What Insiders Are Saying
The Delaunay is the restaurant you want to be in when you just want to feel good. Sit in the amazing dining room or hit the cafe for a quick one.
As always a superb location for breakfast with excellent service and food
A wonderful place to go and soak up the atmosphere as well as the best afternoon tea ever.
All good as usual, I could strongly recommend
Fabulous ambiance, food lovely and service efficient and friendly. Would recommend it!
I visit the Delaunay fairly regularly - faultless service, superb food. I invited two guests from Italy to enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea.
On arriving I was told my table was not ready (I arrived 5 mins before time) but walk in tables of the same party size were seated.
I was asked to wait at the bar; my guests then arrived who they then sat at the table without telling me, and I had to go to reception and ask where they were as they had messaged me to say they were at the table, and where was I. When I asked the receptionist why this happened she grimaced.
We then ordered two afternoon teas, and one tea. The tea arrived promptly, and at the same time a couple were sat an adjacent table. After 15 mins, the adjacent table had relieved not only their tea but their afternoon tea as well. We still did not have our own afternoon teas. After a further ten minutes we asked the waiter where our tea was, to be told it was being made. They then brought three afternoon teas, not two.
When we repeated that we only wanted one two afternoon teas, and asked them to take one of them away (my female guest didn’t want to eat, which is why we had ordered two in the first place) we were told “we will gift you a cup of tea”.
This missed the point: I didn’t want anything gifted, I wanted faultless service - and this was a car crash at a venue that I had specially selected for my visitors, and had said at some length in advance how special it was.
I left feeling very upset indeed. Anyone can make a mistake, two at an utter push, but this was like faulty towers from start to finish.
I now question whether I will return again, which is a shame as this was previously a favourite
Delaunay always at the top, food and service-wise! Great place for a business lunch, afternoon tea with your mother or a romantic date night. Love the Delaunay artistic theme
We visited Delaunay ‘s for Mothers day last Sunday. We were met with pleasant smiles and curteous attention. There were lots of people there, creating an exciting buzz but it was not so noisy that our own conversations were disrupted. We were given advice on the menu and cocktails not listed on the menus were made available when asked for. My son and husband enjoyed the peppered steak which they praised continuously on the journey home. Most unusual for my husband to have such high praise for restaurant food. We had such a pleasant evening.
Sadly we were far too full to sample anything from the desert menu, but I now have an excuse to return. And return I shal...
Thank you for a perfectly enjoyable Mothers day
We very much enjoyed our first visit, to this venue with its stylish decor, very professional service and generally well dressed clientel.
We enjoyed the fish, and the range of choice from the vegiterian menu. A well mixed dry martini to wash down some meaty oysters, made the evening a real treat
As always the food and service was excellent. Lovely evening and look forward to coming back soon!
We had a lovely lunch, excellent service and very good food, let down by the noise level, which was quite high but the staff very considerately gave us a table by the window which had a somewhat reduced noise problem. Wouldn't stop us from a return visit!
Terrific food in a lovely setting. The staff are great too, very welcoming and very good service.
Supreme breakfast fit for a king excellent from front of house to food served
Went here to celebrate a birthday. Everything was great! Attentive service, great food and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended !
Excellent food, relaxed atmosphere
The restaurant location, ambience, decor and layout is very good. The front of house service is also good, however the table service was disinterested at best and hard to get attention of waiters most times. None of the questions around if any help was needed with the menu, how the food was, any eye contact during service or any attention to see if we wanted to order food or drink. Given the clients to waiters ratio seemed okay for a Fri night, was disappointed with this.
Food wise, starters were good and main course was okay. I may continue going for coffee catch ups and breakfast meetings but unlikely to frequent for dinner in future.
A great venue for lunch with an "old" friend - she had not been there before and was very impressed.
The food quality has gone down. This is my usual safe option to meet business contacts and friends. But the food was just ok, did they change chefs? My grilled chicken was super oily. Thank goodness service was still ok.
Excellent service and delicious food.
Good choice on the menu, and wines.
Would be happy to visit again.
Great place for a relaxing brunch and catch up with friends.
Came across this restaurant by chance. Very pleasant experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and were given complimentary chocolates. Nice gesture.
Delaunay is great just like his siblings Wolseley and Fischer’s.
Warm and friendly front-of-house, lovely ambience and even better food that never disappoints.
They make one of the best kedgeree with a just perfect oozy poached egg.
Their sorbet is really pretty with two leaves of pistachio biscuits and dehydrated pineapple!
Wonderful service, yummy food and delicious wine. An evening well spent.
Our family of four had a wonderful evening before seeing Tina at the Aldwych Theatre. The restaurant's location is perfect. Most of all the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. The ambiance was unique to what other places we visited during our week in London. I give this 5 stars!
Very attentive staff and lovely food. Good value for the quality
Super food, taken care of well and a great time to celebrate an anniversary brunch
Always a pleasure, that why I regularly return. A small but perfect menu. It excels in its consistency food and staff.
A large room but one that has a good atmosphere, just the right amount of noise and bustle. Service is attentive but the food takes a while to emerge. Worth the wait, though
Excellent meal . Excellent discreet high quality service. Good buzzy atmosphere. Recommended
Extremely good Sunday Roast with all the traditional trimmings. We loved it.
Lovely ambience and vibe in the restaurant. Nice to show my wife one of my regular spots
Great meal and wonderful ambience.
It’s a special restaurant for a special treat! First class good old fashioned service
In spite of mucking up our order the food, it was only ok when it arrived. It’s a nice venue and the service was friendly but not very efficient! Hence the 50% rating
It is a shame that a restaurant with such a German/ Austrian menu does not have a beer menu to match. That said: a great meal in a lovely location.
Well what a place! Loved it. Fine dining indeed,fabulous decor and style.
Great wine list
Having been to the Wolsey I can see the similarity
Food was fantastic
Will be back for sure
Would probably opt for private dining as rather noisy when busy
Too marks all round
A superb restaurant! Extraordinary menu and wine list of best of well-known European cuisines (strudels, dobos torte, Riesling, Tokaji etc.). Timely services, attentive and friendly staff and chefs. Pre-show perfect. Perhaps a little booster than we would’ve liked, but not disturbing (it was a full house). Will visit each time when in London, for sure!
Very nice venue and food .
Just a little eager to clear finished items from table
Fabulous as always. Impeccable service, great food and exquisite surroundings.
Excellent food and nice service in a beautiful settings. Big fans of the Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarrn in particular!