Review on Union Street Café
September 2013, celebrated Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsey, hit the headlines again with the much anticipated opening of his latest gastronomic venture, Union Street Café, already the hottest ticket in town.
Situated on the corner of Great Suffolk Street and Union Street, a short walk from Southwark tube, the restaurant is spread over two floors set in a converted warehouse. With a smart glass frontage, the restaurant has been designed by well known architect the Russell Sage Studios featuring an industrial urban vibe that is the current à la mode. There's parquet flooring, smart leather seating set against dark wood tables, exposed overhead piping and concrete pillars, with brick walls displaying exclusively curated artwork by leading urban art gallery StolenSpace.
The kitchen is under the leadership of Italian born Davide Degiovanni, the former Head Chef of Amaranto at the Four Seasons in London, who has worked at a number of well respected restaurants across the globe. Ingredients are carefully sourced from Mediterranean artisan producers, as well as the finest fresh produce from local markets for a daily changing menu of modern Italian dishes. Typical offerings on the carte include Sardinian artichokes taggiasche olives and pecorino, followed by a main course of Scorfano, red scorpion fish, fregola and wild mushrooms. When it comes to desserts there's panna cotta and grappa, with marinated fig or Union Street home-made gelato.
Union Street Café offers a wide selection of wine, with plenty of finds for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, and some choices are available by the glass and carafe. The downstairs bar opens from 5pm until late, serving a well crafted cocktail menu with a focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavours.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 4.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm (6.00 - 10.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card