The Delaunay

Austrian, Central European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of The Delaunay

Silver Award

Like its sibling The Wolseley, this "lovely buzzy restaurant" bears all the hallmarks of a Corbin & King success story, from "spot-on" service to please-all cooking for a big-city crowd. No wonder The Delaunay has become a perennial favourite on all counts: the welcome is "always friendly" and the David Collins interior "impresses straightaway" with its glossy dark wood, gleaming brass and polished stone floors. There's an "old-school Viennese" vibe here, so expect to find wiener schnitzel, choucroute and rich borscht, as well as traditional dishes from elsewhere in Europe such as chicken Kiev and the ever-popular kedgeree. Tempting patisserie and viennoiserie – including an exemplary sachertorte – are worth a visit alone: luckily the adjoining Counter at The Delaunay sells many of these goodies to go. We urge you to book ahead for the phenomenally popular pre-theatre slot, or start your day in splendid fashion with a gut-busting breakfast. In short, "a great London institution".

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Austrian, Central European
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Celeb spotting, Romantic, Special occasions

About The Delaunay

With the same old world romantic feel to it as its sibling, this central London restaurant is from the team behind The Wolseley, and you can feel it in the sumptuous decor and high standard of service. The Delaunay is a grand space in the centre of theatreland that is modelled on the grand cafes of Mittel-Europe and serves up a menu packed with classics.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a visit to The Delaunay is a welcome treat no matter the time of day. For lunch there’s a selection of sandwiches ranging from an indulgent lobster-filled roll to a stunning chicken schnitzel, and if you happen in later on in the day then you can enjoy heartier fare from the all-day menu - moules, schnitzel or confit duck, say.

Tables fill up fast so booking ahead is recommended, but there are always a handful of spaces reserved for walk ins, in case you fancy a spontaneous trip to one of London’s premier dining destinations.

Special offers for The Delaunay

300 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £45 on Mondays.

300 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £45 on Tuesdays, lunchtimes only.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.

The Delaunay Menu Highlights

Chicken Soup with Spätzle - £8.75
Main Courses
Fillet of Beef Stroganoff - £26.00

pilau rice, sour cream & pickles

Chocolate & Hazelnut Gugelhupf - £7.25

This venue also offers

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Private Group Dining

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Location for The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Covent Garden, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

020 7499 8558


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-11:30
Tue 07:00-11:30
Wed 07:00-11:30
Thu 07:00-11:30
Fri 07:00-11:30
Sat 08:00-11:30
Sun Closed
Mon 07:30-22:00
Tue 07:30-22:00
Wed 07:30-22:00
Thu 07:30-22:00
Fri 07:30-22:00
Sat 08:00-22:30
Sun Closed
All day
Mon 11:30-23:30
Tue 11:30-23:30
Wed 11:30-23:30
Thu 11:30-23:30
Fri 11:30-23:30
Sat 11:30-23:30
Sun Closed

Reviews of The Delaunay

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72 Reviews 

Harriet M

23 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great breakfast. I am a regular, and always receive fantastic service

James D

26 July 2019  
Consistent and has a good buzzy atmosphere. My go to place. The schnitzel and green sauce are excellent.

Beverley D

08 July 2019  
Food marvellous, very generous portions. Service great, all staff ready to assist. Ambience perfect for business or more quiet intimate meal.

Tom S

02 July 2019  
The interior decor, being made to look like an old banking hall is absolutely gorgeous. Their Stroganoff is superb, and it is also a lovely spot for a weekend brunch.

thomas B

28 June 2019  
You wont find better friendly and efficient welcome and service anywhere else. Very comfortable and relaxed ambience. Good food reasonably priced, somewhere that you always want to go back to.

Virginia B

09 April 2019  
Lovely mittel Europa ambience.

thomas B

31 July 2018  
Maybe not the haute cuisine, but the service cannot be beteen, along with the decor/ambiance and value.

Anne W

31 July 2018  
Food is good in an excellent location with great ambience.

Jan D

27 June 2018  
Nothing pretentious here, just consistently good quality even if the service does get "un petit peu" patchy sometimes when overwhelmed with customers. Food quality is always first class (the steak tartare is the best in London), they have a wine list that is reliable, good value and invariably has a few quirky little numbers and there is always the added bonus of celebrity spotting in between mouthfuls!

Alison L

27 June 2018  
I just love The Delaunay! Wonderful staff, delicious food, chilled atmosphere, superb value for money. Would eat here every day, if I could!
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