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“Thoroughly enjoyed our visit enough to go back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Tavern

Union Tavern
Ranked #106 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Description: The Union Tavern is a classic pub in a Victorian style where the emphasis not on food but great food, great drinks and good times. 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 great value set menus where 2 courses at lunch time are only £8.90 And the early dinner set menu is only £11.90. We offer friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere with great food, real ales and an extensive wine list families are welcome.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Thoroughly enjoyed our visit enough to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We found this place on a 3 day break in London. Went on an afternoon and enjoyed the 2 courses for £8.90. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed it enough to go back 2 days later. I can say its the best fish and chips iv had and the minted mushy peas are top notch. Great value for money. When back in London will def be returning. We visited the union
tavern on 22nd and 24th June 2013

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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12 reviews
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“Excellent gastropub not far from King's Cross and Angel tube stations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We ate at the Union Tavern on Christmas Eve. It was a lovely environment, the server was very friendly (and very nice to our children, ages 6 and 8) and the food and wine were excellent. I'm told by my brother in law that the sticky toffee pudding was very good. We also ate there with friends in the Spring and all of us had very good meals again. Good service, good food, not too pretentious, neighborhood feel.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cindy S
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Food at the Rustic Gem in the heart of London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Right on the corner outside the Holiday Inn King Cross London where we were staying on a quick break. We didn't have a reservation on a Friday night, it was quite busy but the friendly waiter found us a table for four ( 2 adults 2 children ).
Rustic inside with stripped original wood floor and panels, a nice bar to the side, the chef station is at one end of the dining area and you can see them cooking. Service was very good, the 2 waiters were busy but attentive and very welcoming.

Food was fantastic, my daughter had the Wild Boar & apple sausage's with mash and Gravy, now I am not a sausage fan but these were amazing ! My son had the 8 oz Fillet steak, very very nice with a rich peppercorn sauce, myself and the Missis opted for the warm smoked chicken salad, nice and tasty with many flavours hitting the pallet and quite filling.

An adequate wine list and decent prices make this a great spot for an evening meal, we would definitely return

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hutchy35
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing calamari perfectly cooked to High class standard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Wonderful food, great beer and a good wine selection. Excellent position to nip across from the Holiday Inn to enjoy a relaxed evening with good food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food for a very good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We were three persons eating here and we experienced really good service and food. Large portions. They had a fine selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options on the menu. I absolutely recommend that you drop by here if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eva K
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