D&D to open Haugen in Stratford
D&D London has announced details of the launch of its restaurant in Stratford, East London. The restaurant will be called Haugen and will open in September 2021.
An all-day dining brasserie, restaurant, deli, outdoor terraces and rooftop bar, Haugen will serve food taking inspiration from Alpine dining in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France.
Occupying The Pavilion at International Quarter London (IQL), the new venue will stand at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Haugen will have 100 covers outdoors split over a large ground floor terrace and first floor wrap around outdoor dining space.
In total the restaurant complex will have 544 covers. This includes a ground floor deli with grab-and-go counter, a casual ground floor restaurant featuring an indoor Winter Garden and large terrace, a first-floor dining room and cocktail bar with outdoor terrace and two private dining rooms, and then on the second floor, a rooftop bar with views of Stratford and the Olympic Park.
The wooden structure of the building created by Acme and interior design by Afroditi Krassa will create an atmosphere reminiscent of Alpine chalets.
The name 'Haugen' is tribute to an unsung hero of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and a celebration of Stratford’s role in hosting the 2012 London Olympics.
“I hope Haugen will be something unique and special in the London restaurant scene," says Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO of D&D London.
"When you see Haugen coming out of Stratford Station on the way to the Olympic Park, it will certainly grab your attention. The Pavilion is a remarkable building.
"Our restaurant and food concepts have been inspired by its architecture and location. For those Londoners who love their Alpine rostis and tartiflettes this will be a must go restaurant.
"But for those who prefer to maintain their Olympian body shapes there will be plenty of tasty options too.”