D&D London is set to launch a rooftop restaurant at 103 Colmore Row, which will be Birmingham’s tallest office tower.
Sterling Property Ventures, the developer of 103 Colmore Row, has agreed a 25-year lease with D&D on spaces totalling 6,412 sq ft on the 23rd and 24th floors, plus 1,653 sq ft on part of the ground floor.
The rooftop restaurant on the 24th floor will have a double-height space offering diners panoramic views across the city and beyond. The kitchen and back-of-house will be located on the 23rd floor. D&D will also operate a ground floor cocktail bar and café, with an outdoor terrace that will form part of the building’s feature winter garden.
“We have been looking to open a restaurant in Birmingham for some time now, just waiting to find the right site,” says Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London (pictured). “With its central location and unrivalled rooftop views, 103 Colmore Row provides us with a fabulous opportunity to join the city’s thriving restaurant scene. Following our Leeds and Manchester openings, and with a Bristol launch planned for later this year, our 103 Colmore Row venture reflects our continued commitment to expansion in the UK outside of London.”
D&D was founded in 2006 by Gunewardena and David Loewi. It currently owns and operates a collection of 43 restaurants, bars and one hotel based principally in London, with locations in Manchester, Leeds, Paris and New York. The London restaurants include Bluebird Chelsea, German Gymnasium, Quaglinos, Coq d’Argent and Sartoria.