The Delaunay

The Delaunay

English Restaurant and Tea Room
55 Aldwych (at Drury Ln), London, Greater London, WC2B 4BB, United Kingdom
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
£ £ £ £
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

We offer an extensive à la carte menu throughout the day, seven days a week, inspired by the grand cafés of Europe.


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    Debbie M.
    "Schnitzel is amazing but it's very big so don't have a starter."(12 Tips)
    Jennifer W.
    "Salt beef pretzel makes a light"(3 Tips)
    Duarte E.
    "delicious and the Salzburg soufflé with apricot compote a must-have."(2 Tips)
    Sean R.
    "Try the omelette Arnold Bennett, exceptional!"(2 Tips)
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125 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • schnitzel
  • breakfast food
  • tea
  • good for dates
  • coffee
  • salzburg souffle
  • brunch food
  • salt beef pretzel
  • fancy
  • good for groups
  • pastries
  • lively
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • cake
  • oysters
  • romantic
  • cheesecake
  • good for a late night
  • Cvg

    Excellent!!!Try the rose tea!!!

    Cvg · 3 weeks ago
  • Cookie P.

    Best cheesecake ever.

  • Elizabeth W.

    Oysters were great for a starter, the goulash melted in my mouth. Pricey but worth it for a special treat

    Elizabeth Wall · May 19
  • Fatih K.

    Very nice and elegant coffee shop at an excellent location

    Fatih Kuran · May 18
  • Lorna M.

    Great atmosphere, great food, great service!

    Lorna Maltby · May 18
  • Angela L.

    Traditional continental european setting. Pretty good omelette arnold bennett. The delauney counter next door does solid salmon bagel and mille feuille

    Angela Liu · May 12
  • Martin

    Great atmosphere,generous tea portion. Though the chicken noodle soup was too salty for my liking.

    Martin · May 4
  • Seyda C.

    Big place - great for brunch !!! Plenty of choices similar concept with to Balthazar in NYC - food 7/10 - ambiance 8/10 - service 8/10

  • Harriet R.

    Great brunch. Phenomenal coffee. For the level of service and wonderful atmosphere the prices are oh so reasonable. Um there in the best breakfast spots in London.

    Harriet Ruff · March 7
  • Ilse

    Waiting for a table at their fab bar is no punishment. The food is some sort of delicious Habsburger-nostalgia with schnitzels, goulash and a konditorei. And late-night, so you can go AFTER the show!

    Ilse · March 2
  • Senay

    I like the chicken soup and noodles 👍☺ they serve with butter and two slices of bread 😋🍞 which is delicious !

    Senay · March 1
  • Klaus I.

    Really romantic restaurant in Aldwych, its intimate setting of dark wood and brass rails and white marble floors create a a feeling of subdued luxury. Perfect for an anniversary or couple dinner date Read more

    Klaus Indahaus · February 20
  • Pelismo

    Wiener Schnitzel, deserts and all specialty coffees!

    Pelismo · February 14
  • Betony K.

    Great people watching spot. If you're in time for breakfast, try the oatmeal soufflé. Delicious and you're unlikely to make it at home.

    Betony Kelly · February 8
  • Eleni S.

    Beautiful space - great for an occasion. Tried a few of the brunch options, my favourite was the Arnold Bennett omelette. Definitely going back for the desserts!

    Eleni Sardi · February 7
  • Steph C.

    Pancakes was so so

    Steph Chan · February 5
  • Leslie Q.

    Another 'Grande Maison' for London. A sea of silver hair but all are welcome.

    Leslie Q · January 22
  • Malte N.

    Pastries are amazing!

    Malte Nuhn · January 18
  • Bijan Y.

    Top class food and service and surroundings. Can't go wrong...good enough for Heston blumental to eat at when I visited.

    Bijan Young · January 12
  • Zach S.

    Absolutely excellent high tea. The rose tea specifically was delicious.

    Zach Stockwell · January 11
  • Louis K.

    Pomp and circumstance...but good tea break.

    Louis Klieger · January 4
  • koriolan d.

    Pastries and English breakfast

    koriolan de mercuze · December 28, 2014
  • koriolan d.

    Probably the best English breakfast I had in town

    koriolan de mercuze · December 28, 2014
  • Dan

    Exceptional place to go for a number two, spacious and pleasant environment.

    Dan · December 8, 2014
  • She

    Classic French style café. Nice coffee and pastries, elegant in style and pleasant atmosphere.

    She · November 29, 2014
  • Kristina P.

    Service was a bit slow but very attentive. There should be more bathrooms as there was a queue most of the time. Love the atmosphere, food was lovely. Yet to try the infamous schnitzel though.

    Kristina Pham · November 29, 2014
  • Roy

    One of the greatest restaurants in Europe. Simply flawless.

    Roy · November 10, 2014
  • Stefanie R.

    Perfect cappuccino, crumpets, croissant, good eggs. amazing environment!

    Stefanie Reis · November 8, 2014
  • Jo-ann R.

    Good for breakfast.

    Jo-ann Robertson · October 27, 2014
  • Duarte E.

    The Berner Würstel is delicious and the Salzburg soufflé with apricot compote a must-have.

    Duarte Espindola · October 25, 2014
  • Natalia R.

    Desayunando a las 12 am, bien. Hay que arrancar el día con un típico desayuno inglés.

    Natalia Román Domeniconi · October 18, 2014
  • Mike D.

    Brunch, tea coffee and cakes.

    Mike Dove · October 17, 2014
  • Stefanie R.

    Great brunch! Try crumpets, cappuccino, scrambles eggs with smoked salmon... Everything! Don't be afraid to ask for things that are not in the menu!

    Stefanie Reis · October 12, 2014
  • Júlia F.

    Make sure you book a table in advanced

    Júlia Farrés Ureña · October 12, 2014
  • Lexi R.

    Chicken Kiev on Saturdays is delicious

    Lexi Ross · September 27, 2014
  • Alliana B.

    beef stroganoff

    Alliana Bovell · September 21, 2014
  • Sonia S.

    Best brunch in town

    Sonia Savin · September 14, 2014
  • V G.

    Great sausage menu, very accommodating for fast prix fixe dinners. Lighting is quite bright, so not the coziest.

    V Gupta · September 13, 2014
  • Barry K.

    Orange juice & tea is amazing! If you want your Full English cooked a particular way you need to ask. Staff very professional nearly to a fault. Must be doing something right...2nd day here in a row!

    Barry Kelly · September 10, 2014
  • Alvaro R.

    The best shnitzel in London

    Alvaro R. · September 8, 2014
  • Harald B.

    Espresso was ok, English breakfast as well. Fine traditional interior design. Pastries are to die for especially the cheese cake - love it! Schnitzel with dip?? - it's a no-go! Sorry!

    Harald B. · September 4, 2014
  • Dominic P.

    Tasty food. Charming service.

    Dominic Pannell · September 3, 2014
  • Ronuk V.

    V good brunch. Great service.

    Ronuk Vasant · September 1, 2014
  • Debbie M.

    Schnitzel is amazing but it's very big so don't have a starter. also the seafood cocktail. Great service and Viennese coffee shop feel.

    Debbie Morrison · August 30, 2014
  • Chris E.

    Fabulous Konditorei! In other words: nice cakes.

    Chris Eason · August 28, 2014
  • Manuel José N.

    Went for the English! Must return for the rest of the menu!

  • Chefs Feed

    Chris Galvin, chef of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chargrilled calf's liver & bacon. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Toby N.

    Slow but good service, expensive but fabulous food. Try the counter rather than the restaurant for brunch or tea.

    Toby Nutter · August 20, 2014
  • Diana V.

    Loved the atmosphere, the service and the parmesan and mushroom polenta! We'll definitely be back :)

    Diana Varbanescu · August 20, 2014
  • Gloverboy

    The coffee counter next to the main restaurant is a great atmospheric stop for a coffee, cake or a lunch time salt beef pretzel with a pickle side. Yum.

    Gloverboy · August 19, 2014

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