertainment

                                      A perfect mix of special events staged in the unique space of our Union Street Café underground bar. No need to book in advance, just head down to Union Street Bar.

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Late Night

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