A Space for Socializing and Special Culinary Experiences

In the time of Corona, Greenhouses are creating a place to meet and enjoy dinner.

Published on the 30th of June 2020

In the first days of May social media was filled with photos from a new type of restaurant in Amsterdam. The Corona crisis has challenged all restaurants and they have to think innovative. Traditional restaurants have changed into take away spots. And indoor dinner has had to be moved outside in order to keep the recommended distance.

The pictures from the Netherlands have inspired the Danish food company Meyers, and as the atmosphere has spread online, Meyers has contacted Juliana Greenhouses A/S who love the idea of outdoor dining rooms as a place to meet and enjoy dinner.

From Odense to Frederiksberg and Copenhagen

The greenhouses are delivered by the Danish greenhouse company Juliana Greenhouses A/S who, despite their busyness with delivering greenhouses to all the Danes who are sent home from work, could not say no to the idea.

We have through many years experienced a change in the functionality of greenhouses, and the purpose of a greenhouse is now much more than just growing tomatoes and cucumbers. It is amazing to see how the greenhouse works as a restaurant now,” says Nikolaj Stærmose, who is third-generation owner and CEO of Juliana Greenhouses A/S.

He continues: “Being able to sit inside, while still being outside is what is great about greenhouses, not only for plants but for humans too, and many are realizing that now.”

Being able to sit inside, while still being outside is what is great about greenhouses, not only for plants but for humans too, and many are realizing that now.

– Nikolaj Stærmose

By boats and quayside

There are small dining spaces set up both in front of Meyers Deli on Frederiksberg and in front of Ofelia Plads on Copenhagen's harbor front. While there are now four dining greenhouses on Frederiksberg, a total of eight similar ones have been set up by the water on the side of the Royal Danish Playhouse facing Nyhavn. The greenhouses not only provide a sense of safety regarding potential risks of infection but also serve as an aesthetic and humorous commentary on dining out post the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 12 small greenhouses have black powder painted profiles and are of the model Halls Qube 66 of 42 square meters. 4 people can fit in the greenhouse for dinner and the design is inspired by industrial glass constructions, that is, a stringent and light construction with strong aluminum profiles as the bearing part of the construction.

See stunning pictures on Instagram tagged by visitors. #DinnerDrivhus

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Juliana Group is a leading global supplier of quality residential greenhouses. Founded in 1963 by Mogens A. Stærmose in Odense, Denmark, the family-owned company is today owned by third generation, Nikolaj Stærmose. The headquarter remains Odense-based with subsidiaries in the UK and Germany and export to more than 20 countries.

’We help people grow’. That is why our brands Halls, Juliana, and Gabriel Ash all set the frame for experiences that are as natural as they are magical. Despite our long history, we’re future-focused and curious on how we can improve the sustainability of our greenhouses. Learn more about Juliana and find inspiration for life in the greenhouse in our inspirational universe.​​​​​​​