Former Noma Head Chef to Open Amass in Copenhagen

The American-born Matthew Orlando honed his skills at one of the world’s best restaurants


Today marked the launch of the official website for Amass, a restaurant that will open in July in Copenhagen’s Refshaleøen district, helmed by Matthew Orlando, a former head chef at one of the world’s best restaurants, Noma.

Like Noma, which has been consistently ranked one of the world’s best, the restaurant will focus on ingredients "driven by and sourced from local farms and regional purveyors," according to a release, as well as from a 500-square-foot on-premises garden. Whereas Noma features a 20-course tasting menu, Amass’ dishes will be both composed and shared.

That shared approach will also make its way into the layout; a communal table will seat 10 (the restaurant will seat 60 overall, including four walk-in seats by the kitchen). There will also be a private dining area that seats 20, located directly above the kitchen. The design will draw major influence from the building itself, a former shipyard loft.


Reservations will start to be accepted in June, and from then on will only be accepted two months in advance. Something tells us that while a reservation here might be a bit easier to snag than one at Noma, it’ll still be one of the country’s toughest tables.