Nomas Sydney relocation costs expected to exceed $1 million

25 September, 2015 by
Aoife Boothroyd

The temporary relocation of Rene Redzepi’s Noma Restaurant to Sydney is expected to cost around $1,017,275 according to development papers lodged with the City of Sydney – and that doesn’t event touch on wages, produce or other operating costs.

As reported by Good Food, the ten week pop-up restaurant will comprise 35 chefs, 30 waiters and 10 admin personnel and will be open from 11am to midnight. Redzepi announced the Sydney move earlier this year.

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Just last week, Redzepi also revealed that he would be shutting Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen in its current format and turning it into an urban farm concept with a menu that adheres strictly to the Danish seasons.

In Autumn, dishes will feature wild game such as goose or moose and foraged ingredients such as mushrooms and forest berries; Winter will see the restaurant transform into a seafood restaurant due to the ice cold Danish waters; and Spring and Summer could effectively see Noma become a vegetarian restaurant as the farm turns green.

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The new Noma will be located in an auditorium-sized vacant lot in Copenhagen, and is expected to open in 2017. Noma’s final service will be held on New Year’s Eve, 2016.

 

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