Opening Of The New Noma Restaurant, Postponed Due To An Ancient Wall

Let’s look into some prehistory first. On December 31, 2016 – one of the best restaurants in the world – Noma closed its doors to the public. Chief Rene Redzepi went on a tour to Mexico with part of his team and opened pop-up there. Another part of the former employees began a temporary place in Copenhagen under the bridge, which they called – Under the Bridge.

But after less than a year of absence, the chef and his legendary team are coming back to their hometown, with the new Noma. According to rumors, the restaurant will be located somewhere near Copenhagen and going to have an entire sustainable farm on the site.

Initially, the launch was planned for the end of December 2017, however, according to the statement on their official website – the opening is postponed. The reason for this is quite compelling – while constructing the restaurant, the workers came across an ancient wall, which all this time was buried underground. According to representatives of Noma, this is a fairly common situation in the city, which is more than 900 years old. Now archaeologists working on the site, and the opening gat moved to the beginning of 2018.

Because of that, Noma employees have extended the work of Under The Bridge for 6 more weeks. If you are planning to visit Copenhagen in the nearest future, you can still reserve a table here.

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