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Michelin-starred KOKS moves from Kirkjubøur to Leynavatn

Faroese restaurant KOKS, which won a Michelin star in 2017 and retained it in 2018, has announced it will move from its current location in Kirkjubøur to a remote valley by Leynavatn, a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the capital, Tórshavn.

On Facebook, KOKS points out that the ”new location is an old farm house, resting by the lake”.

KOKS adds that: ”The building dates back to 1740 and is built in traditional Faroese style, basalt stone walls and grass roof. Made from the same materials, the old farm and the nature around it meld together, a symbiotic relationship that will without a doubt inspire Chef Poul Andrias Ziska’s creations as he assembles our landscape and its distinctive characteristics on a plate”.

“The wildness of the valley of Leynavatn is both inspiring and refreshing. To me this is the most exciting part about the move”, says Ziska according to KOKS’ Facebook page.

The new KOKS will open its doors on April 10.

Since opening its doors in 2011, restaurant KOKS has won the hearts of food lovers in the Faroe Islands and beyond.

In 2017, KOKS won the ultimate foodie accolade – its first Michelin star, propelling it onto the world stage of top dining experiences. KOKS is the first restaurant in the Faroe Islands, which has a population of 50,000, to receive a Michelin star.

Run by Faroese chef Poul Andrias Ziska, KOKS focuses on innovative traditional Faroese food, giving its guests the chance to taste the Faroes and its seasons through local produce.

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