Favourite Restaurants in Copenhagen

I’ve been meaning to write up several of my favourite places that we ate at during my time in Copenhagen. Here’s a summarised list of them.

Places for Brunch

  • Emmery’s (Bakery) – A series of bakeries dotted around the city offering some tasty treats.
  • The Laundromat Cafe – Interesting atmosphere with some hearty sized portions.
  • Illums Bager (Bakery) – Great for picking up some danish pastries, juice or smoothies for breakfast.
  • Kong Arthur Hotel – Out of all the different hotels, I reckon it had the best breakfast out of the lot (after staying at Hotel Fox, The Square, Radisson SAS Royal, and The Admiral). Has everything including the American style hot buffet, danish pastries, cereal, hearty breads and pancakes!
  • Granola (Cafe) – Cool, retro cafe serving some decent coffee and filling sandwiches.

Places for Dinner

  • Spicylicious (Thai/Pan Asian) – One of our most favourite restaurants for amazing quality and well presented food. Slightly more upmarket than many other Thai restaurants but really, really good. It’s in a bit of a dodgy part of town but still safe. Mains start at around £15-20.
  • Sticks n Sushi (Japanese) – A chain sushi and robata grilled mixtures. Very popular with locals and with an English menu. Between £20-£30 for a set.
  • Reef N Beef (Australia) – An oxymoron representing fine dining Australian cuisine. Plenty of imported unique meats with mains around £23-£30. You definitely have to try the desserts, Death by Chocolate or the Pavlova if you go. Both exceptional.
  • Umami (Japanese) – Great atmosphere with an extensive interesting cocktail list with great quality (but expensive) Japanese (£20-£40 sushi set). Try the plum wine here.
  • Modern American Steak House (MASH) (Steakhouse) – Umami owned restaurant focusing on great quality steaks. Nice dining room. £23-£50 just for the steak
  • Restaurant Badstuen (Danish – now closed) – Warm modern restaurant not reflecting the tourist-laden street, Strøget. Mains start from about £16 and get up to about £30.
  • Customs House (Japanese, Italian, Grilll) – Modern D&D owned building containing what looks like three amazing restaurants. I only ate at the Japanese one super tasty and fantastic atmosphere. Definitely try the grilled pork belly here.

Special Occasions
Be prepared to pay a lot for the following £80+

  • Noma – Good luck getting a booking here. Laid back cuisine focused on using local ingredients. Exceptional quality. Exception service. Good times.
  • Restaurant Paustian v Bo Bech – Another Michelin-starred restaurant with great tasting food focusing on modern European cuisine.

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