Perched on the corner of Aldwych & Dury Lane with It’s large open entrance is number 55 The Delaunay Restaurant and adjoining It’s sister if you like The Delaunay Counter. The counter, a traditional Viennese Café, offering light bites, good coffee and I say it countless times the best pastries I’ve ever come across in London. All in the counter is available for takeaway but honestly why would you want to run away from this place?
Back to the restaurant and I’m here for brunch. Close to neighbouring theatre land, so close you can almost hear the latest shows on loop, The Delaunay certainly is a showstopper and honestly a place I go back to again and again. One, for the grand Café’s ambience, the impeccable customer service which is so important to me and the energy with professionalism by the team from the moment the door opens to the moment you leave.
I’m sure all clientele who dine here feel the same as each time I visit the room is filled with an electric buzz from satisfied diners.
The other thing that’s important is the relationship you build with an establishment over time. ”Welcome back Mr Lewis” softly spoken from the front desk hostess.
As much as I could stand and chat punctuality here is second to none and I’m sat to my table. With a welcome glass of bucks fizz I’m feeling like friends n family!
Starting with heavenly scents of a Viennoiserie basket filled with perfection and made by hand in the pastry kitchen. The almond croissant is my all time signature favourite. Tempted by the Full English I sway towards the Grilled Halloumi with Poached Egg, Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes from the specialities. Light and fulfilling I swayed in the right direction.
One last pour of the Delaunay blend tea and I’m satisfied once again until next time. Breakfast, brunch, pre theatre or evening dining this grand café should certainly rank high on the list if your’e a local or visitor to London.
Photography By: Unlimited By JK