RestaurantsLondonClaphamSW4

survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good food, leaning towards the hearty end of the spectrum rather than the refined”, is enjoyed by most reporters at this ‘Abbeville village’ bistro from star Clapham chef Adam Byatt. If there’s a grumble, it is that it can seem “disappointing given its link to Trinity”, his flagship across the Common.

Summary

£60
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3
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4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great to have in the locale” – Adam Byatt provides a “friendly neighbourhood spot” at this “good ‘Abbeville village’ location” with “lovely food, very nice service and a good atmosphere”. It’s not of the calibre of his main HQ though – “it’s Trinity’s little sister, but it’s not clear that’s reflected in the cooking”.

Summary

£60
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3
Good
2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely little restaurant to have on one’s doorstep”, this ‘Abbeville Village’ outpost of Adam Byatt’s Trinity – up the road in Clapham Old Town – may lack its big sister’s star quality, “but the food never disappoints”.

Summary

£57
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3
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2
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Clapham-star Trinity’s younger sibling gains solid ratings for bringing affordable British bistro fare to the smart ‘Abbeville Village’ enclave. One or two diners “expect slightly better” from a patron of Adam Byatt’s calibre though – “adequate but didn’t quite hit the spot”.

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40 Abbeville Rd, London, SW4 9NG

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
No dress code
50

Bistro Union Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bistro Union Restaurant in SW4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bistro Union restaurant.
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Buzzy, friendly, smart casual local, with F...
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"Buzzy, friendly, smart casual local, with French-inflected food that delivers flavour and fun"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £17.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
40 Abbeville Rd, London, SW4 9NG
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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