The Roast Room

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The Roast Room

Get ready to be slain by the sharp looks of Amsterdam's meaty treat The Roast Room...

So. Much. Meat. I’ve got a terminal case of the meat sweats just looking at The Roast Room, and what a wonderful way to go. A must for any self-respecting carnivore visiting Amsterdam, this two-tier festival of fleshy delight comes to us from the twin talents of Studio Modijefsky and Studio Molen. Just like some of the city’s other famous attractions, you can see what’s on offer through the windows before you even walk in, but here it’s all in the best possible taste.

The Roast Room is as much about spectacle as it is about eating, and at night the irresistible white neon sign draws in anyone standing nearby like a black hole sucks in light. Downstairs is The Roast Bar, which is an informal drinking and eating space anchored by the fearsomely impressive open butchery cage. Studio Molen’s lighting sculpture Ginger Blimp ties the lower floor to upstairs, where the more formal restaurant named Rotisserie is located. Here again theatre plays its part, with an open kitchen in operation with Australian beech ovens and a handmade tile wall by Harlinger Tile Factory among the many visually delicious features.

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Photography, Maarten Willemstein

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