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The Union Bar & Grill

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Bar, British, Pub
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4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
+44 20 7289 3063
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was in here on a Sunday evening so was pretty quiet so lacking in much atmosphere. Had passed it earlier in the week when it looked bit livelier. Food was decent and reasonably priced and we weren't waiting too long for it

Thank steve1903
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have eaten last Sundaythere, my husband asked for a grilled steak "rear" and he got a very well done one! The waiter said there was no way to change or get what he asked but after serving the steak, that was cooked already. Restaurant did not propose anything else and charged us for the full meal that my husband... More 

Thank Sophie B
Union P, Manager at The Union Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Sophie I'm very sorry to hear your husband was not happy with his meal. I was on shift that evening and do remember the issue, which was the traditional roast beef had been over cooked and your husband had requested 'as rare as possible'. As I attempted to explain to your husband on the night, there is a distinction... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a quick drink and bite to eat after arriving in London for a short break My partner wanted cocktails and they seemed to have a good cocktail menu, even better that they had a 2 for 1 promotion on!! Ordered 2 Bloody Marys (my partner is a bit of a connoisseur in these!!) and she was... More 

Thank Woodsa12
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went on a Monday night - was a quite quiet (I've been for drinks here before Christmas and it was a pretty lively place). I'm pleased to report the service was good - attentive helpful staff (often when places are quiet they take there foot off the gas). Had starters and mains - food was good quality and tasted lovely... More 

Thank Robert P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Met up here with a colleague for a business meeting and early lunch. Did not book but a chilly January so no need. Friendly staff, gave us time to chat but also very efficient as required. Food arrived quickly, and to a good quality. Reasonably standard fayre on the menu, but good nonetheless. Just a short walk from Paddington top/rear... More 

Thank DrBob625
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I visited here twice - the first time was a Sunday night and it was relatively quiet. They had axcellent beer and the food was good, if a little slow in coming. The second time I visited, it was so packed with the early evening drinking crows that I went somewhere else.

Thank jinnes
Ascot, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice to go after work gets busy good selection of wines and beers good service nicely decorated. Good business pub Food us average pub grub selection of sharing plates which go down well with glass of wine. Service friendly and good

Thank jmhandley
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Travelling via Paddington station, with a few hours to spare, exited via door to find the lovely canal area and this gem of a pub/restaurant. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Never felt rushed, despite it being fairly busy. Imagine it would be a busy place after work. Lovely atmosphere and very relaxing.

Thank Nic C
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights in here on our latest London visit. Staff are friendly, food is a very high standard, all six dishes we ordered where good and a nice selection of very good ales. It isn't the largest of pubs but they seem to do well accommodating parties and you can generally find someone to put yourself. I would... More 

2 Thank GYJon
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have made this more discreet friendly place my place of choice in the sheldon square and basin. It's bright sunny and clean and the food is thoughtful and serves the purpose. The staff are friendly and it's never been that busy like the Starbucks or other chain places around it. I hope it survives.

1 Thank ade55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7289 3063
Here in Paddington we are a social bunch and like to keep the good times going no matter the day. Ask us about hiring The Union at the weekend and tell us want you want to do, or if your not really sure we would love to help you make your day perfect by giving you some ideas and possibilities.

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