Recommended restaurants in Copenhagen
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With the traditional Danish “open-faced sandwich” for lunch and a Danish dinner in the evening, Palægade hits the high gastronomic notes. A classic restaurant beautifully located in the heart of the historic city centre in Copenhagen. The team consists of young, fresh minds, with hearts beating for classic Danish cooking. They work with great respect for the nature and seasons, and take pride in the gastronomic traditions of our country.
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Combined butcher and restaurant in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District. Fleisch is the German word for meat, and there is no doubt that meat is the essence at this combined restaurant, bar and butcher at the Meatpacking District, locally known as Kødbyen. Here you will experience delicious food in authentic, industrial and cool surroundings consisting of working butchers and packed meat hooks. Here you can also try some special drinks such as homemade organic bacon-infused bourbon and whiskey with duck fat.
NOMA – 2* Michelin
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Noma was ranked as the World’s Best Restaurant in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Noma also holds two stars in Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2015 and 2016. Chef Rene Redzepi excels in Scandinavian cuisine. Superb produce is brought in from Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, and of course, Denmark. It comes as no surprise that Noma is a popular place to dine in Copenhagen. There is often a couple of months’ wait on getting a table.
Geranium – 3* Michelin
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Geranium is a lucid, light, and dynamic kitchen. The mission is to create meals that involve all the senses – restores, challenges and enriches. The restaurant is situated on the 8th floor in Fælledparken in the Østerbro area of Copenhagen from where one can follow the season’s journey through the tree crowns, catch glimpses of the city’s green copper roofs, and just see the windmills of Øresund. The chef at Geranium is Rasmus Kofoed, who won the world championships in cooking – better known as the Bocuse d’Or – in January 2011. Rasmus Kofoed is the most winning chef in Bocuse D’ore-competition ever.
The restaurant is based on a concept where the premises decor and the menu will always be inspired by the current exhibition in Gallery Krebsen (located in the rear building across the courtyard). The inspiration for the menu is taken from different angles: Artists’ nationality or regional origin, their personal favorite dishes or the theme of the exhibition – supplemented with suggestions from the people who work in this old building from 1803; Krebsegaarden, which gave the restaurant its name.
“They are rather crazy about ”smørrebrød” (Danish open sandwiches) in that family. That crazy that they have now reached the fifth generation who has made a living out of high-piled ”smørrebrød”. There is a reason for this, as in 1888 the one and same Davidsen started out with an open sandwich business with no less than 177 pieces of ”smørrebrød” to choose between. Today the list of ”smørrebrød” is now longer and has reached 250 pieces of ”smørrebrød”.
At Amass between 90 and 100 percent of the food and beverages are organic which means they have gold organic certification from the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. The garden at Amass represents the soul of the restaurant. We currently have more than 80 different varietals of plants, including leafy vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers that appear on our menu daily. But our garden is more than ingredients: It’s the inspiration for dishes to come, making each day a work in progress. At Amass the food is created in the moment and is ever changing. It is influenced not only by terroir and the weather, but by carefully examining every ingredient and figuring out which techniques will pay the highest respect to the ingredient as a whole.
SEA by Kiin Kiin
SEA by Kiin Kiin is a Southeast Asian kitchen located at the charming 71 Nyhavn Hotel. It is a younger sibling to renowned Michelin star restaurant – Kiin Kiin. Set in a beautiful protected warehouse, we try to present you with the best of Thai cuisine with a modern twist. The bar menu consists of small snacks and street style appetizers, served together with beer made specially for SEA by Kiin Kiin in collaboration with the well-known Mikkeller brewery with a taste of old Nyhavn and its tradition. In case you feel a bit more adventurous and want to go with something stronger, one of Bangkok’s best bartenders is here to serve you the best cocktails with an asian twist to them. There is also a great selection of over 40 hand-picked teas and coffee from The Coffee Collective.