D&D London has announced that its new restaurant near Bristol’s Cabot Circus development will be called Klosterhaus and is due to open on 2 October within the Grade I-listed Quakers Friars building.
A short walk from the shopping centre, the restaurant, bar and outdoor terraces will be open all day, serving food inspired by the dining scene of Mitteleuropean cafés.
Klosterhaus is set over two floors connected by a central staircase and an island bar which will be the centrepiece of the ground floor.
The interiors feature artwork by a collection of artists from Studio 2C Art consultancy, inspired by the Bristol and Hannover connection, mixing the earthy tones of early industrial imagery, with the rich colours of Renaissance and Old Masters portraits.
The menu, developed by executive head chef Bjoern Wassmuth (from D&D London’s German Gymnasium) and head chef Rhys Grayson will feature some Mitteleuropean classics and German favourites inspired by Wassmut’s German heritage.
Both have worked closely with local suppliers to source produce such as beef from Meat Box, sourdough bread from Coombeshead Farm Bakery and all fish from Wing of St. Mawes.
Highlights from the lunch and dinner menus include appetisers like the soused herring with herring caviar, sweet mustard, potato and apple salad; and German chicken and veal schnitzels – to sharing dishes such as the slow roasted creedy carver free range duck, potato dumpling and braised red cabbage.
There are also brunch, dessert, wine, beer and cocktail menus.
“Quaker Friars is an absolute gem of a building and I hope that Klosterhaus will bring it to life,” comments Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London.
“Bristol has a very exciting foodie scene and I hope that we can contribute to and become part of it.
“We are very pleased to be working again with Hammerson and are very supportive and enthusiastic about their plans for the overall development of Quakers Friars.”
“D&D continues to innovate in the restaurant scene and we are thrilled to have secured their first venture in the south west, which we know will be a huge draw for consumers and brands alike,” adds Iain Mitchell, UK commercial director at Hammerson.
“Now, more than ever, we know that consumers are craving experiences, and Klosterhaus will really deliver that.
Klosterhaus has followed advice and guidance provided by the government, industry bodies and safety consultants and implemented relevant measures to ensure the restaurant is Covid-19 secure for both guests and its staff.
The venue will also feature a number of event spaces for business meetings and social events.
D&D London was formerly known as Conran Restaurants, originally founded by the late Terence Conran, who sold his shares to Gunewardena and David Loewi in 2007.