The 5 Best Copenhagen Restaurants
Sep 16 , 2011
Danish residents rarely dine out, not because they do not enjoy the cuisine, but because they save their visits for special occasions. When they do eat out, they typically tend to order several courses and stay for hours. Why not treat yourself to long and leisurely meals at some of the best Copenhagen restaurants?
Told & Snaps
If you are looking for reasonably priced casual Copenhagen restaurants, look no further than Told & Snaps. Along with the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service, this restaurant offers several different varieties of a popular Danish open face sandwich, the smørrebrød.
Like many other restaurants in Copenhagen, Told & Snaps has a wide selection of smørrebrød sandwiches. Besides these sandwiches, you can also choose from a buffet or regular dishes. Schnapps is also available.
The Royal Cafe
With its high ceilings and spectacular chandeliers The Royal Cafe may make one feel like royalty, but it has a casual dining atmosphere with reasonable prices. The interior décor of this Cafe has somewhat of a historical slant to it.
The signature smørrebrød here is called a smushi – it is comprised of sushi layered on an open face sandwich. A regular menu is also available for individuals who are not feeling brave enough to chow on rye bread and raw fish. Brunch is also served on Sundays.
This microbrewery, which is located in Nørrebro, was actually one a metal factory. Since they opened in 2003, they have been brewing award winning beer and offering brewery tours. After the tour, you can make a stop at two story restaurant where the chef prepares culinary delights every day.
While many Copenhagen restaurants serve many different types of beer, none of them focus on beer in the kitchen like the Nørrebro Bryghus does. Beer is actually an ingredient in many of the dishes served at this restaurant. Three to six course meals are available, and a special vegetarian dish is also prepared each day.
Located at the heart of Copenhagen, Le Sommelier is one of the more elegant, but casual, Copenhagen restaurants. It is technically considered to be a wine bar and restaurant, so the wine selection here is very extensive. You can enjoy local wines or wines from across the globe before, during, or after your meal here.
The French inspired cuisine is considered to be reasonably priced by Copenhagen standards, but it may seem expensive to travelers who are unfamiliar with Copenhagen restaurants. Ingredients that are used are as fresh as possible, including the fish used for the daily fish special. Beef, fowl, and lamb are also on the menu, as are small and large cheese platters.
If you're looking to celebrate a special evening and don't mind paying for it, Geranium may just be the spot for you. This restaurant is located in Fælledparken, and it is considered to be one of the finest upscale Copenhagen restaurants.
The dishes at Geranium are prepared by an award winning chef. They are meant to be "light and fresh", with modern twists on classic Danish food favorites. It offers a beautiful view as well as excellent food, but reservations are required, so don't forget to call ahead or reserve a table online.
Before you're stuck with a menu in your face, brush up on Danish food facts.