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The Counter at The Delaunay

) #1,611 of 18,119 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ , Cafe, European
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (29 reviews)
“strudel” (7 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (6 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
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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
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...More

Thank Iona L
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...More

1  Thank Gattaca616
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
Reviewed 29 November 2016

A great place for breakfast and for buying some very interesting pastries. It is used by business people.

Thank Sandie K
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went for a pre-theatre drink with a friend. Drinks were ordered at the bar and brought to the table by the barman. He didn't clear the dirty glasses on our table; I asked him to do so - he removed two, leaving the others there....More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had a very lovely experience at The Delaunay restaurant a few weeks ago with my boyfriend and we both experienced exemplary service. I cannot say the same of The Counter at The Delaunay. It was my father's 75th birthday today and we dropped in...More

1  Thank Misss_Kat
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The best cafe in London in my humble opinion. The coffee is lovely and not bitter and the selection of cakes and pastries is impressive. We opted for the sachatorte - probably spelt wrong!!

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Both sides of The Delaunay are imbued with a whole heap of character. I especially like The Counter for its imported Austrian chocolates or 'Mozart Balls' as my business partner refers to them. You can find them by the till. They're little balls of marzipan...More

1  Thank Nathan H
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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