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The Union: Cafe, Restaurant, Bar

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542 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4721 4501
17:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had scrambled eggs on toast there yesterday at the new cafe. Great eggs. The toast needed a tan though, and both waitress and chef who brought the food down the treacherous staircase (WHS anyone?) were mystified that I asked for the toast to have some colour on it. The coffee was watery and had no crema. But the eggs... More 

Thank Heathy2017
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with friend to the newly opened union cafe downstairs. The servings were huge and delicious and the atmosphere was cosy. Can't wait to go back and try out the breakfast menu or the Portuguese tarts.

Thank Cory W
Blue Mountains, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So excited to find authentic Tapas in Penrith. Great little restaurant, service was stunning and the whole experience was brilliant. Try the Sangria, the Union Paella, the Potatoes bravas, the haloumi....the churros, the creme caramel...actually, try everything!

Thank harringtons2014
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were pleasant enough but food was way over priced! $21 for 5 prawns was just the icing on the cake really. Food not worth the money especially when you leave the restaurant still hungry but paid almost $200 for a group of 4. Definitely wouldn't rave about this place and yes I will be sharing my comments among... More 

1 Thank Keza71
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Food was good, staff very attentive, have already organised a second visit. Great place to meet up with friends and share the different plates.

Thank Carolyn27468
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous way to spend our wedding anniversary...sipping on Sangria and enjoying the delicious tapas sans kids so I didn't have to share any of it!! Haha. I've just returned from two months in Portugal and can safely say that I thoroughly enjoyed every one of the tapas i ordered, on par, if not more than the deliciousness of... More 

Thank Elia L
Woodford, Australia
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'd rate this place as ok but wouldn't choose it again. It has some good ratings for food with which I don't agree. We were a large group and chose the set-price menu. It wasn't good value for $38 a head. I didn't read the details of all the dishes but found the bread too crisp and dry, the polenta... More 

Thank 553KFP
Penrith, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

went for a family outing but was disappointed.overpriced menu and prawn were not deveined .asked waiter why so and was told thats how the chef did it.not a great answer if you want repeat diners.first and last trip.

Thank patd451d
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ventured afar to this local Restuarant at the bottom of the mountains to meet friends - it was a lovely find - winding up the narrow timber stair case to a rustic ambience - sitting near an open window looking into the barn (as my husband called it) the tapas was amazing so many different choices & local Australian wines!... More 

Thank Germbug
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

One of the best kept secrets this side of Parramatta!! If you haven't visited The Union it is a fantastic experience and a must try! It was a combination of the relaxed atmosphere, the delectable food and the bubbly staff that created an enjoyable evening for all! 100% would recommend this to anyone and we will certainly make this a... More 

1 Thank annalines22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4721 4501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?