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.
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