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Union Street Cafe

4.2
1165 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Union Street Café offers an urban East End charm combined with Italian chic; a cool, convivial atmosphere that’s warm and welcoming. Italian head chef Davide Degiovanni has crafted a menu that’s influenced by authentic family recipes and the myriad of Michelin-starred restaurants he’s worked for, serving seasonal, daily-changing dishes packed with as much flavour as they are flair. Well suited for any event Union Street Cafe has several spaces for hire including a private dining room and mezzanine. This year, Union Street Bar welcomed The Olive Grove, a unique and immersive bar experience dedicated to the humble olive.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

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Phone number
020 7592 7977
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Davide Degiovanni
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Public Transit

Close to Southwark and Borough tubestation and London Waterloo East train station
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Union Street Café offers quality Italian influenced food with a daily changing menu, prepared in an open theatre style kitchen. Serving fresh, seasonal produce and artisan ingredients sourced directly from the Mediterranean. Just beneath the restaurant lies Union Street Bar, open from 5 til late.

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Special Offers

Lunch set menu 2/3 courses for £19.50 / £25.50

Enjoy 3 courses for £25.50 or 2 courses for £19.50 from a seasonal set lunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 11 September 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45
Sat 12:00-15:45

Early Dinner set menu: 2 courses £19.50 & a cocktail

Enjoy 2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £25.50 from our early evening set menu, plus a signature cocktail.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 24 April 2018

Ends: 1 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00

Italian Roast Menu £40

Enjoy a 5 course Italian roast menu in celebration of terra e mare, Italian dishes inspired by land & sea.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 23 March 2018

Ends: 30 September 2018

Availability: Sun 12:30-16:30

Thank Gord it's Summer: 2/3 courses & rose or beer for £19/£23

Enjoy 2 or 3 courses from a set menu this Summer including a complimentary carafe of rose or large beer per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 2 July 2018

Ends: 10 September 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-22:00

Add Prosecco to your Sunday Roast menu or Mangia & Bevi menu for £20

Add a 2 hour serving of Prosecco for an additional £20 to either of our Sunday menus; Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes from the Sunday Mangia & Bevi à la carte menu or the delicious Italian Sunday roast menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 30 September 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

Lunch set menu 2/3 courses for £19.50 / £25.50

Enjoy 3 courses for £25.50 or 2 courses for £19.50 from a seasonal set lunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 1 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45
Sat 12:00-15:45

Pre/post - theatre set menu: 2 courses £19.50 & a cocktail

Enjoy 2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £25.50 plus a signature cocktail.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 30 September 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-19:00 21:30-22:15

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 10:15PM 5:15PM - 10:15PM

What 1165 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food. Really excellent. fine wine. Accoustics are a bit strange - couldn't always hear my colleagues.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Excellent service, main course a lttle too much salt for our taste which was a shame because everything else was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

We had a lovely round table which made it easy for everyone to talk and the staff were helpful and fruendky

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Amazing staff...super friendly and extremely helpful. Delightful evening ....and the most divine piedmont hazelnut cake with gianduja icecream. Will definitely be returning !

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We went to Union Street Cafe for my boyfriends fathers birthday. The ambience was perfect - not too loud, the waiters were extremely attentive and knew our orders, suggested a great wine. They added his name onto the menu for a special birthday touch, and to the dessert!

It was clear that the standards were high, and it was well worth our value for money. We had a lovely evening, and would absolutely recommend this place to anybody looking for a nice meal!

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

This restaurant has become a firm favorite... Not just the great menu, served to a high standard, But mostly, the General Manager, Orlando and his team create a great athmsophere and make everyone feel welcome. They get it just right with serivce, atmosphere and great dining.

The Egg and ham starter is a must !

I would use restuarant for business, dates or a social with friends. You really cant go wrong.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We had the set course theatre menu and it was absolutely divine. Everything was so flavourful! Will definitely be returning :)

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Lovely staff,
Food was nice but not ‘fantastic’ my quest for the perfect Italian restaurant continues....

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We enjoyed a Friday night pre-theatre meal @ Union Street Cafe - good value set menu with plenty of choice.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Amazing experience with our son. The staff and chef were so welcoming and we even went to the kitchen for my son to cook. As a bidding chef he was thrilled. Food was perfect. Well worth the visit and we will definitely be back.

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1.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Main dish I ordered (sea bream) was disappointing. Very bad smell and not cooked enough. I told something is wrong and one of the waiter said it’s normal. I would not have the same dish again.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

On a trip with my daughter (5) and decided we wanted Italian food. The service was so friendly and warm, the food and wine was excellent and tasty and the atmosphere with music was very. If I lived in London I would visit this place as often as I could afford.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Awesome Italian eggs followed by sea bream , washed down with a Carafe of Italian white with the usual fantastic service.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Excellent excellent excellent!

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2.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Poor quality dishes at Inflated prices. My main course of spaghetti was no better than a motorway cafe standard but cost £20. My friends chose lamb, and were served small portions of very fatty breast of lamb (this cut wasn’t mentioned on the menu), one of the cheapest cuts of lamb, for £27!

None of us will be going there again, and we’ll make sure everyone we know will avoid it. A scam, not a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Had the express lunch. Quick in and out at lunchtime. Lovely food, excellent service and good value

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Food was not bad but the desserts were not good at all! Stick to starters and mains!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

All the employees did a very good job. Kind and happy doing that. One waiter in particular offered us a “gift” because our special occasion. The food is awesome and great value. I recommend and I’ll be back there for sure.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Had a cocktail downstairs in The Olive Grove before going upstairs for our meal, a lovely way to start the evening.

Food very good & good value for money too. However drinks less so & quite pricey by comparison.

Waiting staff very attentive but we did get asked if everything was alright by several different staff quite a few times, which got a little bit annoying.

A thoroughly pleasant evening in nice surroundings & we never felt rushed at the table despite being on a pre-theatre menu & time.

Would recommend to anyone & be happy to go back.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Our third lunch here. An unfashionable part of Southwark but a short walk from Southwark Tube Station. The menu in handwriting-printing can be tricky to read, and five what look like courses not easy to follow if you are not familiar with Italian style eating. Service was attentive.

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4.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Not very surprises me I must say, over all is good.

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3.0Dined on 27 February 2018

The restaurant is great but the food was way too Salty. I’ve been there before and it’s been great. Maybe it was the specific evening. Quite expensive for what it is to be honest. However, the atmosphere and service was good!

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Absolutely amazing! The barman was fantastic in showing me a new experience with a new gin absolutely amazing!
Management helped me suppose my girlfriend with an awesome birthday treat with champagne! Literally blown away!
Thank you all

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Went for a meal with family. Ambience was relaxed and just perfect and Vegetarian food was simply average for a Gordon Ramsey restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

First time a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, nothing memorable among the dishes recommend by staff. Not bad at all, just qualify dishes at reasonable prices. Guess my expectations were to high, will go back.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Every need catered for from the moment we walked in to leaving. Food was excellent, not cheap but very well done, Tasty and presented well. The wine list is also good and not outrageous.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Loved he buratta

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Great choice for Italian food. One or two more veggie choices wouldn’t go amiss but the team were able to accommodate. Definitely will go again.

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

Just moved into the area, staff were great and above all the food was amazing.......well done!!!!

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1.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Took 40 minutes to take our order, 2 hours for all our food to arrive (2 courses). Food was poor once it arrived. Worst of all they got our luggage mixed up in the cloakroom and gave us someone else’s laptop to take home. No apologies from anyone. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Delicious food, great ambience & service.

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5.0Dined on 29 January 2018

Beautiful venue, great food and even better service! Every time I have eaten here, the service has been exceptional!!

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

I arrange a weekend in London for a group of friends once a year and look for different places to eat. The Union St cafe was a great choice, offering something for everyone. The staff were delightful and intent on making our evening a success. It worked thank you.

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Food was very tasty and the ambience had that twilight metallic feel to it. Good for dates or catch-up with friends. We were looked after quite well by the staff and so had a wonderful time.

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3.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Quite average to be honest for being a Gordon Ramsay. We were disapointed overall. Won't come back and won't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 16 January 2018

Great food. They made special accommodations for someone who was vegan and allergic to seafood which was amazing! Nice atmosphere and great wine.

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5.0Dined on 15 January 2018

What a great offer this 2-for 1 January is! The Union Street Cafe is a very enjoyable place anyway - the staff are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is casual and buzzy, but best of all the food is delicious. to have all that for half the price is marvellous.

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2.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Main courses were nice. Service was extremely slow. A little disappointing overall.

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5.0Dined on 28 December 2017

El local es fantástico, la atención estupenda. Los precios correctos, excepto las bebidas, que se disparan. La pasta la elaboran ellos mismos pero no esperes una cocina tradicional italiana, el chef Ramsay le ha dado un toque de actualidad. El suelo de los baños no son muy adecuados.

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

We came from New York to dine at this restaurant ... Just Missing Gordon ....food was fabulous and kitchen clean ...♥️♥️🇬🇧🇬🇧

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