Union Street Cafe


Moments from Southwark station, Union Street Café is a stylish and modern taste of North Italy, in both style and menu. Head Chef Davide Degiovanni creates a seasonal list of ever-changing dishes, from traditional lasagne through to guinea fowl with three grains.

The venue is split in two; with the cavernous, bright upstairs restaurant mashing slick interiors with industrial touches. Gigantic floor-to-ceiling windows create a light and breathable atmosphere, that's combined with quirky features such as thick concrete pillars, old wing mirrors on walls, and peacock-blue sofas. 

Downstairs, the Olive Grove is hiding - a gorgeous den of twisting trees and vines. Available for private hire, this immersive room will whizz you to an Italian terrace, complete with rustic tables, old shutters and twinkling fairy lights, that all add to the intimate atmosphere. Food is also inspired by olives, with a tasty selection of bar snacks and cocktails, that include the likes of Olive Garden: a potent muddle of Leccino Olive oil, Bombay Sapphire, Martini Dry, lemon juice, St Germain and honey.

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Offer Availability
New Year's Eve 2019!
Say goodbye to 2019 at Union Street Café and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at its best, along with live music from London Django Collective from 9.30pm 'til midnight. Three courses, available 5pm - 6.30pm for £65 or four courses, available 7.30pm onwards for £110.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 2:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 17:00



Union Street Cafe, Union Street Cafe, Union Street, SE1 0BS



Nearest Station

Southwark (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Media Room Private Room 22 30 - £500 £500

The Media Room at Union Street Café is ideal for hosting any occasion, with the room accommodating up to 20 guests seated and 30 guests standing.

For the ultimate underground dinner party in Southwark, the Media Room adorned with urban art created by local artists, offers an intimate space for you and your guests to enjoy a two or three course authentic Italian menu.

With state of the art technology, the Media Room is also an excellent space for hosting business meetings and presentations to the highest standard. Enjoy a working breakfast or lunch as our team look after all your needs with a selection of refreshments, Italian pastries, charcuterie or even a light lunch.

Olive Grove Basement Space 60 90 - £1000 £1000

You are invited on a gastronomical journey to celebrate a humble, yet powerful, ingredient - the olive. Have your taste buds transported to Italy as part of an immersive bar experience as you drink and dine under a canopy of olive trees and vines — all while experiencing the sights, tastes and smells of an Italian summer’s day.


The Olive Grove’s cocktail and bar snack menus  feature two contrasting extra virgin olive oils from Puglia. Dishes and drinks have been blended with either Coratina, a full-bodied, fruity and spicy oil or Leccino, made using one of Italy’s favourite olives, a lighter, golden-green oil. 

Exclusive Hire Venue Hire 150 250 - £9,500 £9,500

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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