Five-star restaurant opens in Aldwych
Those looking for top party venues in London may want to consider Aldwych's The Delaunay, Time Out's first five-starred restaurant of the year.
The events magazine praised the restaurant, drawing comparisons between the new eatery and iconic brasserie The Wolseley - with the same creative team behind both establishments.
"The same things that make the The Wolseley such a winner also resonate here," explained critic Guy Dimond.
A perfect companion to a stay in luxury London hotels, the group was praised for its quality of service and the "grandeur" of rooms reminiscent of Edwardian clubs.
"The menu evokes French salons, the Austro-Hungarian Empire the Weimar Republic, when grand cafes were the meeting place of Europe's bourgeoisie," the reviewer added.
Taking a page from The Wolseley's book, the new restaurant offers traditional German cuisine but takes it further than its counterpart.
Visitors may enjoy the tarte flambee and choucroute from Alsace, alongside wiener schnitzel and Salzburg soufflé
In addition to a traditional restaurant service, the Counter at the venue has its own separate entrance and offers a fast, relaxed and casual eating experience all day.
The Counter allows people to either eat-in or take-out from its extensive menu, including freshly made baked goods from its on-site pastry kitchen.
Also available from the gourmet fast-food counter is its chicken noodle soup, rage of frankfurters, sandwiches, salads and ice creams.
Those looking for a light-bite in a sociable environment while enjoying a weekend London getaway may want to consider indulging in The Delaunay's brunch offerings.
"Starting with typical breakfast Viennoiserie and egg dishes, and moving onto lunch-time classics, The Delaunay's brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday until late in the afternoon," explained the group.
According to reviews, the venue is also an ideal place for celebrity spotting, as successful creative types rush to enjoy its opulent offerings.