Union Street Cafe Weddings

47-51 Great Suffolk Street SE1 0BS

  • Highly respected and praised Italian restaurant by world famous chef Gordon Ramsay
  • 10 minute walk to Southwark tube station and Waterloo railway station
  • Restaurant exclusivity for your wedding day reception
  • Capacity for up to 130 seated guests and 200 standing in the main restaurant space
  • Unique Olive Grove area for private receptions and dinners
  • Exceptional Mediterranean inspired dishes using local ingredients from Borough Market
Unrivalled Restaurant Weddings at Union Street Cafe

Unrivalled Restaurant Weddings at Union Street Cafe

The Union Street Cafe is no better choice for food loving couples. It’s an Italian inspired restaurant that transports the flavours of the Mediterranean to the vibrant South London area of Southwark. The reputation of the restaurant has travelled far, seeing as its owned by the globally recognised chef and TV personality, Gordon Ramsay.

Throughout his prestigious career, Ramsay has gathered an impressive 7 Michelin stars for his restaurant collection, and so naturally, Union Street Cafe weddings are guaranteed to deliver delectable menus and outstanding service each and every time.

This upcycled warehouse in Southwark is the epitome of urban style, with its original factory windows and exposed brick walls framing its well appointed interior. The gentle mood lighting and striking minimalist decor creates a relaxed yet opulent atmosphere for your wedding day reception. The modern interiors are matched with irresistible menus, making it all the more enticing as your ideal restaurant wedding setting.


Unique features of Union Street Cafe

Main Restaurant  at Union Street Cafe

Main Restaurant

The laidback luxe and industrial style of Union Street Cafe suits its central London locale. Light streams in through the warehouse windows to light up the glistening tableware. As you might imagine, nothing is out of place at this applauded Gordon Ramsay establishment. The chic strobe lighting complements the edgy cement walls and flooring, and all dark wood furniture can be rearranged into any layout for your wedding. It's a versatile open plan space for your restaurant wedding breakfast.

  • Seated 130
  • Standing 200
Olive Grove at Union Street Cafe

Olive Grove

Inspired by the sun drenched olive groves in the Mediterranean, this space features an authentic canopy that hangs over light wooden furniture to recreate the rustic Italian countryside. This attractive private dining area in Union Street Cafe can be hired exclusively on your wedding day for up to 80 seated guests. Transport their taste buds to Italy's humble bucolic bliss, where flavour packed dishes will be served to surprise and spark conversation, beneath a charming trellis of twisted vines.

  • Seated 60
  • Standing 80

Wedding Photo Opportunities at Union Street Cafe

The slick contemporary interiors of the Union Street Cafe invite photographers to take modern and sophisticated shots of your special day in the city. The polished cement floors, rustic peeling walls and bold masculine style of the leather backed chairs contrast against the gleaming glassware. The restaurant has been decked out with desirable decor, and so even just a few florals will go a long way to theme it to your style. The soft mood lighting gives a soft romantic glow over the restaurant scene, and flickering candles add to the casual glamour of the occasion. Union Street Cafe is an urban retreat with sought after interiors for any wedding day photo shoot.

Nearby the restaurant wedding venue are a whole range of backgrounds to feature in your wedding album. Whilst your guests tuck into palate pleasing platters of chacuterie and perfectly paired wines, your and your significant other can take a stroll towards Southbank to create some memorable photos along the way. For example, you can follow the culinary theme of your Union Street Cafe wedding and take pictures in the lively Borough Market and cobbled alleyways that sprawl around Bankside, and over towards the iconic River Thames. Here, the glistening river and familiar skyline will create a picturesque backdrop to your first photos as husband and wife.

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A Medley of Mediterranean Dishes

A Medley of Mediterranean Dishes

Irresistible Mediterranean inspired cuisine awaits for you at Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Cafe. Formulated by Italian Head Chef, Davide Degiovanni, his culinary experience in a variety of Michelin starred restaurants infuses each of his dishes with authenticity, flavour and flair.

Union Street Cafe weddings set the bar when it comes to Italian themed weddings, so you can trust the Gordon Ramsay team to deliver a mouthwatering menu that will be remembered long after the wedding day itself. In fact, the beautiful surrounds of the restaurant’s Olive Grove dining area has a bespoke menu that is dedicated to the nutritional goodness and unique taste of the olives in the twisted vines above.

Union Street Cafe weddings provide honest Italian cuisine with artisan ingredients bought from Borough Market in Southwark. The produce is as local as it gets, and the restaurant takes pride in ensuring every ingredient comes from an authentic high quality supplier. Foodies will rejoice at your Gordon Ramsay wedding; the Union Street Cafe is one of the best establishments to enjoy Italian food at its best.

Union Street Cafe Wedding Catering London
Union Street Cafe Wedding Catering London
Union Street Cafe Wedding Catering London

Union Street Cafe Testimonials

Wow! Things just kept getting better, the service was fantastic, the food itself was fantastic, fresh and seasonal. I would definitely recommend this place for a special but relaxed meal and I will be back. Thank you very much to all the staff for making...

Nem B

One of the best dinner out of my life. Staff very friendly and nice. Highly recommend.

Roberta Z

Staff were amazing and the food was good too. Highly recommended.

Gav E

Excellent food and service made even more special in the private dining room.

Lateef M

Had an amazing evening. The staff were the best part. The food was a good as expected.

Scott O

The staff is amazing. Helpful, funny and fast. The food was great as well. Excellent.

Roel L

The food was absolutely amazing, and the staff where very friendly 👌❤️

Kez P

Pretty cool place for an event and catering was good.

Hawaa D

Great place to hire for a private occasion. Found the staff helpful and the food portions were just right and had flavour.

Sherina H

Food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves. Service was absolutely excellent. I will definitely return. Thank you Marco and the wonderful staff!


The menu is wonderful and the dishes thoughtfully constructed with great ingredients. I loved it so much. The interiors are very nice. I'd definitely go back again. It's a bit expensive but worth it.

Tanya L

Had an amazing experience. The service was super friendly, it felt like we are at home. The food was delicious you can tell it’s all homemade and fresh. If you like Italian food and you would like to have a great night I can highly recommend Union Street...

Lauren O

It was amazing, one of the my favourite Italian restaurant in London. The service was amazing, staff were friendly, helpful and professional...

Jocelyn N

Brown leather and urban chic. Attentive waiting staff. Food was good, delicious. Pricey but nothing unexpected.

Helen H

Honestly, it's definitely worth going back. The service is good, the food is great and the atmosphere/ venue is outstanding. Portion sizes are perfect and the price is just right. Highly recommended.

Ria L

Thank you all staff from Union Street Cafe! You were like my family! Thank you everyone for all the life-record memory! We will definitely visit again!

Helen H

It was amazing from start to finish. The staff were friendly, the food was lush, and the layout was literally perfect for a big event or wedding. The downstairs bar works brilliantly and creates a really great atmosphere. Many thanks.


If you are looking for a restaurant in London for your wedding and you want the food to be Italian and AMAZING, the service and staff to be OUTSTANDING then please book Union Street Cafe!!! We got married on 5th July 2019 and hired out the entire restaurant...

Emma B

Beautiful, stylish interiors, professional and attentive staff and most importantly the food! It was absolutely delicious from starters to desserts. Will definitely visit again with the family for more culinary delight!

Lily W

Let me just say, it was amazing. The food was beautifully set out and tasted delicious. I'll make sure we'll return!

Rowan ..

Fantastic food and service... absolutely as expected. Great drinks and desserts as well! The only thing that could have made it any better, is if Gordon Ramsay himself had served us!!!

Rachel B

The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, the drinks were tasty and the food was delicious. Overall we would highly recommend this venue.

D&D .

The whole experience was excellent. Food/drink and service all top class and they couldn't do more for you. Great location for a wedding and highly recommended.*****

Phil Q

Wow, wow, wow. I have never laughed or cried so hard. Here is amazing. All the staff made it a day I will never forget. From the outstanding meal, the excellent service to the staff sing happy birthday to me. You really made our night. To see the kitchen...

Charlotte M

We had an excellent dinner at Union St Cafe, from the cocktails in the cellar to our fantastic three course meal with excellent wine and the service was great with very helpful and friendly staff , we would and already have recommend this restaurant ...

Darren L

Lovely, from start to finish. Lovely staff, very attentive and so welcoming. Lovely food, a nice varied menu beautifully balanced flavours and excellent presentation. Lovely chefs, had a tour of the kitchen just as they were cleaning down, gave time ...

Jacky W

Woooooow just perfect. This place is AMAZING! Beautiful venue, lovely staff and amazing food, what do we need more? Thank you!


Went there with a private function - excellent ambiance, great staff and excellent food.

Roger J

Excellent experience all around. Everything was delicious. Nice venue and super friendly staff. I will definitely return.

Freq T

We got a private dining area. Service was very fast, venue gorgeous and the food divine. Thank you so much everyone at Union Street Cafe and especially you Matthew, you 100% added to the wonderful experience we all had here.

Jackie A

The food was the best I had had in a longtime. Every course was beautiful, as were the drinks. The service was impeccable and greatly appreciated.

Sarah W

Great and professional staff. Even though a bit pricey, I chose great venue.

Ondra K

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The Vibrant Southwark Surroundings

Southwark is an exciting and ever evolving borough with a wealth of attractions and a sophisticated selection of hotel stays. Located in the cultural hub of South London, Southwark is home to some of the capital’s most iconic buildings and monuments, making it one of the most impressive places to take a stroll in the city. Southbank is a great place to start your Southwark discoveries. It’s a riverside walkway that’s drumming with life and activity, from pop up food vans and skateboarding runs, to standing ovations at The National Theatre and eclectic exhibitions at the Tate Modern. By day its a bustling cultural epicentre, and by night its restaurant scene thrives overlooking the sparkling lights reflecting off the River Thames. Historical points of interest also include renowned Shakespeare’s Globe, an outdoor theatre where the legendary playwright’s shows are still performed; and for culinary delights, one of the oldest food markets in London is just steps away. Borough Market provides daily fresh produce to busy city commuters and the moreish menus served at Union Street Cafe weddings.

Union Street Cafe is not licensed for wedding ceremonies, but there are a large variety of churches in the nearby vicinity. Southwark Cathedral (15 minute walk away) is the most majestic of all, and can marry any couple who live in the cathedral parish or have a long associated connection with the cathedral. It’s an Anglican place of worship that sits on the banks of the River Thames with an awe inspiring nave and easy access to the river for post ceremony photos. Alternatively, The Church of the Most Precious Blood is a Roman Catholic option just 7 minutes away, with a newly renovated interior that still harks to its past. Located on a quiet side street by the railway line, its a calm oasis amid the buzz of South London. St John’s at Waterloo is another popular choice near Waterloo Station. It has stood since 1824 and benefits from wonderful acoustics for choirs and orchestras to perform. It’s a peaceful sanctuary to congregate before walking onto the Union Street Cafe for your memorable wedding reception.

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