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25 July 2014
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Union Street Caféone star

020 7768 6113

47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS

£45.00 Italian , Mediterranean South Bank, Borough etc

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  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) 6-11pm

Square Meal Review of Union Street Café ?

David Beckham pulled out at the last minute, but that hasn’t stopped a rush for tables at Gordon Ramsay’s new venture – proof that Ramsay himself retains considerable pulling power. With its casual urban setting and emphasis on Italian cooking, this venue marks a welcome departure for the globetrotting chef, who has drafted in Davide Degiovanni to head up the kitchen. Expect rather ‘small’ portions of accomplished, ingredient-led dishes ranging from intensely flavoured tagliolini with rabbit and provolone, or lamb cutlets with baked fennel and onion to Amaretto and chocolate budino – a deliriously rich, custardy dolce. Switched-on young staff in casual garb are a good fit for the restaurant’s warehouse-chic theme, and there are cocktails aplenty to be had in the basement bar. ‘I absolutely loved the whole package’, declares one fan.

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  1. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Michelle T.

    Union Street Cafe - possibly, maybe?

        (4)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Aymeric V.

    Good Italian restaurant

        (9)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 6

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  3. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Simona F.

    Consistently very good contemporary Italian food and attentive service

        (2)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  4. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Lawrence V.

    Pretty average ...

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  5. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Natalie G.

    Buzzy brasserie

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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  6. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Jan D.

    What's not to like...?

        (11)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  7. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Monikasays

    NY Italian in Southwark

      Gold Reviewer  (36)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  8. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Toby N.

    Golden, not balls

      Gold Reviewer  (56)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 10

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  9. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Ken G.

    Union Street Cafe

        (1)
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 4

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  10. Union Street Café

    47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
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    Sandra H.

    Very good lively lunch date

        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  1. The latest restaurant in the Gordon Ramsay Empire has been subject to huge media attention. The opening saw punters flirting with the thought of David Beckham lingering about, which ensured that the first few months of booked were confirmed within a nano-second. While dreams of Mr. Beckham failed to materialise, it’s clear that some serious money has been spent on kitting this place out. However, the industrial cavernous dining room doesn’t really create the buzzy atmosphere that it was perhaps intended to, though the downstairs cocktail bar is a wonderfully intimate space. So has the same amount of attention gone into the food?...
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  2. The menu at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café changes seasonally (although a month after visiting, the same ‘sample menu’ was still on the website), so it’s difficult to know if this is a common experience for people who have dined there, but we were given a menu which was practically written in Italian. Not just a few words here or there. Actual full-on Italian. Having some ‘nduja, polpo and grappa feature on your menu for the sake of the ambience (or looking a little pretentious) is perfectly harmless, but when your guests have to ask the waiters to translate the menu – which is what happened to me and 4 friends – maybe it’s time to tone down the ‘native’ effect...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 28th September 2013

    Dancing In High Heels :: UNION STREET CAFE

    So here's one of my latest impulsive reservation bookings - eager to check out for myself what all the buzz and excitement was about. Gordon Ramsey's 10th opening in Britain - looks like I've still got a few to catch up on...
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  4. Published : Friday, 20th September 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Union Street Cafe

    Based just a short stroll from Southwark tube, the restaurant is a rather beautiful one. It’s got that ever familiar look of exposed pipes and warehouse chic but it doesn’t feel drafty or uncomfortable. The bar down in the basement is also a looker and definitely worth a visit on its own...
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  5. Published : Friday, 6th September 2013

    theeventsgirl :: Ramsay’s Union Street Cafe…

    Just south of the Thames, in a place known mainly for its weekend market (Borough), Gordon Ramsay is a week short of opening his latest restaurant venture…. Whilst any new Ramsay opening usually sparks quite the interest, the opening of Union Street Cafe has sent the restaurant loving London into a frenzy. According to some online media, on opening the booking line for Union Street, there was an incredible 2500 bookings taken in just 4 hours! I am pleased to say that 2 of those bookings were mine...
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