D&D London to Reopen 17 of its UK Restaurants

D&D London has announced that 17 restaurant venues will reopen on 4 July 2020, pending the lifting of government restrictions

Lead image: 14 Hills at 120 Fenchurch St

D&D London, which has close to 30 restaurants in the capital, as well as venues in Manchester, Leeds, New York and Paris, is aiming to reopen on 4 July following the easing of lockdown measures.

Seventeen venues across the UK have been earmarked for relaunch in the first phase of reopening D&D London’s full portfolio, including 13 in the capital. The remaining restaurants will reopen through August and September.

The restaurants will fully adhere to government safety guidelines, with adjustment of restaurant layouts allowing for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning regimes, hand sanitising facilities, electronic menus and contactless payment. Staff safety will also be a priority with daily wellness checks for all employees and PPE for front-of-house staff.

‘It’s been a tough few months since we had to close our restaurants back in March,’ said CEO and Co-Founder Des Gunewardena.

‘We’ve kept ourselves busy in lockdown with our various volunteering initiatives for the NHS. We’ve also been busy remodelling our venues to comply with the requirements of the new world we find ourselves in.

‘We have no illusions about how challenging it’s going to be, but we are also excited about finally reopening. D&D’s restaurants are known not just for the food and service but also for design and atmosphere. This will not have changed when we welcome back our first customers.

‘Yes, some of the restaurants will look slightly different and service will need to comply with safety guidelines, but we will do our best to give our customers a fun and relaxed experience.

‘Many of the restaurants we are opening in the first phase have outdoor terraces so we are also praying for the glorious lockdown weather we’ve enjoyed so far, to continue long into summer.’

D&D restaurants opening on 4 July in London are:

  • 14 Hills
  • Bluebird Chelsea
  • Madison
  • Skylon
  • Fiume
  • Orrery
  • Radici
  • Butler’s Wharf Chop House
  • Cantina del Ponte
  • Le Pont de la Tour
  • Coq d’Argent
  • German Gymnasium
  • Paternoster Chophouse