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The Counter at The Delaunay

) #1,444 of 17,834 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Austrian, Cafe, European
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (29 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (6 reviews)
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Austrian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel like I am stepping into a movie set at the Delauney; it transports me to a different time and place. Relax in the afternoon after walking miles of London pavement with excellent tea and pastries. My favorite is the Bavarian pretzel, slathered with...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting a friend in London, she suggested a trip to Covent Garden and getting out at Holborn Station, so we could walk through to the 'garden'. Having left home after breakfast, we felt in need of a coffee en route and she knew of...More

Thank SHK50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place for a coffee and cake. Perfect every time. Sometimes service can be a little slow, but I cannot deduct points when everything else is lovely. Worth a stop.

Thank brendenpolsen
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Finding ourselves in Aldwych after an appointment at the Indian High Commission we found ourselves outside this restaurant. Went in for a coffee and ended up eating brunch such was the lovely menu! We both had delicious chicken noodle broth followed by pork schnitzel and...More

Thank CoffeeBeanCardiff
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A really great place to have a late breakfast in the Covent Garden area. If it is afternoon tea that you are after then there is a terrific choice of cakes. Staff all very welcoming.

Thank John D
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A great atmosphere, transporting you to Vienna, on the way to the theatre. We popped in for a light supper, not sure how light their sausages with sauerkraut was, but it was excellent. Great draught beer went beautifully with my main course and my wife...More

Thank Pierreaulit
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to the main restaurant many many times but popped in for a spot of lunch en famille . Reasonably priced menu with something for everyone . Like the buzzy atmosphere and again excellent service . I especially enjoyed the goulash soup as...More

Thank karenb21
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to have a pit stop near Theatreland in Covent Garden. The cafe serves a delightful chicken schnitzel and a mean millefeuille. Good service.

Thank ilrich
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

It was my husbands 65th birthday 6th Feb. I got surprise tickets to see 'Beautiful'. I was speaking to a friend and she knew I did not want to spend a great fortune. She recommended The Delaunay Restaurant, but it was too pricey for us....More

2  Thank sueEdgware
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This cafe is clearly in the business of ripping off the unaware tourists who come in thinking this place is glamorous. Firstly, the prices on the menu are not those that you'll be charged. They are in fact the Take Away prices ...... now who...More

Thank Andrew D
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558
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