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The Delaunay

#282 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary
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55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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West Country
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant, food is very good, portion sizes are large though so be careful when you order. Great decor, you will not be disappointed.

Thank GillD1954
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A cosmopolitan hub for pre and post theater dining. The food selection is quite wide, excellently prepared, presented and moderately priced for its category. While you can be in and out in an hour, the food prep and service are so well rehearsed that there is no sense of pressure or feeling that a fine meal was not given its... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whether you are taking a light lunch or a beautifully cooked and served dinner you will not be disappointed by the Delaunay. Centrally situated, chic and smart, the prices are reasonable and the food excellent. Friendly and efficient service. What more can I say? Go and find out for yourself.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening with some friends who were visiting London. We chose this place as on previous visits we have had nothing but positive things to say. On this occasion we were a bit disappointed though admittedly all of the points below are minor in isolation. Across the whole evening it got a little frustrating. They had run... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yep! Once is DEFINITELY not enough! We chose (and booked, fortunately!) The Delaunay a LITTLE bit at random as we wanted somewhere with old style elegance but buzzy....as an apres theatre meal...5pm...we had seen STOMP at 3pm (GREAT FUN!). Most around us were enjoying what looked like simply delicious tea, cakes etc....but we were after a meal....and what a delight... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for the Champagne afternoon tea for two. The food and drink were totally out of this world and the service was impeccable. Nothing was too much for the staff, they catered for our every need. The atmosphere was buzzing but not intimidating. This is one of the best afternoon teas ever. The mini kuglehopfs were divine Afterwards we headed... More 

Thank Henry030
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here for afternoon tea with 3 friends and was super pleased with it. Excellent veggie sandwiches alongside scones and cakes. Great variety. Nice atmosphere and for £20 per person is great value for central London. Highly recommend!

Thank 00Chucky
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 5.30. Glad we did as it was very busy. We were going to see a concert and being late eaters we chose an late afternoon tea. Now I'm the awkward one. I can't eat cheese. So what they did they gave us 2 cake stands. What always surprises me about afternoon tea is just how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphère- very nice Service- the waitress very professional and friendly with us. Food- my tarte flambée was good My chicken good as well ( mushroom sauce not enough for the huge portion of chicken )

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the Delaunay a couple of times for dinner but recently went for brunch for the first time. It is the same owners as the Wolseley and has the same almost magical European dining room feel. Again like the wolseley the service is always outstanding and friendly. They do an excellent coffee - 7 out of 10 for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +44 20 7499 8558
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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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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