Restaurants

Top Choice Danish in Vordingborg

Babette

If you’re in the region it’s definitely worth visiting Babette, 1km north of the centre, for a full gastronomic and aesthetic treat. The restaurant (named after the film Babette’s Feast) is well known for its origin…
Top Choice Danish in Fredensborg

Skipperhuset

It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for alfresco dining than this restaurant on Esrum Sø. Many of the ingredients are organic, with herbs and vegetables picked fresh from the nearby palace garden. Whether it…
Top Choice French in Vallø

Vallø Slotskro

Just outside the castle gate, this 200-year-old inn harbours an elegant restaurant of crisp white linen and decadent Franco-Danish dishes such as quail with foie gras and summer truffles. Alas, the inn’s seven doubl…
Top Choice Seafood in Køge

Restaurant Arkens

This Skagen import has quite a reputation for sterling seafood, and its Køge outpost is no less drool-inducing. It's a case of top ingredients cooked well; superlative choices include the garlic gratin Norwegian lob…
Danish in Helsingør

Cafe Richs

The decor has a classic old-fashioned feel and the smørrebrød is superb, with huge portions and some simple-sounding but great combinations, like eggs, potatoes and tomatoes, which is about as far removed from egg a…
Danish in Helsingør

Café Hyacinth

Perfect for indecisive types, the inexpensive lunch choice here comprises three smørrebrød (open sandwiches), plus a glass of beer from a local microbrewery and a shot of schnapps. The toppings are piled high works …
Deli in Roskilde

Caseus Ost & Delikatesser

This place will have cheese lovers weeping with joy: the choices include all the Scandinavian classics like smoked rygeost, gamie ole (yep, the smelly one) and that queen of Swedish cheese, västerbotten. You can als…
Danish in Helsingør

Rådmand Davids Hus

What better place to gobble down Danish classics than a snug, lop-sided 17th-century house, complete with cobbled courtyard? Refuel with honest, solid staples like smørrebrød (open sandwiches), herring and the speci…
International in Roskilde

Café Vivaldi

Slap bang on the main square (cathedral views included), this faux-bistro is a good place to sit back and people-watch over abundant servings of tasty cafe grub. Edibles include soup, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and …
Danish in Roskilde

Upstairs

Located above a lingerie shop, just around the corner from the cathedral, it is easy to pass by this place, yet, for an inexpensive lunch of typical Danish dishes, it’s hard to beat. Cockerel roulade, beef béarnaise…