A two-level Nordic-inspired restaurant will open on Collins Street in just a few months. This restaurant will introduce New Nordic Cuisine to Melbourne. Step inside the dramatic, 1890s Olderfleet building, and discover a sophisticated sample of the country’s cuisine and culture. At Freyja, you’ll taste contemporary dishes, that are made from a combination of experimental methods and traditional practices. You’ll find a whole manner of techniques showcased on the plate, such as pickling, curing, smoking, lacto-fermenting and preserving. Freyja will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from June onwards.
Freyja on Collins Street
Michelin star Chef Jae Bang has relocated to Melbourne from Norway to create an evolving menu in this upcoming restaurant. The creative direction of Freyja is overseen by Soren Trampedach, Founder and Director of co-working space Work Club.
“We want Freyja to bring Nordic cuisine to the forefront of people’s minds in an elevated and relaxed all-day dining experience,” said Trampedach. “Freyja will be a balance between adventurous and classic dishes, but always staying true to locally sourced ingredients and simplicity.”
Inside the kitchen, you’ll find Daniel Gordon (former Head Chef at Lee Ho Fook) taking on the role of Senior Sous Chef. Meanwhile, Aaron Caccia will be Chef de Cuisine, joining Jae Bang from Michelin starred Re-naa in Stavanger, Norway.
As for drinks, expect an evolving list of seasonal drinks, made with theatrical flair. There will also be a blend of local and international spirits, wines, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
Freyja will seat 130 guests across two levels. Inside the heritage space, you’ll find a delightful contrast of minimalist, Scandinavian interiors against the dramatic façade of the building.