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Top Choice Area in Christianshavn

Christiania

Escape the capitalist crunch and head to Freetown Christiania, a hash-scented commune straddling the eastern side of Christianshavn. Since its establishment by squatters in 1971, the area has drawn nonconformists fr…
Top Choice New Nordic in Christianshavn

Kadeau

The big-city spin-off of the Bornholm original, this Michelin-two-starred standout has firmly established itself as one of Scandinavia's top New Nordic restaurants. Whether it's salted and burnt scallops drizzled wi…
Top Choice New Nordic in Christianshavn

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: seafood…
Top Choice Cafe in Christianshavn

La Banchina

There are only two daily mains at this tiny lo-fi shack, cooked beautifully and served on paper plates with little fanfare. The real magic is the setting, in a small harbour cove with picnic tables and a wooden pier…
Danish in Christianshavn

108

In a soaring, concrete-pillared warehouse, 108 offers a more casual, accessible take on New Nordic cuisine than its world-renowned sibling Noma. The family-style sharing-plate menu is all about seasonal, locally sou…
Scandinavian in Christianshavn

Barr

Meaning 'barley' in old Norse, oak-lined Barr offers polished, produce-driven takes on old North Sea traditions. The small plates are a little hit and miss, with standouts including sourdough pancakes with caviar. Y…
Wine in Christianshavn

Rosforth & Rosforth

When a wine wholesaler is co-run by Pontus Elofsson (former wine director at Noma), you know you're in for a good drop. Chance are you'll find Pontus pottering around the box-filled space. Tell him (or his team) you…
New Nordic in Christianshavn

Amass

Set in a former industrial space, Amass offers an ever-changing New Nordic menu showcasing fresh local ingredients. Under the direction of chef Matt Orlando, whose impressive credits include noma, the Fat Duck, and …
Architecture in Christianshavn

Amager Bakke

Renowned Copenhagen architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group is behind this highly ambitious waste-to-energy plant at the northern end of Amager. When completed in 2018, its spectacular sloping roof will feature a year-ro…
Danish in Christianshavn

Kanalen

Kanalen offers an irresistible combination: beautiful, modern Danish food and a canal-side location. While the lunch menu delivers competent renditions of Danish classics, it's the dinner menu that really stands out…