The Roast Room

Studio Molen
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A chopped off butchers’ leg dangles at the entrance, shiny sausages adorn a bronze tower of Babel at the service desk, and an enormous Ginger Blimp in the staircase lights up the restaurant.

The Roast Room is all about art: from the unique interior to the delicious food.

The Roast Room is an ode to meat. Dutch chef Michiel Deenik’s Amsterdam restaurant has two floors and is equipped with all appliances to serve the best meat dishes.

The Butcher is made of the best meat: as a restaurant mascot the Butcher symbolizes hospitality, excellent products and high quality cooking. Sharing these qualities with his guests, parts of the Butcher are found throughout the interior of the restaurant, like his leg, hanging like a trophy at the entrance.

Interior architects Studio Modijefsky and interdisciplinary designers Studio Molen are responsible for the design of The Roast Room. The interior has been designed with great detail and has been hand made by the contributing parties - from the furniture pieces, the bars and the butcher, to the special lighting, the tiling and the bronze doorknobs. The studios have worked together before on Deenik’s first restaurant, Visaandeschelde, just a stone’s throw away from his new business.

On the first floor of The Roast Room you will find a brasserie-style restaurant. Sitting at large cutting boards you have a view of the kitchen and a bar with large copper beer tanks hanging above it. In the marble bar, display windows showcase the goods of the in-house butcher’s shop. By turning a giant wheel the butcher opens his shop window so guests can see him cutting and boning the meat.

A stairway resembling a chopping block leads to the Rotisserie on the first floor. Here, a creamy white bar, a pitch-black kitchen and a sky of brass light fixtures make up an intimate setting for some fine dining. The centrepiece is a light sculpture, Ginger Blimp, which connects the two floors. Studio Molen made this monumental chandelier, just like the other bronze works, especially for the restaurant.

Transparency and durability are the main ingredients for The Roast Room and this is made visible in the restaurant’s design. Studio Modijefsky and Studio Molen created an interior with an open, robust and timeless character. The attention and love for the food being served echoes in the dedication with which the interior has been made.

The Roast Room