Modern British Cookery


In the best Modern British style, Union food is robust and unpretentious – but with an international twist. Our executive Chef Carolyn Dawson is much travelled and members enjoy her reliable home-made cookery, executed with style and flair.

Everything is made fresh on the premises; we roll our own pasta every day, and the team produce all our own cakes, tarts, pies and puddings every morning.

The quality of our ingredients is our highest priority and we use trusted suppliers who bring us the best meats, fish and vegetables – all delivered daily to our front door.

Come preserve-season and there will be jars of Carolyn’s award-winning jams and marmalades available for members to buy from the bar, as well as the occasional baked good to take away…


The Union wine list is changes regularly, with an emphasis on the esoteric and good value. For us, wine appreciation is about enjoying what is in the glass and varies depending on whether we are relaxing on a summer’s evening on our sunny roof terrace or sitting down to a robust roast beef lunch on a winter Sunday. The main thing is that wine doesn’t have to be pretentious or scary – it’s fun.

Our experienced buyers (Pete and Iain) can always be called upon to offer common-sense advice, and our wait staff swot up on their wine knowledge behind the scenes so that they can make user-friendly recommendations.

We love our wine here at the Union and are more than happy to de-mystify it for you. Just ask!

“Keep on cooking. Still great after all these years.”
Paul Smith