Testimonials

Des McDonald Restaurants have helped us conceptualised our restaurants and bars in London, they are always professional creative and inspirational - we would happily recommend the team.

Patrick King, CEO, The Doyle Collection

Des McDonald restaurants partnered with us to develop our MeatUp concept. They are a creative professional team and great to partner with.

Sachin Khanna, Owner, MeatUp

I've known Des for 5 years as a consultant and a friend, he developed our L'Anima Cafe brand in Broadgate West. He performed a 360 degree delivery of concept, team and opening of the L’Anima Café. Des is still retained by me to monitor the operations of both L’Anima and L’Anima Café. He provides me with an excellent combination of strategic and operational advice for both restaurants.

Des is able to reach out to his extensive range of contacts to help with various problems as they arise in the normal course of running these two restaurants. This includes personnel, marketing, design, as well as his knowledge of financing structures for the restaurant business in the UK. I found Des professional, with high standards and he hit key deliverables on my projects. He gives direct, and honest advice together with solutions that can, and in my case, led to positive actions which I have implemented. This is very helpful in the English business environment. I strongly recommend his services.

Peter Marano, Owner, L’Anima & L’Anima Café

Des McDonald Restaurants partnered with us to develop our Japanese bar and restaurant, Rofuto, on the 16th floor of our Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham, they are creative, professional and have delivered at all levels of the project.

Harj Mattu, Owner, Staywell Hospitality Management Ltd

“FLOCK is a contemporary, social hub offering premium quality coffee, fresh food, a selection of distinctive wines and cocktails. It is located at the edge of the eastern part of the City of London, a stone throw from Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

Des McDonald Restaurant joined the project during the build stage and worked really hard with his team to correct mistakes in various areas such as customer flow, floor layout, kitchen design, service design and many more. He went beyond the call of duty by bringing in specialist skills in areas such as digital marketing, accounting, sign design etc. Des and his team worked diligently on creating the right menu, recruited the right chef and trained the FOH and BOH teams. Altogether, we are very pleased with their work and hope to work with them again when expanding. Thank you, Des!“

Lincoln Ogunde, Owner, Flock, Coffee House

Desmcdonald conceptualised our F&B concepts, in Edinburgh Glasgow Manchester and London, including bars coffee shops and brassieres , all using the natural architecture of our classic buildings, we found des and his team creative professional and delivered on all deadline.

Starwood Capital

Des McDonald worked closely with us on our london restaurant , working on menu development , PR ideas, supplier and product, we had a very positive relationship and remains a friend of the restaurant and its companies.

Laurent Gardinier, Owner, Gardinier Group

Des and his team helped us launch a new restaurant in our store. His input on everything from kitchen design to menus, staffing and service was key to the success. In addition he helped us improve another of our restaurants, increasing customer satisfaction, sales and profits.

Stephen Sealey, Managing Director, Brown Thomas