D&D: Continued expansion

Founder of premium restaurant brand secures LDC backing to grow footprint across the UK and internationally.

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D&D owns and operates over 30 premium restaurants.

Deal type
  • Management buyout
Deal value


The Team
LDC Region

Founded in 2016, D&D owns and operates premium restaurants and bars across the world, with locations in London, Leeds, Manchester, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Its portfolio includes some of London’s most iconic restaurants such as Coq d’Argent in the City, Quaglino’s in Mayfair, The Bluebird in Chelsea and Plateau in Canary Wharf. It also operates the 80-bedroom South Place hotel in London.

D&D creates high-quality premium restaurants, each trading under its own fascia and unique characteristic or concept.

LDC backed a £50m management buyout at D&D in 2013, ensuring the management team was well-placed to move forward with its domestic and international expansion strategy.

We’ve worked with LDC during a good period for the business, a time which has seen us achieve greater scale in the UK, refurbish our core estate and expand into new markets overseas with the team’s support.”
Des Gunewardena, CEO
D&D London