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The Delaunay

#376 of 18,266 Restaurants in London
₹₹ - ₹₹₹German, , European
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (218 reviews)
“schnitzel” (222 reviews)
“kedgeree” (51 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Delaunay is a firm favourite of mine, and my spirits always lift when I walk into its stylish Grand Cafe-style dining room, dominated at one end by an enormous clock face. Crisp napery on the tables; crystal glasses; and great food. While it is...More

Thank alongden
Reviewed 3 days ago

TL;DR – The Delaunay is right up there with The Wolseley. Have the kedgeree. Longer version.... Whenever we’re up in London for the night we like to grab a decent breakfast in the morning. To be honest, it’s usually the Wolseley but we decided to...More

Thank Tim2741
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s always excellent at the Delaunay and last night was no exception. All six of us had a a lovely meal. We didn’t have starters, but enjoyed various main courses including the sausages, fish pie and (my favourite) beef stroganoff. We ordered four side dishes...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is very central, around Strand. The food is by no means the best you will find, but it has good service, very good food, and a nice comfortable seating. Have visited several times and will continue to do so, given the nice food...More

Thank Curtis W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not quiet what I expected. A large loud restaurant/ cafe. The food is great but the noise from the crowd is quite off putting. There is a wide mix of people having brunch and or afternoon tea. The staff are ok a little...More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing wowing I found - service was great but no attention to details; my bread came without a bread plate. The napkins left fluff on our cloth - second time I visited. Food was good, not much can go wrong w a steak tatar and...More

1  Thank Worldwanderer83
Reviewed 1 week ago

A glorious restaurant, on the Aldwych, so within a short walk of the West End theatres. A group of six of us had a pre theatre dinner, with a table booked for 5pm. Service from arrival to departure was superb. The food was superb, beautifully...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like being in Vienna. Super smart grand cafe. Set up to please. Beetroot and goat curd starter looked and tasted great. Ditto citrus salmon tartar. Main of glistening perfectly cooked cod and Stroganoff much enjoyed.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used the private dining room. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. The cod was cooked to perfection- an art form for 20! Great ambience in this old style restaurant.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful everything here in Aldwych. It's a perfect place for a light bite for lunch or Brunch. A must as the Teas here are Terrrific! The place reminds me of the Grandness of a French Post colonial Brasserie with Austrian overtones. Lots of Charm and...More

Thank Dee_Dee_Soup
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Kulvinder C
16 November 2017|
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Response from Antal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help as we don't drink much wine, but recently a three course dinner for four of us with three beers cost around £230 excluding service. It was worth every penny.
15 November 2017|
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Response from Boss527 | Reviewed this property |
not too sure about the baby changing room but the washroom is ok a size.
22 October 2016|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
It is very mixed and appropriateness of course depends on outlook. There are usually quite a few in business suits and ties, but there are also those in jeans. Anywhere in the middle would make you fit right in, casual but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 93
German, Austrian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558
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Very much in the European Grand Café tradition, the menus range from breakfasts, brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, all-day snacks, coffees, afternoon teas, sandwiches, platters of crustacea, ice-cream coupes, patisserie and cakes, and a full à la carte, with a daily changing plat du jour and an extensive selection of schnitzels and Wieners.
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