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“Looks good from the outside, disappointed inside”
Review of Union Tavern

Union Tavern
Ranked #105 of 22,509 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
Description: The Union Tavern is a classic pub in a Victorian style where the emphasis not on food but great food, great drinks and good times. The menu has a number of elements with a big focus on steaks, pub classics as well as A'la carte dining. Look out for the great value set menus where 2 courses at lunch time are only £8.90 And the early dinner set menu is only £11.90. We offer friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere with great food, real ales and an extensive wine list families are welcome.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Looks good from the outside, disappointed inside”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This pub is just over the road from the Holiday Inn, which I was staying in. It looks great from the outside - a traditional olde world pub, with a great bar friendly staff and a good selection of beers.

Tried the food, which is served from an open kitchen. Have to say I was disappointed, had Sunday lunch, which wash;t cheap, meat was not the best, veg was overcooked, not enough gravy, also was a very disappointing veggie selection with no real choice - a shame - this place could be amazing.

Still a nice place that could be so much more

Visited April 2012
Thank dma1966
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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Great place where to have brunch, lunch or simply a beer with your friends!
Located near to Kings Cross station, the Union Tavern is the right place where to have typical brits food and to feel the atmosphere of a proper British pub!

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Thank venvit
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Second time at this place and will continue coming here whenever in the area!”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Love the menu, the smoked chicken salad is excellent. Just wish they had their 2-course deal a few hours later on weeknights!

Visited January 2012
Thank dgrbleu2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and great value for money!”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

I visited the Union Tavern for the first time last Thursday evening and was very impressed by the food and value. We arrived before 7pm which meant we could select 2 courses for £10.95. I was surprised at how good the food was, especially as it was so cheap. I had the fish cake starter followed by a gourmet style chicken burger with chips. The sticky toffee pudding was delicious!

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Thank Missy2828
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place - good food but pricy for what you get!”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

Attended a Christmas party at this venue and where as I expected to pay a slightly increased premium for a special meal I felt the menu was overpriced for what you got and the service a bit of a mixed bag - some of the staff were excellent and really paid attention to customer service but one or two of their colleagues let them down. For example at the end of the meal a waitress asked if we would like coffee I ordered a plain black coffee but then had to ask three times before it finally arrived some 30-40 minutes later! That said the food was good - just not what I would call value for money.

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Thank Welshguy1970
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