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The Union

) #9,888 of 18,119 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
+44 20 7289 3063
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good44%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“flatbread” (2 reviews)
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We spent the day in Paddington and found this place, popped in for a drink and fancied food but thought we'd see what else was around before deciding, plus it was filling up fast so we wanted somewhere quieter. We ended up back there as...More

Thank Sarah G
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Sarah, So sorry for the delayed response. We have had troubles gaining access to the account to keep on top of reviews. Firstly thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, all feedback is important to us. We want to...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely, the wine was lovely, the service was beyond anything I've aver had to surfer in an eatery! We complained to a male waiter who was understanding and apologetic who offered to resolve the issue which would have been satisfactory! We were...More

Thank Malc W
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Malc, We're sorry for the delayed response, we've had issues gaining access to the account to keep on top of reviews. We appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review and take all feedback very seriously. There is no excuse for...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped by for a light bite. We had the hummus and flatbread. There were two different hummus, both excellent. Great bread, too. Generous portions. The beer was well kept. And the staff were very friendly. I shall go back for a "proper" meal another...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Was in here on a Sunday evening so was pretty quiet so lacking in much atmosphere. Had passed it earlier in the week when it looked bit livelier. Food was decent and reasonably priced and we weren't waiting too long for it

Thank steve1903
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have eaten last Sundaythere, my husband asked for a grilled steak "rear" and he got a very well done one! The waiter said there was no way to change or get what he asked but after serving the steak, that was cooked already. Restaurant...More

Thank Sophie B
Union P, Manager at The Union, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi Sophie I'm very sorry to hear your husband was not happy with his meal. I was on shift that evening and do remember the issue, which was the traditional roast beef had been over cooked and your husband had requested 'as rare as possible'....More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Called in here for a quick drink and bite to eat after arriving in London for a short break My partner wanted cocktails and they seemed to have a good cocktail menu, even better that they had a 2 for 1 promotion on!! Ordered 2...More

Thank Woodsa12
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went on a Monday night - was a quite quiet (I've been for drinks here before Christmas and it was a pretty lively place). I'm pleased to report the service was good - attentive helpful staff (often when places are quiet they take there foot...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Met up here with a colleague for a business meeting and early lunch. Did not book but a chilly January so no need. Friendly staff, gave us time to chat but also very efficient as required. Food arrived quickly, and to a good quality. Reasonably...More

Thank DrBob625
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I visited here twice - the first time was a Sunday night and it was relatively quiet. They had axcellent beer and the food was good, if a little slow in coming. The second time I visited, it was so packed with the early evening...More

Thank jinnes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice to go after work gets busy good selection of wines and beers good service nicely decorated. Good business pub Food us average pub grub selection of sharing plates which go down well with glass of wine. Service friendly and good

Thank jmhandley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7289 3063
  • E-mail
A modern take on the classic canal-side bar, we believe a good time should be shared by all. Whether you’re dropping by in the day for a great coffee and free wifi, a freshly-made meal at a reasonable price or some well-earned after-work drinks – we’ve got you covered.

Find us by the canal in Sheldon Square, a few moments’ walk up the Paddington Basin from the famous overground station, just a stone’s throw from Little Venice.
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