Designed by prestigious architects Snøhetta, Barr Restaurant in Copenhagen has moved in to the old location of world-renowned resturant Noma. Both owned by the acclaimed chef and restaurateur Thorsten Schmidt, have in partnership with chef René Redzepi and Snøhetta conceived a fresh approach to this iconic space.
Barr is a casual restaurant focused not only on the Nordics, but also on the broader food and drink traditions found in the region along the North Sea; an area that spans Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux and British Isles. The restaurant’s name (Barr: meaning “barley” in old Norse), reflects Schmidt’s fascination with the region’s food and drink history and culture. Classic dishes such as frikadeller (Danish meatballs), schnitzel and hot-smoked salmon will be offered alongside a large selection of craft beers and aquavits.
In the restaurant, Snøhetta has created a welcoming and comfortable space below the beamed ceiling, where family and friends can get together to enjoy a delicious meal. At Barr, food and social interaction go together, which is emphasised by a mix of individual servings and larger dishes to share.
Danish carpenter Malte Gormsen created the furniture using local techniques. The majority of the oak for furniture and interior was harvested from trees grown less than 50 kilometres away from the restaurant.
Address: Strandgade 93, 1401 København K
Photography by Line Klein