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Bistro Union Restaurant Clapham

What

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

   

 SAMPLE MENU

 

Squash Soup with Sheep's Yoghurt  4

Soused Yorkshire Grouse, Blackberry and Chicory  7

Chicken Liver Pate  7

Smoked Trout, Kohlrabi, Apple and Mustard  7

Beetroot, Bantam Egg and Sorrell  6

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

 

Bistro Union Staples

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

Steak Cooked over Charcoal, Mushroom Ketchup; Rib Eye 20 / Bavette 13

Cumberland Toad in the Hole, Guinness Onions  12

Mac’n’Cheese  11

Brixham Fish Pie  14

 

Weekly Specials

Roast Cod, Salsify, Button Onions and Wild Mushrooms  17

Whole Grilled Plaice, Homemade Sausage, Fennel and Pickled Mussels  17

Ox Cheek and Mushroom Pie  14

Roast Partridge, Romanesque, Hazelnut Crumb  16

 

 

Sides  4:  Green Salad  /  Chips  /  Brussel Tops

 

 

 

 

DESSERTS

Ale Cake, Stout Caramel, Creme Fraiche  6

Tapioca Pudding, Stewed Plums  4

Meringue, Clementine Curd and Hot Chocolate Sauce  6

Apple Streusal, Custard Cream  5 

 

Ice Cream per scoop  2

Cherry

Preserved Strawberries and Cream

Stem Ginger

Clementine Sorbet

 

CHILDREN'S MENU  10

(served all day)

'Pigs in Blankets', Egg and Chips

Mac'n'Cheese

 

Yoghurt, Hedgerow Jam

or

Ice Cream

 

 

 

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

Fry Up  10

Lowestoft Kipper, Poached Egg and English Muffin  12

Smoked Salmon, Sorrel and Ratte Potato Tart  10

Yoghurt, Granola, Raspberries   5

Toast with Homemade Cherry Jam 4 

 

Bar Snacks are available from

11am - 10pm (Mon - Sat)  /  11am  - 3.30pm (Sun)

 

 

BOOZY BRUNCH PACK   15

Fry Up, Americano or Builder's Tea, Bloody Mary or Red Snapper 

 

JUICY BRUNCH PACK  12

Fry Up, Americano or Builder's Tea, 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

  

 

 

  THE FRONT LINE

 

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.

BEHIND THE SCENES

 

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! Autumn shows an abundance of food the kitchen love to cook.

As the temperate drops it's time for slow roasted meats, roots vegetables and warming dishes to prepare us for winter.

  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

 

November 16 Swaledale Game Pie, Crushed Swede, Buttered Brussel Tops
                         Clementine and Creme Fraiche Sorbet

 

November 23 Slow Roast Pork Belly, Mashed Celeriac and Bramley Apple Sauce
                         Lemon Posset, Lavender Shortbread

 

November 30 Pot Roast Duck Leg, Carrots, Pearl Barley and Buttered Brussel Tops
                         Honeyed Quince Fool, Spiced Biscuits

 

December 7   Smoked Ham Hock, Cauliflower Cheese, Waldorf Salad
                         Bread Pudding and Custard

 

December 14 Black Pudding Sausage Rolls, BU Baked Beans and Chips
                         Toffee Apple Crumble


December 21
Moxons Smoked Haddock, Champ and Mustard Sauce
                         Malted Chocolate Rice Pudding

 

December 28 Treacle Glazed York Ham, Bubble and Squeak, Homemade Fruity Sauce

                         Pineapple Sorbet

 

January 4       Cottage Pie and Minted Peas
                         Sherry Trifle

 

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

Where


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

When

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

 

How...

To Book

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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.

 

020 70426400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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RESERVATIONS
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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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