The days when Copenhagen’s restaurants were dismissed as boring and uninteresting have long since passed. There are now a large number of international restaurants, mainly French and oriental. The Noma was even voted the best restaurant in the world in 2010 and 2011.
At the same time, modern Danish cuisine developed, using fresh local ingredients with a touch of innovation.
More than 100 Copenhagen restaurants, cafés and bistros are part of a climate-friendly network that aims to serve organic, locally produced and climate-friendly dishes. You can recognize them by their “Climate +” symbol.
The following restaurants are divided into three categories:
Expensive (over 800 Dkk),
Moderate (400 to 800 Dkk),
Inexpensive (up to 400 Dkk).
It is the average price for a three-course menu for one person and a bottle of the cheapest wine or house wine. The VAT is included, but not the tip. Around 10% are common.
Kong Hans Kælder
This Michelin star restaurant is located in what is said to be the oldest building in Copenhagen. Starters are e.g. B. foie gras with dried fruit and toasted brioche, the main dishes include glazed anglerfish or Danish beef.
The dishes are served on metal plates in the charming surroundings of this historic house, which exudes a medieval charm with its Gothic archways and wooden floorboards.
Address: Vingaardsstræde 6, Copenhagen
Telephone: 33 11 68 68.
The Noma’s kitchen combines modern preparation methods and techniques with the best traditional Nordic dishes and ingredients that come from Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
Address: Refshalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen
Telephone: 32 96 32 97.
During the day this restaurant in a nice location directly on a canal is the ideal place for a smørrebrød sandwich. In the evening, more filling Mediterranean dishes such as grilled fish and steak are offered.
The excellent selection of desserts and the cozy atmosphere of this former jazz club are further plus points.
Address: Nyhavn 21, Copenhagen
Telephone: 33 12 85 04.
Peder Oxe, located directly on the picturesque Gråbrødretorv, the most beautiful square in the city, specializes in traditional Danish cuisine. Here you can get to know all facets of local cuisine
The decor of the cozy restaurant is appropriately old-fashioned. For some, the Peder Oxe may be crowded with tourists, but the dishes – especially the Oxe burger and the Oxe steak – are very tasty.
Address: Gråbrødretorv 11, 1154 Copenhagen
Telephone: 33 11 00 77.
This small restaurant of an English-Danish couple specializes in fresh meat and fresh fish from Denmark, which are prepared in an innovative way.
The daily changing menus with three, four or five courses include z. B. Norwegian lobster soup with anglerfish and red caviar or veal with morelle sauce. Guests can also order a wine menu, with a glass of matching wine served with each course.
The wine list is extensive and the atmosphere of the two-story, tastefully decorated restaurant is very relaxing.
Address: Gothersgade 38, 1123 Copenhagen
Telephone: 33 15 21 22.
The cellar restaurant, which is mostly well visited by tourists, is not necessarily suitable for those looking for a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere. Despite its rustic atmosphere with wooden beams, old photographs and paintings that are complemented by antique cash registers, dolls, worn-out musical instruments, books and statuettes, the puk appears somewhat quirky and strange. You can hardly find a better place for good Danish cuisine.
Address: Vandkunsten 8, 1467 Copenhagen
Telephone: 33 11 14 17.