No visitors to Copenhagen should skimp on the food budget: Dining in Copenhagen is world-class, and while not all of us can afford Michelin-star meals, even the lesser-known restaurants are known for a focus on slow food, quality dining experiences.
Copenhagen’s best restaurant, Noma, is also the world’s best eatery – at least according to the San Pellegrino Awards, where Noma has come up top three years in a row. Don’t worry if you can’t get a table at Noma, however: Creative yet simple menus from local, seasonal produce can be found at many other spots in the city. Try, for example, Restaurant Radio – initiated by Noma co-owner Claus Meyer – or Norrebro’s back-to-basics Relae, a Michelin surprise in the gritty Norrebro district co-founded by former Noma cook Christian Puglisi. Even more locally specific is downtown Koefoed, a romantic restaurant serving Bornholm dishes.
Re-interpreting Danish classics are out-of-town Paustian and smorrebrod experts Aamanns, both promising diners a tour of the traditional Danish kitchen that will surprise and please. For those that like nothing more than a good steak, Restaurant Peder Oxe offers high-quality meat in a great location.
If you like a sea view with your meal, the views from harborfront Toldboden are hard to beat; the grill restaurant also does climate-friendly menus. Meanwhile, we’ve selected Cap Horn from the many restaurants on tourist pier Nyhavn for its attractive interior and focus on organic dishes.
Copenhagen offers plenty more than just Danish food, and to list its many commendable Asian, Mediterranean and French restaurants would take too long. We’ve singled out Mother Pizzeria in trendy Kodbyen for combining casual dining with exceptional pizzas.