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The Counter at The Delaunay

#1,382 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Covent Garden
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55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Mon 07:00 - 19:30
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 a carafe of wine. Resisted the most gorgeous looking patisserie as off on hols in... More 

Thank CoffeeBeanCardiff
Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chagford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 really enjoyed her chicken soup. The pastry counter looked truly awesome!

Thank Pierreaulit
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251 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 it's one of my favourites when I f to Austria !

Thank karenb21
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292 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. However, next door is Cafe Delaunay. (Viennese). Not cheap, (10% service charge included),but very pleasant... More 

2 Thank sueEdgware
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 would realise that if you're reading a menu? No mention on menu that it's for... More 

Thank Andrew D
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was really looking forward to revisiting an old haunt, but was sadly disappointed and would now no longer recommend it to my friends and Im not likely to return. The chicken noodle soup tasted like it had been reheated several times and bore no relationship to their previous version. The german meatballs were just appalling. I adore this type... More 

Thank Iona L
Canberra, Australia
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was a very busy Sunday when we stopped for lunch. The food was nice enough if not a little bland: Sausages, Schnitzel and Potato Salad. The service was okay, but not great. Perhaps, the whole experience was a little coloured by the fact we were sitting directly opposite the Toilet and got to watch all the comings and goings,... More 

1 Thank Gattaca616
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Amazing coffee and cakes! Beautiful setting and fantastic service. A place where you can find a seat and enjoy your coffee in this busy part of town.

Thank 55elenipap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
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>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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