Danish restaurant Kadeau began life in 2007, on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Its founders brought the concept – and seasonal Bornholm produce – to Copenhagen in 2011, where a Michelin star soon followed. Now they have just opened a new home in the Danish capital, designed by OeO studio. And it’s styled as just that.
‘What head chef Nicolai Nørregaard wanted us to create was a holistic experience – a universe where guests feel they are dining at his home with dear friends,’ says OeO creative director Thomas Lykke.
As you enter the new Kadeau – located just next door to the old site on Wildersgade – you walk along a corridor, where you can glimpse the log fire in the oakwood kitchen to your left. On the right, you pass a library lounge before arriving at the dining area, leading out onto a courtyard.
Wooden furniture and tactile materials abound in this warm and inviting urban retreat. OeO worked with Garde Hvalsoe on the kitchen, conceived as a ‘crafted cabinet’, and all furniture was designed exclusively for Kadeau.
‘We wanted to create an experience where the materials speak to you and where they age beautifully – a space with an instant sense of soul and charisma,’ adds Lykke.
The wine cabinet, waiters’ stations and wall of preserves – made on Bornholm, where Kadeau still has a restaurant – are all custom-made.
Kadeau has moved several times since it opened in Copenhagen, with one if it’s previous sites now hosting its sister restaurant Pony. Perhaps it’ll lay anchor for good in this new space – the perfect place for hunkering down over the winter season.