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About The Delaunay

Located behind an imposing entrance on the corner of historic Drury Lane and The Aldwych, The Delaunay is an all-day café-restaurant inspired by the grand cafés of Europe. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning coffee and afternoon tea are also served seven days a week, alongside a Take-Out section with a local delivery service.


Booking is recommended but a portion of the tables are available for walk-in customers.

55 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BB
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 11am; Saturday: 8am – 11am


Lunch:

Monday – Saturday: 11.30am – 5pm; Sunday: 11am – 5pm


Afternoon Tea:

Monday – Friday: 3pm –6pm; Saturday - Sunday: 3.30pm – 6pm


Dinner:

Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 11.30pm; Sunday: 5pm – 10.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7499 8558

Website:
http://www.thedelaunay.com/

Public Transport:


Temple Underground
Covent Garden Underground
Holborn Underground

Executive Chef:
Lee Ward

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Chillingworth: 020 7659 9302

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

The Delaunay Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (159)
Special Occasions (109)
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Brunch (95)
Good for a Date (92)
Business Meals (89)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Afternoon Tea (72)
Sunday Lunch (68)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
People Watching (66)
Authentic (63)
Comfort Food (63)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Romance (50)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Afternoon Coffee (46)
Notable Wine List (42)
Casual (35)
Cosy (31)
Fun (30)
Group Bookings (30)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Quick Bite (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Child Friendly (14)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Family Style (1)
Historic (1)
Organic (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

The Delaunay never disappoints. Always excellent service and delicious freshly prepared food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

A constantly good place for excellent food, super service and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Delightful venue for meeting friends. Excellent service..

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

An amazing week day afternoon date with my partner romantic and buzzy ..the service was outstanding and friendly. The food was outstanding ...will most certainly return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Immaculate in every aspect! Delicious food, wonderful service lovely restaurant

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Very good dinner. Great food and service.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

I have dined here several times and have enjoyed each visit. The ambience, service and food quality are amongst the best I’ve experienced. The wiener schnitzel holstein was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Fantastic atmosphere , not too noisy. Service just right and as always excellent food

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food4
ambience5
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 (Miami)·Dined on 26 December 2017

Very good although there were no oysters available and the filet steak was tiny.
Overall tasty though and a lovely place with good service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 26 December 2017

I have eaten at Delaunay a number of times as I know the food will be good and I enjoy the elegant setting. The staff are impeccable and always go that extra mile to make the occasion special. It’s one of my favourite places to eat in London .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Brilliant. Sea bass en pointe . Skin so crispy, meat so flaky

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

The Delaunay is a very nice restaurant, good atmosphere, great food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

An excellent evening with superb menu and ambience. Will certainly book again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Great atmosphere and excellent service.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2017

We have been here many times and find the food, staff and ambience is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

This really is one of the very best restaurants in London. Every visit is a memorable experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Never disappoints. Great food and great service at a fair price. Portions are always good as well!

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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food5
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

I booked The Delaunay fairly last minute for my wife's birthday, and I wasn't disappointed. The ambience, service and food were fantastic. I was concerned that a week before Christmas, we would be shoved in a corner amongst Christmas party groups but that couldn't be further from the truth. Overall a great experience, and I recommend a cocktail in the bar whilst awaiting your table.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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service3
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Great food and fabulous ambience would highly recomend. Just a slight issue with the service being a bit slow and whilst I appreciate it was busy I would have expected a quicker service. This however did not spoil the overall experience just something to improve on.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Excellent and consistent. In our many visits , the quality remains and coupled with exemplary service , is a favourite with our family . The menu choice is eclectic and always suits all. Ideal for pre/post theatre. Great place!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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food5
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value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 12 December 2017

As always, great attentive and fast service, good food and drinks. What struck me was the additional £2 added per head for ‘dinner’, a 12.5% service charge added to the total which included the £2 and VAT. This is becoming the norm in London. I think it shocking to Evie t us to ‘tip’ the government. Get a grip!

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2017

As always delightful and relaxed but efficient.
Difficult to find a quiet spot but there is good space between tables so there is privacy.
Really lively and not drowned out by loud music. Brilliantly located. I go there a lot.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fun, Authentic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food, and terrific staff

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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

We had the most beautiful evening at The Delaunay celebrating our last date night before our first baby is born. The food was incredible and the service we received was above and beyond. The cherry on the cake was the congratulations cheesecake we were presented with at the end of the meal! Thank you for looking after us and making us feel so valued.

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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Christmas Office Lunch so easy to cater fro everyone's different needs from Vegan to ULTRA CARNIVOROUS!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Attentive service and delicious Sunday lunch with superb roast beef

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2017

Outstanding service this weekend at the Delaunay, To start with I had made an error with the booking, and rather than simply turn us away, despite the restaurant being very busy, they not only found us a table, but gave us a couple of options! Our group of 7 then went on to order with half the group ordering from the lunch menu, the other half from the brunch menu, none of this was a problem, and the food and service at the table were equally superb. An establishment worthy of praise!

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food4
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service5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Booked for a post theatre meal. Could not fault the welcome and the service included hailing a tax for us. Food excellent, rated it four stars due to the huge tart that came as a starter. Not explained how large it was. But a minor detail as everything else was just great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

price was fair given the central location, fancy environment and good service. was surprised that afternoon tea and scones just cost 10£. would definitely go back again

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Food good and service excellent. Noise level high but that was because everyone was having a good time. Was also crowded from the time we arrived to the time we left but no-one rushed us.

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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, professional service, you could go every day and still enjoy it.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

This was my second visit and as the first was excellent. Service is brilliant, professional, courteous and friendly. We had the champagne afternoon tea. Excellent value for money and just so perfect. We have decided our next visit will be for a meal as the food looked excellent and inviting.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Super food, great friendly service and I was so delighted that the restaurant was able to fulfill my request for seating ..... such great customer service ..... I really do love this restaurant!

Thank you!

Gavin Wills

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 21 November 2017

Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Great experience. First afternoon tea for my daughters and they enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Needing cheering up we headed to the Delaunay. We had a superb breakfast and enjoyed a relaxed, non rushed experience.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great venue and value for late night dining after theatre or an event

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 17 November 2017

The restaurant is stunning and the food superb. Our waiter spoilt our lunch by leaning across and filling our glasses!! He put still water in with sparkling without asking or changing the glasses. The maitre d' was wonderful , explained the desert menu and gave us his recommendation. He certainly made the meal very memorable.I told him about the waiter and he was most apologetic .This was my 3 visit and I will return.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

Great atmosphere, impeccable service and a delicious menu. I’ve been a couple of times now, both as post theatre meal with family. They are great at being speedy if required. If you’re vegetarian or vegan there isn’t much to chose from but plenty of chicken and fish options available. They make the best fries too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 November 2017

We had an excellent meal with first class service on the occasion of my wife’s birthday.
Good food, good wine great service and ambiance.
Sam Leigh
London

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Booked a table for 6.30 but arrived at 5.15! Staff managed to get us in early. Food, service and ambience were excellent at a very competitive price. Very handy for a number of West End Theatres and also Covent Garden

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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