The Lake District restaurants

Top Choice Danish in Himmelbjerget

Hotel Julsø

A trail leads 1km from the mountaintop of Himmelbjerget down to the lakeshore where boats from Ry and Silkeborg dock. At the dock you’ll find Hotel Julsø, a photogenic timber kro (inn) with a watery panorama and a g…
European in Ry

Restaurant Gastronomisk Institut

The ambitious name creates high expectations and this high-end restaurant delivers, with changing menus showcasing regional, seasonal produce (and good-value set menus, including four dinner courses for 365kr). Leis…
International in Ry


The couple behind the popular Hotel Julsø at Himmelbjerget are also responsible for this appealing new option down by the marina. It's an idyllic spot for their relaxed decor and crowd-pleasing menu of pasta, burger…
Seafood in Silkeborg

Classique Fiske Restaurant

From its cheerful yellow exterior to its designer-clad interior, this grand old villa bids a warm welcome. Eat inside, among the owner's great art and furniture collection, or outside in the garden. There's a high-c…
International in Silkeborg

Evald Brasserie & Cafe

Among the family restaurants, cinema and cafe-bars of Papirfabrikken is bustling Evald, wooing patrons with a crowd-pleasing menu. Sit at a riverside table, order a beer from the local Grauballe Bryghus (brewery), a…
Deli in Silkeborg


A kind of small, indoors farmers market, Landmad showcases local produce and offers excellent take-home meals, plus sells coffee, drinks and cracker sandwiches and salads.
Bakery in Ry

Le Gâteau

Flaky pastries, good coffee and picnic-worthy sandwiches await at this smart little bakery, opposite the Ry train station.
Supermarket in Ry


Good for picnic supplies; just back from the marina.
Ice Cream in Silkeborg

Okkels Is

Excellent homemade Italian-style ice cream.
Supermarket in Silkeborg


Central supermarket with on-site bakery and cafe (bakery opens 7am).