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The Delaunay

#738 of 18,325 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” (223 reviews)
“schnitzel” (227 reviews)
“kedgeree” (53 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Super service & Customs oriented crew. Egg pendent is to die for but don’t ever order pancakes it’s tasteless. Generally good choice for late breakfast when in town 👍🏽

Thank Sultanoshmas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my mum here last week as a Mother’s Day treat for afternoon tea. Absolutely delicious range of savouries, cakes, scones and gugelhopf - we were stuffed and to ask for our cakes to takeaway. Terrific, friendly and unfussy service. Lovely restaurant. And excellent value...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a gorgeous evening here, made to feel so welcome as soon as we arrived and they just looked after us so well. The Lobster Cocktail was divine as was the Monkfish tails!

Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had an hour before a concert at 7.30pm and the standard chains had all turned us away. We looked at the succinct menu outside and spotted the "speedy" option of 1 course, glass of wine/beer and tea/coffee for £13.50, which just suited us....More

Thank Fivewaysgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on excellent reviews, booked dinner. Good thing we had reservations - packed and well deserved. I had eggs benedict for appetizer, how original. Egg was runny and golden. Hollandaise was clearly an original recipe. For main, I had kedgeree, a lovely curry, rice and...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for afternoon tea. Great service! The scones, gugelhupfs, Viennese cakes, and savoury snacks were SUPER DELICIOUS. Would recommend it to everyone!

Thank Febi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here lots of times since it opened and wanted to write today about the exceptional service. I took a friend for afternoon tea, it was her birthday. we were shown to a fantastic table and our order brought promptly. My friend then asked...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a snack whilst waiting to catch transport home, lovely atmosphere, great food and welcoming staff.

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Delaunay continues to be a great lunch place. Super schnitzel and great steak tartare. Also good for breakfasts and dinner (having been there for both before). Good wine list and comfortable seating in a large, buzzy restaurant. Friendly staff round out an always good...More

Thank dunatov
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this gem purely by chance while heading to Covent Garden. Decided to have an early lunch and was not disappointed. Service was excellent & although very busy we managed to get a table. Just a light lunch but was more than enough & unfortunately...More

1  Thank jim2750
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.
23 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$34 - US$94
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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