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The Delaunay

#278 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary
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55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here for afternoon tea with 3 friends and was super pleased with it. Excellent veggie sandwiches alongside scones and cakes. Great variety. Nice atmosphere and for £20 per person is great value for central London. Highly recommend!

Thank 00Chucky
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a table for 5.30. Glad we did as it was very busy. We were going to see a concert and being late eaters we chose an late afternoon tea. Now I'm the awkward one. I can't eat cheese. So what they did they gave us 2 cake stands. What always surprises me about afternoon tea is just how... More 

Thank pieoutlaw
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphère- very nice Service- the waitress very professional and friendly with us. Food- my tarte flambée was good My chicken good as well ( mushroom sauce not enough for the huge portion of chicken )

London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the Delaunay a couple of times for dinner but recently went for brunch for the first time. It is the same owners as the Wolseley and has the same almost magical European dining room feel. Again like the wolseley the service is always outstanding and friendly. They do an excellent coffee - 7 out of 10 for... More 

Thank BoutiqueAdventurer
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you to all at the restaurant another superb experience in every way after my son and I came along after he went to see a theatre production and were later joined by Mum, looked after very well and the food and service were both superb we will definitely be back again

Thank GOMReviews
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the Delaunay after the theatre last week. On first entering the Delaunay you are met with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are exceptional - polite, charming and discreet. The food is absolutely delicious. I had the mackerel rillettes which were absolutely delicious, followed by halibut which was beautifully cooked. My husband had the truffled... More 

Thank Sandie K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here by chance, and discovered a gem of a restaurant! Ambience, food, drink, all superb! A classy joint to experience the glamour of days gone by! Will bring family and friends here for sure!

1 Thank indianlil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, exceptional service and atmosphere. Delicious Sunday roast. Good value for money, highly recommended for a London trip!

Thank Oana V
Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in The Delaunay whilst on the hop on hop off bus and was quite surprised what we stumbled across. The restaurant is old English style and the staff were very friendly and courteous. Even the restrooms were superb. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Coventry Gardens area.

Thank j s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved eating at The Delaunay- everything was just right and it's a rare example of a restaurant that has everything right. What I loved most about this restaurant is that it is high quality, with great food and wonderful service, but yet it feels incredibly welcoming and unpretentious. You can order whatever you like without fear of being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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
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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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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