The smell of the sea. An elegant and timeless interior. The taste of food made from excellent ingredients. That is what you can expect when you visit Restaurant Strandtangen in Skive. The restaurant lies beside the fjord, and offers gastronomic experiences featuring the best Danish cuisine, in a beautiful setting.
“We prepare food without bells and whistles. It is Nordic style, with all the good, local ingredients that entails,” explains restaurant manager Maria Nørgaard, who leases the premises together with her husband Halldor Asmundsson.
Received some TLC
Halldor, who is originally from Iceland, has worked as a chef at a string of restaurants. He needed no time for reflection back in 2014 when he took over Restaurant Strandtangen. However, after a number of years, the site needed a breath of fresh air, and the restaurant was transformed into a fine example of Danish design during a holiday period.
“The restaurant needed some TLC. We wanted it to be a more inviting setting for social interaction, while allowing guests to enjoy scenic views and good food,” says Maria. The couple therefore contacted designer Søren Vester.
The result of the partnership is an intimate restaurant with dark oak floors and black Troldtekt acoustic panels on ceilings and walls, giving it an exclusive, elegant look.
Design with lines and shadow play
Despite the restaurant’s simplicity, it is clear that every detail in the interior design has been carefully considered. For example, the black leather sofa has been elegantly built into the wall. The Troldtekt acoustic panels are also a key element, and the design solution Troldtekt line was chosen.
“The black acoustic panels with milled lengthwise grooves are the focal point. They create a lovely shadow play, and a spatial experience that allows guests to immerse themselves in the food, the conversation and the beautiful view,” says designer Søren Vester.
“The stylish look can be seen everywhere. For example, serving staff wear rustic leather aprons that complement the interiors superbly.
A restaurant with personality
Together with Maria and Halldor, Søren Vester has also sought to ensure that the interior design reflects the restaurant menu and the personality of the owners.
“When you enter the restaurant, you immediately feel welcome. This is largely due to Maria and Halldor’s great hospitality, which is underscored by the interior,” says Søren Vester.
Examples of this include the warm fire in the fireplace, the subdued lighting and the large glass-walled wine room, which creates an atmosphere of elegance and exclusivity. The menu at Restaurant Strandtangen is also subtly reflected in the interior design.
“The fjord plays a major role at the restaurant – as the scenic backdrop and in the menu. If you look closely you can also see it in the interior, which has a maritime look and beautiful pictures of Limfjord landscapes,” says Søren Vester.