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The Union Paddington

#6,004 of 18,247 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
+44 20 7289 3063
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“flatbread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends went to The Union for a quick bite and a drink. Place was very busy but waiters Ewelina that we spoke to found us a table and few minutes . Burgers we had were amazing :) Ewelina look after us all...More

Thank Paw2508
Union P, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Paw2508, We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Union. We are delighted to hear you are pleased with our table service and felt our drinks and food were such a good value. Our burgers fame is spreading :) I am...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Very big pub by the canal. Prices are more than convenient. Tapas portions are very generous and they taste very good. Food took no time at all to arrive to the tableMore

Thank nikko1974UK
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Nikko I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us at the Union, and thank you very much for the good review, it is much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the Tapas, we want that to be a great reason to join us...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A good Bar for after work drinks. The food is good. Very busy from around 5pm - 9pm during week days. Service is mostly good.More

Thank johannesh781
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for coming to the Union and thank you for your review and your 4*s, excellent food and service is key for us, our michellin starred consultant chef Graham Garratt designs the menu with Jani Mezei our senior head chef - all the ingredients...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the terrace in front of the canal, the location is amazing for a sunny day! Only had pimms and tried the vegetarian sharing plate that was very good!

Thank Maria C
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Maria Thank you for review, so glad that you enjoyed The Union, I hope you get a chance to try our full menus next time you come down,,,although Pimms and vegetarian sharing plates is pretty perfect summer fayre!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here whilst walking through London with Oz guests. The service from a young Polish waiter was great, friendly and efficient... apologies I don't know his name. Very reasonable prices and nice setting. I haven't tried the food here yet but hope too soon.More

Thank DavidExpat
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi David Thank you for your review. I'm so glad that you got a warm welcome and had a good time at The Union. When you come back do try the food, lunch or our new tapas dishes, autumn is coming with many wonderful ingredients...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

While ambling along Paddington Basin we stumbled on this pub. We were served immediately and sat outside to watch the Wimbledon final. The atmosphere was great, the setting terrific and the beers and wines were just what we wanted. We did not have any food....More

Thank Ciaran B
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi, thank you for your kind words, I'm so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, the atmosphere by the canal in Paddington Central is very friendly and enjoyable, and in our bar and restaurant we also try to create a very friendly welcome and atmosphere. Do...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Buzzing bar with very friendly staff , good selection of beers. cheeseburger was perfectly ok but not memorable and shepherds pie was very tasty and rather different with shoulder of lamb rather than mince but on the small side. All in all okMore

Thank nick7p
Union P, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Nick7p, Thanks for your comments. I am glad you like our beer selection. We do work very hard to have something for all tastes. Sorry to hear your burger wasn't the greatest. Our burgers are very popular and we normally get complements on them....More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Regular visitor to the bar. The food is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. Big shout out to Vanda who always looks after us and is absolutely lovely! Great location too, highly recommend.

2  Thank Louisa B
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Louisa B Thanks for your comments - name checking Vanda will put a smile on her face! If you haven't already done so, signing up to our monthly newsletter will keep you informed on all we've got planned... Kind regards Jamie

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Hip place. Their chips and the pasta are real yummy. Service staff were very attentive and helpful. Unfortunately they don't really start serving food until almost 12. Would definitely come here again.More

Thank Lilianthornstrom
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi Lilian, Great to hear you like the place - thanks for the review! We do only start serving lunch at midday, but we keep serving all the way through until 9.00pm. After work we also have a delicious bar tapas menu – perfect to...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Was staying at the Novotel Paddington which is very nearby so decided to come here to while the afternoon and read a book. A nice pub in a very cool, modernised district near Paddington station, next to the grand union canal. There was nice outdoor...More

Thank sing_trav_888
Jamie K, Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear sing_trav_888, Many thanks for coming to see us and even more so for taking the time to write such a lovely review! If you're ever around the area again it would be a pleasure to see you and we'd love to introduce you to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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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