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


Monday - Friday 9.30-11.30am
Saturday - Sunday 9.30am-3pm

BU Fry Up:  Sausage Wrapped In Bacon, Fried Clarence Court Egg,      
                              Tomato, Black Pudding, Mushroom, Beans and Toast £10

Toast with Homemade Marmalade £3

Toasted Baguette, Chocolate Spread and Butter £4

Sheep's Yoghurt, Homemade Granola and Poached Rhubarb £5

Moxon's Kipper, Poached Eggs and Muffin £11

Smoked Bacon Buttie £4

Minute Steak with Fried Eggs £14

1/2 Caramelised Pink Grapefruit £3

Monday - Friday 12pm-3pm / 6pm-10pm
Saturday 6pm-10pm


Potato, Saffron and Garlic Soup £4

Chicken Liver Pate with Sourdough Toast £7

Salad of Fennel, Blood Orange and Mint £5

Brown Shrimp, Monks Beard and Pink Fir Potato Salad £7

Devon Crab Claw Cocktail, Mayo and Iceberg £12

Cornish Mussels cooked in Perry £8 / as a main with Chips and Mayo £16


Steak Cooked over Charcoal, Mushroom Ketchup;
Rib Eye £21 /  Bavette £14

Butterfly Lamb Rump, Chicory, Anchovies and Toasted Crumbs £15

Day Boat Squid with Parsley Salad, Capers and Aioli £16


Union Roast Chicken for two people to share,
with Pigs in Blankets, Bread Sauce and Game Chips £16pp

Cumberland Sausage Toad in the Hole with Guinness Onion Gravy £12

Neal’s Yard Cheddar Mac ’n’ Cheese with Smoked Tomato £11

Fish Pie -
Salmon, Cornish Cod and Smoked Haddock with Crushed Peas and Dill £14

Whole Lemon Sole with Brown Butter, Capers and Watercress £16

Slow Braised Duck Leg with Spiced Sausage, Braised Lentils and Grain Mustard £16


Green Salad
Triple Cooked Chips
Seasonal Greens
Red Cabbage and Beet Slaw





Rice Pudding with Prunes £4

Rhubarb Trifle £5

Poached Pear and Hazelnut Crumble Ice Cream £5

Lemon Meringue with Blackcurrants £6

Seasonal Ice Cream by the scoop £2



(served all day)

Steamed Cornish Mussels with Chips or Salad

Sausages Wrapped in Bacon with a Fried Egg and Chips

Macaroni and Cheese

Weekdays, midday - 5pm

Fish Finger Sandwich, Tatare £6

Waldorf Salad £6

Brown Crab Rarebit £7

Coronation Chicken Salad £7

Cornish Mussels Cooked in Perry £8

3 courses
6pm - 8pm

23rd March
Home Cured Salt Beef with Carrots and Herb Dumplings

29th March
Smoked Pork Belly, Mushy Peas and Pea Shoots

5th April
BBQ Swaledale Lamb Leg, Jersey Royals and Wild Garlic

12th April
Roast Spring Chicken, Baby Gem and Grilled Onions





 Bar Snacks are available from 11am - 10pm (Mon - Sat)  /  11am  - 3.30pm (Sun)










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 bookings from 6pm-8pm 

 If you haven't joined us for Sunday Supper yet.. it's time!

  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.



We begin with a selection of Union Snacks to share


March 29         Smoked Pork Belly, Mushy Marrowfat Peas and Pea Shoots

                         Blood Orange Sorbet


Easter April 5    Grilled Swaledale Lamb Leg, Jersey Royals and Wild Garlic

                          Chocolate Cake, Neal's Yard Dairy Creme Fraiche


April 12            Roast Spring Chicken, Baby Gem, Grilled Onions and Buttermilk
                           Lemon Posset and Shortbread


April 19            Confit Duck Leg, Braised Peas and Lettuce
                           Buttermilk Pudding and Blackcurrants






3 courses £26

Free Corkage on Wine

Kids under 10 eat free


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

Weekdays 9.30am-11.30am
Saturday/ Sunday 9.30-3pm

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 3pm
Sunday Evening 6.00pm to 8.00pm (Sunday Supper Menu)

We welcome reservations for brunch/lunch and dinner and certainly suggest large parties to book in advance. 

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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Here are some recipes from the kitchen at BU we hope you enjoy cooking them at home.  Feel free to email with your cooking dilemmas and we will do our best to help!   


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