We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Union Paddington

#6,564 of 18,290 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
+44 20 7289 3063
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“flatbread” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4 Sheldon Square | Paddington, London W2 6EZ, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 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

Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Sarah G
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Malc W
Union P, Public Relations Manager at The Union Paddington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
London Shell Co
61 reviews
.03 km away
Heist Bank
54 reviews
.27 km away
The Mad Bishop & Bear
326 reviews
.25 km away
Pearl Liang
478 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Regent's Canal
430 reviews
.35 km away
Paddington Station
1,013 reviews
.36 km away
Little Venice
702 reviews
.30 km away
Paddington Waterside
36 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Union Paddington staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 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
  • E-mail
Description
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing