Top things to do

Top Choice Canal in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Nyhavn

There are few nicer places to be on a sunny day than sitting at an outdoor table at a cafe on the quayside of the Nyhavn canal. The canal was built to connect Kongens Nytorv to the harbour and was long a haunt for s…
Top Choice New Nordic in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

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 consp…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Den Vandrette

This is the harbourside wine bar for lauded wine wholesaler Rosforth & Rosforth. The focus is on natural and biodynamic drops, its short, sharply curated list of wines by the glass often including lesser-known b…
Top Choice Danish in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

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 ingredie…
Top Choice Danish in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

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 octopus …
Top Choice Vietnamese in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

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 Vietnames…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Nebbiolo

Just off Nyhavn, this smart, contemporary wine bar and shop showcases wines from smaller, inspiring Italian vineyards. Wines by the glass are priced in one of three categories (75/100/125kr) and even those in the lo…
Top Choice Danish in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Geist

Chic, monochromatic Geist is owned by celebrity chef Bo Bech, a man driven by experimentation. His long list of small plates pairs Nordic and non-Nordic ingredients in unexpected, often thrilling ways. Create your t…
Top Choice Cafe in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Forloren Espresso

Coffee snobs weep joyfully into their nuanced espressos and third-wave brews at this snug, light-filled cafe. Bespectacled owner Niels tends to his brewing paraphernalia like an obsessed scientist, turning UK- and S…
Top Choice Museum in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Designmuseum Danmark

The 18th-century Frederiks Hospital is now the outstanding Denmark Design Museum. A must for fans of the applied arts and industrial design, its fairly extensive collection includes Danish textiles and fashion, as w…