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Vejle, Denmark

Lyst

What’s the restaurant in a nutshell?

Situated in the iconic Fjordenhus building in Vejle, Lyst’s conception is the result of a symbiotic collaboration with Studio Other Spaces, headed by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann. Every corner of this enchanting establishment, poised gracefully below sea level, oozes with the distinctive influence of its creators. Circular themes accent the interior, symbolising Lyst’s philosophy of sourcing ingredients from within a 100-mile radius. This unique dining experience is steered by English-born Head Chef, Daniel McBurnie, a culinary master who’s served in prestigious kitchens from d’Angleterre’s Marchal to AOC, and Rick Stein’s Padstow haven in England.

What are the signature dishes?

When it comes to gastronomy, Lyst takes pride in its dynamic 20-course menu, a bespoke creation each day mirroring the ever-changing cycles of nature. The dishes here are a dance of the four elements – air, fire, water, and earth – with their rhythm determined by the weather, season, and local cultivation. But it’s not just about food; it’s about telling the tale of nature and connecting people to the local area. Whether it’s wild herbs from Morten Kirk Johansen’s forest or fresh vegetables and herbs from the biodynamic Rødmose garden, every ingredient has its own story. Dairy from Lindved Mejeri, caviar from Lyksvad Fiskefarm – everything is sourced responsibly within a 100-mile radius, amplifying Lyst’s commitment to sustainability.
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant

Drinks, anyone?

Lyst’s wine cellar, sitting below the sea’s surface, boasts an extensive collection of outstanding wines. Expertly chosen by top-tier sommeliers Rasmus Marquart, a two-time Nordic sommelier champion, and Nina Højgaard Jensen, the world sommelier championships’ silver medalist, the wine list is truly second to none. Their team stands ready to guide guests through an invigorating exploration of taste and aroma, whether you’re enjoying a single glass or sharing a bottle. As the night progresses, the dining area seamlessly transitions into a welcoming bar environment, offering a broad selection of beers and cocktails.

What’s the region like?

Vejle, a region in Denmark rich in natural beauty and historical significance, weaves a captivating tapestry of rolling hills, winding rivers, and expansive forests. It’s home to the mesmerising Grejs Valley and the wildlife haven of the Vejle River Valley. The region’s heart is the dynamic city of Vejle, laden with architectural marvels such as the iconic Wave and a wealth of cultural experiences. History etches itself into the landscape, from Hærvejen, the ancient Viking trading route, to the towering Viking runestones in Jelling, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beyond the city limits, smaller towns like Børkop and Egtved charm visitors with their unique Danish character, while the awe-inspiring island of Tåsinge is a short trip away.

Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
Lyst Vejle Denmark restaurant
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Lyst
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Vejle
Denmark

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Lyst
Havneøen 1
Vejle
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Lyst

Urban

Rural

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Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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