RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“They get all the important things right and the room is lovely and welcoming” at Corbin & King’s slightly less showy but equally “slick and professional” sibling to The Wolseley, just off Aldwych. It, too, is in the style of a continental grand café, and while its Mitteleuropean cooking “is not the most exciting in the world”, its comforting style somehow captures “an authentic taste of Old Vienna in the golden days”. Perhaps it “lacks something for the price you pay”, but it attracts little in the way of harsh critiques. In particular, “it never lets you down” for business entertaining; and also “just works for breakfast, be it personal or professional” (“really indulgent, it feels like a real treat to sit in one of the spacious booths”). “Delicious strudel and other delights served with great coffee” also make it an afternoon favourite, and there’s also Delaunay Counter – “a wonderful coffee place next to the main restaurant”.

Summary

£67
  £££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Corbin & King’s “grand café”, just off Aldwych, is less showy than its Piccadilly stablemate The Wolseley, but nevertheless “a class act”, whose “luxurious” decor, “restrained acoustics”, well-spaced interior (“the large room never feels packed even when it’s full”) and “brisk”, “very professional” service make it “especially good for business lunches” in ‘Midtown’. But it’s also “fabulous for breakfast”, not to mention “a great option for pre-theatre” and a top choice for afternoon tea (“lovely cakes, scones… good choice of proper loose teas”). “The Mitteleuropean food isn’t the most gastronomically exciting, but there’s always something on the menu for everyone” (and with “lots of dishes rarely found in London: wild boar sausage, bratwurst, tarte flambé, etc)”. Top Tip – “the Delaunay Counter is excellent for coffee”.

Summary

£67
  £££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Corbin & King’s “grand café”, just off Aldwych, is less showy than its Piccadilly stablemate The Wolseley, but nevertheless “a class act”, whose “luxurious” decor, “restrained acoustics”, well-spaced interior (“the large room never feels packed even when it’s full”) and “brisk”, “very professional” service make it “especially good for business lunches” in ‘Midtown’. But it’s also “fabulous for breakfast”, not to mention “a great option for pre-theatre” and a top choice for afternoon tea (“lovely cakes, scones… good choice of proper loose teas”). “The Mitteleuropean food isn’t the most gastronomically exciting, but there’s always something on the menu for everyone” (and with “lots of dishes rarely found in London: wild boar sausage, bratwurst, tarte flambé, etc)”. Top Tip – “the Delaunay Counter is excellent for coffee”.

Summary

£59
   ££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like The Wolseley, minus the poseurs and food-tourists” – Corbin & King’s “very professionally run” outpost on Aldwych is “not as hectic as its sibling” and boasts “uncramped surroundings” and “classy” comfy decor that make it particularly “perfect for business”, be it at breakfast (“feels like you’re being really spoilt”), lunch or dinner. It’s a natural for “sophisticated pre-theatre meals” too. The “ersatz Mittel-european dishes” (schnitzel, for instance) are “satisfying” to fans, but even some supporters concede “the menu can be a little pedestrian”, and a borderline-concerning number of visits were really “not very inspiring” food-wise this year. Top Tip: “marvellous Viennese afternoon tea at £19.75, with all the silverware and trimmings”.

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The Delaunay Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Delaunay Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Delaunay restaurant.
Hugh N
Such a reliable performer, particularly if ...
Reviewed 2 months, 24 days ago

"Such a reliable performer, particularly if you stick to their signature dishes (eg Schnitzels)"

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Mark M
A pleasant, clubby atmosphere and the food ...
Reviewed 4 months, 28 days ago

"A pleasant, clubby atmosphere and the food is good but unremarkable. "

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Nicky K
Beautiful locations and very kind to the ch...
Reviewed 5 months, 22 days ago

"Beautiful locations and very kind to the children"

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Geoffrey P
Excellent - but will it stay that way now?...
Reviewed 6 months, 4 days ago

"Excellent - but will it stay that way now?"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £27.50 £32.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.40 £25.30 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.50
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Service 15.00%
55 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB
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Opening hours
Monday7 am‑10:30 pm
Tuesday7 am‑10:30 pm
Wednesday7 am‑10:30 pm
Thursday7 am‑10:30 pm
Friday7 am‑10:30 pm
Saturday8 am‑10:30 pm
Sunday11 am‑5:15 pm

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