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The Counter at The Delaunay

#1,989 of 18,278 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€, Cafe, European
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
+44 20 7499 8558
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (33 reviews)
“schnitzel” (10 reviews)
“bacon roll” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Austrian, Cafe, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
55 Aldwych | WC2B 4BB, London WC2B 4BB, England
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vienna being one of my favourite cities, I always make a point of visiting The Delaunay or The Counter. Its such a brilliant idea to design what is a typical Viennese Cafe in the centre of London. I may be wrong but I think its...More

Thank arundelmews
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cafe and decor, making great coffee, and plenty of continental temptations to accompany. Nice service and was relatively quiet and peaceful when we visited.

Thank Carrie433
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Super nice atmosphere, friendly staff and wonderful coffee. Great way to start the day - I can highly recommend this place.

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Went here twice. Impressed with the ambience and decor. First time was excellent, fast friendly attentive service and food - could not fault it. Second time was disappointing - very slow service, grumpy faced waiting staff, one dish overcooked, the other was good. Giving it...More

Thank Beanbag2013
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Dropped by here for Saturday morning breakfast before some serious touristing around London. Magnificent bacon and sausage roll and a good coffee, I would definitely recommend going here for your morning nibbles. Mid range in terms of price. You're on London, you're next to Drury...More

1  Thank ThomasBooth
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Oh. Dear. It gives me the impression that this place is trying to achieve some kind of Wiennaise, Austro-Hungarian wibe that is just not happening. The patisserie section is beyond sad and nowhere near the quality it supposed to be. The Dobos cake is some...More

Thank Teri128
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Daunted by formal restaurant at about 3pm, after 12 o’clock matinee, but spotted the Counter. Most important thing to know: there are tables you can sit at, and there is table service. Everything else just flows. From a cup of tea, to a small lunch,...More

Thank Beanpole_andy
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, excellent service. The food is really tasty and good pricing. Very well located, closed from Theaters. Highly recommended. RC

Thank rudy j
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Have been to this place a few times and each one of those is a great dining experience. Tea may be consumed on the outside tables when the weather is nice. Also had teas and cakes -- their cakes are to die for. Tonight, had...More

Thank malt-of-london
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Saw this place from the bus and decided to get out and eat. It's beautiful inside and has a lovely atmosphere. Very interesting menu with basic things and more adventurous things. The food and drinks came to us very quickly, and the staff were very...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 17:30
Monday
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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