Guide MICHELIN 2021

Union Street Café - Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

(190 Reviews)
Harling House 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, London, SE1 0BS
Italian, Gourmet, Vegan
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Main course: £21
Food spend: £45

Restaurant description

An edgy urban restaurant from one of the world’s most famous chefs, Gordon Ramsay Restaurant's Union Street Café in Southwark, London, showcases refreshingly simple Italian cuisine. In this converted warehouse-style space, the main attraction is incredible Italian cuisine served from a theatre-style open kitchen.

Sourcing from artisan Italian producers as well as those closer to home, head chef Davide Degiovanni presents a selection of time-honoured recipes, served with a modern twist. Wholesome recipes from the daily-changing Union Street Café menu might include chicken breast with spinach and pecorino mousse, or smoked aubergine and burrata risotto. Only the freshest ingredients are used.

At the restaurant’s very own Olive Grove, bar bartenders muddle creative and classic cocktail mixes that take inspiration from the flavours of the Mediterranean and the humble olive.

Styled to resemble a cool, New York-style loft space, Union Street in London is a 3-minute walk from Southwark Tube Station and close to the Southbank, Shakespeare’s Globe, Borough Market, and Tate Modern.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Union Street Café - Gordon Ramsay Restaurants
(based on 190 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (52)
  • child friendly (11)
  • dinner (136)
  • entertainment (15)
  • large parties (31)
  • lunch (82)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (24)
  • romantic (38)
  • trendy (74)
  • value (42)
  • By Emily M from Hayward’s heath
    16 October 2020

    The cauliflower side was amazing!! So was the rigatoni, great portions and flavours were incredible.

  • By Adrian G from London
    3 October 2020

    We went for a birthday celebration just two of us. The service was very good. We both had the pork belly to start which was excellent followed by the sea bream which was very good and sides were the salad and spinach in a creamy sauce which was to die for. We ended with the upside cheese sketch which was gorgeous. Overall excellent.

  • By M.S S from London
    26 September 2020

    The food was good quality, however, we felt that the flavours weren’t equally balanced. The starter had potential but the temperature of the aubergine was refrigerator cold. Unfortunately, this just tasted like pre prepared average high street restaurant. The other starter was the pork belly which required more sweetness and possibly far less cheese mixed with the rocket as the salt was so overpowering. The demi glaze like sauce didn’t add much to the pork belly, which was also dry and lacked flavour, also being a cold appetiser it felt like it just came out of the fridge. The chefs clearly rushed the food, surprising really as there were 5-6 chefs and only 6 tables available or so and still we had to wait an unusually long time for ice cream that’s been brought in. The mains somewhat saved the dining experience. I had the sea bass with spicy chicory and broad bean purée and my partner the chicken thighs with roasted peppers. The seam bream was nice and flavourful, unfortunately, the ratio of chicory to the other ingredients overpowered the purée, tomato salsa and the little dusting of marjoram which was delicious with the seam bream but not enough to justify the amount of chicory. It felt like the chef was trying to just get rid of ageing stock that needed to be used up... overall average. The chicken was cooked well but nothing too special. The waiter seemed a bit arrogant as not even to ask how the food was, seemed like just because it has Gordon Ramsey’s name attached to the establishment, this somehow replaces the basics of hospitality and customers must just assume the food is Amazing. Yeah maybe an ordinary customer might not notice the small details but to a chef eating here clearly it falls behind the potential of a good dining experience.

  • By Francesco C from London
    19 September 2020

    Very friendly staff - they are happy to explain to you everything in the menu in details.

  • By Erika W from Kent
    5 September 2020

    The staff were lovely. The food really was quite underwhelming. Sadly won’t return, despite lovely staff. Was all quite tasteless sadly, despite the big name.

  • By Rick R from Kingston
    3 September 2020

    Very good food and decent portions on the £28 set lunch with a glass of bubbles

  • By Cheryl O from Southampton
    14 August 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience, excellent food and friendly staff - all a real pleasure! Sure in ‘normal’ times the ambience would be 5* too!

  • By Alison P from Goole
    10 July 2020

    Great food and relaxing atmosphere. Was great to get back out after lock down enjoyed the veal starter and most amazing meringue pudding

  • By Liz H from London
    3 December 2019

    Very enjoyable lunch

  • By Neil M from London
    23 November 2019

    Ok but definitely not anything special

Restaurant Location Map
Union Street Café - Gordon Ramsay Restaurants
Harling House 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, London, SE1 0BS

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