Grand Union

45 Woodfield Road
Maida Vale, London
W9 2BA
Tel: 020 7286 1886 Westbourne Park 0.1 miles


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I went in for the quiz night the Thursday before Christmas and must say I had an awesome time. Hadn't intended on eating but got the munchies; I had the burger, my mate had lamb shank. Very happy with both! Although not packed out, the atmosphere was really fun. Definitely will go back for another visit soon!

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 by cuteypie, 08 Jan 2010
Love this pub, I am a local. Compared to some other pubs in the area, the atmosphere here is always warm and welcoming and the staff are lovely and genuinely like serving. I have never had a bad night here. Love the food, although sadly the camel pie is not on the menu any more (I have been told it is coming back!)

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 by GrahamD, 18 Nov 2008
Used to be one of my favourite pubs, but I won't be going back in a hurry or recommending it to anyone. Was there for weekend brunch and our order was misheard - wrong kind of eggs benedict hollandaise sauce (an easy mistake). The sauce was also not at all creamy and we had asked for runny yolks but one wasn't. All forgivable stuff though, and the waitress was attentive, acknowledged the error and asked what she could do for us. Suggested a couple of coffees would keep us happy (having worked in the hospitality industry before, this is a pretty standard gesture and costs the pub very little).

However, to the waitress's embarrasment the manager then approached us. He undermined her and was extremely patronising and rude, saying it was our own mistake and there was nothing he could do. We said we wouldn't come back and walked out. Was completely shocked, especially in these economic times. A real shame, because it has a good location on the canal. But the place needs to have more on offer than that.

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 by Ms M, 14 Oct 2008
I love this pub, it's my local and I think it just gets better every time I visit. I last visited on Monday this week and think the food is better now than ever before. I ordered butternut squash risotto and my friend had one of the homemade pies. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Staff are always friendly. The pub has recently been refurbished too, and is equally good on summer evenings next to the canal or inside for a cosy drink. 10/10!

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 by daisyduke, 19 Sep 2007
Wow, what a change from my last visit... The food is still excellent (I tried the crocodile!), the service was friendly and attentive, and the place has a much better atmosphere than last time I went. Can't wait till the summer - this will be my regular hangout!

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 by Natz (2 reviews), 13 May 2007
Love the location, the atmosphere, the food, the service(generally), good place to drink in the sun.

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 by Anonymous, 17 May 2006
They do the most amazing pies with skinny fries or mash. The service is a little slow and the pies take a while to arrive. But the pies are delicious!

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 by Pielover, 05 Apr 2006
The food here used to be quite good, but not any more. Sort it out Grand Union!

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 by Anonymous, 25 Oct 2005
One of my favourite pubs in the area. Love the atmosphere and the music. Pies are excellent, but I do think it a fair criticism that there is often a long wait to get your food.

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 by Gunno, 17 Aug 2005
Yesterday (3/7/05) my partner and I had possibly the worst roast dinner in London ever! First of all it came out cold, then the waitress spilt gravy down my partner's trousers and then we watched as another customer was served half cooked chicken!

The chef and kitchen currently residing need a rocket up their arse and show no pride in good food which was evident it our experience.... we will now recommend to everyone that it is a nice pub for a drink but the food is terrible...

Hope you take on these comments as you will lose valuable trade!

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 by Anonymous, 04 Jul 2005
Great atmosphere, great food, good beer. Return time and time again.

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 by Anonymous, 20 May 2005
Eaten there a couple of times in the last couple of months and really enjoyed the pies. Friendly, young atmosphere and pleasant sitting outside by the canal.

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 by Anonymous, 31 Mar 2005
Went there for a lunch in the sun and had the worst time ever. The food arrived on the table about 40 minutes after we ordered, with no apology of any sort, which is quite shocking. But looking at our plates we just felt even worse as prices are way over the top for the food they serve. Small portions looking like they've been put together quickly... nothing justified the price we paid for the food. We'll never go back!

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 by Anonymous, 18 Mar 2005
Great for lazy Sunday afternoons with friends when they do a BBQ and jugs of Pimms. Can get pretty busy so not the place for a quiet meal on a Friday night.

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 by Clysgrl (10 reviews), 16 Feb 2005


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