Top ChoiceDanish in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Schønnemann

Schønnemann

A veritable institution, Schønnemann has been lining bellies with smørrebrød and snaps since 1877. Originally a hit with farmers in town selling their produce, the restaurant's current fan base includes revered...

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Geranium

Geranium

On the 8th floor of Parken Stadium, Geranium is the only restaurant in town sporting three Michelin stars. At the helm is Bocuse d'Or prize-winning chef Rasmus Kofoed, who transforms local, organic ingredients...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Christianshavn

noma

noma

Ground-breaking New Nordic restaurant noma re-opened in its new location in February 2018 after a one-year hiatus. A re-imagined menu presents dishes focusing on featured Nordic produce across three seasons:...

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Kadeau

Kadeau

The big-city spin-off of the Bornholm original, this Michelin-two-starred standout has firmly established itself as one of Scandinavia's gastronomic powerhouses. Whether it's salted and burnt scallops drizzled...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

AOC

AOC

In the vaulted cellar of a 17th-century mansion, this intimate, two-starred Michelin standout thrills with evocative, often surprising Nordic flavour combinations, scents and textures. Here, sea scallops might...

Top ChoiceDanish in Around Copenhagen

Søllerød Kro

Not all of Copenhagen's Michelin stars are inner-city dwellers. One of them calls Holte home, an unassuming outer suburb 19km north of the city centre. The restaurant in question is Søllerød Kro, a one-star...

Top ChoiceDanish in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Restaurant Mes

Restaurant Mes

This rising star burst onto the Copenhagen dining scene in 2017. Owned by chef Mads Rye Magnusson (former chef at Michelin-three-starred Geranium), it's an intimate, refreshingly whimsical space, complete with...

Top ChoiceDanish in Slotsholmen

Tårnet

Book ahead for lunch at Tårnet, owned by prolific restaurateur Rasmus Bo Bojesen and memorably set inside Christiansborg Slot's commanding tower. Lunch here is better value than dinner, with superlative,...

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La Banchina

La Banchina

This tiny spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, cooked beautifully and served with little fanfare. The real magic is the setting, a small harbour cove with picnic tables and a wooden pier where summertime...

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Pluto

Pluto

Loud, convivial Pluto is not short of friends, and for good reason: superfun soundtrack, attentive staff and beautiful, simple dishes by respected local chef Rasmus Oubæk. Whether it's flawlessly seared cod with...

Top ChoiceRamen in Nørreport

Slurp Ramen Joint

Slurp Ramen Joint

That white-tile, pink-neon Slurp serves Copenhagen's best ramen makes sense: head chef Philipp Inreiter once worked at cult-status Tokyo ramen joint Hototogisu. The deeply flavoursome chicken-and-pork bone broth...

Top ChoiceDanish in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Studio

Studio

Brainchild of Noma co-founder Claus Meyer and former Noma sous-chef Torsten Vildgaard, Studio bagged its first Michelin star within months of opening. Rooted in Nordic traditions, the open kitchen revels in...

Top ChoiceDanish in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Café Halvvejen

Café Halvvejen

Cosy, creaky, wood-panelled Café Halvvejen channels a fast-fading Copenhagen. The menu is unapologetically hearty, generous and cheap for this part of town, with faithful open sandwiches, frikadeller (Danish...

Top ChoiceBakery in Vesterbro & Frederiksberg

Brødflov

Wise locals join the queue at this little, organic Frederiksberg bakery. Their reward: superlative baked goods that make shameless finger-licking inevitable. The classic Danish kanelsnegl (cinammon roll) and...

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Bæst

Bæst

Owned by powerhouse Italo-Scandi chef Christian Puglisi, Bæst remains hot years after its 2014 launch. Charcuterie, cheese and competent woodfired pizzas are the drawcards here. The produce is sustainable and...

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Høst

Høst

Høst's phenomenal popularity is easy to understand: award-winning interiors and New Nordic food that's equally fabulous and filling. The set menu is superb, with smaller 'surprise dishes' thrown in and evocative...

Top ChoiceVietnamese in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

District Tonkin

District Tonkin

With a playful interior channelling the streets of Vietnam, casual, convivial District Tonkin peddles fresh, gut-filling bánh mì (Vietnamese baguettes), stuffed with coriander, fresh chilli and combos like...

Top ChoiceDanish in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Rebel

Rebel

Smart, split-level Rebel dishes out arresting, modern Danish grub without the fanfare. The dining space is relatively small, simple and unadorned, giving all the attention to inspired creations like braised...

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Manfreds og Vin

Manfreds og Vin

Convivial Manfreds is the ideal local bistro, with passionate staffers, boutique natural wines and a regularly changing menu that favours organic produce (most from the restaurant's own farm) cooked simply and...

Top ChoiceStreet Food in Christianshavn

Reffen

This harbourside street-food market is a veritable village of converted shipping containers, peddling sustainable bites from across the globe. Multiculti options include organic polenta and pasta, dosas, burgers,...