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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 Transit:

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.

Specials

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

Specials

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: January 3, 2018

Ends: March 29, 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:45PM

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: January 3, 2018

Ends: March 29, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:45PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:45PM

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: January 3, 2018

Ends: March 29, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:30PM-7:00PM 9:30PM-10:30PM

Union Street Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for a Date (22)
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Great for Lunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Business Meals (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (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)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (London)·Dined 7 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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 (London)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Main courses were nice. Service was extremely slow. A little disappointing overall.

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·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We came from New York to dine at this restaurant ... Just Missing Gordon ....food was fabulous and kitchen clean ...♥️♥️🇬🇧🇬🇧

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Enjoyable evening!

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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love the way how they decorated the place. Bar down stairs is great, too. Exceptional service.
However, type of food that they serve is a little too creative for me as italian. Too many twist and tbh its too complex for me.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A group of 7 friends went here for a special meal. Food was variable - some good meals, others pretty average (and particularly for the price). The service however was poor throughout - we had to ask to order (both starters/mains, and again for puddings), ask for bread we’d ordered to be brought, and then there was a problem with the puddings - two of the ones we’d ordered weren’t available but this wasn’t said until the other puddings had arrived. We then had to ask three times for the bill - which took over 10 minutes to arrive! The only good service was from the sommelier. The ambiance was nice, but we were all put off returning or trying other Ramsay places.

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 (London)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (London)·Dined on December 11, 2017

hidden jem but worth the trek as great food and ambience away from hustle of london

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Liverpool)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Disappointing

Have been meaning to go here for a while as we are locals. First impression is that it’s a cool space with a buzz.

We were sat up on the first level which felt as though we were in the cheap seats. Service was ok but lacked personality.

The food was ok, albeit over seasoned, but a mix up in the order made the experience less than enjoyable and the fact that a charge is made for a side of bread (a lamentable slice or two with a drip of oil) added to the underwhelming experience.

Not going to return which is a shame as it ought to be on our repeat list.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Tricky one, as it wasn’t awful by any means, but the food didn’t live up to the billing on the menu and the taste was just a bit bland.

Rigatoni was filling on a cold December day, but lacked any strong flavours. Monkfish nicely presented but again lacking any flavour to excite. We shared a nice bottle of Gigondas and a chocolate torte that illicited laughter given its resemblance to something our Alsatian had produced, but again no wow factor.

All in all £100 a head didn’t really feel like something I want to repeat! Shame really as the ambiance was promising when we arrived!

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 (London)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was great, decor was a bit confused, food was a mixed bag with the eggs starter being great but the homemade pasta a little dull

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good food, great overall experience

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was too noisy and there was too long a wait between starters and main. That said, the food was very good.

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 (London)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good food, attentive staff. Only complaint is the actual menu font - unreadable!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Complete rip off worse place in London

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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pre theatre menu was good value and the food itself was excellent. Service could have been a little quicker - considering that this was a pre-theatre menu...and that we had a show to go to

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Really nice and lovely staff who were very accommodating

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Generally everything was fine. But that’s the problem, who goes to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant for a “ok” experience. We left £200 for dinner for two and I would cannot say I really enjoyed it. Service was good, environment nice and cozy. But plates are overpriced for what they are.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Fargo)·Dined on November 18, 2017

By US standards this would be considered “slow “ service, but I appreciated the pace for a final, date night in London. Staff was superb and the ambiance was lively, but it was a little loud, as it’s an open environment. Definitely recommend!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Patchy service and deafening music were balanced by some good food and an excellent impromptu vegetarian option conjured by the chef.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awful experience. Service welcome staff not very welcoming. Service staff not very experienced and fussing for no apparent reason. Restaurant also does not have an identity. Food mediocre for the price tag. I have experienced better at other GR venues. This was very very disappointing

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and wine choice with great service to accompany.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 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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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I did enjoy my meal (and some of the service too) but my friend did not, as it was far too salty. When I tried to talk with the senior service member about the salt issue my question was not answered and I was made to believe that it is rich rather than too salty (both dishes were heavy on salt, and as a cook I can taste different things quite well). Nevertheless some members of the service (our waiter, sommelier and the receptionist) were lovely and made this experience pleasant. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (México)·Dined on October 28, 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Been coming here for years, in a group or alone. Love the food here, everything is good, from the nibbles to desserts. And not forgetting the cocktails. The service is friendly and warm. It's one of those feel good restaurants.

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 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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 (London)·Dined on October 13, 2017

At the higher end of the price scale for anti pasti dishes but the dishes were original and very flavourful. We decided to order a load of anti pasti, snacks and sides instead of going for mains, which gave us lots of dishes to pick at matched with some good wine- the tastes were great. A cut above your average Italian eatery with a price to match.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Set menu tastes great and just about right portion! Really enjoyed. Service can be a bit slow sometimes but not overly so

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Brill food, service and ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My Pork neck was tough , not chewable and bloody . Not suitable for me therefore sent it back. Waiter was pleasant and offered me pasta instead however meat options on menu are limited to lamb or pork. I was disappointed as my husband dines here frequently with work and had given it great reviews however our experience was not great on the night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 20, 2017

really enjoyed the atmosphere - they made a special effort with a personalised menu saying happy birthday as well as the more standard desert with happy birthday written on. Really lovely attentive staff -

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on September 15, 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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Good food. Had drinks at the Olive Garden bar (separate part of the restaurant) before dinner and the ambiance was nice. The

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