The Delaunay – London

The Delaunay is a restaurant which is open from early morning till midnight, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. We visited for breakfast. It is a beautiful building located in Covent Garden, on the corner of Aldwych & Dury Lane to be exact.

As we hopped off the tube and took the short walk to The Delaunay our tummies were rumbling … Mr B and I never miss breakfast!

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We were 20 minutes early for our 9:30am reservation, but this wasn’t a problem for the lovely staff at the Delaunay. We ordered our coffees while we decided what to have and I was very impressed with the breakfast choice. There really was something for everyone, from a light continental and the healthy Acai Berry & Granola bowl to the traditional English Breakfast and luxurious Smoked Salmon.

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The Delaunay is much bigger on the inside from what it appears on the outside, with the restaurant full of a mix of business breakfasts, friends catching up and tourists starting off their day somewhere special.

As the Delaunay is a very nice establishment, I presumed portions would be on the small size . . . I was wrong!

To start with I ordered pancakes with maple syrup whilst Mr B opted for a freshly-baked croissant with the homemade jams. The pancakes were delicious, very soft and fluffy. Mr B’s croissant was flaky and buttery, just how they should be!

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For second course I opted for the Eggs Arlington, a generous portion of smoked salmon on a fluffy English muffin topped with a perfectly poached egg and beautiful hollandaise sauce. It passed my critical ‘poached egg test’ with flying colours!

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Mr B opted for Grilled Halloumi with Poached egg, Avocado, Cherry tomatoes and a Portobello mushroom. I must admit I did get food envy. I was very happy with my choices but Mr B broke away from his traditional pick (unlike me!) and his breakfast worked just perfectly, with the salty halloumi and creamy avocado with meaty mushroom it was breakfast perfection on a plate!

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We loved our special breakfast at The Delaunay and it set us up for the day perfectly, as we needed to fuel up before heading to Oxford Street and Harrods for a shopping spree!

 https://www.thedelaunay.com/

55 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

020 7499 8558

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