D&D has revealed details of 17 restaurants it will reopen on the 4 July, on the basis the government lifts the existing restrictions as it currently plans to.

The restaurants, based in London, Manchester and Leeds, will commence a phased programme of reopening across the full D&D estate, which totals 43. The rest of its UK restaurants, plus its venues in New York and Paris, will reopen through August and September.

Restaurants will be spaced out to allow for existing distancing measures, additional cleaning and hand sanitising facilities will be introduced, and electronic menus and contactless payments will be introduced. Staff safety will also be a priority with daily wellness checks for all employees and PPE for front-of-house staff to wear whilst serving guests.

“It’s been a tough few months since we had to close our restaurants back in March,” said CEO and co-founder Des Gunewardena.

“We’ve kept ourselves busy in lockdown with our various volunteering initiatives for the NHS. We’ve also been busy remodelling our venues to comply with the requirements of the new world we find ourselves in.

“We have no illusions about how challenging it’s going to be, but we are also excited about finally reopening. D&D’s restaurants are known not just for the food and service but also for design and atmosphere.

“This will not have changed when we welcome back our first customers. Yes, some of the restaurants will look slightly different and service will need to comply with safety guidelines, but we will do our best to give our customers a fun and relaxed experience.

“Many of the restaurants we are opening in the first phase have outdoor terraces so we are also praying for the glorious lockdown weather we’ve enjoyed so far, to continue long into summer.”

The D&D restaurants opening in London on the 4 July are:

14 Hills

Bluebird Chelsea






Butler’s Wharf Chop House

Cantina del Ponte

Le Pont de la Tour

Coq d’Argent

German Gymnasium

Paternoster Chophouse

The following will open in Leeds:



East 59th


And 20 Stories will open in Manchester.