STUDIO is located on the first floor of the iconic art deco building, The Standard, beautifully located at the quay of Copenhagen’s Inner Harbour. The restaurant is decorated with elegant nordic interior with clean lines, tiles in petrol blue and a breathtaking view of the water and the diverse architecture of the city.
STUDIO was created in 2013 by Claus Meyer and Torsten Vildgaard and after just four months the restaurant received a Michelin-star. A star, it has since maintained. STUDIO is one of the smallest Michelin-restaurants in Denmark which ensures a unique experience with room for presence, where you can follow the evening as it proceeds in the open kitchen as well.
At STUDIO we cook modern scandinavian food seen through an international lense. While we are inspired by the possibilities of the local produce of the season, we also let ourselves enrich by new techniques and inspirations from all sorts of tastes and cuisines.
Our British Head Chef, Alan Bates, is trained in the French cuisine and has previously worked at El Cellar de Can Roca i Girona, Hands & Flowers, The Fat Duck and Henne Kirkeby Kro. However, Alan's personal preferences and curiosity also points towards Asia. Especially the japanese cuisine, where the food is typically lighter but has great intensity in the flavours. “It is not a heavy kitchen, but it really speaks to me. I like it when you’re not uncomfortably full and tired after a meal, but instead leaves the table with a feeling of having a spring in your step", as he says.
Our kitchen is run by people who are passionate about creating great food experiences, you will hopefully never forget, and for Head Chef Alan Bates, a great meal goes hand in hand with a great atmosphere, both in the kitchen as well as among the guests.
"I want to cook a certain standard of food, but the most important thing is, that the people who work here are happy and that they therefore can't help but let their joy spread to our guests”, he says.