Noma Australia unveiled cementing Barangaroo’s status as Australia’s landmark food and beverage destination.


Noma Australia is officially open and the spectacular restaurant design has been unveiled by Lendlease.

27 January 2016 – Noma Australia is officially open and the spectacular restaurant design has been unveiled by Lendlease. Key elements of the interior include a floor of red earth, two native Australian Xanthorrhoea trees, woven pieces by indigenous artisans and, of course, a kitchen fitted out to the highest specification with every millimetre carefully designed. 

Lendlease has partnered with Tourism Australia to bring Noma Australia to Barangaroo Sydney. The restaurant is located in Barangaroo’s Anadara building, a beautiful structure with floor to ceiling curved glass windows and views of the waterfront. Noma Australia spans over 500 square metres at ground level and encompasses a stunning dining room, outdoor lounge area and an extensive kitchen and prep area. The kitchen remains entirely open to the entry and dining areas, allowing guests to move past the Noma chefs as they work. 

Head of Retail Development and Asset Management for Lendlease, Gary Horwitz said that Lendlease prides itself on working with the best local and global retailers, and opening Noma at Barangaroo is just the beginning for Australia’s most exciting new food and beverage precinct.

“The restaurant that Lendlease has delivered for Noma Australia is breathtaking. We are well equipped to deliver fantastic retail spaces with an internal design team, and the ability to appoint the best in the business to help bring the design to life, in this case the award-winning Foolscap Studios. Just as René has sourced ingredients to create his exceptional menu; we have been busy sourcing the best elements for the interiors. We know that those lucky enough to dine at Noma Australia will be awed by the level of detail that has gone into the fit-out of this restaurant and that they will have the experience of a lifetime.”

Head chef René Redzepi said that the Noma team has felt at home from day one at Barangaroo, and that he is thrilled to be a part of the iconic precinct. 

“Being at Barangaroo has reminded me of Noma in Copenhagen, in terms of being on the harbour and the proximity to the water. I’m very happy with the fit out, it’s very different from our space in Copenhagen, yet it has our DNA in it. In collaboration with our partners we’ve succeeded in getting a distinct Australian-ness embedded into the walls.”

Adele Winteridge, Director, Foolscap Studios said the design for Noma was about creating a frame for the incredible work of Rene Redzepi and his team.

“We considered and developed every detail by working with producers in relation to how we could bring the entire experience to life. From the overall plan and timber facade right down to the crafting of each plate and door handle.”  

Upon completion Barangaroo will be home to up to 90 retailers – mostly food and beverage – from the smallest laneway bars and canteens, to grand spaces on the harbour including Matt Moran’s three level restaurant and bar.

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Lendlease
Kate Bryant
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