D&D London reveals name & details for new eatery & bar in Birmingham

D7D London is set to open Orelle at 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham’s tallest office building with 26 floors, this October..

The name Orelle draws inspiration from the French words for gold (or) and her (elle). It is also the name of a French mountain village.

The restaurant will offer 360-degree panoramic views across the city and beyond. The 24th floor space will comprise an 88-cover restaurant, 24-cover bar, and 12-cover private dining room.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Orelle will serve a menu featuring both classic and modern French dishes.

In London, D&D restaurants Coq d’Argent, Orrery and Le Pont de la Tour remain stalwarts of the dining scene; Orelle will therefore represent D&D’s return to French cooking, offering a contemporary take on something that is an important part of the group’s heritage.

The small but beautifully designed bar will offer both classic and innovative cocktails, all expertly crafted by some of Birmingham’s best mixologists.

The 38-cover ground floor café and bar will be entered through a 28-cover outdoor terrace that will form an integral part of the building’s street presence on Colmore Row.??The all-day café will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, followed by a bar menu in the evenings.

In addition to the two-storey top floor restaurant and ground floor café, it comprises 223,631 sq ft of Grade A, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office space and an 18th floor business club and terrace.

Chairman and CEO, Des Gunewardena said, 'Orelle will be D&D London’s debut in Birmingham and has been many years in the making. The interior and views will really be something special. I think guests will experience a sharp excited intake of breath when they first enter the space, as we did.

'We hope Orelle can do justice to what is a jewel of a site. We are very aware of Birmingham’s high quality and varied food scene. We hope Orelle will bring something new and exciting to that scene and in time become an established part of it.”