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The Union: Cafe, Restaurant, Bar

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542 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4721 4501
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

Thank kkkaaattt
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 home trying to pick the best dish.... the 8 year always loves the kebab, the... More 

1 Thank Lainie S
Penrith, Australia
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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) & received a small bowl with 4 tiny prawns which they charged over $20 for... More 

Thank 700Gaby
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the cake. If this is an example of dining out in Penrith, god helps us... More 

Thank JonoW1975
Penrith, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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. The price are too high, a piece of bread cut in half with a little... More 

3 Thank crme1980
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 with friends and you can easily try everything in the menu and enjoy it as... More 

Thank carlapetitt
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went here for a Christmas work lunch and really enjoyed it. Lots of food and great atmosphere. Really friendly staff and they seemed to know when you needed a drink because they were right there ready to take your order!

Thank Enid R
St Marys, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this cafe. Food and coffee are excellent! Staff are friendly and obliging. Best eggs ever.

Thank Joanne B
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191 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Average on all counts, and over priced for the quality and quantity. Have had better tapas and a little more to share. The servings seemed to suit three people. Our food arrived all at once - a more staggered approach would have been appreciated. Lift your game!

Thank mickfromoz
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I was really excited to try this place. We decided to have our Christmas party there. I was so disappointed as most reviews were great. The service was slow and the food was not good at all. The bar was very small with little choice,There were 20 of us our bill almost $2,000 including alcohol. I would rather of paid... More 

1 Thank Belinda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$76
Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4721 4501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?