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The Union

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4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
+44 20 7289 3063
11:00 - 23:00
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 while walking past someone had some food sat outside and it looked delicious, it was... More 

Thank Sarah G
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union, responded to this review

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 continue improving our customer service so this really helps. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 then interrogated by the female manager who simply would not listen to why we felt... More 

Thank Malc W
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union, responded to this review

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 the service is sounds like you received and we will be looking into this right... More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 time.

Thank Geoffrey B
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 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 did not propose anything else and charged us for the full meal that my husband... More 

Thank Sophie B
Union P, Manager at The Union, responded to this review

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'. As I attempted to explain to your husband on the night, there is a distinction... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 Bloody Marys (my partner is a bit of a connoisseur in these!!) and she was... More 

Thank Woodsa12
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 off the gas). Had starters and mains - food was good quality and tasted lovely... More 

Thank Robert P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 standard fayre on the menu, but good nonetheless. Just a short walk from Paddington top/rear... More 

Thank DrBob625
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165 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 drinking crows that I went somewhere else.

Thank jinnes
Ascot, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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$7 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?