The Caterer
Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

D&D London to expand outside of the capital with two restaurant launches in Leeds

08 December 2010 by

Restaurant group D&D London is to expand outside the capital with the launch of two restaurants at the Trinity Leeds shopping and leisure development in the heart of Leeds.

The move, which marks D&D London's first venture outside of London, follows a deal with Land Securities and will see the company take over the two upper floors of a new building adjacent to the main retail complex.

The two restaurants, which will launch in spring 2013, will comprise a modern French restaurant and a bar and grill concept serving British food. Occupying 12,000sq ft, both eateries will be designed by Conran and Partners and feature outside terraces with views over Leeds' Holy Trinity Church.

D&D chairman and CEO Des Gunewardena said the deal was an "important venture" for the group. "We have always thought that Leeds would feature prominently as part of our plans to expand in the UK outside London. It is a city where people enjoy eating out and Leeds has a significant and sophisticated business scene," he said.

John Grimes, retail leasing director at Land Securities, added: "Working with Des and his team on the development of their first UK venture outside London is a great opportunity.

"Leeds is the second most important financial and legal services hub outside London with a catchment to support the aspirational and niche destination which we will deliver."

D&D London, which was formerly called Conran Restaurants and is still 51% owned by Sir Terence Conran, currently operates 30 restaurants in London, Paris, Copenhagen, New York and Tokyo.

The company plans to open its first hotel at South Place in the City of London in summer 2012, which will include 80 bedrooms, meeting and private dining facilities and a rooftop restaurant.

Revenues rise at D&D London >>

Restaurant group D&D London to open its first hotel in London >>

D&D London outlines international push >>

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking