Another ‘artsy’ bar come restaurant, it’s been around for ages. Great relaxed atmosphere and has a very creative vibe - I always end up decorating the paper table cloths with ad-hoc doodling. The back of the bar serves as an excellent little eatery, although I found the quality very hit or miss. The bar itself serves mediocre pub grub but come here for a drink and catch a flavour of Vesterbro.
Café Hackenbush, Vesterbrogade 124 1620, Denmark
+45 33 21 74 74
Google map: bit.ly/kkoASD
The most arty of arty bars with really surreal sculpture that sets the mood - melted plastic, baby doll head lampshades etc. Great food too. The menu has been rather static for years but why change it when it works. Great beer and coffee, wine and tea, whatever your fancies are you won’t be disappointed. Filled with locals and arty types at all times so getting a table can be difficult, but well worth it.
This neighbourhood wine bar/cafe has so many great things going for it: charming staff, the tiny menu (one soup, one tapas platter, one sandwich), interesting wine menu and cosy, super-relaxed ambiance. A great place to while away an hour or so on a chilly CPH day.
My lunch at this Michelin two-star restaurant was the highlight of my trip to Denmark. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth every DK: brilliant, delicious food, impeccable service, cozy atmosphere.
Full meal description, with photos, at www.travelmusings.net
The oldest cake shop in Copenhagen, this is where to head for an amazing sweet treat. The cakes taste as good as they look and the old-fashioned décor and atmosphere of this little patisserie make it worth splashing out (although at about £5 a cake it’s not exactly extortionate).
I can recommend the ‘H.C. Anderson’, named after the famous author, which is a delicious mix of raspberry, lemon, nut and white chocolate.
Skoubogade 3-5, Copenhagen
First cocktail bar in Frederiksberg. Just been open for a year but is already established as a pearl on the Copenhagen bar scene. Great food as well - the kitchen serves classic French and Italian food.
Umami is a unique experience, based on the philosophy of Japanese cuisine of natural, seasonal ingredients, accentuated by the substance and tradition of French cuisine. With an international flavour, Umami offers the very best in modern Japanese cuisine and interior design.
The bar is well stocked with the finest booze known to mankind and excellent cocktails.
St. Kongensgade 59
1264 København K
Tlf. +45 33 38 75 00
A wonderful building with a fabulous courtyard which has a history of the chair as a permanent exhibition (not as dull as it sounds) with a lot of Arne Jacobsen alongside Kaare Klint.
Oh, and it has the best museum cafe I have ever eaten in.
1260 København K
Phone 33 18 56 56
Once you brave the dodgy alleyway this restaurant is a great find. It has a nice local atmosphere and is very good value (especially for Copenhagen). It was about £16 for the fish fondue which was plentiful and of a very high quality. There was a great salad bar to go with it too.
Baron von Dy
1360 København K
Phone: 33 93 11 92
I wanted real Danish food and boy, did I get it! This is a cozy, family/worker restaurant with giant portions (easily enough for 2 to share) and resonably priced. I ordered frikerdeller (Danish meatballs) and was so full I could hardly move. Good value and great food.
Enghavevej 4, off the Vesterbrogade, about 15 minute walk from the train station.
A Michelin-starred restaurant that specialises in and celebrates Nordic cuisine, and where I had the best dining experience of my life in September. Expect plenty of shellfish, local herbs and ingredients and some very clever ideas on your plate. Staff are wonderful too. It was so good - I'm going again in December!
A fairy tale thatched cottage restaurant (hence the name - the Yellow Cottage) on the Danish Riviera, overlooking the beach, which serves fantastic Modern Danish food. Just 20 mins from Copenhagen station so a great day out too. It's tiny though (seats about 15!) so you'll need to book.
(5 mins walk from Klampenborg station, get outside, turn right and head towards the water!)
An excellent herring restaurant with a great selection of this classic Danish delicacy, helpful waitresses and plenty of tables outside to enjoy the Nyhavn atmosphere and views.
Nyhavn 5, overlooking the water and boats
This is a cosy restaurant, great for lunch. The Turtle is in a cellar with a low ceiling, below one of the old buildings in Gråbrødre Torv. You can create your own sandwich and have it toasted at the bar. The food is excellent with good value prices. The casual atmosphere makes these a favourite lunch place.
1154 København K
Phone: 33 13 05 06
Fax: 33 13 90 80
It has the present World Champion Barista, Claus Thomsen working there. The staffs are very friendly. It is non-smoking. The coffee is consistently brilliant. It was started and run by a small group of coffee and chocolate enthusiasts. Really doesn't get much better than that.
At the start of Gammel Kongevej, right beside Urania Cycles (big red neon sign) also a great shop. 200 metres from Vesterport Station.
Really good place to have lunch, down some steps and the sign is the shape of a London Underground sign. Run by a Swedish girl and an Italian guy.
St Peders Straede, which runs parallel to the main shopping street at the Radhuspladsen end.
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