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Promotions

Add Prosecco to Mangia & Bevi lunch for £20
2 courses for £19.50 / 3 courses for £25.50
Pre/post - theatre set menu: 2 courses £19.50 & a cocktail

Promotions

Add Prosecco to Mangia & Bevi lunch for £20
Details

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes from the Sunday Mangia & Bevi à la carte menu and enjoy a 2 hour serving of Prosecco for an additional £20.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 People

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 29 March 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:45

2 courses for £19.50 / 3 courses for £25.50
Details

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

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 29 March 2018

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

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

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

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 29 March 2018

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

About Union Street Cafe

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.

47-51 Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 0BS
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

The Olive Grove:
Monday - Saturday: 4pm - late

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7592 7977

Website:
http://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/union-street-cafe

Public Transport:

Close to Southwark and Borough tubestation and London Waterloo East train station

Executive Chef:
Davide Degiovanni

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The open plan layout of the venue makes Union Street Café the ideal space for either business or pleasure with a number of locations within the space to pick from. Alternatively if you wish to take over the whole venue, Union Street Café can accommodate up to 150 guests seated or 200 guests standing and offers the ideal interior for product launches, weddings or any other large celebrations.

To enquire please contact us on groupsandevents@gordonramsay.com or call us on 0207 592 1373.

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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.

Union Street Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.3

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4.1

value

3.8

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (22)
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Romance (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cosy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (5)
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People Watching (5)
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Outstanding! Also very nice for the whole family. Great food served by a great team.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Super Food, Wonderful, Wonderful Service. Good Menu, catered for Vegans. Reasonable priced wine list. Highly recommend and we will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Superb starter - gratinated eggs - superb main - guinee fowl - superb service - overall, you guessed it - Superb!

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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Very good food, great overall experience

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

We loved it! From the beginning till we left... the food was superb, the service friendly and the ambience perfect.
What more do you need for a Saturday lunch?
We highly recommend it

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 November 2017

It's my favorite Italian restaurant in London.
Great food, wonderful choice of wine, great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic
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food5
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value5

 
 (México)·Dined on 28 October 2017

I love this place, the food is really nice and it changes all the time. The place is fun and comfortable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Great food and wonderful attentive staff. The children were made to feel at home it was a delightful dining experience, not always easy with a large family group and 3 young children to entertain.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 11 October 2017

Brill food, service and ambience

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value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Lovely service, great food and a nice atmosphere but it was pretty expensive.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Berkshire)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Really great ambience and care to attention. Food was great and staff were very helpful

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Great service, great food and good value. Recommended

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Great food, uniquely made and excellent service!

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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Absolutely loved the mussel pasta (as well as the rest of the dishes). Superb service and very good wine recommendations.!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Very attentive staff with a good knowledge of the menu. Good atmosphere but not too busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 2 August 2017

Excellent dinner for my friend's birthday, lots of good attention from the staff, amazing bunch of waiters! Food taste absolutely fab. Had £25/ person with 3 courses + home cocktail. It was a super evening, would recommande it you like Italian food and cocktails. The bar downstairs is a little gem that will make you feel like in Italy ! We loved it

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Sehr leckere und raffinierte Küche, aufmerksamer Service. Tolles Essen für Kinder, die vom Restaurant eingeladen werden. War zum 2ten mal dort und werde auch wieder hingehen.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Really great evening. Food fresh , fast and fantastic . Staff professional, friendly and attentive when they needed to be. Olive cocktails a must.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

Went for the summer set menu 3 courses and a carafe for £23, lovely food and great value for money! Could not fault it! Service was spot on!

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

What an amazing meal!! The care that went into each dish was perfection with some dishes being time sensitive. Very attentive and friendly waiters and very pleasant atmosphere. Not pretentious, but a certain level of casual professionalism. Perfect for any occasion. Will definitely be going again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 June 2017

All the staff was friendly and took care of us and made us feel comfortable. And most of the food was so delicious that my daughter wants to visit Italy to eat more Italian food :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 June 2017

Lovely food! Good service. Well presented in a room with fine ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 25 May 2017

Davide is a total rock star. I have had the privilege of eating his food for many years and it is incredible that he keeps getting better!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 May 2017

Good dinner. Much better than on previous visits.

It is a very loud dining room (all hard surfaces). We were seated next to a very large young party. The Maitre very kindly moved us before the large party kicked off. All done with ease and very good spirited. I was very impressed.

Very good service and good Italian cooking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Staff were very helpful and welcoming and gave good service
Food was good quality and not too large helpings
House wine very good
The place is designed well a bar downstairs for drinks and tapas, restaurant upstairs works well.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Never failing to enjoy a night at Union Street, great staff make the experience fun and cheery, A couple of us had the razor clams for starter , Wow! The Lemon and Tymes tart was zingy, Just lovely, and we had a selction of wines with our different main courses, again all lovely. Can't wait to go back ! Oh and I noticed the bar downstairs was dog friendly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 22 April 2017

I only have the most delightful words to write about our experience here. First and foremost, the host, the manager, the chef, the staff and the bartender, are beyond pleasant and knowledgeable as well as very proud to be working at this establishment. You can see their work ethic in every move they make and it's noticeable from the moment you walk in the door. The menu is absolutely outstanding and constantly changing to keep up with fresh, in season, local ingredients. Our waiter was beyond knowledgeable and could describe how every dish was prepared. His suggestions made us order a few extra items for our table to enjoy as a group. The restaurant manager came by to personally welcome us and make sure that our meals were enjoyable. A truly delightful meal was had by all in this clean, comfortable and inviting restaurant. I highly recommend you go for a fine balance of excellent service and wonderful flavors.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, People Watching
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

Couldn't fault it. Great space, airy, roomy and tables large and not packed tightly together. Staff were all very friendly and offered great service. Food was delicious. We will definitely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Montreal)·Dined on 30 March 2017

Excellent value and service especially as a pre-theatre venue.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
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 (London)·Dined on 29 March 2017

Met a colleague for a business lunch and had a bit of a time constraint; the food came out well paced and never had to wait long for the next course. I would highly recommend the pork and cauliflower fritti. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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food4
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 March 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

A great evening, impeccable service and delicious food. The staff we professional, attentive and easy going upon arrival, sending us down to the Olive Grove until our reservation was ready. The Olive bar was dimly lit in a beautiful setting of olive trees, olive jars and big long tables in the centre which was lovely.(Though with friends, it gives a really intimate feel and would be great for the romantics)
For dinner i had the meatballs to start with, succulent and flavourfull and the smoked fish (cant remember what kind it was) was delicious. Reasonably priced, would go back

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Superb meal, signature cocktail really impressed us all. Food was spectacular as well.all in all great Eve out.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 10 March 2017

The Union Street Cafe is a buzzy restaurant with a delicious every changing seasonal menu, I had the pre-theatre selection, which is excellent value. The room is buzzy and welcoming, as are the staff. The bar downstairs is fun and there is live jazz to get your weekends started on Fridays. Waterloo has a lot of restaurants, but not a lot are particularly interesting or innovative, the Union Street Cafe definitely is.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Went here for lunch mid week - was staying down the street at the Hilton. Ordered mozzarella and risotto and would order again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Norfolk)·Dined on 11 February 2017

This is my 5 th visit
Never fails to deliver ,took friends who are from out of town , great experience
The lower bar is great pre or post dinner
And the menu was as interesting and delicious as ever

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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