Copenhagen is well suited for the casual diner. Danes love to go out to eat and are customarily informal, casually dressed and relaxed about eating out. The city has many options for those looking for a reasonably priced restaurant you can drop in at without calling first, before or after a tour of the town, that’s pleasant to dine in.
Up-and-coming neighborhoods like the vibrant, culturally diverse Vesterbro offer a wide selection of relaxed and informal restaurants where prices are reasonable. This is especially true in the former meatpacking district Kodbyen, rapidly developing a reputation for a restaurant scene that combines casual settings with fresh, innovative menus: Italian eatery Mother, organic folk kitchen BioMio and sustainable meat restaurant Nose2Tail, where nothing on the animal goes to waste, stand out in particular. For those craving something with a little more kick, colourful Thai eatery Spicylicious is reasonably priced and comfortably decorated.
Even in more upmarket districts like elegant Frederiksstaden it’s possible to enjoy a good meal in a casual setting at restaurants like modern fusion kitchen The Red Box, the organic Italian kitchen of Che Fe and MASH, which stands for ‘Modern American Steakhouse’.
If you find yourself around Nyhavn with a rumbling stomach and no dinner reservations, try checking out Cap Horn, a pleasant restaurant that’s built its reputation on quality local produce and organic fare. If you’re in the mood for pizza or pasta before a movie or a show, The Italian is handily placed a short walk from central Rådhuspladsen square.