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Best restaurants in Copenhagen

Places to eat in Copenhagen

A city of superlatives, Copenhagen’s outstanding cuisine is just one more reason to visit this bustling city.

  1. Brasserie Nimb
  2. Grøften
  3. Aamanns
  4. Pintxos
  5. Souls
  6. Café Oven Vande
  7. Kadeau
  8. Spiseloppen
  9. Viva
  10. Gourmandiet
  11. Nørrebro Bryghus 

A star studded city – Michelin stars, that is – that accommodates to a wide range of tastes. Whether it’s traditional Danish dishes, exquisite Italian classics or the finest French cuisine, this selection of restaurants is the ideal entrée to accompany your Copenhagen holidays.

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1. Brasserie Nimb

One of four restaurants within the lavish Nimb Hotel, Tivoli’s romantic fairy-tale Arabian Nights style palace, the ground-floor Nimb Brasserie is a temple to traditional French cuisine.

At a glance: Brilliant French cuisine in a fairy-tale setting.

2. Grøften

The historic Grøften restaurant with seating outdoors on a large open terrace, is popular with celebs of a certain vintage. The overloaded prawn sandwich and the all-you-can-eat skipperlabskovs (Danish goulash) are legendary, as is the smørrebrød.

At a glance: Legendary restaurant, popular with the A-listers and it serves good traditional Danish food.

3. Aamanns

This stylish ode to traditional Danish open sandwiches makes hands-down the city’s best smørrebrød. Head chef Adam Aamanns ensures everything is free range and sourced from local Danish farmers. It’s perfect for a visit with children, too, who love the bite-sized portions. You can either eat in or take away in smart little picnic friendly boxes.

At a glance: Makes the best Danish open sandwiches around.

4. Pintxos

Genuine Spanish restaurant with genuine Spanish waiters, and tapas galore in a romantic courtyard. Pintxos is a firm favourite in the city.

At a glance: Genuine tapas in a romantic setting.

5. Souls

Priding itself on a green eco-friendly and vegan menu, Souls want to offer their food to people who are conscious of what they put in their body and their ecofootprint on the planet. They serve wonderful vegan dishes such as the Soul Burger or Wasabi Caesar Salad.

At a glance: Vegan, eco-friendly and good for the soul!

6. Café Oven Vande

With tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavement, this Christianshavn institution is a fine place to enjoy an excellent lunchtime smørrebrød platter by the canal. Catching the sunset, it’s also hugely popular in the evening when there’s a French inspired menu. Café Oven Vande is the place to be.

At a glance: Tasty French inspired menu and beautiful sunsets to boot.

7. Kadeau

Inspired by the Baltic isle of Bornholm – in both food and the art on display – Kadeau has two Michelin stars for good reason. Its inventive dishes include locally sourced octopus, beetroot and pork belly, as well as indigenous grains and berries.

At a glance: 2 Michelin stars, serves some Baltic bangers but it comes at a price.

8. Spiseloppen

Considering the ramshackle staircase leading up to it, the high quality of the cuisine offered by this rustic Christiania collective, Spiseloppen, comes as quite a surprise. The global reach of the menu reflects the wide origins of its chefs.

At a glance: Wide range of food options in a rustic setting.

9. Viva

The small and intimate boat restaurant, Viva, moored next to Langebro bridge, serves up an exquisite gourmet six-course tasting menu as well as picnic baskets to go, plus an excellent wine menu. Don’t miss a preprandial cocktail or digestif on the rooftop deck for a magical view of the city lights reflecting in the water.

At a glance: Great gourmet food on the deck of a moored boat!

10. Gourmandiet

Gourmandiet is a traditional butcher’s shop – evident in the beautiful old tiling – which has evolved into an excellent charcuterie-cum-restaurant. Although open for brunch on Saturdays, and with a lunchtime menu comprising an extensive selection of delicious cold cuts during the week, it’s the juicy organic steak three nights a week that’s the star attraction.

At a glance: Beautiful old butcher’s shop specialising in – you guessed it – steak!

11. Nørrebro Bryghus

Nørrebro Bryghus is a microbrewery-cum-restaurant where you can try beer-glazed cauliflower and panna cotta served with beer syrup. Surprisingly, it all does seem to work, and the long wood-beamed tables are packed to capacity most nights. Hour-long brewery tours led by the chief brewer include four samples en route.   

At a glance: Inventive beer-inspired dishes with a brewery tour thrown in for good measure.

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