Restaurant Søren K is situated in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, and enjoys a magnificent panoramic view of the city’s harbour entrance. In terms of design character and materials, the restaurant exhibits continuity with the design idiom and character of the library. The materials palette is restricted, comprising concrete, sandstone, oiled maple, pale leather and stainless steel surfaces – with textures accentuated by the lighting. In the restaurant, a clean simplicity delivers a backdrop which heightens the aesthetic dimension of the culinary experience as well as that of social interaction and the sense of presence. The restaurant spans three types of seating environment, each of which has its individual tone. Guests may choose to sit in the discreet niches at the back of the space. Alternatively, there is the zone in the middle of the restaurant space – a food bar, the place to see and be seen. Or again there is the option of traditional tables at the outer rim of the dining area, offering a view across the waterfront. All fixtures and fittings – seating, bars and buffets – have been specially designed for the venue.