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Union Tavern

#223 of 18,238 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
52 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1X 9AA, England
+44 20 7278 0111
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1X 9AA, England
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Reviewed today

The staff here are friendly & efficient. The place has a nice pleasant relaxing atmosphere. However, the food was not of a standard that would allow a higher rating. If Trip Advisor had a good category then a good would have been awarded. The meals...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrandMrsICHBI
Reviewed today

I recently held my company christmas bash at the Union Tavern. Staff were fantastic, food was delicious, room was perfect and will definitely come back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sutts1977
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great evening at the Union Tavern where we enjoyed good quality food in a lovely setting. The waiting staff were on hand all evening to make sure that we had everything we needed. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elleinadeor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here following a recommendation and was hugely disappointed. Ordered a relatively simple burger but the cook managed to virtually cremate it. Service was sporadic and lacking in any warmth. Was made to feel as a single diner on a Sunday evening that my presence...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank glasgowman01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful staff and food. Attentive bar staff and amazing food. We have held our Christmas lunch here for the last 10 years. We always feel well looked after and return constantly. You would be a cool to overlook this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Speedqueenie
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish everything went well. The staff were friendly and made sure that we had anything that we needed. There were 26 of us getting together for lunch but I need not worry as everyone got the food they wanted and there were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely pub, nice ambiance and the staff were very helpful. Food was very good. I had the lamb shank and the meat just fell off the bone.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank richard w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in while working in London for dinner. Great selection of beers and food, had the pork belly which was lovely, nice crunchy crackling. Very homely food, relaxed atmosphere and would definitely come again to try other things on the menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at the Union Tavern today. From start to finish, it was a great experience - thank you!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 28November
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a note of thanks to some very nice staff, whose energy was amazing (up & down the stairs) we were a group of 26 U3A members from Crawley who had just had an excellent visit to the Royal Mail Museum. We were seated in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Genegenie1
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Questions & Answers
Neil W
11 December 2017|
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Response from Nick B | Property representative |
Yes we do, you need to ask and we will get them from the store room
11 January 2017|
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Response from maureenpalmer2 | Reviewed this property |
we were there new years day and it was a sunday and we had the sunday roast
7 November 2015|
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Response from Nick B | Property representative |
Yes we do, all our food is prepared in house using fresh produce, so we can tailor a dish to your specific dietary requirements
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1X 9AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 0111
  • E-mail
The Union Tavern is a classic pub in a Victorian style where the emphasis not on food but great food, great drinks and good times. The menu has a number of elements with a big focus on steaks, pub classics as well as A'la carte dining. Look out for the great value set menus where 2 courses at lunch time are only £8.90 And the early dinner set menu is only £11.90. We offer friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere with great food, real ales and an extensive wine list families are welcome.
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