The Awe-Inspiring Private Kitchen of Noma Head Chef René Redzepi

You can kind of guess that one of the most highly acclaimed chefs in the world would have an incredible kitchen. And the private sphere of René Redzepi - Danish chef and co-owner of the two-Michelin star restaurant Noma in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of Copenhagen, Denmark certainly doesn't disappoint. You'd think the hand crafted bespoke Garde Hvalsøe kitchen in oak, steel and burnished brass and Dinesen HeartOak plank floors would be enough to make a statement in their own right - but there's also that magnificent open fire place and those charming wood beams to contend with. While his restaurant was voted the best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, I'm nominating René's kitchen for the best kitchen 2020 award. Take a peek and see if you agree! 

A few months ago, I spent a wonderful evening at the Garde Hvalsøe headquarters in a former car assembly garage in central Copenhagen and I have to say, the level of craftsmanship that goes into their kitchens (and other cabinetry) is incredible. I wish you could run your hand along the surface and open and close these drawers! The supper was superb too (even if it wasn't made by René!).

There burning question (sorry, couldn't resist!), is what appliances does the head chef of Noma choose for his own kitchen? The answer: a Grand Cuisine hob and oven. 

You can really see the beauty of the Dinesen wood in the above picture. It's made from 30 mm thick planks in mixed widths (350-500 mm and length 2-6 metres) with a white oil finish. So stunning, don't you think?

So, what do you reckon? Is this also one of the most beautiful kitchens you've ever seen?

I'm also curious to know, have you ever eaten at Noma? I've tried to get a table a few times but never succeeded. It's still high up on my wish list though!

Curious to see a few other magnificent kitchens today?

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Our summer cottage kitchen (plus get the look!) and a tour of my kitchen at home (if only it was this clean and tidy today!).

Have a lovely day!


Photography courtesy of Garde Hvalsøe and Dinesen


  1. Oh wow, beautiful kitchen! But I would expect nothing less from Rene Redzepi, though. I have actually been fortunate enough to eat at Noma THREE times, twice at the old location and once last January at the new location, in their seafood-season. I can still taste the seafood ravioli with the perfectly matched wine... The second time we also got a full tour of all their kitchens. Fantastic experience, and I would love to go back another time. There are some free tables now, just checked their website. Grab one and go!

    1. Three times! Wow!! I have to say, I love the sound of the seafood season. I’m heading over to the website to take a look! Fingers crossed!

  2. Niki, Yes that is the most beautiful kitchen I have ever seen ....and that's hard to say because there are so many great ones in the last few years but everything from the combination of vintage rustic pieces, the wood floors and the strategic use of the framed art work, the pottery and dishes yet it is still minimalistic looking. I am so in love with this place and I have no idea who the chef is but brilliant styling probably her food creations are on the same wavelength. :-) PS I never write or comment but this one I had too.

    1. Hi Janice! I’m so happy that you love this kitchen as much as I do, it’s truly inspirational! Love that you commented for the first time too - I love to read everyone’s thoughts about the interiors I show. Happy new year! Niki

  3. His wife wrote a beautiful cookbook I can totaly recommend!
    A few pictures of this beautiful citchen can be seen there.

  4. The kitchen is so charming and the cabinets are phenomenal - I particularly admire the dovetailing details on the fronts of the drawers - one does not see such craftmanship very often these days!

  5. Such a wonderful kitchen. Thanks niki


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