This is my list of places worth eating in Copenhagen. All good value for money. I have linked to blog posts describing the places in detail – where available.

These are all places where I have enjoyed dining – or eat regularly in between gourmet escapades. I wish you a nice and epicurious stay in Copenhagen.

Gourmet Restaurants | Medium Priced | Reasonably priced

Gourmet Restaurants

Expensive, but excellent, places.



Former chef at The Fat Duck, Per Se and chef de cuisine at Noma, Matt Orlando knows his way around a kitchen. In 2013 he opened his own place: Amass, and months before the launch it was hyped by the press. Rightfully so, I think.



All the plates were picturesquely beautiful, the food was flawless and the menu as a whole was composed with wit and distinction. Actually, the strong focus was what impressed me the most.


Formel B

Michelin * Formel B still holds one star but has changed the concept since its beginning as French-inspired conservative gourmet restaurant (please note: my blog post from 2007 on Formel B was written about Formel B as it was then). It’s still top notch food but the price level has dropped to that of a […]



Geranium is the home of Rasmus Kofoed, Bocuse D’Or Gold Medalist of 2011 (and silver and bronze medalist from 2007 and 2005). Internationally styled Geranium is a place of sheer perfection and precision. In 2012 #49 on San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best restaurants.


Kadeau København

The food is based upon Bornholm produce of extremely high quality – even the plates are made by Bornholm artisans. I would call the cuisine creative, exciting and delicious – very much in the New Nordic style, but less avantgarde than places like Relæ. Kadeau should be high on the wish list of any food loving Copenhagen-farer.


Kiin Kiin

Outstanding haut Thai cuisine that received it’s first Michelin star in 2008 and much well-deserved. It is the only Thai restaurant in the world awarded a Michelin star.


Kong Hans Kælder

With Mark Lundgaard as new head chef “The King” is back on the throne with a superb classic French cuisine and will, I think, regain at least one star, as one of Copenhagen’s most lavish and luxurious places to dine.



The über hotel’s restaurant has been rebooted with Ronny Emborg as head chef. Don’t come here for crazy avant-garde, the cuisine is classic but sharp and elegant. Ronny Emborg is an extremely skilled chef and produces some stunning dishes.


Mielcke & Hurtigkarl

Romantic and beautiful setting in the Frederiksberg Garden serving excellent and surprising food with elements from all over the world



Experience the heavenly lightness of good food with ingredients which originates from the Northern countries. New Danish Cuisine. René Redzepi is a genious! 2-stars Michelin



Relæ is not a common restaurant, it’s a place that challenges traditional concepts and challenges you, the diner. In fact it’s the most cutting-edge, avantgarde place in Copenhagen.

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Studio got its Michelin star within its first year, and the new The White Guide puts Studio on the top shelf, calling it International Master Class. The food is super elegant, innovative, flawless and with a clear Noma heritage, as Torsten was the chef behind many of Noma’s signature dishes.


Søllerød Kro

classic and lovely dishes inspired by Danish and French traditions and served with distinct, friendly and perfect waiting.

Medium Priced Restaurants

Fabulous restaurant and high-end bistros you can enjoy without the need of calling your bank in advance.



Former Noma sous chefs Victor Wågman and Samuel Nutter founded Bror without any external funding. This means they can stay true their own ideas, which – of course – are heavily inspired by their former boss, René Redzepi. The dishes are simple, but produce and techniques are world class. The wines are all natural and […]



Wow. Bæst is a pizzeria and charcuteri, but then again, so much more than that. Most of the sausages and hams are homemade and utterly delicious and the mozarella is to die for.


Chai Wong

Excellent Asian crossover food in relaxed surroundings by the owners of the 1* star Michelin restaurant Kiin Kiin



Homemade Italian food, pasta, risotto main course, dessert combined with an excellent wine list featuring many top Burgundy wines as well as Italian.


Famo 51

FAMO 51 is a stable and a marvellous Italian place with personality. The food is always perfectly balanced, delicious and nicely composed by numerous dishes, providing a wholesome meal of very fine quality products. I too love the relaxed style of it and that Fabbio Mazzon always greets his guests.

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Posh and beautiful people kind of place featuring very creative cuisine with sometimes special food combinations.


Kødbyens Fiskebar

The style of the food seems inspired by noma which Ander Selmer was once part of. The interior is rough but the atmosphere is funky.


L’Osteria del Grappolo Blu

L’Osteria del Grappolo Blu is the informal eatery that serves delicious Italian food with the focus on the South of Italy where head chef Alfredo Franco grew up. Great sincere friendliness, dedication and passion for the food and the wine and the way they share it with the guests.

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No. 2

No. 2 is the bistro of the lovely AOC. Everything works at this place: Location, service, and of course the food. The wine list is – of course – composed by sommerlier and owner Christian Aarøe – arguably one of the best sommerliers in Copenhagen. No. 2 is currently one of the best high end bistros […]

Photo: Restaurant Pluto


Restaurant Pluto is owned by Rasmus Oubæk and Jesper Marcussen, the guys behind the now closed Retour and its siblings Retour Steak. Pluto is a bistro with a twist, serving protein rich tapa-ish dishes. Great oysters and foie gras!



Little brother to Kadeau and situated in the western part of Copenhagen (at the address formerly occupied by Kadeau Copenhagen itself, actually), Pony serves a simpler, bistro-ish version of Kadeau’s cuisine. It’s very elegant and delicious food, the sorroundings are nice and relaxed, and the service is among the best in class. For great value go […]


Restaurant Radio

Radio’s focus is to present a modern and urban eatery, closely connected to its suppliers. The dishes are inventive and delicate with quite some power to the taste.



The food is very Formel B, very elegant and delicate and the wine list is just as outstanding. Even though the dishes are all entre-sized, I sufficed with three courses – guys should probably go for the fourth as well. Lovely place, great value, great food! Comes highly recommended.

Reasonably Priced Restaurants

Reasonably priced restaurants bistros and cafées. Reasonably priced - not cheap. Nothing is cheap in Copenhagen.

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Aamanns Take Away

modern pieces of the traditional Danish open-face sandwiches. You can take the smørebrød with you or eat it at shop. One of the best smørebrød places in town!



shares kitchen with the 1* star Michelin restaurant Kiin Kiin. The food Aroiidee is great, high quality produce and very tasty. Make sure to try the tuna tartar, the pork bun gau bao



Smack in the middle of Copenhagen lies this little gem. A wine bar and bistro, serving the classic french bistro dishes made from the best produce. Everything is so delicious. Go for the charcuterie or the tartar, or simply the dish of the day. Go for the full meal, a snack or just a glass. Choose […]


Café Lillebror

High quality eatery, café, bakery and coffeehouse. A close sibling to BROR and of equal standards, albeit with cheaper and simpler servings.


Hos Fischer

David Oliver Fischer used to work at *** La Pergola in Rome, so the man knows how to cook. Now he serves simple but very, very delicious and savory Roman food, including some seriously heart warming home made pasta dishes, in his own cosy trattoria at the corner of the little Victor Borge’s Square in […]


Manfreds & Vin

modern gastronomic eatery and the first natural wine bar in Copenhagen. a la carte dishes or a 4-course set menu features starter size dishes perfect for sharing across the table. Consider it Danish avantgarde tapas.



One of the best bistro places in Copenhagen for Asian/Thai food

89 Responses to “Eat CPH”

  • Both me and my wife like to eat well when we travel. However, on our first trip to Copenhagen we are travelling with our 2 kids aged 6 & 10. We still prefer to eat well but unsure which of these Michellin restuarants which usually have their fixed degustation menu will allow us adults to eat their menus but have a smaller menu for the 2 girls? Thank you.

  • Trine!

    Tak för en super fin blog

    Ska rejse till Köpenhavn snart
    Ä*r lite nyfiken på Marv & Ben, har du varit og spis der?
    Om, hvad tyckte du?

    Thomas Larsén
    Kökschef / Sommelier
    Finlands Ambassad

  • Hi Trine,

    Great blog and instagram pics.
    can you recommend us a top sushi place in chp please?
    we’ll be in cph for nye, hope the places open.
    thanks so much!

  • Hi Trine.
    Came across your site trying to figure out dress code? for these michelin rated restaurants. Great job with
    the recommendations by the way. I just booked a last minute getaway trip to Copenhagen for next week Nov 12-16 for me & my girlfriend. Made a few phone calls & rsvp for following : Noma, Gernamium, Amass, Ralae & others like BROR, Fiskebaren.

    From your experience, do you think the menu being that they are all different yet similar Nordic cuisine, would they be rich & heavy for every night & or would you suggest varying our dining options. Noma & Geranium having 20 courses would they be too much? And also trying to keep a reasonable dining budget in mind.
    Appreciate your suggestions. Thanks! B

    • Hi Bernadette

      I would say that neither of the restaurants you list are too much. In fact, I find that menues are on the light/just right side. Much stimulation to the mind and not too much food despite the 20 courses. Also they all have their own style and I don’t find that they are too similar. So I would say your budget could guide you. :-)

      Hope this helps & wish you a great time here.


    • Hi Trine

      My husband and I will be visiting CPH for the first time for New year. We are staying for 4 nights between 30th Dec – 3rd Jan. Aside from the 31st which we have already prearranged we have not booked any restaurants in advance but are a pair of foodies. We like to visit Michelin restaurants when we can but felt on this trip most would be closed or unlikely to have any availability so we’ were going to ask the concierge on arrival for recommendations. I came across your blog and think it’s brilliant. Very good advice all around. Do you know of any good restaurants that will be open over the period of our stay or do you think I should just email a few from your list and see what they say.

  • Hi Trine,
    Just came across your blog and love the structured :) approach to describing the go-to restaurants!

    I have already proceeded to book some of the above for my upcoming trip to CPH- looking forward to trying out the food scene! However, still looking for a great place to have brunch. (for a group of ~10…) so wondering if you know of any good places which are fun, have good food, and possibly a cool view or location.

    Thank you!


    • Hi Nina,
      So sorry for the late reply. I am just back from a trip to the US. Brunch is not my strong side but Marchal in d’Angleterre hotel has as great brunch on Sunday and could be a breakfast option as well. Otherwise, Toldboden has a nice view to the harbour
      Hope this helps a bit.

  • Hi Trine,

    Just stumbled across the site and love the tips.

    I’m on my second trip to CPH this weekend,(looking forward to Amass & BROR) and would love to know if you have any good tips for cookbook shops?

    Thanks in advance,


    • Hi Therese
      I think I’ll suggest you check-out the Arnold Busck bookstore on Købmagergade. It’s a big shop and located near Round Tower.
      Hope you will have a great time at Amass and Bror. Good choices!


      • Thanks Trine,

        Had a great time again this weekend and managed to get one book from Arnold Busck.

        Already planning my next trip and will definitely keep an eye on your blog for tips



  • Hi Trine,

    Yours is a great website and a fantastic resource. Thank you!

    My husband and I will be visiting Copenhagen this Nov/Dec and have a reservation at NOMA for 4 Dec for dinner. Trouble is it’s for 4 people (all that was available when our turn came on the website) and we are only 2. Do you have any advice for places to find people who might be interested in joining us? We are, of course, trying friends and family but so far have come up empty handed.

    Thank you for any advice!



    • Hi Stina

      You’ll probably have a ton of responses, but if not we’ll be happy to join you

      We live in Copenhagen and we’re mid-fifties, married since the flood and as Rob Crydon insist in the “Trip to Italy”, very affable :-)



      (and yes, Kim is a male name in Scandinavian culture)

  • Hi Trine, I am making my first visit to Copenhagen in October and am quite excited. I will be there for three days. Love the list above but could you boil it down to six or so that you would recommend for a first time visitor from New York. I will likely splurge on one meal but generally prefer comfortable, moderate priced and hip places not overrun with tourists.
    One other question: are you on Twitter?
    Best, Gary

    • Hi Gary
      Apologies for the late reply and thanks for you nice words. My Twitter and Instagram handle is @verygoodfood and I’m most active on Instagram.
      My 6 choices would be:
      Studio for the splurge where you can sit at the bar counter with a view to the kitchen.

      Hope you will have fun here!

      • Thanks Trine! I am super excited about my visit.

      • Trine, a couple follow-up questions if you don’t mind . . .
        I will be traveling solo . . . any particular restaurant work better for solo travelers?
        Any recommendeded breakfast and/or brunch spots?
        Any cool places to get a drink w/ or w/out a view?
        All the best, Gary

  • Hi Trine,

    Many thanks for all your ideas and suggestions on restaurants in Copenhagen! I have had a lot of fun reading through your top picks.

    My husband and I will be visiting this coming December for my 30th Birthday. I was wondering if you could recommend a spot for dinner more on the fine dining side of things (I have been considering AOC, CLOU, Studio & Noma). And also a more casual/fun spot with more of a bar/ atmosphere for the following night. We are staying close by to the ‘Kongens Nytorv St Metro’ and ideally looking for places we can walk to or grab a quick taxi to.

    Many thanks


    • Hi Holly
      Sorry for the tardy reply. The three of AOC, Studio and Noma would all work I would say. I haven’t yet been to Clou but understand that it’s an very small intimate restaurant. For the casual place Fiskebaren springs to mind with the large bar in the centre if the restaurant. Where it is situated in the meat packing district there are also many other bars. Other options could be Geist or Salon 39 (in Taxi distance).
      Congratulations! :-)


    • Just came to think of uformel which would be an option for the second night ;-)

  • Hi Trine,

    Thank You so much for this excellent advice!

    We will be in CPH in september for 3days to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We have booked Bror for friday night, Bar n vin for sat lunch and thinking of sollerod krog for sunday lunch. What would You recommend for late lunch on friday and dinner on saturday?

    Will be so thankful for Your help!



    • Hi Päivi,
      Thank you so much. For the late lunch on Friday I would recommend you try the traditional lunch place Schønnemann, it’s very good and cosy and special interior. For Saturday dinner there any many options so it depends on what type of food you’d prefer. Pluto is very convival, good food that mixes sourthern European and Nordic bistro style. No.2 could be an option too for Nordic bistro. If you’d like more upscale I’d suggest Formel B (1 Michelin star) where all dishes come at the price of 130 DKK and you just compose your own menu.

      Let me know if you need more help.

  • Hello there!

    I will be visiting CPH but all nights that I am there Kiin Kiin is fully booked. Which of their other restaurants would you recommend first?

  • Love the restaurant list. I will be visiting my girlfriend in Copenhagen in October and want to do one nice dinner out (we’re both college so one night is as much as we can do, though we wish we could do more). We are both vegetarians which does limit our options. I know Relae has a vegetarian menu but do you have any other suggestions, preferably one that are not Noma prices bust similar to Relae?

  • Hei!

    Jeg skal til cph 14-17 august for å feire min manns 33års fødselsdag. Men jeg sliter med å velge resataurant! Hva er dine topp 3 aften og frokost restauranter? Og så må vi jo velge en der vi kan feire fødselsdagen…

    Takk for hjelpen!

    • Hej Marianne

      Det kommer selfølgeligt meget an på, hvilket slags mad, I kan lide, og hvilket prisleje, I er ude efter, men her er et par bud:

      Til aften i mellemprisklassen:
      – FormelB* – Virkelig fantastisk mad til en rimelig penge
      – Nummer 2 – High end bistro, fantastisk value

      Og i den dyre ende:
      – Søllerød Kro
      – Kiin Kiin
      – AOC*

      Til casual frokost:
      – Schönnemann – dansk frokost i topklasse
      – Aamans – smørrebrød eller på Etablissementet
      – Bar Vin – vinbar, men med super mad

      Til fine dining frokost:
      – Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
      – Søllerød Kro
      – Marchal

      Hav en god tur og en dejlig fejring :)

  • Hello, was hoping you could recommend a nice place for local lobster! Preferably with some outdoor seating. Many thanks

  • @ Jim C, i recently visited Barburrito in Skindergade, i dont know much about the Mexican kitchen, but was surprised to actually find a mexican restaurant in Copenhagen that wasnt one of the normal turist traps, but surprisingly good prices, atmosphere and food…

  • We are going to visit Copenhagen in the beginning of the July and was wondering if you could recommend any Mexican restaurant since I could not find it in your list of restaurants.

    Appreciate your help!

    Best regards
    Jim C.

  • Hei Trine, takk for en super blogg! Jeg ser at du ikke har Dim Sum på lista di lenger.
    Jeg var der sist år og ble veldig skuffet.
    Dårlig mat og dårlig service. Kan det være at vi bare var uheldige?
    Er der andre steder med god dim sum i sentrum (lunch)?

    • Hej Rigmor
      Jeg beklager det sene svar. Det er flere år siden jeg har været på Dim Sum, men jeg er ked af at høre at I havde en dårlig oplevelse. :-(
      Ricemarket har gode Dim Sum men udvalget er ikke så stort. Jeg har hørt at Fu Wa på Jagtvej skulle have gode dim sum, men jeg har ikke selv været dér.

  • Hi Trine,
    Loved reading up the ones you have mentioned. Now it will be great if you can kindly help me with few suggestions – my wife is more or less “chicken”eterian – so any place in cph which you would recommend for chicken steaks (i know chichen steaks are not “steaks” :) ) and i love pork so anywhere both could be found.
    We are from India and thanks in advance.

  • Thanks a lot Trine. I think I’ll go for Relae. The only thing that makes me hesitate a bit is that your friend Aiste from Luxeat, whose judgement I really trust, wrote a bad review on Relae. Do you think thats was just bad luck or the wrong day?
    Thanks, Gerhard

  • Hi Trine,
    I’ll get to Copenhagen in the end of February. I am trying to make a choice between Relae and Restaurant Radio for one evening. What would you choose/recommend?
    Thanks a lot, Gerhard

  • After looking at this blog, went to Bar Vin and Fiske Bar. They were great – great food, not too expensive. Thank you for this great blog!

  • Hej Trine!
    Min mor vill bjuda 7-9 personer på 80-årsmiddag. Skulle Grönbech och Churchill vara ett bra val? Har du något annat förslag om budgeten ligger på cirka 1 000 DKK per person, vin inklusive.
    Med venlig hilsen

  • Hej. Kender du til et godt spisested i nærheden af Viften i Hvidovre?
    Mange hilsner Helle

  • Hej Trine,
    Torsdag-Lördag på tu man hand (2 personer). Lunch bokad på Manfred på torsdag, förslag på middag på torsdagskvällen? Lunch på Husmanns Vinstue på fredagen men inget bokat på kvällen. Förslag?
    Har varit på Formel B. Grönbech, Krebsegaarden, Oysters&Steaks, Madklubben, Radio, Relae, Fiskebaren m.fl.
    Stort tack på förhand!

  • Hi there – just perusing your blog and trying to find some great food in Copenhagen. Coming for 4 days in a few weeks with two 8 year olds. Wondering if you have some recs for great restaurants where kids (who are somewhat picky) would be welcome and enjoy. I am a bit of a foodie and would love to try some of these places you talk about and don’t want to sacrifice every meal for kid food like we often have to do here in NYC. Can you send some thoughts about best places to bring kids? Thank you!

  • Hi Trine

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. My friends and I are coming to Copenhagen in late July and are going to Noma for Saturday lunch. Can you recommend somewhere casual and which opens till late for Saturday dinner? We are already booked for Sunday lunch at Kødbyens Fiskebar. Thank you.


    • Hi Mona,
      Thanks for your comment. I would go for Kødbyens Fiskebar on Saturday evening and instead have lunch at Manfreds or Søllerød Kro on Sunday. :-)

      Hi Ali,
      Thank you too for your comment. BROR is a restaurant where you could easily bring your kids and Aamanns, Ricemarket, Manfreds, Hos Fisher, Osteria del Grappolo Blu and Søllerød Kro would also work, I think.


  • Hi Trine,
    may I ask you for your recommendation on raw food in CPH? If you had to choose one raw restaurant which one it would be?
    And for smorebrod? (I have already been in Aamanns.)
    Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Michala,
      Thanks for your comment. Sorry to say, I don’t really have any experience on raw food places. For smørrebrød I like the Royal Cafe next to the Royal Copenhagen flagship store, Aamanns and Schønnemann.
      Hope you have a nice stay.

  • Hi Trine,
    You are correct about Eksdtedt being in Stockholm. Sorry for the confusion. Plan to be there as well as CPH.

  • Hi have you tried cofocos Host yet? The interior looks amazing but didn’t know if the food matches?
    Thanks for a great website

  • Dear Trine,
    We will be in Copenhagen in early July this year. Any information on Restaurant EKSTEDT? Sound interesting. Love your blog. Regards from the USA.

    • Dear Ed,
      I’ve never been to Ekstedt unfortunately so information there I’m afraid. By the way, the restaurant is in Stockholm as far as I’m aware, not CPH.

      Regards from

  • Hi Trine. Beautiful blog ! I’m going to Copenhagen early January and taking some friends out to dinner. A place called M/S America was recommended to me as a good price performer. Can you comment on that ?

    Thanks, Jack

  • Hey Mara
    CPH around Christmas and New Year’s is a tough one because many close for the holidays. I suggest you try one of these:

  • hey Trine,
    i will spend new year season in cph (27th dec to 2nd jan) and all seemes closed. i would like somthing nice and romantic, but not too expensise or already booked.


    PS: your blog helped me for 3 other visits to Copenhagen

  • I have family visiting Copenhagen for a week. Any suggestions for a large party with children? Thanks!

  • Hi Trine!

    Gorgeous blog! So I’m going to be in Copenhagen by myself this coming Saturday night through Sunday evening. It’s far to short of a time! I know this is a huge ask but could you recommend a one must go restaurant for dinner on Saturday night or lunch on Sunday? I’m up for gourmet to everyday but the biggest factor is that I’d like to feel comfortable sitting at the bar myself. I think this entails 1) a bar and 2) a certain energy so I don’t feel all alone at the bar! I’m from New York and am open to all kinds of cuisines – I’d love your recommendation on a favorite. Thanks so much.

    • Hey Nora
      Thanks very much for your kind words.
      As to your question here are some suggestions all favorites of mine.
      Saturday w/bar:
      Kødbyens Fiskebar
      Chai Wong

      Sunday lunch w/bar:

      Sunday gourmet w/ cosy-ness ;)
      Søllerød Kro

      Let me know if you need more help.
      Good luck!


  • Richard Adam said ‘ Do you have any idea how helpful your blog is to visitors to CPH? ‘

    Your blog helped me A LOT!!

    It has been close to a month since I’ve been back from CPH. Missing it a much!
    …. and thanks to your website, I was able to make decisions and choices that made my Danish vacation so much tastier. I was fortunate enough to have been to some really great restaurants:

    – Kodbyens Fiskebaren
    – Geist
    – Aamanns
    – AOC
    – Geranium

    I enjoyed all of them and Geranium was a standout………. It was the best 2 hours i’ve spent eating in my life… and I have been to my fair share of restaurants.

    Keep up the good work that you’ve put into this blog page. I’ll be visiting and planning for my next trip to CPH.

    Ferraby from Australia (p/s: Give me a shout if you are ever in Melbourne)

  • Hi Trine. You may recall I asked you about Noma and changing the reservation because I didn’t know if my friend would accompany me to CPH. Now I know he will be able to come. Well, based on our discussion I only reserved lunch for one person and they have just allowed me to change the reservation to 2 people, so I think that is the way to go — reserve the lower number and ask to change to the higher number. Hooray! :) Also, I had made a lunch reservation at Mielcke & Hurtigkarl but I’ve just been informed by them that they will close for lunch from Sept 1st, so I made a reservation at Sollerod Kro for that time. Geranium is full for dinner during the time I’ll be there, but I will definitely check out Manfreds & Vin. :) Thanks again. Do you have any idea how helpful your blog is to visitors to CPH? Amazing!

    • Hey Richard
      Thanks for your note and for the sweet words about the blog. I really appreciate it! :-).
      Sorry the tardy reply, am just back from a fantastic trip to Stockholm that included Frantzén/Lindeberg (-amazing!) and Rolfs Kök (-wonderful).
      Anyway, your CHP trip seems to be very well organized with Noma with your friend, Søllerød Kro and Manfreds & Vin sounds great! I hope your’ll have a good time here.


  • Hi Trine,
    My husband and I will be visiting CPH in early October with another couple. We have a reservation at Noma for lunch one day which is set. We will be there on a Sunday and want somewhere good for dinner. It doesn’t seem like much is open on Sundays. Can you recommend anywhere in particular? Thank you again for the blog and your help!

    • Hi Jamie

      Thanks for your comment and kind words! For Sunday dinner I highly recommmend you Søllerød Kro, beautiful and romantic settings, lovely food and top service. Otherwise Geist could be an option too, fancy decor and innovative dishes.
      Hope you have a great stay in CPH!

  • Thanks, Trine, for the recommendations!

  • Hi Trine,

    I found your blog and was delighted! It has helped book restaurants for my 1 week trip to CPH next week. I have only one question; I know it`s difficult to choose but between AOC and geranium wich one do you recommend?

    Thank you for sharing your experiencies…


    • Hi Josana
      Thanks for your kind words, I’m very happy to help!
      Geranium is slightly more light and the focus is mostly on bringing out and presenting the taste in vegetables. So if you fancy a bit more meat or a bit more substantialness (although not much at it’s still very delicate food at AOC) then I would pick AOC. Hope this helps. Let me know what you choose and what you think! :-)


  • Trine, thanks for updating this page! My 3-day Copenhagen visit (first time) is coming up in early September and I have reservations for Noma (lunch), Kiin Kiin (dinner) and Aamans (dinner). If you had to pick one or two “musts” or “shoulds” — any recommendations? Also, I’m curious — are the restaurants generally ok if you photograph the food? I would like to –especially Noma, which will likely be once in a lifetime for me. :) Thanks! Richard

    • Hi Richard
      Thanks for getting back!! :-) Noma, Kiin Kiin and Aamanns sound great! if you want to add something, then I would consider adding Geranium as the fine dining and Manfreds & Vin (wine) for a cheap bite and drink. Actually, Manfreds is a fab place (I love it), vibe, very simple but so delicious food and if you’re into natural wines it is the very first only natural wine bar in CPH!

      Let me know if you need more info!!

  • Hej Trine!

    Thanks for sharing this nice list of restaurants! We plan to go to Copenhagen on Tuesday and we feel like having sushi for lunch and a nice steak for dinner. Do you have any places to recommend? We seem to have the same taste in restaurants so I was hoping you have some tips for us. I looked at Alex Sushi – is it something you can recommend?


    • Hi Maria
      I’m not sure what sushi places are open for lunch actually. But Sushitarian, Umami and Stick ‘n’ Sushi are OK places. Have not been to Alex. For steaks => MASH ;).

  • Hi Trine

    Thank you for a very nice blog.
    I am going to Copenhagen for a weekend in October with my wife. We are going to Geranium for dinner on Saturday.
    For dinner on Friday I think I have narrowed it down to Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Nimb Louise or AOC (not successful in getting a reservation at Noma or Formel B). Have you been to any of these lately? Any view on what would be the best choice?


    • Hi Steffen
      Thanks so much for your kind words. :D I have been to all three but not to Nimb Louise after the new head chef Allan Poulsen took over May 1st this year. Considering month of October I think perhaps the old arched basement room of AOC would be a nice choice? :)

  • Hi Trine. My collegue, Lisette, recommended that I contact you about dining in CPH. I’m planning a lunch for 12 persons in CPH and was looking at the restaurant – Søren K in the Black Diamond. Have you had the opportunity to eat there – any opinion about their food?


    • Hi Dawn
      I haven’t been to Søren K in 4 years, so I don’t really know the current status. What kind of place are you looking for?


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