Restaurant group D&D London has confirmed plans to open a new 10,000 sq ft restaurant at Land Securities Nova development in London’s Victoria.
The plans, first reported in The Caterer in November last year, will see the as-yet-unnamed restaurant open in autumn 2016.
The restaurant will be housed over two floors of the Nova South building on Victoria Street, SW1, adjacent to the Victoria Palace theatre.
It will comprise a café, bar, outdoor terrace and food retail on the ground floor, together with a restaurant on the first floor. The interior is to be designed by Russell Sage Studio who designed D&D’s recently re-launched Quaglino’s and Avenue restaurants.
Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D said: “Ten years ago Victoria was not a part of central London in which we were keen to open restaurants. But this has changed. We think Victoria is becoming one of the most desirable parts of Central London to live, work and eat out, and we are keen to be part of that scene, typified by Nova.”
Justin Black, Land Securities development director for Nova, Victoria, added: “Nothing of Nova’s scale and potential has been delivered in this part of the West End before. We’re incredibly pleased to be welcoming D&D London to the stable of 18 exciting names that will deliver London’s newest and most exciting restaurant quarter in 18 months. Knowing the pedigree of restaurants that D&D creates, we’re excited that Victoria will play host to their next dining concept.”
D&D London currently has 27 restaurants in the UK. It is also planning to open a new restaurant at the Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow, also part of a Land Securities development. The group reported turnover of £93.1m for the year to 31 March 2014, with like-for-like sales up 7%.