If you’re looking for a reliable pub that hits all the right notes when it comes to good food, good drink, and a clean-lined but relaxed environment that never loses its down to earth footing, head to the Windsor end of Chapel Street, on the corner of James Street and moments from the station, and find The Union Hotel. Firmly established as one of Melbourne’s most popular day and night spots, it’s all about simple but refined food, a solid drinks selection, and a space that urges you to pull up a stool for some long and lazy hours of downtime.
Really friendly service - we were very well looked after and made to feel right at home. The steak (Wednesday night special) was spot on and good selection of reds by the glass. They make a delicious Negroni too!
The Union has the best past ragu in Melbourne and also the best value. The happy hour drinks are a bargain. See you next Thursday.
Staff are always cheerful and food is always consistently good. Great happy hour wine prices. Thursday specials great value. We are Thursday regulars. See you next Thursday.
While The Union Hotel Windsor is known among locals to this corner of Melbourne as a default spot for gourmet pub grub and bistro fare, an enviable list of drinks, live sports and lively live music, it’s also something of a sought-after venue for private functions. This spacious corner pub along Chapel Street can accommodate 120 standing or 80 sitting, making the most of the full-furnished bar area and laidback dining rooms. A bespoke canape menu is on offer – best enjoyed with the fine wines and cocktails on offer – that allows you to customise platters from a long list of vegetarian, poultry, pork, lamb, beef and seafood options. The style of these finger foods is consistent with the fantastic daily bistro offering that keeps a regular crowd coming back for more.
The Union Hotel’s special offers are numerous, shaving big chunks of price off various popular dishes culled from the bistro’s extensive menu. Monday nights and Wednesday nights are rump and porterhouse steak nights respectively at this Windsor corner pub, while Tuesday magics five kinds of chicken parmigiana, and Thursday slashes the price of pasta dishes to something even more palatable to those looking for a good meal on a budget. The happy hour (three hours long every day from 4pm to 7pm) is famous, too, offering not only great prices on jugs, pints, wines (with a focus on Australian vintages) and spirits but a selection that is the envy of many a penny-pinching pub in Melbourne. Book a table now!