I love these moments when you see images of a space and you instantly get excited about it. When I saw the images of the new Väkst restaurant in Copenhagen I definitely had one of those moments. Even though the restaurant is in the middle of the city it is as if you’re having dinner in the middle of a garden thanks to the large greenhouse, built through the two floors of the space, that is placed in the middle of the restaurant.
The Nordic kitchen places great emphasis on vegetables without being dogmatic or forgetting the pleasures of a barbequed steak, the joys of full-cooked fish or the delights of fresh shellfish. On the top floor of the restaurant, plants, growths, and leaves thrive in the light from the large windows facing the street of Sankt Peders Stræde. In the basement floor, the garden party continues; just like plants live partly underground, so does the restaurant. It contains a separate room allowing for private dining. It has a particular ambience, reminding you that you are seated right in the middle of the underground of old Copenhagen.
Images by Chris Tonneson for Väkst
Isn’t this beautiful? The entire restaurant looks like a garden party only this one is in the middle of the city. Definitely worth checking out when you go to Copenhagen.