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“The Counter at The Delaunay - excellent breakfast option!”
Review of The Delaunay

The Delaunay
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Ranked #349 of 23,009 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $86
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: 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.
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The Counter at The Delaunay - excellent breakfast option!”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Why go to one of the ubiquitous coffee chains when this delightful cafe serves food from the adjacent (and much more expensive) restaurant. Breakfast from 7.00 offers delicious bacon rolls with excellent coffee - and wonderful pastries too - at prices that match the big coffee chains, but atmosphere, service and food that are in a different league. If you are in Covent Garden, head for the Delaunay (the Counter entrance is round the corner from the restaurant Drury Lane entrance, on Aldwych),

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DelaunayRest, General Manager at The Delaunay, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
I am so pleased to read your wonderful review of The Counter and I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Dominika Mastalarz
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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“Straight onto the favourites list”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

First visit to The Delaunay as a long-time fan of the Wolseley and it did not disappoint. Lovely warm welcome and after meeting friends at the bar headed to our 'booth' table which was very comfortable with plenty of space for handbags! The ambience is just great, so was the service, and we were all pleased with our menu choices (my fish of the day was delicious). Will definitely be back and look forward to trying Zedel and Colbert - does make life easier than having to think too much!

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DelaunayRest, General Manager at The Delaunay, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review of The Delaunay.

I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and it is a great pleasure to share these lovely comments with my team.

I do hope that we can welcome you back to The Delaunay.

Sebastian Fogg
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Peak District - Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“Top Hat lunch at The Counter”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

As it is located very close to the Aldwych theatre, we visited The Counter at The Delaunay for a pre theatre lunch. This cafe (next to the restaurant) is in elegant European style and the menu has a Central European flavour. The vegetarian (spinach and ricotta) strudel, served with potato salad and gem lettuce was very tasty and the cakes/pastries are devine. Friendly, efficient service with orders taken at the counter and then brought to your table. Reasonably priced . Gets busy so lots of people hovering for seats which is the only negative.

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DelaunayRest, General Manager at The Delaunay, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review of The Counter at The Delaunay.

I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your pre-theatre meal. I do hope that we can welcome you back to The Counter the next time you are visiting London.

Dominika Mastalarz
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“First rate lunch.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

First rate restaurant for couples or business people having lunch with very attentive service. It is also good for private dining . I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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DelaunayRest, General Manager at The Delaunay, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

I am so pleased to read your comments and thank you for recommending our private dining room.

I do hope that we can welcome you back to The Delaunay again soon.

Sebastian Fogg
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“Excellent food and ambience but v casual service”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

This is a fine restaurant, with a good menu with a Central European flavour. The atmosphere is suitably fin de siècle, and late evening is a good time to sample it. But why is the service so casual? It's not hard for a restaurant to ensure that it's staff just keep a careful eye on their tables to make sure that everyone's happy; but we waited an age from the beginning, for a glass of water, through various excessive pauses for ordering, for another glass of wine, for even the opportunity to pay the bill. Shame really - but easily solved. Pity it was on a wedding anniversary.

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DelaunayRest, General Manager at The Delaunay, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your feedback after your recent visit to The Delaunay.

I am pleased to read your comments about the food but I am disappointed to read about the service that you experienced and I must apologise for this, especially on your special occasion. This is certainly not the usual Delaunay level of service that we strive to offer our customers. I would be most grateful if you could please contact me directly on info@thedelaunay.com to further discuss.

I do hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Sebastian Fogg
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