Good acoustics in restaurants

Accompanying Noma to Australia

Culinary excellence, Danish designer furniture and black-painted Troldtekt acoustic panels were the key ingredients that Noma used for its pop-up restaurant near Sydney.

For ten weeks, the restaurant served specially developed creations with an authentic Australian identity. All the tables were reserved in just 90 seconds, and 27,000 would-be diners had to reconcile themselves with a place on the waiting list!

Troldtekt - NOMA restaurant Australia

How sound affects our sense of taste

Imagine if recipes included not only a list of ingredients but also a recommendation for the best music to play while eating.

According to Charles Spence, professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, acoustics, noise, and background music have a significant impact on the way our senses perceive what we eat and drink.

Troldtekt - Restaurant Veto

Poor acoustics can cost stars

If noise mars the dining experience, the restaurant’s overall rating may suffer as a result according to Morten Vilsbæk, chairman of the Danish Food Critics’ Association. 

Busy bistros and basement restaurants in particular should pay close attention to the acoustics.

Troldtekt- Acoustics in restaurants

Black Louis: Delicious food in calm waters

Having lived for five years on an old Dutch customs boat in Aarhus, Preben Hald and Tina Steen had the idea of running a café on the water. Such were their ambitions that they decided to buy a small ferry, and convert it into a restaurant.

After a total makeover lasting several months, the boat now has a professional kitchen, oozes charm and even boasts a public bar. Now, diners can board Black Louis (Sorte Louis) and enjoy food prepared with fresh Danish raw ingredients in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Troldtekt - Café Sorte Louis

Dinner overlooking the corridors of power

Rising 106 metres into the air, the main tower at Christiansborg Palace – home of the Danish parliament, or Folketinget – occupies a prominent position in the Copenhagen skyline.

During its restoration, the architects became aware of the huge potential of the large tower room with its eleven-metre-high ceilings. The space has now been transformed into an exciting restaurant, with public access to a large viewing platform.

Troldtekt - Christiansborg Castle

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