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The Counter at The Delaunay

#1,425 of 18,560 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (35 reviews)
“schnitzel” (10 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big tasty bacon and sausage sandwich with a big pot of Darjeeling for just less than a tenner in a cafe with lovely decor and ambience. Who could ask for more in central London.

Thank Damichan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with a colleague. Really enjoyed it; service was pleasant and relaxed; good choice of snacks both hot and cold and a mouth-watering pastry counter. The chicken schnitzel sandwich was hot and fresh and hit the spot; the sacher torte was rich, moist...More

Thank 634sarahjo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a pre theatre snack and ordered the smoked salmon and avocado plat. I was very surprised at how small the portion of smoked salmon was - about two mouthfuls. There was half an avocado, some leaves and a slice of bread. It...More

Thank HoneyBeeLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink before a function. Lovely place, quiet, relaxed and comfortable. Friendly, attentive staff. Enjoyrd the Austrian Stiegel beer. Will return to try the Strudel...

Thank colin b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were too early to lunch at Delaunay, so ordered coffee and cake at the counter. We then sat on the sidewalk and enjoyed our refreshment while flaneuring. The Delaunay prides itself on being rather central European, and having stayed in Vienna, Prague, and Ljubljana,...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I just visited this normally excellent establishment which was 80% empty. Four or five waiters were busy doing everything except making eye contact or speaking. After standing at the counter for 2 minutes I said “I give up” and walked out. Not what I expect...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 17 May 2018

For the second time in year we needed to eat at a restaurant in the theatre district before a show, and, for the second time we chose the Counter at the Delaunay. Although the food choices were limited, the quality was excellent! We ate outside...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Popped into The Counter when I had 30 minutes to kill before a meeting. Figured that this would be plenty of time to order, eat, pay and leave and a much nicer option than a chain coffee shop. Took 10 minutes to place my order....More

Thank jojom999
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Just the place for a quality coffee and cake, or croissant, or hot snack come to think of it. And a rest. Very much in the style of an Viennese cafe (although it has to be said, cakes and coffee more British than Austrian). Helpful...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I've been to The Counter at The Delaunay before but with my mum. On this occasion, I had some time to kill so thought i'd have a quick lunch. The restaurant wasn't overly busy but I had to ask where I should sit and was...More

Thank AliMac1169
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558
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