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
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
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.
Beer is back. Like many places micro-breweries and new imports are hot. For an all-round beer/food evening, try the excellent Nørrebro Bryghus (Brewery House) who embrace hops like their own children and serve up appropriate grub.
Nørrebro Bryghus is in the Nørrebro neighbourhood.
Tel: (+45)35 30 05 30
Sticks n Sushi is a local chain that has the concept well under control. Stylish, Euro-Japanese and trendy. They have four restaurants and they're all cool and good. They have a super kids menu that puts sushi into reach of the up and comers.
Both restaurant and take away.
In Vesterbro - Istedgade 62.
In the City - Nansensgade 47.
For the other locations check their website:
Peckish after wandering about the town? Head immediately for Sushitarian, just off Kongens Nytorv, for a groovy sushi lunch. There are sushi restaurants galore, but Sushitarian have the lunch angle wrapped up tight in seaweed.
Gothersgade 3. A spit from Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) and near Nyhavn.
Copenhagen has nine restaurants with one or two stars according to the Michelin Guide.
If you're looking for fine dining then pull out your trusty copy of Le Guide (you always carry it with you, don't you?) and get ready for a taste experience.
No guide to Copenhagen can fail to mention Christania. For many years it has ranked as the most visited 'attraction' after Tivoli. In 1972 a group of people squatted in an unused military area just south of the city. They established a self-governing, independent community and it flourished. Many houses were built, businesses set up and even daycare institutions established.
Often called Europe’s greatest social experiment and with big names like Bob Dylan on the support list, Christiania is facing a bleak future. The right-wing government has shut down the famous Pusher Street, which sold hash and pot in colourful booths and is threatening to reclaim the area for development. Development meaning expensive flats and offices on the prime real estate.
Nevertheless, Christiania soldiers on. Great cafés, restaurants and one of the city’s hottest concert venues are to be found within her fences.
Located in the Christianshavn neighbourhood.
20 min. walk from the city.
One of the best-kept secrets in town is the cafe atop the Post and Telegraf Museum. A stunning view of town and light, traditional Danish courses for lunch. Loads of blue-haired, sophisticated ladies, but that’s part of the charm.
Købmagergade 37, 5th floor
Use the elevator at the back of the museum
Tel: (+45) 33 41 09 86
Everyday Japanese fare, far from the trendy sushi concept. Eat like the Japanese do at home. A small, cosy restaurant that comes highly recommended.
Skydebanegade 16, just off Istedgade in the Vesterbro neighbourhood.
Tel: (+45) 36963331
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