Noma restaurant, the pride of Copenhagen and acclaimed two Michelin star eatery, is temporarily closing up in Denmark to bring world leading cuisine to the Sydney harbourfront. Head chef Rene Redzepi said he was drawn to Australia by the diversity of the country’s landscapes and ingredients. “Australia combines strong influences from its indigenous people with new communities from around the world. When you mix it all together, the result is something truly inspiring. It really is the perfect place to come and learn.”
The Noma team plans to source the very best of Australia’s produce for an all new menu, focusing on producers who have a respectful and passionate engagement with the sea and land. Redzepi added, "We look forward to the new year and this new exploration. It will be a different journey, but one that I am incredibly excited about - the opportunity to broaden our horizons, to expand our minds and our tastes, to make new friends, and catch-up with old ones, as we delve into this magnificent landscape.”
The move is a collaboration between Noma, Tourism Australia and Lendlease, with the temporary premises located in the Anadara building at the Barangaroo precinct, a choice made to reflect the restaurant’s deep connection to the sea and to mirror the waterfront location of Noma’s Copenhagen home. Barangaroo is undergoing extensive redevelopment to shift the area’s focus from shipping and stevedoring to a far more cosmopolitan vibe, and according to Gary Horowitz, Head of Retail at Lendlease, it’s the perfect place to host the world-leading restaurant: “When Lendlease was approached by the Noma team, we knew it was the perfect fit; Rene's strong affinity to sustainability is aligned with our aspirations for Barangaroo. We are delighted to partner with Noma and Tourism Australia to celebrate the best of Australian produce and enhance Barangaroo's position on the global food map.”
The restaurant will launch this coming January and offer lunch and dinner five days a week. If you’re a Sydneysider who wants to take this once-in-a-lifetime chance to sample the exquisite cuisine on offer, it’s as easy as booking a table and driving down to the waterfront. Even if you’re not so close, this is something that folks who really love good food can’t pass by. But as good as the food may be, you’re not going to fly in to the city, have dinner and fly out again. Summer will be here in full force, so why not escape the office for a few days and take a Sydney vacation?
Getting around the city is easy - just pick up a Sydney car rental
from the airport and you’ll have the freedom to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer. Take a tour of the best Sydney restaurants while you’re in town (there are several Michelin star restaurants to choose from, as well as a host of other fine dining establishments) or soak up a little culture - the city is world famous for theatre scene and art galleries. If relaxation is your aim, hitting the beach is always a great choice - Bondi and Manly are always popular choices, and if you’re after something a little less crowded you can range north to the sands above Sydney Harbour. There’s even a few hidden beaches
that the masses have yet to discover…
One thing’s for certain - when one of the best restaurants on Earth comes halfway around the world to your backyard, it’d be a sin to just ignore it. What will you be doing in Sydney this coming January?
Grab a car hire
for the event and head on down to see this great artist. If you're travelling from further afield, consider an Airport car hire from Cairns
or the likes of Melbourne