It's been a while since we've had a big opening in Stratford (Patrick Powell's Allegra being the most successful) but D&D (the people behind The German Gymnasium, Bluebird, Coq D'Argent, Launceston Place and lots, lots more) are opening one of the biggest restaurants there yet.
Called Haugen, it's going to be taking inspiration from Alpine dining in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France (it sounds like their current outside restaurant pop-up Ander's Terrace is a prequel to this).
They're opening in a new landmark building in Stratford called The Pavilion, which will be at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and it is going to be HUGE, boasting the ability to fit in up to 544 people. That's split across a ground floor deli, a casual ground floor restaurant with an indoor Winter Garden and terrace, a first-floor dining room and cocktail bar with outdoor terrace and two private dining rooms and finally on the second floor, a rooftop bar.
As you can see from the pic, it has a wooden design to give it that alpine chalet feel, with the big windows designed to let in as much light as possible.
News of the actual food on offer is still to be revealed - we'll add that as soon as it's available.
More about Haugen at The Pavilion
Where is it? Stratford, London
When does it open? September 2021
Find out more: Visit the D&D website
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