Have a Viennese Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay in Covent Garden
The Delaunay, Covent Garden, London
The Delaunay’s Austrian-inspired Afternoon Tea brings a taste of Vienna to Covent Garden.
Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay in Covent Garden comes with a continental twist
I love the relaxed vibe of the grand cafés in central Europe. With their smart interiors, impeccable service and all day dining menu, they’re as much about people-watching and soaking up the atmosphere, as they are about eating.
At The Delaunay in Covent Garden, you can experience a slice of continental life. If you’re looking for something different, afternoon tea Viennese-style makes a refreshing change.
It’s reasonably priced and comes with full silver service. The location is fantastic too. After tea, enjoy a trip to the theatre, the opera, or the open-air cinema at Somerset House.
Afternoon Tea The Delaunay
- Viennese-inspired Afternoon Tea
- Sweet & savoury bites
- Traditional Austrian cakes & pastries
- Great alternative to English Afternoon Tea
- Fantastic Covent Garden location
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A Grand European Café in Covent Garden
Step into The Delaunay and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Vienna. The grand interior has antique mirrors, green leather banquettes, dark wooden panels and a gleaming black and white tiled floor. Smartly dressed waiters move elegantly between the busy restaurant tables carrying silver cake stands adorned with Viennese pastries. There’s a buzz about the place. People come for brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake or a glass of wine. When the candles are lit in the early evening, it’s a magical place to meet.
Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay includes poppy seed cake and Battenberg cake
Silver teapot and monogrammed tableware
Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay
If you watch The Great British Bake Off, you’ve probably seen the contestants trying to cook typical Austrian pastries such as poppy seed Gugelhupfs. At The Delaunay, where Afternoon Tea is served every day of the week, they come with apricot jam and whipped cream. Don’t worry, if you’re a traditionalist, fruit scones with jam and cream are also available. The selection of cakes offered varies – Battenberg cake, carrot cake, a delicious mini pistachio poppy seed cake topped with a strawberry cream. Assorted savoury bites, including open sandwiches with smoked salmon and caviar on rye bread, are on the dainty side.
- Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm-6.30pm
- Although it’s a smart restaurant, there’s no formal dress code at The Delaunay
- The Counter at The Delaunay is a convenient place for a cup of coffee and a sandwich
- Looking for something more traditionally British? Try Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly or Afternoon Tea at the Ritz
Mr Hendricks says, “The Delaunay is one of London’s dog-friendly restaurants.”
HOW TO FIND THE DELAUNAY RESTAURANT
The Delaunay London
Afternoon Tea The Delaunay
THE DELAUNAY LONDON
55 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BB
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