The British are coming to Hudson Yards.
D&D London, one of the country’s largest restaurant groups, will be opening an 11,000-square-foot space in the mega-development, reports the New York Times.
The group — co-founded by Des Gunewardena, who has been dubbed London’s “restaurant king” — owns and operates 30 restaurants in the UK including Angelica, Bluebird, Paternoster Chop House, and the Michelin-starred Angler. This will mark their first restaurant in the United States.
Gunewardena told the Times that they had chosen Nancy Ruddy of CetraRuddy to design the space, and that they were interviewing chefs for the restaurant which will reportedly have an all-day-cafe component.
The restaurant will be joined in the Far West Side development by eateries from Thomas Keller — who is curating all of the Hudson Yards dining options alongside Related Urban president and CEO Kenneth Himmel — José Andrés, and Costas Spiliadis. There will also be a Neiman Marcus, a Whole Foods, and an Equinox Hotel.