Top choice danish in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

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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 chefs like René Redzepi; try the smørrebrød named after him: smoked halibut with creamed cucumber, radishes and chives on caraway bread.

Other standouts include the King's Garden (potatoes with smoked mayonnaise, fried onions and chives). Two smørrebrød per person should suffice. Make sure to order both a beer and a glass of snaps to wash down the goodness – and always book ahead (or head in early) to avoid long lunchtime waits.