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London Top Restaurants – The Delaunay

Location –  55 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

The Delaunay follows the winning formula of the Wolseley and creates a version of the Grand European café with leather seating, dark wood, brass rails and  antique mirrors. However the food is anything but old fashioned whether it is in the café or the dining room. For those in a hurry, next door is the Counter (a café with takeaway facility).


The Delauney offers a extensive range of Breakfast options including English and Viennese, brunch starts with typical breakfast Viennoiserie and egg dishes, and moving onto lunch-time classics. There is an extensive All Day à La Carte menu that includes a wide choice of dishes from platters of crustacea, to salads, and café classics such as choucroute à l’Alsacienne, moules frites and steaks, as well as a special selection of Wieners and Schnitzels. For those with a sweet tooth, there is  large array of cakes, slices, desserts and ice cream coupes.


The Delaunay’s Viennese Afternoon Tea offers assorted savouries, poppy seed Gugelhupfs with apricot jam and whipped cream, a selection of classic Viennese cakes and choice of teas (or coffees) every day, as well as ice cream coupes, milkshakes and floats. All the pastries are made on the premises, with an ever-changing selection of cakes and slices, which might include a Lemon and Pistachio Millefeuille, a Sachertorte or a Coffee and Stroh Rum Cake.


The Delaunay Viennese Afternoon Tea is £23.75 per person. Those wanting a lighter alternative can choose the Austrian Cream Tea at £10.75 per person or if you are celebrating The Delaunay Champagne Tea at £33.50 per person.


The Counter at The Delaunay has its own separate entrance on Aldwych and serves take-out or eat-in food throughout the day. It still retains the grand cafés of Europe theme with  Viennoiserie, hot bacon sandwiches & homemade granola or bircher muesli for breakfast. Chicken soup with noodles, frankfurters, salads, salt beef pretzels, sandwiches available throughout the day. There are also cakes, savouries, scones and blend coffees, hot chocolates and teas.

The popularity of The Delaunay is that they do cover all the bases offering wonderful surroundings and high quality food and service. For all the nods to the past,  the establishment caters for the modern customer with plenty of options of meals and snacks throughout the day.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday7.00 am – last orders Midnight
Saturday8.00 am – last orders Midnight
Sunday9.00 am – last orders 11.00 pm

Dining times


Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 11.30 am
Saturday8.00 am – 11.00 am
Sunday9.00 am – 11.00 am

All Day à La Carte
Monday – Saturday 11.30 am – midnight
Sunday11.30 am – 11.00 pm

Afternoon Tea
Monday – Sunday3.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Saturday – Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Bank Holidays11.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Counter at The Delaunay

Monday 7.00 am – 7.30 pm
Tuesday to Friday7.00 am – 10.30 pm
Saturday10.30 am – 10.30 pm
Sunday11.00 am – 5.30 pm
Bank Holidays8.00am – 7.30 pm

 If you would like to find out more about The Delauney , visit the website here

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London Top Restaurants – The Wolseley


160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB

The Wolseley is self styled as a café-restaurant in the Grand European tradition located in St James’ in Piccadilly.

However the customers who sit at their tables within  the Wolseley and admire the ambition  to combine “London heritage and Viennese grandeur”  may be surprised to find  out they are sitting in an old Wolseley  car showroom built in the 1920s. Its lavish interior unfortunately did not attract vast numbers of customers and the Company went bust in 1926. In 1927 Barclay’s bought the site and turned it into a bank.
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King secured the site in July 2003 and the building was lavishly restored and renovated before  The Wolseley Café – Restaurant finally opened in November 2003.
As a Café- Restaurant it is as celebrated for its breakfasts as for its main menu , the Eggs Benedict is a signature dish.

The lunch and dinners menu is largely traditional  with dishes such as Soufflé Suisse, Seared Duck Livers and Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Fish menus include Haddock Monte Carlo ,Loch Duart Salmon and Grilled Halibut with Béarnaise.

The Wolseley is very popular and attracts a wide range of customers, for Dinner or Lunch booking is recommended but at other times tables should be available.

For more information visit the Wolseley website here

Opening hours

Monday – Friday
7.00 am – Midnight
8.00 am – Midnight
8.00 am – 11.00 pm


Monday – Friday
7.00 am – 11.30 am
Saturday & Sunday
8.00 am – 11.30 am

Lunch & Dinner »

Monday – Friday/Lunch
noon – 3.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday/Lunch
noon – 3.30 pm
Monday – Saturday/Dinner
5.30 pm – midnight
5.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Afternoon Tea

Monday – Friday
3.00 pm – 6.30 pm
3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
3.30 pm – 6.30 pm

All Day

Monday – Saturday
11.30 am – midnight
11.30 am – 11.00 pm