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|Address:||55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB|
|Tel:||020 7499 8558|
|Price: £51.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 11.30am-12M (Sun -11pm)|
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After the failure of St Alban, where they tried to change the formula, the owners have adhered closely to The Wolseley model. So, if you don't like the Wolseley stay away but, if like me you enjoy The Wolseley you'll love Delaunay. The designer has done a fantastic job reconfiguring the space previously occupied by Bank and has created a very impressive, if slightly serious environment. Service is excellent and even on a Saturday evening the owner was patrolling the floor to ensure the restaurant ran smoothly. The food was good rather than exceptional but the menu contains a few unusual items such as Frankfurters and salt beef sandwiches.
On my second visit the atmosphere was better as it was full and buzzy, much like the Wolseley. The food was also better. My choices of 70's classics; Prawn cocktail and Chicken Kiev were both excellent, certainly better than they ever tasted back in the day! This visit confirmed my initial believe that this is a restaurant of substance as well as style that will become a London institution.