D&D owns and operates over 30 premium restaurants.
D&D London had 36 restaurants in the UK in the capital, Leeds and Manchester, and five overseas in Paris, New York and Tokyo. It also operates the 80-bedroom South Place hotel in London.
D&D's business model is to create high-quality premium restaurants, each trading under its own fascia, with its format driven by the unique characteristics of its concept.
In April 2013 LDC backed the £50million management buyout of premium restaurant group D&D London.
The deal enables the company to fund further domestic and international expansion as well as invest in and enhance its diverse portfolio of outlets, which includes some of London’s most iconic restaurants such as Coq d’Argent in the City, Quaglino’s in Mayfair, the Bluebird in Chelsea and Plateau in Canary Wharf.
In January 2019 D&D London recorded its ‘best ever’ Christmas trading results, with overall revenue in December 2018 in double-digit growth.
We've worked with LDC during a good period for the business, a time which has seen us achieve greater scale in the UK, refurbish our core estate and expand into new markets overseas with the team's support. Our revenues and profits are growing, and we're using the cash generated to continue our expansion. The relationship with LDC has been excellent, and I'm confident that it will continue to be so.
Des Gunewardena, CEO, D&D London