Avenue is a D&D London restaurant & bar in St James with a New York soul & modern American menu. Serving up New American cuisine for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, and brunch at weekends, Avenue captures the buzz of the New York dining scene whilst nodding to its St James’s roots with stunning art-focused interiors and an exciting French and American-driven wine list.
Originally designed by American architect Rick Mather in 1996, the interiors have been transformed by Russell Sage to give the feel of a glamorous Manhattan loft space with eclectic modern art and design features. The 112-cover restaurant revolves around a spectacular central Decanting Bar, above which a huge illuminated chandelier sparkles with wine glasses – the perfect place for guests to sit and soak up the buzz of the room with a glass of wine from the unique-to-the-UK wine access system Coravin.
D&D London stands for CEO Des Gunewardena and MD David Loewi who led the buyout of Conran Restaurants in September 2006. The company has been backed by leading UK equity house LDC since April 2013 and owns and operates over 30 leading restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo.