This summer’s hottest pop-up is turning into a permanent restaurant! That’s right, the world-famous Noma burger will be making a triumphant return as POPL Burger, in the old venue of 108 on Christianshavn. We had been hearing rumors around Copenhagen since September that the old 108 space would house René Redzepi’s new burger bar, and that the space that was previously The Corner at 108 would become a second location of Hart Bageri. Well, the rumors were true – Hart Brød + Bar officially opened on November 15th, and now the new burger bar will open December 3rd. We can’t wait to get our hands on another cheeseburger!
The menu will stay pretty much the same as this summer, with a few additions. The signature burger, “The Viking,” is a dry-aged beef patty with onions, beef garum, and a pickle mayo, while the veggie burger is a quinoa tempeh patty fried in smoked vegan butter and glazed with fermentation liquids (soya and garum). You can get the beef burger with or without cheese, and the plant-based burger as either vegetarian or vegan. Also on the menu will be seasonal sides – “The Roasties” (fries cooked in beef fat), a gem salad with buttermilk and rose dressing, light coleslaw with mint leaves, deli-style pickled cucumbers, fermented mild chilies, oxtail broth with chives, and the POPL pickleback (a shot of organic rye whiskey with a pickle juice chaser). For dessert, POPL will serve a chewy cookie, a slice of rainbow ice cream, as well as soft serve with either butterscotch caramel or grated Mexican chocolate as a topping.
The name POPL is inspired by the poplar wood (which ties back to Noma’s connection with nature), and also by the Latin word “populus,” which means a community of people. The POPL team are all trained Noma veterans – Line Kleppe will be the general manager, Andrea Lasàgna will be the restaurant manager, and Stuart Stalker will be the head chef.
POPL will be open Thursday – Sunday for dinner (from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm) and Friday – Sunday for lunch (from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm). Reservations are available for parties of 6 or more, otherwise it is walk-in only. Take-away is also available.