25th April: Des Gunewardena and David Loewi

This week Elliot Moss is joined by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi. 

Des Gunewardena and David Loewi founded D&D London, which owns and operates over 30 leading restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo, in addition to highly acclaimed South Place Hotel in London. 

CEO Des Gunewardena and Managing Director David led the buyout of Conran Restaurants in September 2006, including iconic restaurants Bluebird, Le Pont de la Tour and Coq d’Argent.  They have since overseen new ventures including the Old Bengal Warehouse, South Place Hotel and two sites in Leeds, in addition to the recent acquisition of Madison.