Southern Jutland restaurants

Top Choice Danish in Ribe


This handsome old black-and-white inn is by the riverfront, with outdoor seating by the Johanne Dan boat. Sælhund means seal, so it’s no surprise there's quality seafood in traditional Danish guises, including lunch…
Top Choice International in Esbjerg


This cool 'rock gastro bar' is a local darling for its live music, vinyl selection, late hours (till 3am Friday and Saturday) and excellent kitchen. Build a super-tasty dinner from the selection of gourmet sliders (…
Top Choice Danish in Tønder

Restaurant Ros

Earning a deserved reputation as the town's gourmet hot spot, Ros is owned by two young chefs busy opening a handful of new venues in town (including a neighbouring cocktail bar open weekends, and a casual burger jo…
Top Choice Danish in Ribe


Kolvig’s alfresco terrace overlooks the river, offering prime Ribe-watching. The menu is the most ambitious in town, showcasing local produce; most interesting is the delicious tapas plate of Wadden Sea flavours, in…
Top Choice Cafe in Møgeltønder

Mormors Lille Café

‘Grandma’s little cafe’ is perfectly in keeping with the village’s character, cute as a button under its low, thatched roof, surrounded by outdoor tables and flowerbeds. Old-school lagkage (layer cake) or kiksekage …
Top Choice Cafe in Rømø


Well worth the detour (turn off the main road at Naturcenter Tønnisgaard) is this old sea captain's house, converted into a pretty-as-a-picture antique and homewares store. The cafe side of the business serves up de…
Top Choice Cafe in Fanø

Rudbecks Ost & Deli

This fab family-run deli-cafe gives a great snapshot of island flavours: housemade bread, butter and ice cream, salmon smoked on Fanø, burgers made from local marsh-grazing lamb and beef. Grab picnic supplies (there…
Top Choice Cafe in Sønderborg


Get caffeinated here, on what may just be southern Jutland's best coffee. This stylish main-street cafe boasts a lovely garden area, eclectic decor, and a short menu of high-quality local produce and tasty breads.
Danish in Ribe

Weis Stue

Don’t come here looking for modern, could-be-anywhere cuisine. As befits the setting (one of Denmark’s oldest inns, wonky and charming), the menu is a traditionalist’s dream. The large meat-and-potatoes portions are…
International in Tønder

Marcel's Brasserie

Newly opened, this main-street bistro charms with chandeliers and a streamlined aesthetic. The menu courses from light (omelette, bouillabaisse, chicken sandwich) to more substantial (steak or spare ribs). Also: coc…