The stars shine over the best restaurants in the Nordic region

The prestigious Michelin Guide has been updated with both well-known and new star winners. In the Nordic countries, several of the restaurants manage to combine gastronomy with a good acoustic atmosphere for their guests.

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in restaurant
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

Restaurant owners, chefs and waiters looked with excitement towards the stage in Helsinki on Monday, 27 May. The Finnish capital was the host for awarding the prestigious Michelin stars to the best restaurants in the Nordic region. Both recurring recipients and new gastronomic experiences were on the list.

A total of 87 restaurants in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland were honoured with one, two or three stars this year. Thirty-six restaurants received the Michelin Guide’s Green Star – shaped like a clover – for having menus with a special focus on sustainability.

The restaurants receive the stars based on the quality of their food. But several owners have also emphasised the importance of offering a good acoustic atmosphere. Once again this year, several Danish restaurants with Troldtekt acoustic solutions retained their stars – and there were also restaurants with good acoustics among the recipients of green stars.

Local ingredients, good acoustics and beautiful views

Here you can see the four star restaurants with Troldtekt as part of the design:

Domestic in Aarhus: One star + a green star

Local ingredients and high ambitions are in focus at the restaurant in Mejlgade, which has had a star in the guide for a number of years. White-painted Troldtekt panels are a recurring material throughout the restaurant, pub and orangery.

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Substans in Aarhus: One star

Substance in Pakhusene in the Aarhus Docklands is aiming high – both in terms of its sublime menu and the view of Aarhus and the bay from the 11th floor. A black-painted Troldtekt ceiling helps to ensure an exclusive and cosy atmosphere.

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Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics in, for example, restaurants
Photo: Tommy Kosior, Troldtekt A/S

Moment in Rønde: Green Star

In this restaurant in Djursland, the owners show consideration for the environment, people and animals. This is reflected in the menu, but also in the design that includes solar panels and insulating straw. There are also Troldtekt ceilings in natural wood.

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Henne Kirkeby Kro in West Jutland has once again earned two splendid Michelin Stars plus one Green Star. Troldtekt was not chosen for the restaurant itself, but for the inn’s breakfast restaurant, Staldgården.

Several restaurants in the guide combine gastronomy and acoustics

In addition to the restaurants that have been awarded stars, the Nordic Michelin Guide also features several other restaurants with good acoustics as part of the experience.

STUDIO in Copenhagen

Located in the Carlsberg City District, STUDIO offers a Nordic menu with global inspiration. The ceilings comprise black-painted Troldtekt panels, which effectively absorb sound in this high-ceilinged space.

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Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect MAA

MARK in Copenhagen

This restaurant, located on Axeltorv, offers food with Danish ingredients. The interior features different design variants of Troldtekt in natural wood, black and red.

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Connection by Alan Bates in Copenhagen

The acoustics are an important part of the experience in the small exclusive restaurant on Østre Farimagsgade. Troldtekt v-line based on the carbon-reduced cement type FUTURECEM™ was chosen for the ceiling.

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Sound-absorbing cement-bonded wood wool panels from Troldtekt are often used as acoustic ceilings in restaurants
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect

Sushi Anaba in Copenhagen

Chef Mads Battefeld serves exclusive sushi in the Nordhavn district. The intimate space features the black-painted Troldtekt line, which contributes to the atmosphere and makes it possible to talk without noise.  

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Tabu restaurant, Aalborg, Denmark
Photo: Tommy Kosior

Tabu in Aalborg

Here too, delicious gastronomy and good acoustics go hand in hand. The raw materials are local and organic, while Troldtekt ceilings in natural wood help to ensure good acoustics.

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Photo: BaraBild

Human in Gothenburg

Human offers a delicious seasonal menu and a distinctive design. Troldtekt ceilings in natural wood contribute to good acoustics. The rest of the interior also features natural colours like beige and brown along with a contrasting deep blue.

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à terre in Copenhagen

Here guests experience French cuisine with touches of inspiration from several corners of the world. Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in natural grey are part of the design.

FACTS: The Nordic Michelin Stars

  • The top Nordic restaurants received their stars for this year’s Michelin Guide at an event at Helsinki’s Savoy Theatre on Monday, 27 May 2024.
  • The restaurants are assessed according to criteria such as the quality of ingredients, mastery of culinary techniques, how the chef's personality is showcased in the menu, value for money, and consistency of the food and dining experience.
  • In 2024, 87 restaurants in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden were awarded one, two or three stars.