I have just came back from a 4 day trip to Copenhagen and totally fell in love with that city. If you're into good design, good food and being around nice happy people you will feel exactly the same way. We were lucky the weather was amazing, there was so much to do we could of easily stayed another 4 days. In the meantime, here's the first few places we had the chance to visit.
I booked Host for our first dinner in Copenhagen, I have read so many good reviews and it's recommend by the guide Michelin 2016. The food is modern nordic cuisine. We were staying in Vesterbro which is walking distance from the restaurant, which took us through the prettiest park. Once you get to Host, you will be immediately excited as the restaurant is really well decorated, we sat in the garden area which had trees. You get to choose between two tasting menus, we chose the Signature menu which consisted of Norwegian lobster and veal terrine with white asparagus and cep mushrooms, Beef tenderloin from Grambogård with salted black currant sauce and a Blueberry sorbet. Pretty exciting menu right ? Well it gets better, you get little surprise dishes in between. Everything was local, very interesting pairing and bold flavours. The lobster and veal was incredibly creamy same thing with the egg, poached for an hour at 62 degrees and served with a cheesy chicken soup with spring onions. I am not a big egg fan, I only eat them scrambled but I am glad I pushed myself to try because the texture was like custard not runny at all. I won't spoil it all for you, If you have only one night in Copenhagen this is were you should go.
Nørre Farimagsgade 41, 1364 København K, Denmark
Phone:+45 89 93 84 09
Ol & Brod
Whenever I travel I am eager to try the local specialities but I am also very worried to end up in a tourist trap. That is the reason why I do extensive research on where I should go. Ol & Brod means beer and smorrebrod in danish and that's pretty much what you get, the beers are from Mikkeller a danish micro brewery founded in 2006. We had a shredded chicken with pickled onions and a curried herring with capers and onions, for dessert we chose the strawberry cheesecake which was delicious and a selection of danish cheese and discovered the most incredible cheese called Ask which means ash in danish. It basically taste like bacon and feel like like the fattiest cream (in a good way), we made it our mission to find it. Ol & Brod is the perfect place to try modernised danish classics and have a nice cool beer.
Viktoriagade 6, 1620 København, Denmark
Phone:+45 33 31 44 22
Moller Kaffe og Kokken
My pictures make no justice to this place, I was so hungry and excited to taste all the food that I didn't really spend time on the pictures ... This was our favorite breakfast place in Copenhagen, it was quite far from where we were staying but we wanted to visit the Norrebro area which is where Moller Kaffe is located. First of all, the place is beautiful! So spacious and bright, the interior design like everywhere in copenhagen was incredible. Now let's talk about the food, everything is organic and freshly made, very good price for value. We ordered spicy sausages, sourdough with whipped butter, avocado with chillies, danish cheese, scramble & fried eggs and two coffees for 20£. We were dying to go back the next morning but as I mentioned it was quite far from where we were staying :( .
Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark
Phone:+45 31 50 51 00
Torvehallerne is a food market you will find over 60 stands selling everything from fresh fish and meat to gourmet chocolate and exotic spices, as well as small places where you can have a quick bite to eat. As I mentioned before, we made it our mission to find the Ask cheese that we tried at Ol & Brod and Torvehallerne was the perfect place to find it! We walked by Arla Unika and saw the cheese in their window, the lovely lady that served us explained that the high fat content gave it that beautiful creamy texture and was then rubbed with a smoke oil for the smoked bacon flavours. It is best served after three hours at room temperature. We then bought some strawberries and sat outside in the sun, how can you not be happy ?
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, Denmark
We went to mother on our last night, we were exhausted from all the walking and were recommend this place by a friend who was staying few streets down. Mother is located in the meatpacking district, the restaurants on that street are super spacious and have tables outside for when it's sunny. The pizza's were nice and exactly what we needed at that moment. So if you need a break from nordic food this place is perfect for you.
Høkerboderne 9, 1712 København V, Denmark
Phone:+45 22 27 58 98
Make sure to also check:
- Pate Pate: Also in the meatpacking district. I really enjoyed the dinner there but forgot to take my camera. You can choose from a range of small dishes and desserts, the menu is really appetising and offer a wide range of options.