Top 15 Eateries in Copenhagen & Best Danish Foods
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- Noma – Ranked the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. Located in an old warehouse in Christianshavn. Denmark’s only restaurant to earn 2 Michelin stars. The menu features Nordic/Scandinavian cuisine.
- Grønbech & Churchill – Michelin-starred with a menu of Nordic cuisine. Classic dishes made with innovative flavor combinations. Award-winning chef Rasmus Grønbech.
- AOC – Michelin-starred. Located in the basement of 18th century mansion Moltkes Palace. 7-course and 10-course menus.
- Godt – Michelin-starred. This restaurant’s name means “good” in English. Traditional French cuisine.
- Formel B – Michelin-starred. French cuisine made with Danish ingredients.
- Le Sommelier – Classic French restaurant with an impressive wine list. Try the foie gras. For dessert, try the chocolate plate that offers various chocolate creations.
- Umami – Japanese and French cuisine combined for unique flavors. Features a cocktail bar and sushi counter.
- Kong Hans Kælder – Located in Copenhagen’s oldest building. Watch the chef cook in the open kitchen. Á la carte and fixed price menus. Kitchen closes at 10pm, but the restaurant stays open until midnight Monday through Saturday.
- Era Ora – Well-established Italian restaurant serving Umbrian cuisine. Located in an 18th century building canal-side.
- Bastionen + Loven – Located inside an old mill in Christianshavn. Very popular for weekend brunch, so arrive early on Saturdays and Sundays.
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- Rabes Have – The oldest pub in Copenhagen dating back to the 17th Located at the south-west end of Christianshavn. Serves traditional Danish lunch.
- Kontiki Bar & Færgen Ellen – Located on a retired ferry behind the Opera House. Sit on the deck for drinks and snacks or in the cabin for formal Danish dining. Make reservations ahead.
- Conditori La Glace – Founded in 1870, this is one of the oldest confectionaries in Copenhagen. Features a large selection of delicious cakes made from quality ingredients. Try the old-fashioned coffee, tea, and real chocolate.
- Emmerys Bakery – Organic bakery and gourmet grocery store. Known for its excellent organic bread and delicious cakes. You can get fresh sandwiches made to order.
- Café Salonen – Local favorite. Relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor seating.
- Frikadeller – Pork and veal meatballs served with potatoes.
- Stegt Flæsk – Danish bacon served with parsley sauce and potatoes.
- Sol Over Gudhjem – Open sandwich with smoked herring, chives, and onion topped with raw egg yolk.
- Rødkal – Stewed red cabbage with apples, vinegar, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Kogt Hamburgerryg – Pork tenderloin baked with thyme and parsley and served with boiled potatoes, vegetables, and horseradish or mustard.
- Æbleskiver – Traditional Danish pancakes in a distinctive sphere shape. Served dipped in raspberry, strawberry, or blackberry jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Also called “appleskives.”
- Ris à l’amande – Rice pudding with almonds, whipped cream, and vanilla. Served cold. Topped with warm cherry sauce. Popular at Christmastime.
- Citronfromage – A very thick lemon custard. Served cold with whipped cream. A variation known as Romfromage is flavored with rum instead of lemon.