Despite their address being listed as High St, you won't find The Union on Penrith's bustling and colourful main street. Nearby Union Lane is where the restaurant's entrance is located; just look out for the bright red door.
The unassuming rear-lane entrance belies the amazing dining experience that awaits guests inside. The menu offers traditional and contemporary dishes that incorporate the flavours of Spain, Morocco and the Middle East. The chalkboard menu on the walls list their specialty Mediterranean dishes which include spicy seafood paella, fragrant lamb and pine nut cigars and pulled pork empanadas to name a few.
Of course, no meal is complete without a jug of the much-loved Sangria.
New owners Celia de Oliveira and James McPherson have given this much-loved restaurant a stylish makeover. Their simplistic design has created a chic inner-city atmosphere, but much-like the food, it remains warm and welcoming.
Guests will soon be able to enjoy their drinks at The Union's wine bar which is due to open in September and will cater to around 20 people at a time with a mix of standing and seating areas. Located directly underneath the restaurant, the wine bar will retain the Spanish theme, offering a free tapas item with each drink.