Have a Viennese Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay in Covent Garden

by | Sep 13, 2016

The Delaunay, Covent Garden, London
The Delaunay’s Austrian-inspired Afternoon Tea brings a taste of Vienna to Covent Garden.
Delaunay Afternoon Tea Service
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.

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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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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.

Poppy seed and Battenberg cakes
Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay includes poppy seed cake and Battenberg cake
Customer pouring tea from silver teapot The Delaunay Afternoon Tea
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.


Dog Policy

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


55 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BB



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