Copenhagen's cruise terminals are all located north of the downtown area and close to some spectacular restaurants: Situated not only in the elegant district of Frederiksstaden leading from Kastellet down to Kongens Nytorv and quayside Nyhavn but also in Copenhagen's rejuvenated docklands and its refined Østerbro suburb, a broad range of tempting eateries welcome cruise visitors to the Danish capital.
Directly overlooking the water are innovative and climate-friendly Restaurant Toldboden and newly renovated M/S Amerika, both of which are open for a delightfully Scandinavian al fresco lunch. Equally maritime in views are Nyhavn's Cap Horn, a flagship on Copenhagen's organic scene, and the hottest new restaurant to open in 2013, Matt Orlando's groundbreaking Amass Restaurant.
You'll want to try out some Danish specialties during your stopover in Copenhagen, and one of the best places to sample a traditional Danish lunch is Cafe Petersborg, an old-time restaurant on Bredgade near Designmuseum Danmark.
If you feel like splurging on a memorable dinner experience, make a booking at some of the smart restaurants in the Esplanaden area: Grønbech & Churchill is one of Copenhagen's cheapest Michelin restaurants while Bistro Boheme and Restaurant Rebel both offer a modern, stylish take on the French kitchen.
Take a stroll into Østerbro to enjoy one of Copenhagen's best French restaurants, the quietly understated Carte Blanche, or at the city's premiere Hungarian restaurant, Hungaria, both on Dag Hammarskjolds Alle and just a short walk from Østerport Station.