It doesn’t come as a surprise that the new restaurant of 37-year-old German chef Kevin Fehling isn’t yet another traditional, old-style gourmet temple, but that its modern restaurant concept will set new standards for connoisseurs.

On 1 August, owner and chef de cuisine will open the doors of The Table at the Shanghaiallee at Hamburg’s HafenCity to present his new concept to the world.

The name, we can reveal, is now official: The Table, which gives a first idea of what gourmands might expect. The usual, separate sitting areas are a thing of the past. In this restaurant you will find only one table made from dark cherry wood, seating 20 people who’ll be able to feast on the three-Michelin-star chef’s uniquely perfect culinary creations. Thanks to the curved shape of the table it will then be possible to vary the size of the seating arrangement. The distinctive and indeed elaborate shape will give a unique living-room atmosphere and a sense of lightness to the place – a far cry from any formal etiquette. Kevin Fehling says: “In The Table guests will feel at home, which is the distinct message that our trendsetting interior design wants to convey. Of course there will still be a sense of luxury in the air, but without crushing the guests or squeezing them into specific patterns.”

In addition, every guest will be able to observe the skills of the chefs while preparing the dishes, as every seat has a great view towards the open kitchen. Here you will be able to watch Kevin Fehling and his team, as several of his long-term colleagues from their time together at restaurant La Belle Epoque, sommelier David Eitel among others, will come along on the ride.

The kitchen style will be “the usual perfection featuring open-minded cooking and highly creative skills,” according to Fehling.

Reservations for Kevin Fehling’s unique restaurant in the super-trendy quarter of Hamburg will be taken from the middle of June at www.the-table-hamburg.de.