The Delaunay

Silver Award
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Afternoon tea, Austrian, Central European

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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".

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 all day dining, 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 rich and cheesy rarebit, 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. Aside from the main food offering there is also a popular afternoon tea and brunch which make for a treat come the weekend.

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.

The kitchen is headed up by Adam Middleton, who began his hospitality career at Glowbal in Vancouver before returning to  the UK and working within prestigious locations such Bord'eaux, Caprice Holdings, Bocca Di Lupo and Le Coq. Adam joined the Corbin & King team in 2016 and became executive sous chef within 18 months, before taking the role as Head Chef at Colbert for two years, he then took the helm of The Delaunay in the summer of 2019.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, Austrian, Central European
Ambience
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Traditional, Unique
Other Awards
SquareMeal London Top 100
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Celeb-spotting, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

The Delaunay Menu Highlights

Starters
Jersey rock oysters - £3.50
Main Courses
Chicken schnitzel with lingonberry jam - £18.50
Dessert
Black Forest Gâteau - £7.75

Special offers from The Delaunay

Afternoon tea menu

From: 28 January, 2020
To: 31 December, 2020
This offer is available from January 28, 2020 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

Brunch menu

From: 1 February, 2020
To: 31 December, 2020
This offer is available from February 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

Location for The Delaunay

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

020 7499 8558

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-23:00
Tue 07:00-23:00
Wed 07:00-23:00
Thu 07:00-23:00
Fri 07:00-23:00
Sat 10:30-23:00
Sun 11:00-22:00

Reviews of The Delaunay

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71 Reviews 

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!

Tim R

27 June 2018  
The most professional and dependable restaurant in London at any time of day and always obliging. Good wine list too.

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