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The Counter at The Delaunay

) #1,838 of 18,196 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , Cafe, European
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (44 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing pastries for a mid morning coffee. Transported to the heart of Vienna for a few minutes. Attentive staff and buzzing atmosphere

Thank mistertraveller2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, a wonderful environment, atmosphere, selection of cakes and food and service... Well worth visiting.

Thank LatchG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a takeway sandwich and a cake piece. The avocado tomato baguette was on the fridge and the tomato and the avocado were frozen. I had a bite and it was completely crunchy and icy. I went back as I was down the road,...More

Thank london_flaneur
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Please may I ask that you send us a private message with your contact details so a manager can talk to you personally about your experience. Kind Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based upon Austrian produce it was a well laid out eating and drinking establishment. It was not too big to be ignored and so was very pleasant. The food all looks very tempting but we popped in for a drink. The beer was very refreshing...More

Thank robbiethetiger
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I stopped off here for coffee and cake with the family and was very impressed. This small but vibrant place is unique in its decor and history providing a great range of fresh pastries and coffee. This is a small place however so would not...More

Thank Jake M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I decided to try The Counter having experienced the joys of the adjacent main restaurant. I had time for a quick snack lunch and chose a fish finger sandwich and to eat on the pavement tables outside. Both choices proved to be poor. The ambience...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I feel like I am stepping into a movie set at the Delauney; it transports me to a different time and place. Relax in the afternoon after walking miles of London pavement with excellent tea and pastries. My favorite is the Bavarian pretzel, slathered with...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

While visiting a friend in London, she suggested a trip to Covent Garden and getting out at Holborn Station, so we could walk through to the 'garden'. Having left home after breakfast, we felt in need of a coffee en route and she knew of...More

1  Thank SHK50
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I love this place for a coffee and cake. Perfect every time. Sometimes service can be a little slow, but I cannot deduct points when everything else is lovely. Worth a stop.

Thank brendenpolsen
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Finding ourselves in Aldwych after an appointment at the Indian High Commission we found ourselves outside this restaurant. Went in for a coffee and ended up eating brunch such was the lovely menu! We both had delicious chicken noodle broth followed by pork schnitzel and...More

Thank CoffeeBeanCardiff
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558
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