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D&D buys second Palux cooking suite in six months for restaurant serving a thousand meals a day

D&D buys second Palux cooking suite in six months for restaurant serving a thousand meals a day

D&D has opted for a Palux cooking suite for the second time in six months after refitting the kitchen at its high-profile German Gymnasium restaurant. Although the current kitchen was only installed two years ago, the existing suite system needed to be replaced and a Palux Topline cooksuite was chosen by executive chef, Bjoern Wassmuth.

D&D thrilled with staying power of its established restaurant sites

D&D has become the latest restaurant group to release details of its December trading performance, revealing that overall revenues for the four weeks to 31 December rose 11% year-on-year. The company was buoyed by strong results from its established restaurants, claiming that it proved that it’s “not all about the latest restaurant fads anymore”. Sites

Chef Aiden Byrne moves to restaurant group D&D and will lead new project

Restaurant group D&D London confirmed this morning that leading chef Aiden Byrne has been appointed chef director of its upcoming Manchester restaurant 20 Stories. The new site will occupy the 19th floor rooftop of the No.1 Spinningfields building when it opens in February 2018 and feature a restaurant, grill, bar, and terrace offering panoramic views of the city.

Owner of ‘First Dates’ restaurant comes back to earth with a bump after posting record revenues

Restaurant group D&D has bucked the trend of operators blaming Brexit for softening financial results by recording the highest turnover in its history, but warned that it has found the last few months tough. The group, which operates a string of restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo, posted sales of £125m for

Former Gordon Ramsay exec chef takes on kitchen assignment with D&D

D&D London has appointed Simon Gregory, formerly of Gordon Ramsay Group and Ace Hotel, as executive chef of Bluebird Chelsea. Gregory will oversee the iconic Chelsea site, which encompasses a restaurant and bar, café and courtyard, food store and wine cellar, as well as creating the menus and overseeing the development for Bluebird Cafe, White

D&D turns to Palux to bring firepower to latest kitchen

Restaurant group D&D has opened its third site in Leeds city centre and will deliver a contemporary Japanese menu thanks to cooking suites from Palux. Issho’s kitchen is powered by commercial catering equipment from the German brand, which is supplied in the UK through Northants-based Euro Catering. The kitchen team at the Victoria Gate Centre

D&D London to open second Bluebird site at former BBC television centre

D&D London has announced that it has concluded agreements with Stanhope to open a Bluebird Café this winter at Television Centre, the former home of the BBC in White City, West London. Bluebird has been an important restaurant, café and retail venue on the Kings Road in the heart of Chelsea for 20 years. Originally

D&D brushes off ‘cost pressures’ by tweaking management team for planned expansion

Restaurant group D&D London has confirmed a number of changes and new appointments to its board as it restructures its senior team ahead of planned expansion. The company said it was pushing ahead with its growth objectives despite “cost pressures” facing its UK businesses. David Loewi, previously managing director of the firm, takes up a

D&D London sees fine dining takings pass £100m

Fine dining is alive and well and living in London, putting the lie to reports that upmarket burger, chicken and rib outlets are hastening its demise. Des Gunewardena, chairman and chief executive of D&D London, which owns Le Pont de la Tour, Quaglino’s, Skylon, Kensington Place and others, has revealed that the group’ss restaurants’ takings

Restaurant group D&D establishes new catering venture

Restaurant group D&D London has announced the launch of a new events and outside catering business in a joint venture with Lena Björck. Björck, a successful businesswoman, who built a £2m catering business called Inn or Out which she sold last year, has won a number of female Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The group