New restaurant for Stratford development

Restaurant and bar group D&D London is to launch its latest new dining concept at a large site within International Quarter London (IQL), which is located at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

The site, known as The Pavilion, is a landmark structure providing 1,597 sq m (17,000 sq ft) of space over three floors. Currently under construction, it is made almost entirely from sustainable timber, to designs by architects ACME.

D&D London plans to create an inclusive and inviting venue in which to eat, drink and socialise. It plans to incorporate a ground floor café and brasserie, a first floor restaurant, and a rooftop bar. The building includes a 279 sq m (3,000 sq ft) roof terrace with views across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and what will become East Bank, the future home to cultural institutions including Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V&A.

D&D London's existing operations in the capital include Bluebird Chelsea, Launceston Place, the German Gymnasium, and 14 Hills. It has more than 40 bars and restaurants worldwide.

“D&D has an established reputation for being at the forefront of restaurant development within emerging areas of cities both in the UK and oversees. We see Stratford as an exciting new cultural and leisure quarter of London, particularly following the 2012 Olympics, and we are admirers of Lendlease’s bold vision for IQL’s development. We look forward to occupying what will be some beautiful spaces and hope to develop restaurant, café and bar concepts to do justice to a building which is sure to become an iconic landmark for Stratford and for London,” said company chairman and CEO Des Gunewardena.