The Delaunay

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3040 reviews
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£26 to £40
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It has been a difficult decision, but The Delaunay will remain closed at the present time until we can assess demand in the area. Do follow us on social media for updates.

Inspired by the grand cafés of Mittel-Europe, The Delaunay is an all-day café-restaurant located near Covent Garden on the corner of Aldwych & Drury Lane. Offering a varied selection of classic European food, it is open early for breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner – two Private Dining Rooms are also available and well suited to all manner of events.

Located in the heart of London’s theatre-land, The Delaunay is perfectly placed for enjoying a meal before or after a nearby performance – a number of ‘Dinner & Show’ packages with nearby theatres are also offered throughout the year.

Open from early until late, seven days a week, reservations are recommended but tables are always available on a first come, first served basis.
What 3040 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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AlanC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

our regular pre theatre choice and never disappointed. Food is value, although London prices of course, but delicious; wines are naughty prices.
And service always good, but remember to tell them what time you need to be away.

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johnp
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt and efficient; very nice food. Reminiscent of traditional Europe

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Reviewer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Delaunay. The service is super hospitable and the Austrian/European cuisine is superb. We all enjoyed our meals and it's great value for money. Would recommend to anyone.

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HeyJude
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Sunday Brunch. Really good menu but including all the usual breakfast and egg dishes as well as full roast and fish. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic staff and lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 March2020

Brilliant meal with our family x

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vipJohn
London
42 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! In my opinion it's the best for quality and service in the Corbin and King group

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vipStuart
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service slow to non existent.
Food came out late and cold.
Main area was far to noisy for a conversation.

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vipMia1811
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and the service at the table was perfect. The hostess at reception was quite unpleasant. We were 10 minutes late for our reservation and she was most disagreeable about it whilst not finding our booking on the server. Otherwise it’s a lovely place!

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Mimihop
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient for theatre but a little expensive overall for regular visits. Buzzing and busy and waiters/waitresses were delightful.

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DominikF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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vipCher
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous after theatre dining. Great service very nice wine list. Had delicious chicken schnitzel with frites!!!k

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vipCherry
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday lunch with friends. Great atmosphere, good choice of dishes for everyone. Couple of times the staff forgot little things like extra butter no big deal but we had five bottles of wine and the last one they didn’t top up once so we removed the service charge on that bottle. When spending £575 for the table (five people) we expect the service we are paying for. Other than that all was good and it would not stop us returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food in a lovely setting

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LizR
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slight problem with the initial table but quickly sorted
Great service and really helpful with meal choice - a la carte v special meal.
Always a good experience at this restaurant

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MichaelaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

beautiful restaurant with consistently good food and ambiance

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Foxy
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place - have not been before but food was excellent and service fantastic. Nothing to fault! 4 mintues from the theater as well!

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vipclives
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant enough meal
Oysters very good
Schnitzel average

service and ambiance was good not sure it is worth the month

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IanDuque
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delauney never disappoints. Good as ever. Great atmosphere good food and service and proper portions.

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vipartlover
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Delaunay never disappoints - you are always welcomed like an old friend and pampered by the waiters without it ever feeling overbearing. The food is sumptuous and the ambience friendly and buzzy. Highly recommend

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vipHannahR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken Schnitzel was lovely, as was the cucumber salad. My fellow diners had the fish goujons, and the beef stroganoff all said it was very good. The service was great, no request was too big or too small. Would go again. It's certainly not cheap but the food is very good, and the diners I was with have been a number of times before and say the food is consistently good.

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vipnogoodgirlo
London
112 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Upmarket late breakfast with friends in the restaurant area of this all day dining venue. Great vegetarian breakfast, they helpfully substituted fried mushrooms for egg. Quiet mid morning but rapidly filled up by lunchtime. We could have stayed all day!

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Andyw
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a delightful experience as usual however I do think the restaurant is squeezing in more tables and it’s as a result the experience isn’t what it used to be. Also I found it louder than usual but it was an early sitting so I hope it was just that 18:00 time slot.

You can always rely on fantastic service and good quality food and a menu that covers some old time favourites please don’t change we like you the way you are !

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kann
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and staff were good at getting us fed in time to get to the opera house without chasing. Our only disappointment was our table location which they couldn’t change. Would definitely recommend.

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vipHappyDiner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my cousin as a treat. Loved the enviroment and menu was a reminder of our grandmother. Thank u we loved our night

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andrewfitzrovia
London
43 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to the Delaunay mid afternoon Saturday when they were serving a number of menus - afternoon tea & the brunch. It feels like an all day brasserie. The restaurant is a classy operation and you pay for that. I would say that the charges are definitely on the high side eg charging a cover charge plus 12.5% service. But the service is slick and the food is good. A very reliable restaurant.

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HelenM
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was quite slow but food was excellent and we enjoyed our pre theatre lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Disappointing.

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InnesJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was pleasant to be there and the mood was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon tea experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Staff are rude. They even got into a shouting match with a woman at another table who left something and came back for it after they’d stopped serving but had a lot of people still there. They told her she’d have to come back the next day to retrieve her purse. It disrupted the whole place.

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Rdrouge
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

very lacklustre food and largely disinterested staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Excellent food, wait staff was disinterested at best.

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JonathanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I enjoy the Delaunay. It's always reliable. However, this time the service really wasn't up to much, and we kept feeling forgotten and having to call our waiter over who had priorities elsewhere. I'm hoping it's a one-off experience, so I shall be back.

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Twickers
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed informal atmosphere with good service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, good food and very good service. Love the ambiance of this place.

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FrancisS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect as all Jamie Kings restaurants. We love all of them

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LaurieB
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an early evening meal on Christmas Eve. Delicious food in a lovely environment.

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vipStephenL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First rate breakfast. The bacon and egg roll was seriously good!

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Carla
Österreich
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, and cozy ambiance

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DoHm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Das Restaurant ist sehr gut besucht und belebt. Das Personal ist unglaublich freundlich, die Qualität des Essens hervorragend. Wir haben selten einen so guten Seeteufel gegessen und das Angebot für Vegetarier ist wirklich vielseitig.

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The Delaunay is rated 4.6 stars by 3040 OpenTable diners.

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