In a former ferry terminal, Noma co-founded Claus Meyer created The Standard, which is composed of several hotspots. One of them is the Michelin-starred Studio designed by GamFratesi, which we featured back in 2013. And then there is Almanak, a casual-chic place located on the ground floor. Designed by Christina Meyer Bengtsson & HolmbäckNordentoft, the décor is Scandinavian and unpretentious, with dark wooden floors, white walls, grey furnishings, huge floor-to-ceiling windows that provide breathtaking views of the harbour.

“An almanac is an annual publication listing the days of the year, usually with various kinds of texts and information relating to the date and astronomical movements. In a small country like Denmark, surrounded by sea, with plenty of wild forest food and with burgeoning gardens of beautiful vegetables, berries, fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs just waiting to be gathered in and eaten, there is every reason to consume what is in season right now and strive to enjoy each and every new potato, asparagus, chanterelle, pear, rose and ramson bud at its peak.

Almanak got its name because we strive to set a new standard for how we can use the local nature and changing seasons as a structural principle for our work in the kitchen.”

It is a great informal and friendly place to eat delicious food prepared by Head Chef Eric Vildgaard. Think open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), traditional dishes with a modern twist, etc.

Almanak
The Standard
44 Havnegade
DK-1058 København K
+45 72 14 88 08

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Photos: HolmbäckNordentoft