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23 April 2014
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Bistro Unionone star

40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG

£40.00 British Clapham

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  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £94.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-10pm Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm (Sun -4pm)

Square Meal Review of Bistro Union ?

Rollicking Brit-themed food is the theme at this dressed-down neighbourly offshoot of Clapham super-chef Adam Byatt’s high-rolling Trinity. From the ‘cutesy’ 1950s interior to menus presented in ‘old school books’, it’s all self-consciously patriotic, with ex-St John chef Karl Goward making a good fist of things in the kitchen. The cooking is a tad rough around the edges (‘messy’ spiced crab, ‘flavourless’ charred broad beans in their pods), but there’s also much to enjoy – from rich, creamy chicken-liver pâté topped with cherry compote to childhood throwbacks such as macaroni cheese, toad-in-the-hole, treacle tart and tapioca with blackcurrants. Bar snacks listed on a drop-down brown-paper roll are pretty good (try the cheese and Marmite straws), prices are fair and there’s an interesting list of British drinks, too – including Freedom organic lagers, Sipsmith gin and Somerset scrumpy.

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  1. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    Anne R.

    Food good-ambience noisy

        (2)

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

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  2. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    Hugo G.

    a nice change

        (10)

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

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  3. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    BoatLady
      Gold Reviewer  (144)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  4. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    Kim H.
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 5

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  5. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    Gillian C.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

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

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  6. Bistro Union

    40 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9NG
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    HB L.
        (1)
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 5

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  1. Published : Sunday, 17th November 2013

    Livelifelovecake :: Brunch at Bistro Union

    Bistro Union is a small bistro serving classic British food from morning to evening where the bar comes to life with local residents. Situated in Abbeville Road, a nice area, the bistro screams ‘yummy mummy’ and is the type of place I can see myself having coffee every morning, catching up with other ladies of leisure (I wish!). On this occassion the place was full of families and groups of friends of the slightly older generation...
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