It is a year ago since the first time I ventured all the way out to restaurant Amass. I had no clue how long of a bike ride it was. From the western part of Vesterbro, where I was staying, it probably took me a good 45 minutes of cycling. It was so incredibly worth it, though, because the food was amazing and the location is an experience alone! I still dream about the fermented potato bread we had, and the wine we drank next to a bonfire outside. This summer I didn’t have time to enjoy a full evening at Amass. However, I had one high-priority objective on my schedule: to check out the best-kept secret among Copenhagen foodies – the AFC or Amass Fried Chicken.
Note: This restaurant has closed permanently.
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This time I was prepared and set on beating my record. From start to finish it took me a mere 25 minutes to get through traffic and all the seven kilometers from where I began. On a rented city bike that will make you break a sweat! It was a great feeling to return to Amass, and fun to experience the place during a sunny Copenhagen summer day. Amass is located in an old shipyard building, not so unlike the premises of Noma. In fact, it is just a 10-minute bike ride farther out than Noma, at the peninsula of Refshaleøen. If you enjoy a good bike ride, I highly recommend this means of transportation. It is such a quiet part of town, and you ride through lovely scenery, past art installations, and across tiny bridges on the way.
When you enter the restaurant you are confronted with raw, minimalistic urban design, industrial steel plates, neon lighting, and graffiti on the walls. This stands in stark contrast to the gardens outside, where Amass grows endless rows of herbs, flowers, and vegetables which they use in the kitchen. The garden is where you want to enjoy your AFC. Order it by the bar down the stairs, grab a glass of wine, and await the best lunch box you could ever imagine.
Have you made the trip out to Amass yet? For lunch or dinner? Please drop a word below.