Restaurants

D&D to launch Birmingham rooftop restaurant

Restaurant and bar group D and D London announced it will launch a new rooftop restaurant in Birmingham

The new restaurant will be sited at 103 Colmore Row, which is set to be Birmingham’s tallest office tower. Sterling Property Ventures, who are developing the site, has agreed a 25 year lease with D and D. 

The new space totals 6,412 sq ft on the 23rd and 24th floors, as well as 1,653 sq ft on part of the ground floor. The rooftop restaurant will have a double-height space that provides panoramic views across the city, while the kitchen and back of house will be located on the 23rd floor. 

The restaurant group will also operate a ground floor cocktail bar and café, with an outdoor terrace that will “form an integral part of the building’s feature winter garden”.

Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D and D London, said: “We have been looking to open a restaurant in Birmingham for some time now, just waiting to find the right site. 

“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.” 

He added: “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.”

James Howarth, managing director of Sterling Property Ventures, said: “Since we revealed plans for a rooftop restaurant at 103 Colmore Row, news of the appointed operator has been eagerly awaited.

“In what we believe is the best restaurant space in Birmingham, in what will be the best office building, we couldn’t think of a better operator than D and D to partner with on both the rooftop restaurant and ground floor café and bar.” 

He added: “The restaurant space will complement the building, further anchoring it as Birmingham’s best business address.

“Coupled with D and D’s experience of operating highly successful landmark restaurants, it promises to deliver something truly special for Birmingham’s thriving dining scene.”

The new restaurant is set to open in autumn 2021. 

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