The three-Michelin-starred restaurant and five-time recipient of the World's Best Restaurant accolade will transition into a full-time food laboratory in 2025
Noma, the World’s Best Restaurant in 2021, has announced that it will be closing its doors in 2024. While the famed restaurant has previously announced multiple temporary closures, to open pop-ups over the world, this time it’s for good.
“To continue being Noma, we must change… Winter 2024 will be the last season of Noma as we know it,” chef and co-owner René Redzepi shares on the restaurant’s website.
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Since its opening in 2003, the restaurant has pioneered New Nordic dining, serving up dishes based on locally foraged ingredients—from reindeer brain custard to fermented rice ice cream. Over the years, the Copenhagen institution has been awarded the top spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list five times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2021) and received its third Michelin star in 2021.
That said, gourmands shouldn’t be too upset, as Noma hopes to transform its space into a full-time food laboratory in 2025.
“Noma 3.0 [will be a] pioneering test kitchen dedicated to the work of food innovation and the development of new flavours, one that will share the fruits of our efforts more widely than ever before,” explains Redzepi in his statement.
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In its next phase, the restaurant hopes to ‘search for new ways to share [their] work’, before continuing with periodic pop-ups around the world.
The renowned restaurant has yet to share its last official day of service.