Chef Rene Redzepi invented Scandinavian cuisine at his restaurant in Copenhagen. After a number of awards, it must now come to an end after more than 20 years.
The world famous restaurant Noma in Copenhagen will close its doors at the end of next year – to reinvent itself in the culinary field. “In order to continue being Noma, we must change,” the restaurant said on Monday via its Instagram online service. “Winter 2024 will be the last season of Noma as we know it,” she said.
Noma and its chef, Rene Redzepi, have been named the best restaurant in the world several times by the British magazine “Restaurant” and have received three Michelin stars. Noma is an acronym for Ny Nordiska Mad (New Nordic Food). The restaurant serves Nordic dishes, such as Greenlandic muskoxen, and serves them with locally grown vegetables and grains. (Read our interview with Redzepi: Top Chef reveals simple kitchen tricks)
The restaurant opened in central Copenhagen in 2003. In 2016 it moved from there to a converted warehouse with a rooftop greenhouse near Kristiania Municipality. In the year 2025, the restaurant will turn into a “giant laboratory,” the restaurant’s statement said. An “experimental kitchen” geared towards food innovations and the “development of new flavours” will be created.
Although serving guests in the future, it was said of the “Noma 3.0” project, “being a restaurant will no longer define us”.