COPENHAGEN /DENMARK- British restaurant magazine name Noma restaurant Worldest best resataurant and people view the manu and srounding the Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen and best among 50 listen restaurants 29 April 2014 (Photo by Francis Dean/Deanpictures) (Photo by Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images)
Noma Is Shutting Its Doors Permanently, Here's What You Need To Know
By Brianna Corley
Per Bloomberg, the Copenhagen restaurant Noma was named the world's number-one restaurant an impressive five times after opening in 2003. Noma is known for its groundbreaking cuisine, which includes foraged bugs and deer brains, and its state-of-the-art restaurant design, but several outlets are reporting that Noma will stop serving customers in 2024.
Bloomberg reports that chef René Redzepi, one of Noma's co-owners, says the famous eatery was forced to close after facing financial difficulties. Noma's revenue dropped in 2021 despite financial aid from the government, and at the time, the establishment was offering $700 meals.
The restaurant did not comment on these numbers, but about Noma's fine-dining model, Redzepi said, "Financially and emotionally, as an employer and as a human being, it doesn't work." While this aligns with a current trend of fine dining restaurants shutting their doors, once the restaurant closes, it will continue to operate as a test kitchen, offering a few special pop-up dining experiences.