“From today Amass will be closing its doors.”

Alex South

Alex South


Matt Orlando’s Scandinavian Amass restaurant files for bankruptcy and announces immediate closure.

In a post on social media, the restaurant announced its closure with its founder Matt thanking staff and diners who supported the restaurant over the last three years.

A statement on Amass’ Instagram profile read: “The last three years have been brutal. It has profoundly affected my family, my business, my staff, and myself both mentally and physically. It has also forced me to really evaluate what Amass is. To many, it is a physical space. A space to sit and enjoy a meal in the company of friends. And this is absolutely ok. It’s a restaurant.”

Highlighting the restaurant’s higher objectives, the statement continued: “Those who have chosen to dig deeper than that experience have found a place that is deeply concerned about addressing the changes that need to be made for us to move forward as humans and as stewards of the planet earth.”

It added: “From today Amass will be closing its doors. Thank you to all who have made their way into our lives. You have given absolute meaning to the word Amass.”

Amass is described as an airy, industrial dining room serving global dishes, made from produce sourced from kitchen garden, based in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Chefs and professionals from across the hospitality industry have paid their respects to Amass following news of the restaurant’s closure.

Chef and Noma Co-owner Rene Redzepi said: “Matt, you’re the most brilliant person and an amazing cook. Your only at the beginning, closing a chapter, only to start a new one. Congratulations on a new beginning. We will be there to follow your lead and continue to be inspired by you and your vision!”

Scottish Chef and TV personality, Jock Zonfrillo, said: “Thank you to all of you, just incredible thinking from the day you opened and I’ve no doubt what’s yet to come will be even more profound. Big love.”

The three Michelin star Noma restaurant commented: “Copenhagen is losing arguably the most influential restaurant of the last decade, but with all endings come new beginnings, and we can wait to see what’s next. We love you, Amass.”

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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 30th November 2022

“From today Amass will be closing its doors.”