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The Delaunay

) #332 of 18,191 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ German, , European
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (202 reviews)
“schnitzel” (212 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: Great decor. Staff attentive. Negatives: Not good during quieter periods, lack of attention to detail. Food salty. We visited The Delaunay for our 30th anniversary treat after recommendations and reading some positive reviews. We arrived about 3PM and there were about 4 other tables...More

1  Thank ccc165
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, We are sorry to hear that you had a less than perfect meal at The Delaunay, if you could kindly message us privately with your contact details so a manager can get in touch and speak to you personally about your experience. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there with family (teenagers) and friends and had a wonderful evening. So many different dishes makes it easy to have everyone happy. It was delicious and the service top! Beautiful place to be. We loved the super food salad.

Thank K911DGsandrav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch is fine, but at breakfast they have lovely linen tablecloths, wonderful viennoiserie, yummy egg dishes. Beautifully presented, delicious and a lovely calm oasis of old school charm.

Thank LilyE79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a shame my American style Hot Dog was such a bad choice, but it was promoted as something to have here. My wife had a Fish Finger sandwich in which you had to look twice to find the fish. This was likely a good...More

1  Thank StravaG71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had afternoon tea here before and really enjoyed and we decided to visit here for pre-theatre dinner and we were not disappointed. The staff are attentive but not over powering, service is great, food was excellent, my steak was cooked to perfection, exactly how I'd...More

Thank Ninboo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for pre theatre lunch. The place was very busy and service was slow. However the food was excellent. Staff immaculately turned out. Would go again

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Counter where I stopped for a light lunch was busy and service consequently slower than I have come to expect at breakfast.The food was very good particularly the tomato and horseradish soup.Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is exactly the sort of restaurant you want to find in Central London. Location on the Aldwych is perfect for theatreland, Trafalgar Square etc. All three of us rated our main courses very highly - liver, prawns and eggs Arlington. One of the deserts...More

Thank Synthomer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great resto in Aldwych, close to Covent Garden/the Strand, adjacent Austrian style cafe and many related dishes, great atmosphere, lighting and staff

Thank R H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends for lunch at this great restaurant. At first i was a little nonplussed about a Viennese restaurant in London but that soon changed when I started eating. And it was refreshing to have a Gruner Veltliner with the food - not something one...More

1  Thank John K
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
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October 22, 2016|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
It is very mixed and appropriateness of course depends on outlook. There are usually quite a few in business suits and ties, but there are also those in jeans. Anywhere in the middle would make you fit right in, casual but... More
May 17, 2016|
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Response from Jane R | Reviewed this property |
Cab, if you don't know where you are going should cost about £5 from Covent Gareden tube, or if you are in high heels. Otherwise, it's about a 6 minute walk from Covent Gareden tube. Hope it helps.
September 11, 2015|
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Response from diane c | Reviewed this property |
i have no idea, but it's in the theatre district which is special and transport is quick and regular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $87
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, 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: +44 20 7499 8558
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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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