D&D Announces its Plans for The Pavilion at IQL
Due to open in September this year, D&D restaurants, the well-known London group, will be bringing Haugen, a brasserie, restaurant and rooftop bar, to Stratford.
Inspired by one of the 1924 Winter Olympics’ unsung heroes, Haugen will feature alpine inspiration across its menus. Anders Haugen remains to this day the only American to win an Olympic medal in ski-jumping, albeit he had to wait until 1974 for the medal due to a miscalculation at the 1924 Winter Olympics.
So expect to savour European influences, with French, German, Swiss and Austrian touches across the menu. Whether you’re visiting for a pre-work breakfast or a sophisticated dinner to celebrate an occasion, Haugen will be open and providing a superb offering.
The restaurant complex itself will offer 544 covers. On the ground floor deli there will be a “grab and go” counter as well as a restaurant for casual dining, with an area dedicated to the indoor Winter Garden. The first floor also features a dining room and cocktail bar as well as a wrap around outdoor dining space, before you climb to the rooftop where you can drink and nibble to your heart’s content while sampling views over the Olympic Park.
The structure of the Pavilion is made almost entirely from timber and has just been awarded an outstanding certification from BREEAM – it’s a fine example of construction with sustainability in mind.
To complement the structure, designers Afroditi Krassa will base the interiors on an alpine chalet. The Pavilion’s large windows will flood the spaces with natural light and in the evening fur throws and cosy corners will be lit with ambient lighting to create an atmosphere bursting with character.
Guy Thomas, Head of Place Assets at Lendlease, added:
“Since its inception we have always seen The Pavilion as an iconic and highly sustainable building which will help form a new and exciting experience, and heart for IQL and Stratford. D&D’s concept of Haugen as a warm, welcoming place for all Londoners with an alpine theme works perfectly with the CLT structure which is celebrated architecturally inside and out. Haugen will undoubtedly put Stratford on the map as a destination for all food lovers, as well as acting as a local meeting place for the community. We look forward to its opening in September.”
The Anders’ Terrace popup by D&D restaurants is currently open outside the Pavilion for drinks and alpine inspired dishes. Keep your eyes peeled on our social channels or the D&D London website for the latest info on the grand opening.