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The Delaunay

#296 of 17,074 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an early evening meal with friends, prior to theatre visit. Beautiful restaurant, immaculate service. A bit pricey by our standards but a favourite of our London friends who suggested it. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Thank sandraK60
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Bavarian style brasserie is right next to the Aldwich Theatre and an excellent location for a pre-show bite to eat. I'm sure it's also excellent for a full meal, however my wife and I both just had schnitzel which is a house specialty. It was served in a friendly and prompt manner and tasted delicious. We will be back... More 

Thank Markmonaghan
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a quite superb evening with a party of eight at a round table in the corner of this wonderful restaurant which has a great atmosphere and superlative service. We were made to feel very special. We had ordered Bollinger to begin and chilled champagne glasses were immediately brought to the table. A magnum of Pouilly Fuisse followed but... More 

Thank Douglas C
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Delaunay was a perfect way to start a night out at the Theatre. The elegant decor and super efficient staff set the scene for an excellent pre theatre supper. The borscht soup with creamed horse radish was a delicious starter. The veal shnitzel was great --loved the muslin covered lemon. Desert--blackberry and apple strudel--tart offset with sweetness-a perfect balance!... More 

Thank 347WendyP
Matlock, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is the best of any restaurant we know. It has a real buzz to it. However most importantly the food especially the schnitzel is top class. The service is very good and nothing can be faulted. Would definitely recommend.

Thank PANDA5661
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was lovely to spend my Saturday evening at The Delaunay. Menu is European ,perhaps with a predominance of Austrian/German influence. Staff are ever so helpful and genuinely nice; they bring you some complimentary fragrant mini baguettes with butter whilst you are choosing your courses. The setting is elegant, calm and stylish and it is perfect if you want to... More 

Thank Penguin1982
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good after dinner venue. Panelled large interior space – club style. Tables well spaced. Good Viennese styled menu – seafood, sausage, schnitzel, cooked meats, fish and bird. Also hamburgers if you must. Good wine selection especially by the glass and 50cl carafe. Service: friendly and excellent.

Thank TheTonyTraveller
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had seen this place several times and finally made the decision to go. I was amazed by the decor and the staff was very friendly. I was worried because I look about 19 and I was going alone that they might treat me in a friendly manner. The waiter was friendly and had just the right amount of interaction.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely furnishings and atmosphere along with food and outstanding service! Celebrated by son's 21st birthday weekend and was very impressed with our breakfast; would definitely recommend this delightful place to other people...

Thank tenniskaties
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited to this restaurant by colleagues. When receiving the menu it seems a bit odd, since half of the menu is in German, and they actually serve a couple of typical german dishes (like schnitzel), which the name of the restaurant would not suggestie. And you can receive a vegetarian menu on request! In the end I opted... 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, 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
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