Copenhagen K – City Centre
GEIST www.restaurantgeist.dk Kongens Nytorv 8, 1050 København K
Bo Bech is Denmark's answer to the U.K.'s Gordon Ramsay. Bo Bech stars in his own television series ”Med kniven for struben” where like Ramsey, he visits restaurants that are about to go under and turns them around. Geist sets the standard for functional and innovative places to eat. The restaurant is laid back, features good food and friendly service. No doubt, even Gordon Ramsey would be impressed.
GORM'S PIZZA www.gormspizza.dk Torvehallerne Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
The pizza at Gorm's features a nice, crispy crust loaded with fresh toppings. As far as we're concerned, it is the best pizza in town!
GREEN SUSHI www.greensushi.dk Grønnegade 28, 1107 København K
As their name suggests, Green Sushi is dedicated to sustainability. They offer a variety of sushi made using organic fish as well as vegan options.
CAFE EUROPA www.europa1989.dk Amagertorv 1, 1160 København K
This is the Danish equivalent of the classic continual café where you can either sit by yourself and enjoy a good book or dine in the company of friends. Don't let the presence of tourists fool you. The food is good and the service is quick.
THE ROYAL CAFE www.theroyalcafe.dk Amagertorv 6, 1160 København K
The Royal Café offers updated takes on traditional Danish cuisine in a setting that highlights Danish design. The menu is designed for sharing which makes it an ideal place for group dining.
KADEAU www.kadeau.dk Vesterbrogade 135, 1620 København V
The boys from Bornholm focus all their energy on reinventing Danish cuisine with innovative twists on traditional dishes. Expect a bit of variation on the menu as they take their cue from seasonal ingredients.
MOTHER www.mother.dk Høkerboderne 9, 1712 København V
No-nonsense Italian comfort food made from the best seasonal ingredients sourced from Italian artisans and classic breads and pizza baked onsite in Mother's wood burning oven.
Authenticity is at the heart of this operation hence Carbonara made with guanciale rather than bacon. While the chef's culinary sensibilities are Roman, the pizza is most definitely Neapolitan so remember to fold or roll it.
FISKEBAREN www.fiskebaren.dk Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 København V
If excellent seafood served in a chic, urban interior at reasonable prices is your thing, then Fiskebaren is your place. You might be asking yourself what a seafood restaurant is doing in the middle of Copenhagen's meatpacking district? On second thought, who cares when the food is this good! Anders Selmar, former sommelier at world-renowned Noma restaurant and his team of talented young chefs have been rewarded with their very own Michelin star for their efforts.
VESTERBROS ORIGINAL burger restaurant www.vb-burgers.dk Istedgade 34-36 1.floor, 1650 København V
Nine different burgers ranging from classic to experimental. Best burgers in town. Enough said.
KUNG FU IZAKAYA www.kungfubar.dk Sundevedsgade 5, 1751 København V
If you fancy eating Asian-Japanese fusion food while watching Japanese Kung Fu movies in a cosy, laid back atmosphere, then this is the place for you. Be sure to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.
LETZ SUSHI www.letzsushi.dk Viktoriagade 6, 1655 København V
As far as we're concerned, this may very well be the best place for takeaway sushi in Copenhagen. It features consistently great quality and reliably friendly service. While they offer a few spots for in-house dining, takeaway is their forte.
LÊ LÊ NHÁ HANG www.lele-nhahang.com Vesterbrogade 40, 1620 København V
Good quality Vietnamese takeaway including excellent rice noodles, spring rolls and soups at affordable prices. The quick service is a plus.
COFOCO LE MARCHE www.cofoco.dk/lemarche.php
Cofoco Le Marché has locations across Copenhagen. As the name suggests, they offer French-inspired cuisine including a popular weekly special offer. Delicious food and reliably good, fast service.
GERANIUM www.geranium.dk Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 2100 København Ø
On a clear day, you can see all the way over to Sweden from the 8th floor dining room of this world class restaurant. You don't come to Geranium for the view however but for chef Rasmus Koefoed's innovative gourmet creations. It may be slightly easier to get a table here than at Noma but book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
GUSTAVS BISTRO www.gustavsbistro.dk Classensgade 11A, 2100 København Ø
Gustavs Bistro is the place for good yet unpretentious food accompanied by friendly and unpretentious service. All ingredients are organic, seasonal and delivered fresh from the countryside.
DAGH www.dagh.dk Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 38, 2100 København Ø
After taking a leisurely walk around the ponds and surveying the exclusive Østerbro neighbourhood shops, DagH is a nice informal place to pop into for brunch. Interestingly, DagH is named in honour of the late Dag Hammarskjöld, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate.
CANTEEN www.canteen-cph.dk Nordre Frihavnsgade 52, 2100 København Ø
Voted the best brunch in Copenhagen in 2011, Canteen routinely draws large crowds of hungry locals. They don't take reservations so you may find yourself standing in line for a table. The brunch is well worth the wait.
RELAE www.restaurant-relae.dk Jægersborgsgade 41, 2200 København N
The chef, Christian Puglisi, left Noma in 2009 and together with waiter, Kim Rossen, opened Relæ. Today they can pride themselves with Nørrebros second Michelin star for their innovative yet simple dining options.
MANFRED www.manfreds.dk Jægersborgsgade 40, 2200 København N
The restaurant started out as a soup booth at Roskilde Festival. Now located in Jægersborgsgade, Manfred's og vin offers a good selection of rustic food to be enjoyed onsite or to takeaway. There are many small dishes to choose from so patrons can mix and match and share food tapas-style. The wine list offers a wide and varied selection with a particular focus on natural wines.
SPISERI www.spiseri.dk Griffenfeldsgade 28, 2200 København N
This is the place to go if you want to hang out with the locals and sample food that the Danes would make at home. Spiseriet is the life-long dream of four young women. The food is delicious and affordable with a 3-course meal costing on average a mere 250 DKK. The menu changes daily. We recommend you make reservations or arrive later.
OYSTERS & GRILL www.cofoco.dk/oysters.php Sjællandsgade 1 B, 2200 København N
At Oysters & Grill, the tables are close together, the white walls are rough and the iron ceiling bar gives the place a slight East German factory vibe. If you‚re more surf than turf, you'll love the large plates heaped with fresh, delicious seafood. Sharing food is not only encouraged, it's expected!
WASCATOR www.was-cator.dk Refsnæsgade 32-34, 2200 København N
Located on a quiet street in Copenhagen's Nørrebro district, Wascator is both a nice bar and excellent restaurant. The interior has a slight Berlin flair to it and they have an excellent selection of beers from around the world on offer. While a bit off the beaten track, Wascator is worth the detour.
SMAG www.smagnu.dk Fælledvej 25, 2200 København N or Store Kongensgade 44, 1264 København K
SMAG is a salad & sandwich bar with an adjoining health food store. Founded by two health food enthusiasts with degrees in nutrition, their mission is to make food that both tastes good and is good for you. Drop by and sample their guilt-free offerings.
DEN RODE COTTAGE www.cottagerne.dk Strandvejen 550, 2930 Klampenborg
Three chefs, Anita Klemensen, Anders Wulff-Sørensen and Lars Thomsen traded the hustle and bustle of Copenhagen for the Klampenborg countryside where they have transformed a pair of quaint cottages into gourmet restaurants, including one that has been rewarded with a Michelin star. Come enjoy a fine dining experience nestled in the countryside just a short distance from Copenhagen.