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The Delaunay

#578 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#630 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Covent Garden
Austrian, European, Contemporary
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55 Aldwych, London, England
0207-499-8558
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always made to feel special

I've eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the service is always superb and the food spot on. This time we had an early supper after a Sauturday theatre matinee. It's the small touches which count so much and make this restaurant one we keep coming back to - the maître d always makes me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the service is always superb and the food spot on. This time we had an early supper after a Sauturday theatre matinee. It's the small touches which count so much and make this restaurant one we keep coming back to - the maître d always makes me and my husband feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went here before the theatre as it was pouring down. The atmosphere is buzzing, staff friendly and efficient. I only wanted a light meal and the starter portion of avocado and whole food salad was perfect in every way. The wine selection is good and not overpriced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate at the Delaunay before going to see the Lion King. The service was very good and our meals were delicious. Would definitely visit again :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Always excellent. Good staff, good food, impeccable service. This visit was for dinner with friends on a Monday night - but the truth is that I would eat here a lot more often if I could :-) Have been here over the years for family birthdays (even once in the private room at the back), for a quick coffee and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Came here for my birthday. Lively, yet intimate, atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The service is amazing, efficient staff that deal with anything very quickly. I've been a few times and they have never compromise anything food, desserts or drinks. My favourite place to meet friend or have meets. Very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I may be biased. I really like the Delaunay, it has character, quality, style, charme and a varied menu that never lets you down. Service is very good. My favourite dishes are the famous Schnitzels and among the desserts the black forest is a legend. Book in advance, lots of people like it. Right prices for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good service. Good coffee and great pastries. Great place for a quick informal meeting. Does get busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Having had a very disappointing meal in London this week, the Delaunay restored my faith. The service was perfect - attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent - so very Viennese and the setting is fun and atmospheric. The restaurant is furnished and equipped to make it feel like it has been there for a hundred years, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Traditional feel and almost a grand cruise ship feel to the dining experience. Calfs liver medium, cooked to perfection. Nice to have option of 500ml carafe on the wine list when a bottle may be just a little more than required. Service more than deserving of the added service charge. Good distance between tables to enable private conversation. Two courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Aldwych, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 0207-499-8558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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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