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The Delaunay

#276 of 17,712 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
07:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was quieter when we went in and glad we ended up sat near door so not too noisy. The food was great blueberry pancakes and creme fraiche I can recommend. But service became a bit slow when trying to pay

Thank Cate_Colquhoun
Manama, Bahrain
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'd advice to book in advance as the place is buzzing. Food is really good, had the schnitzel and the beef stroganoff (which was the best stroganoff I've tasted).

Thank Sarah J
Wilmington, Delaware
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316 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fan of German cuisine, we had dinner here before our show in the West End. Excellent experience across the board! Service was quick and professional, food was delicious (my array of wursts was delicious!), and the setting was quite nice! Our Gruner Weltliner was not ideal as a sipping wine but as soon as we started having food with... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Flew to London on early flight and decided to wait for breakfast until we got to the Delaunay. Welcome was proficient but could have been slightly warmer (we had not reserved). We were shown to a spacious table in the middle of the room. The breakfast menu was still being offered - it was about 10.15am. The menu is comprehensive... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to The Delaunay several times and always enjoyed it. My previous visit had been disappointing as there apparently was a computer breakdown on the morning. I reflected this in my review at the time and, to the restaurant's credit, the general manager contacted me to apologise and invite me back. That is the sign of a restaurant that... More 

Thank BathEGR
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere with a strong European feel, nice menu with plenty of selections. I particularly like the sausage menu and tried to types, both were really lovely. Would recommend as a great place for business lunches, will hope to visit again soon.

Thank Rob L
Great Oakley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked the look and ambiance of this restaurant, had an aura of a restaurant from a bygone era .Shame about the food , and sporadic service .I can cope with inflated prices if the food is top notch , but on our experience it was second class , served in a sloppy manner , with no real interest to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited one cold and dreary Saturday in January for a birthday treat. The experience was a delight from beginning to end, with the sort of exceptional service you hope for in an establishment like this. The food was very good, and interesting because of the Viennese angle. We were warm, well looked after and absolutely stuffed by the end.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the ambiance and decoration are lovely. the food is delicious, the service can be a bit chaotic though but it did not really impact us. we loved it so much we did the brunch the following morning which was very good as well. their website is also very easy to use for booking.

Thank lgr75
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Grand Café style with a bubbly atmosphere and very professional and numerous staff. One of my favorites. Early 20th century style in a modern and up to date restaurant, the food is not "celebrity chef" level but it is professionally cooked and elegantly served in a large hubbub of a dining room that would suit Poirot or the Third... 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, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: 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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