Sustainable eateries

At Miklagaard, you are reminded that good food is made from scratch, and that this approach also makes one feel at home. Miklagaard are two restaurants on separate street corners and with their own special menus. Both restaurants are owned by the passionate restaurateur Yakup Ilhan.

Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool panels ensure superior acoustics in restaurants
Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, architect

Miklagaard was the Viking name for Constantinople, and means ‘the large farm’. This has inspired the owners of the restaurants Miklagaard Café & Steakhouse and Pizza & Pasta, which have their roots in Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurants thus bring historical, cultural and culinary variety to the North West district of Copenhagen.

The eateries impress by insisting on making everything from scratch and, for example, by producing their own olive oil. A strong focus on quality and sustainability pervades both the food and the restaurants, the design of which strikes a very hospitable and friendly chord.

Miklagaard Café and Steakhouse

The restaurant serves homemade ice cream, home-roasted coffee, and many other quality products. At one end of the venue is the more traditional-style restaurant with a menu based on specially selected raw ingredients.

The café and restaurant occupy the same corner address. Troldtekt acoustic panels on the ceiling serve as a unifying element between the shop and lounge area on the one hand, and the distinctly different and more varied interior design of the larger restaurant on the other.

The Troldtekt panels are primarily black, but with white sections for effect, highlighting the shape of the room as well as brightening up the space. With Troldtekt on the ceilings, superior acoustics are ensured, which is key to the pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant.

Miklagaard Pizza & Pasta

On the opposite corner is a slightly smaller restaurant characterised by its rustic and intimate ambience. Black Troldtekt acoustic panels create the distinctive atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the use of wood and bespoke furniture.

Nothing has been left to chance here, either. The tasteful décor is perfectly in keeping with the menu, which includes freshly made pasta made from home-milled flour and pizzas baked in a custom-built stone oven. The chefs work in the middle of the room, in full view of diners.