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“Friday night dinner at The Union” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Union Restaurant

The Union Restaurant
542 High St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
02 4721 4501
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Ranked #4 of 164 Restaurants in Penrith
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Penrith, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Friday night dinner at The Union”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Staff - super nice, super keen to make us comfortable, explained the menu well, made (good) recommendations. Even the cook said goodbye as we were leaving.
Food - Standard tapas with a bit of flair - try the friend haloumi, orange and mint. Oh and the polenta chips - a m a z i n g.
Please DONT go to the Union - we want it all to ourselves!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Penrith's Best Kept Secret”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is one of those places where you're walking along one Saturday night and you faintly hear the sound of glasses clinking, yarns being exchanged and the occasionally loud fellow with that infectious chuckle. Following the sounds of a great night, you come across a place that you had no idea existed...even though you walk past it at least 3 times a week.

The Union is a small tapas restaurant with an industrial/rustic theme and warm lighting. The environment is cozy and welcoming and staff are happy to see a new face. The menu is a fairly large chalkboard with quite a range of culinary delights. Loosen the purse-strings and get at least 4 items between two and pair it with one of their craft beers on offer. If you're ever unsure, just ask!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lautoka, Fiji
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best spot to be with friends on a nite out!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Like everything about it, atmosphere, people, crowd..Fantastic..will be back guys!!!
But hopefully I remember to bring my ID with me this time...lol.. as they don't ask me in Fiji...
But thank you, you make feel like an underage...

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Secret Space”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A wonderful, funky out of the way restaurant. I have been there for the Tapas and on a Sunday morning for the yum cha. In both cases the food was fantastic. I prefer the tapas over the yum cha as it is a nice change from the Asian foods. Well worth a visit with friends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Penrith, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Truly Penrith's best kept secret spot.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

First time I went (it was the second night after opening) I had to search to find this gem...it was worth it. Every visit provides a new culinary experience. I have taken many friends and family members from gourmet diners to pub meal fanciers and they have all raved....and returned. The menu changes often enough to be interesting but still retains favourites - the cauliflower is a must. Tapas style food at an average of $15 a serve - suits 3 or 4 people per dish. The service is friendly, efficient but not ïn your face". It is great value for money. Now for the negatives...can be noisy (if the people near have had too much sangria) and is so popular that you need to book ahead.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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