I guess it is not a secret now that the Copenhagen is a culinary heaven. I visited the city a couple months ago and since that was my second trip there, I could spent almost my entire time on culinary discovery.
It was hard to believe it and seriously, I had to pinch myself to believe how good the food was. Also, it is such a relaxing city. For Brits it might be actually shocking that service staff wear shorts and t-shirt in most of the places and service is so relaxed that it can take up to 3 hours to have a 3 course dinner!
Here I prepared for you short descriptions of 5 places I loved to eat.
This list consist of the less obvious choices but definitely the most relaxed once.
- Pony. It was a number one for me because it is very family friendly, small, simple and tasteful. You enter the restaurant through the kitchen, what makes it unusual from the start, and from now on you just feel hygge. This one room restaurant looks like your grandmothers living room which has been inhabited by her great granddaughter from Berlin who loves pony horses. Food is just wonderful and beforehand you are always served a fluffy bowl of butter with homemade Danish bread to die for … Pony , Vesterbrogade 135, 1620 København, Denmark, +45 33 22 10 00
- Orangeriet. Situated just on the edge of the Park Konges Have this old, stylish orangerie is a perfect spot for summer lunch outside in the gardens or a romantic, classy dinner indoors. Menu is contemporary and focuses on regional, fresh, high quality products. For me, it was amazing to sit outside in the gardens and have a simple affair of smorrebrod. Fantastic choice and beautifully designed plates of food. If you prefer an even more relaxed lunch you can also lie down on the juicy grass in the same park and have a classy sandwich with the view over Rosenborg slot. You can fill your picnic basket in the no 3 on my list Torvehallerne.3. Orangiert, Kronprinsessegade 13, 1306 Copenhagen, +45 33 11 13 07
- Torvehallerne KBH 12 a market to be. I can’t recommend this place enough! Great walk around the market with some yummy Danish eateries where you can try local products, drink apple wine and finish with some Danish pastries and funky coffee. A landmark is a smorrebrot place -Hallernes Smørrebrød, the queue speaks for itself! This market is good for breakfast, lunch, take away or just for fun. Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen.
4. Søren K. A wow factor. Interiors are so simple that you only focus on your plate and every plate comes with a wow factor. Interesting combination of flavours and food design makes you feel you are in the right place of the world to wake up your bud tastes and have a lively conversation about your dish. Plus a fantastic terrace with a view on the river! Soren, Kierkegaards Pl. 1, 1221 København, +45 33 47 49 49
5. Maven. Very classy, Oxford style interiors – part of a local church architecture, what makes it even more interesting. You could probably spent an entire evening just studying their extensive and well composed wine list but food is also as interesting. More towards the classy french cuisine with a twist but the atmosphere and wine makes it so worth it! Maven, Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 København K, Denmark, +45 32 20 11 00