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



Parsnip Soup  4

Soused Pheasant, Blood Orange and Watercress  7

Chicken Liver Pate  7

Stilton, Russet Apple, Celery, Chicory and Hazelnuts  6

Herring Roe, Soft Boiled Egg and Mustard Cress  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 21 /Bavette 14

Cumberland Toad in the Hole, Guinness Onions  12

Mac’n’Cheese  11

Brixham Fish Pie  14


Weekly Specials

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties  13

Roast Mallard, Braised Brussel Sprouts, Chestnuts and Bacon  16

Whole Grilled Lemon Sole, Brown Butter and Capers  15

Stone Bass, Fennel, Radish, Grapefruit and Tarragon  18

Roast Woodcock  28


Sides  4:  Green Salad  /  Chips  /  Brussel Tops






Baked Coconut Cheese Cake and Pineapple  6

Tapioca, Poached Pear and Stem Ginger  4

Buttermilk Pudding, Caramelised Blood Orange  5

Coffee and Walnut Trifle  6


Ice Cream per scoop  2

Hazelnut Brittle

Stout and Brown Bread

Spiced Boozy Fruitcake

Lemon Sorbet



(served all day)

'Pigs in Blankets', Egg and Chips




Meringue, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Sauce


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)




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



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








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! 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


January 11   Roast Pheasant, Rice Pilaf, Mushroom Stroganoff
                      Crab Apple Sorbet


January 18   *we are closed on this evening, sorry for any inconvenience caused


January 25   Swaledale Pork, Sausage and Butterbean Casserole, Green Herb Salad
                      Meringue, Whipped Cream, Clementine and Pomegrante


February 1   Pot Roast Lamb Breast, Potato, Anchovy and Garlic
                      Prune and Armagnac Fool with Shortbread


February 8   Home Smoked Brisket, Red Cabbage Slaw, Baked Potato

                      Malted Chocolate Ice Cream

February 15  Slow Roast Pork Belly, Bashed Neeps and Cabbage

                      Apple and Hazelnut Crumble




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

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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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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