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The Union: Cafe, Restaurant, Bar

542 High St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4721 4501
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
542 High St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a new eating place when we came across this little restaurant,it was busy being a Saturday night and we booked into the first sitting,if you want to linger over dinner go for the second sitting 8pm.We opted for the first sitting...More

Thank possiegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for Mother's Day lunch for 8 people 2 weeks before the date. Turned up to the restaurant with the family to them saying that we had apparently emailed the night before cancelling our booking which was definately not the case they had obviously overbooked...More

1  Thank Bree D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here with friends a number of times and the staff are always friendly and efficient. The coffee bar downstairs though needs some work. Slow staff, 10mins for a latte and there were 2 people ahead and one had to wait longer as...More

Thank carlapetitt
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My friend lives in the area and chose Union Cafe for our catchup having been there before. Service was good, parking at the rear, nice atmosphere generally. Food was pretty standard cafe fare - well presented, tasted good. Just a need for the kitchen to...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here for a late breakfast. It was really yummy and they served generous portions. The staff were really friendly and we liked the vibe of the place. The coffee was very good too! Vegan and vegetarian options, yay!

1  Thank kkkaaattt
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Almost got swept up in the new Bier Cafe hullabaloo, but thankfully we decided to stick with our old fav The Union, for what was probably the best meal we've ever had there! It was quite a lively debate in the car on the way...More

1  Thank Lainie S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The 1st time I visited this restaurant it was fantastic, went back a few weeks ago with friends & found that the portions had shrunk dramatically. We had a table of 4 & ordered the garlic prawns (all plates are supposed to be share plates)...More

Thank 700Gaby
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I don't need to dwell on this experience but I do have to share in what was my first and last visit to this place. Food quality was woeful to say the least, having to wait almost an hour for it was just icing on...More

Thank JonoW1975
Reviewed 28 January 2017

How can anyone make a good comment about this place. The first thing they did is walk out the back door with a kitten and then place a dirty menu on the plate you have to eat from.....How has a health inspector not seen this....More

4  Thank crme1980
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Penrith needs more places like this! We have been here with friends a number of times and the staff are always friendly and efficient. Great selection of tapas choices, a few different alcoholic beverages and sweets. The food is simple, great for casual get togethers...More

Thank carlapetitt
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John S
oh oh, going there for dinner tonight, mixed reviews, will find out soon enough for myself, group of 10 fifty dollars a head!
25 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$75
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4721 4501
  • E-mail