Copenhagen’s burgeoning food scene is further elevating the city’s reputation as one of the world’s most cutting-edge destinations for the astute traveller. Pique your interest in new Nordic cuisine with our round-up of Copenhagen’s best restaurants, cafés and markets.
Owners Christian Nedergaaard and Sebastian Rind Nelleman fuse Danish, Japanese and Mediterranean traditions and flavours in their uber-cool new Nordic restaurant. admiralgade26.dk
The “king of open-faced sandwiches”, Adam Aamann recreates Denmark’s signature smørrebrød with fresh new ingredients, served with lip-smacking homemade schnapps and organic beer. aamanns.dk
Øster Farimagsgade 10
Kiin Kiin Bao Bao
Denmark meets the Far East at chef Henrik Yde Anderson’s newest addition to his Copenhagen restaurant empire: an Asian tapas menu delivered in an Arne Jacobsen-style dining space. kiinbao.dk
This raw and dark space, with concrete floors, rendered walls and muted lighting, is the perfect backdrop to Geist’s pure, farm-fresh Nordic cuisine served with a twist. restaurantgeist.dk
Kongens Nytorv 8
Voted the world’s best restaurant an astonishing four times in five years between 2010 and 2014, the incomparable Noma has recently reopened in an exciting new space. noma.dk
Copenhagen Street Food
Papirøen, the city’s first and most colourful street food market, has been reborn as Reffen on Refshaleøen (a little further outside of the city), home to an array of independent food trucks from more than a dozen countries. copenhagenstreetfood.dk
Another wonderful food market in Israels Plads (Israel’s Square), with more than 100 indoor and outdoor stalls with specialties from many Danish regions. torvehallernekbh.dk
This charming restaurant café is a whimsical delight, offering sweet and savoury Danish treats served on Royal Copenhagen porcelain and Georg Jensen flatware. royalsmushicafe.dk
The city’s oldest ad most popular cafe, La Glace is for those with a sweet tooth. Indulge in a hot chocolate and try a Danish sportskage – a creamy confection of crushed nougat, whipped cream, macaroon and caramelised choux pastry.