Melbourne is set to welcome new Nordic-inspired restaurant, Freyja this June.
Located in the heritage-listed Olderfleet building on Collins Street the venue will seat 130 guests across two levels.
Soren Trampedach, founder and director of co-working space Work Club, will oversee the creative direction of the venture.
“We want Freyja to bring Nordic cuisine to the forefront of people’s minds in an elevated and relaxed all-day dining experience,” says Trampedach.
“Freyja will be a balance between adventurous and classic dishes but always staying true to locally sourced ingredients and simplicity.”
Leading the kitchen is Michelin star Chef Jae Bang who has relocated from Norway from the Michelin starred Re-naa in Stavanger to bring new Nordic cuisine.
Joining Bang is Daniel Gordon, former Head Chef at Lee Ho Fook, as Senior Sous Chef and Aaron Caccia as Chef de Cuisine.
The offering will combine experimental principles with traditional Northern European cooking practices, using methods such as pickling, curing, smoking, preserving and lacto-fermenting presented in contemporary dishes.
The bar will feature a rotating selection of seasonal drinks along with a combination of local and international spirits, wines, craft beers (with some from Northern Europe) and non-alcoholic beverages.
Freyja is set to open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.