Restaurants in Copenhagen

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Ever since Noma was elected the world’s best restaurant in 2010—a crowning it held onto in 2011, 2012, and 2014—foodies from all over the world have ... Read More

Ever since Noma was elected the world’s best restaurant in 2010—a crowning it held onto in 2011, 2012, and 2014—foodies from all over the world have been flooding Copenhagen's restaurants. Whether or not they get a reservation at Noma—though one of the best restaurants in Copenhagen, it will close at the end of 2016 and reopen as an urban farm—they won’t leave disappointed. A plethora of former Noma chefs have opened their own restaurants around the city, continually coming up with new interpretations of the new nordic cuisine. Amass, Relæ, and Radio are all run (at least partly) by Noma alumni. Prepare to eat moss, fir cones and ants—and to love it.

Another dominant trend among places to eat in Copenhagen is the baby boom: many a Michelin restaurant has opened a baby brother of a restaurant serving food that is less expensive, less formal, and less dogmatic. Kadeau’s Eldorado, AOC’s No.2, and Formel B’s Uformel are all examples of more playful and relaxed restaurants serving excellent food at surprisingly low prices.

It’s not all new and nordic, though—like many other cities, the city has been hit by the Latin American food craze, and Copenhagen restaurants like Taller, Llama, and Hija de Sanchez (the most hyped foot stall in the city) you can enjoy fine Peruvian, Venezuelan, and Mexican cuisine. French and Italian restaurants are also popular.

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  • Alberto K Restaurant in Copenhagen Alamy
    Alberto K

    With its location on the 20th floor and what might be the best view of Copenhagen—you're looking down on the amusement park Tivoli, the City Hall, the... Read More

  • Amass Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Amass
    Amass

    The expectations were high when Matthew Orlando, Noma's former head chef, announced that he was leaving the world's best restaurant to open his own, but... Read More

  • Bæst Restaurant in Copenhagen Per-Anders Jörgensen
    Bæst

    The wood-fired pizzas have thin, blistery crusts, the burrata is creamy, the high-quality charcuterie is house-made, and all of it is organic. That... Read More

  • Bror Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Restaurant BROR
    Restaurant BROR

    Two former sous chefs from Noma are behind this small restaurant, where the design and the service is as relaxed as the culinary ambitions are high. A... Read More

  • Clou Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Clou
    Clou

    The chefs at Clou follow no dogma; the only thing the food is subject to is the almost impossibly high culinary ambitions of the chefs in the kitchen.... Read More

  • Foderbrættet Restaurant in Copenhagen

    Courtesy of Foderbrættet KBH

    Foderbrættet

    Gourmet hot dogs are the only thing on the menu at Foderbrættet, but don't be mistaken: the place is a lot more than an extended hot dog stand. You can... Read More

  • Geranium Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Geranium
    Geranium

    Arguably one of the city’s top restaurants, Geranium has garnered critical acclaim for its inventive, modern take on Scandinavian cuisine. Chef Rasmus... Read More

  • Gorilla Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Gorilla
    Gorilla

    The Meatpacking District favorite Gorilla is a massive restaurant divided in two: there's an animated bar area, also serving hearty snacks, and a more... Read More

  • Höst Restaurant in Copenhagen Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
    Höst

    The decor at hip Höst matches the Nordic cuisine perfectly prepared by the chefs: the raw impression created by the recycled wood, lambskin, granite,... Read More

  • Kadeau Restaurant in Copenhagen Marie Louise Munkegaard
    Kadeau

    Kadeau might be located in the center of Copenhagen, but its heart is beating for Bornholm, a Danish vacation island in the Baltic Ocean. That is where... Read More

  • KUL Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of KUL
    KUL

    At KUL—Danish for charcoal—you can get whatever you want, as long as it's something barbecued. Dishes such as Korean style spareribs, turbot with Asian... Read More

  • Møller Kaffe & Køkken in Copenhagen Courtesy of Møller Kaffe & Køkken
    Møller Kaffe & Køkken

    At the cozy cafe Møller Kaffe & Køkken they serve breakfast all day, and they do it so well you will want to return for lunch and dinner. You... Read More

  • Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Musling
    Musling

    Located next to Copenhagen's gourmet food market Torvehallerne, Musling—Danish for mussels—serves affordable and creative seafood in a casual setting.... Read More

  • Osteria 16 Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Osteria 16
    Osteria 16

    The tables are crammed together and the chairs are rickety, the bread is served in paper bags and the water in plastic cups, and the service is casual... Read More

  • Oysters & Grill Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Cofoco
    Oysters & Grill

    The name says it all: Oysters & Grill is all about seafood and barbecue. Start with the selection of fried and deep fried shellfish—prepare to fight... Read More

  • Papirøen Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Copenhagen Street Food - Papirøen
    PapirØen

    You'll be spoiled for choice at PapirØen, Copenhagen's street food market, where food trucks cooking tasty grub from all over the world fill up the... Read More

  • Relæ Restaurant in Copenhagen Marcus Nilsson
    Relæ

    You pour your own wine, the cutlery is cheap, the furniture is secondhand, and the food is inexpensive—but it's all so good that Relæ has been awarded a... Read More

  • ØsterGRO Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of GRO
    Stedsans på ØsterGRO

    Stedsans is as unlikely a restaurant as they come: it's an organic spot located in a greenhouse on top of a 6,500 square-foot urban farm on the rooftop... Read More

  • Taller Restaurant in Copenhagen Courtesy of Taller
    Taller

    Few people knew what to expect on their plates when former el Bulli and Noma chefs opened the Venezuelan restaurant Taller in 2015. The restaurant... Read More

  • Uformel Restaurant in Copenhagen Marie Louise Munkegaard
    Uformel

    At Uformel, Formel B's little brother, the kitchen's point of departure is the Nordic cuisine, but there are no dogmas. A daily selection of 15 dishes... Read More

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