Bistro Union Restaurant Clapham


Bistro Union is a neighbourhood bistro where all things quintessentially British take precedence.


Located at 40 Abbeville Road in the centre of Abbeville Village, Bistro Union is owned and run by the team behind Trinity, Clapham Old Town.




Bistro Union Restaurant Clapham


View the Bistro Union menus




Spiced Potato and Lentil Soup 5

Crab Broth and Brown Crab Rarebit 6

Duck Breast, Pickled Beetroot and Dandelion  7

Pea Shoots, Spring Onion, Cow's Curd and Rosemary Toast  6

Union Smoked Salmon, Soda Bread 7

Deep Sea Mussels Cooked in Perry 7 / as main with Chips and Mayo 17



Union Roast Chicken for two, Pigs in Blankets, Bread Sauce  15pp

Steak, Chips and Mushroom Ketchup; Bavette 17 / Rib for two or more 24pp

Cumberland Toad in the Hole, Guinness Onions  12

Roast Guinea Fowl, Mushy Marrowfat Peas, Ham and Pea Shoots  16

Mac’n’Cheese  11

Brixham Fish Pie  14

Bream, Barley and Saffron, Parsley Salad  16

Whole Grilled Dover Sole, Monk's Beard, Chilli and Red Onion  17

Sides 4: Green Salad / Chips / Hispi Cabbage




Custard Tart, Agen Prunes  5

Lemon Posset, Shortbread  6

Buttermilk Pudding, Blood Orange 5

Ale Cake, Treacle Toffee, Clotted Cream 5

Chocolate Custard and Whipped Cream  6

Ice Cream per scoop  2

Cherry Ripple

Turkish Delight

Rum and Raisin

Blackcurrant and Yoghurt



(served all day)


Pigs in Blankets, Egg and Chips



Blood Orange, Meringue and Cream

Ice Cream




BRUNCH  Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 3pm (Sat) - 3.30pm (Sun) 

Fry Up  10

Lowestoft Kipper, Poached Egg and English Muffin  12

Spring Greens, Hash, Fried Egg  10

Yoghurt, Granola, Blackcurrant   5

Toast with Homemade Cherry Jam 4 


Bar Snacks are available from

11am - 10pm (Mon - Sat)  /  11am  - 6pm (Sun)




Fry Up, Coffee, Bloody Mary or Red Snapper 



Fry Up, Coffee, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice


"Great spot for brunch, great and varied menu,
amazingly friendly service and a nice ambiance
to enjoy a bit of weekend brunch decadence...
washed down by very good Bloody Mary's."

Guest review - May 2013






Kai Dunn

Assistant Restaurant Manager

Kai has worked for Adam Byatt since the ripe age of sixteen and has risen through the ranks of Front of House, Bar and Kitchen; emerging as a confident hospitalitarian. He is well known for his genuine love of looking after others and goes above and beyond to exceed guest expectations.

Head Chef Karl Goward

Karl Goward

Head Chef

Karl's career includes several years spent heading up Fergus Henderson’s St John Bread and Wine in Spitalfield. Karl was appointed head chef at Soho House New York and prior to that spent time cooking at both the Drapers Arms and the legendary Prune in New York.



Adam Byatt

Adam had always aspired to open a truly British Bistro to compliment the more formal Trinity across the common in Clapham Old Town.

The food at BU is based on Nostalgic food from his childhood, British in origin, thoughtfully sourced and cooked with intelligence by Karl and his team

Born in Essex, into a working class family, Adam was exposed to the world of cooking from an early age, his grandfather was a cook in the British army, his mother also a chef he experienced good home cooking, whilst he quickly learned from his window cleaner father the art of hard graft and integral work ethics. Just two days after his 16th birthday he began an apprenticeship at Claridge’s.

After a brief stint at The Berkeley, Adam joined Phil Howard’s lauded Mayfair restaurant, The Square. 

 Adam was eager to cook his own food and in 2001 he opened his first restaurant, Thyme, in Clapham. His second restaurant; Trinity was an instant hit when it opened in 2006 and has held three AA rosettes for seven years.

Adams cookbook 'how to eat in' was published in 2010 and he regularly appears on BBC1 Saturday Kitchen.


Leah Kirkland

Leah helped to build and open Bistro Union in 2012 and now oversees management, service and general logistics. Leah was also part of the launch team at Trinity in 2006 and has worked for Adam for close to nine years. Absolute dedication and continuous high standards have taken her to the position of General Manager of both Trinity and Bistro Union.




Sunday Supper Club 

Every Sunday from 6pm-8pm 


It looks as though the warm weather is around the corner and so what more do you want on a lazy Sunday evening

than to have someone do the cooking and washing up for you!


Families can enjoy a British inspired three-course meal for just £26 per adult

Children (aged 10 and under) eat for free, two kids per adult and BYO Wine!


The only catch is, you MUST pre-book

Parties 4+ will need to provide credit card details to secure the table.



Sunday 6 April:

Selection of Snacks

Treacle Glazed Yorkshire Ham, Fried Potatoes and Piccalilli

Prune Bread and Butter Pudding 


Sunday 13 April:

Selection of Snacks

Poached Guinea Fowl, Spring Vegetables and Green Sauce

Treacle Tart, Jersey Cream


Easter Sunday 20 April:

Selection of Snacks

Marinated Lamb Leg, Baby Gem, Mint, Pea Shoots and Aioli

Rhubarb Fool, Ginger Biscuit


Sunday 27 April:

Selection of Snacks

Slow Roast Black Pork Belly, Braised Leeks and Wild Garlic

Pink Grapefruit Sorbet


Sunday 4 May:

Selection of Snacks

Smoked Haddock Kedgeree and Curry Sauce

Poached Pear, Yoghurt and Hazelnut Brittle



Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0207 042 6400 to book or if you have any questions





Bistro Union is located on Abbeville Rd in Clapham, London


40 Abbeville Road, Clapham, SW4 9NG


Closest tube is Clapham South

Turn Left when leaving Clapham South tube station and walk along Clapham Common South Side.

Take the 4th right onto Narbonne Avenue and continue this way until you reach Abbeville Road. At this point look up, you can’t miss us - the big mustard building, number 40 on the opposite side of the road.


Mind the parking warden... Limited 'Pay and Display' parking is available in the vicinity and Resident parking bays are patrolled up to 6.30 pm.


Our sister restaurant Trinity, in Clapham Old Town.

To visit their website click here.


Opening Times for Bistro Union


Bar Snacks
Available all day from 11am

Kitchen hours
Monday to Friday Lunch 12noon to 3pm
Monday to Saturday Dinner 6pm to 10pm
Saturday Brunch/Lunch 9.30am to 3pm
Sunday Brunch/Lunch 9.30am to 3.30pm
Sunday Evening 6.00pm to 8.00pm 

We welcome reservations for brunch/lunch and dinner and certainly suggest large parties to book.  This said, we only allocate half of our tables for reservations.  The rest are available for anyone who fancies stopping by.


For groups of 7+ please contact us on;

020 7042 6400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We suggest bookings are made for larger parties



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To make a reservation, for Brunch/Lunch or Dinner, please call us, or click on the link below.  Alternatively just walk in, we keep some tables available for guests without a reservation.


Please Click here to make a reservation online.


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