D&D to open first restaurant in South West at Cabot Circus

Luxury hotel, bar and restaurant group D&D London, owners of the famous Bluebird Café in Chelsea, has announced that it will launch a new 13,000 sq ft restaurant and events venue within the landmark Quakers Friars piazza in Bristol Shopping Quarter.

This will be D&D’s second venture with Hammerson (the owners of Cabot Circus), and follows the openings of Issho and East 59th at Victoria Gate, Leeds in 2017.

The venue, which is set to open in early 2020, will contain new concepts developed for the building to include a landmark restaurant, bars, extensive private dining and a large outdoor terrace. The restaurant and bars will be contained within the listed 18th century Friary Building.

Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D London commented: “Following our Leeds openings and most recently the launch of our rooftop restaurant 20 Stories in Manchester, our Cabot Circus venture in Bristol reflects our continuing commitment to expansion in the UK outside of London. 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.”

Iain Mitchell, UK Commercial Director at Hammerson, said: “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. Quakers Friars is a unique setting and we have some really exciting plans which will transform this part of Cabot Circus. We’ll have more of an update on that soon.”