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“So much choice”
Review of Union Tavern

Union Tavern
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Ranked #316 of 24,648 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
Description: The Union Tavern is a classic Victorian styled pub where the emphasis isn't on food but great food, great drinks and memorable moments. 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 extremely popular 21 day matured steaks from Surrey Farm that come with a complimentary starter at lunchtime. We offer friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere with great food, real ales and an extensive wine list, families are welcome. Furthermore we have a private room equipped with a full bar which is ideal for work parties, birthdays and team meetings etc. Pop on down and we'll make it a visit worth remembering.
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fine old London corner-plot pub which has been rejuvenated by the introduction of a gastro kitchen into the lower bar.

Furnishings are on the knocked-about side, but nothing else is shabby here. Very appealing menu full of robust options that demand more than one visit. Very little, other than a few burger choices, that conforms to normal pub fare.

I really was spoilt for choice, and that was just within the constraints of an astonishingly low-priced 2-course set lunch menu. Started with a perfect thick-crusted, well- fried scotch egg which was indulgent man food at its optimum. Moved on next to roast lamb slices in a tasty jus supported by sweet potato mash and dauphinoise spuds. A much appreciated effort, and very generous for the price.

Would have to say that the Wandle Bitter that we were drinking at the time wasn't quite as good as the meal; rather lifeless and slightly warmer than it should have been.

Staff wise, the guys behind the bar were efficient without being overly matey, ditto the very informally dressed girl working the tables, and the two guys in the open kitchen were much focussed on the job at hand whilst also observing the reaction of the punters to their output.

All in all seemed a very professional operation, and I would be very pleased to return and give that a la carte menu a good seeing to.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank ElmParkRoyal
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Funny old pub full of atmosphere
Had the Lamb which was really good and reasonably priced
Staff were very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Norman B
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

I visited this venue as a guest to a private function which used the upstairs room. Drinks beforehand in the main bar downstairs were great - good atmosphere and very busy.

The upstairs seemed a little shabby and the screen used for displays, presentations etc was too small for the room - you couldn't see it if you were more than a couple of rows from the front.

The venue provided a buffet for the event - for what they charged you would expect either better quality or a greater quantity. It was very much like a group of mums each bringing a dish for a Christmas party buffet that no one really wanted to attend.

The location is good though as it is easy to access both by rail and car (the latter being obviously harder as it is anywhere in London).

Nothing wrong with the place and I would certainly recommend for a drink after work.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love this place and the food is always great value. However the toilets really need sorting out - both ladies toilets have the seat broken and have done so for months and there’s always paper all over the floor. Such an easy fix that would make a big difference

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank K6543YRannap
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great food. Duck and lamb were great as was the calamari and sausages were my favorite. Good service good beer and dessert. I’d come back again for sure

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 399michaeln
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