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The Delaunay

#291 of 17,068 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary
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55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A firm favourite for anything from a light lunch to a celebratory dinner, the Delauney delivers every time and for every occasion. Latest visit was with several friends for a Sunday evening bite, without a booking, with some folks wanting to eat, others just to drink, several fussing over prices (unnecessarily, everything is perfectly reasonable) and generally us being a... More 

Thank DrLexLondon
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pre theatre dinner and birthday treat, food was amazing, service excellent and fab wine menu (Pink Sancerre) one of my favourite's. Classy without being too expensive.

Thank Integrity21
Telford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend wanted me to come here with her when we visited London one weekend as it is literally her favourite place to have breakfast in London – I wasn’t convinced, but am open to trying new places to eat, and I was pleasantly surprised! The Delaunay itself is lovely – you walk into a big open room and the... More 

Thank NattyJuk
Cam, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This felt like a real treat, and although more expensive then your usual high street chain it is definitely not over priced. The service was impeccable, the food delicious and plentiful. Nothing was too much trouble, a totally relaxed environment and a peaceful start to a Sunday morning.

Thank stef_lass86
Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really great place .Every dish we had was spot on.Dorset crab cocktail, vienner schnitzel with supreme veal jus on the side, prawns and scallops mouthwatering.Great desserts and very special Viennese coffees.Impeccable service in a relaxed buzzy atmosphere.A very special place indeed.

Thank Epicure134
Somerset, UK
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greeted with a wonderful smile, and Can I help you ladies? We had ice cream sundaes to die for and really good cup of tea. Just across the road from Carol King Musical which we then went to.

Thank feedallbirds
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I met my daughter for lunch and once again had a most enjoyable meal .The brunch menu is extensive and caters for a quick meal or a more leisurely one . We shared a lobster cocktail to start which I followed with grilled calves liver cooked perfectly ..My daughter chose the delicious looking (and tasting ) scallops and prawns .

Thank Stephen M
London, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recreating the style, the service and the décor of the grand cafes of Europe, the Delaunay is a good place for a business meeting of a special lunch or dinner. WIth a European feel, the menu ranges from British to German and Austrian, and the food is beautifully presented and delicious. Tables are well spaced; with the best ones being... More 

Thank Ian C
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152 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went after the theatre to have a coffee and cake. Sat outside and watched the hustle and bustle of London. Lovely coffee and delightful pastries to finish off my day out in London. You can sit inside too and it all looked very elegant. Not cheap but who cares. It was a one-off and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience.

Thank bongohertfordshire
Maple Ridge, Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a friend, we stopped for dinner on our way to the theatre. What a great call! The service was top drawer, warm, prompt and professional. A couple of us chose the borsch as an appetizer, wow! Pureed with a dollop of horseradish infused sour cream, delicious. I went for the Holstein schnitzel with a fried egg and slivers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 442074998558
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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