Where to Eat in Copenhagen

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PATÉ PATÉ

Copenhagen, Denmark

A favourite with Danish young professionals, this former slaughterhouse and second-hand bookshop turned restaurant was inspired by owner Kenn Husted’s culinary experiences across France, Spain and Morocco.The atmosphere is cosy and the food excellent – particularly sharing dishes such as the harissa-roasted chicken with spicy carrots and savoy cabbage. Stop by the corner of cookbooks on your way out for a dose of Danish culinary inspiration.

Address

Slagterboderne 1 1716 København

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Väkst

Copenhagen, Denmark

The name of this rustic restaurant in the heart of the city, part of Hotel SP34, means ‘growth’. Inspired by nature, its interior resembles a greenhouse, resplendent with plants, over two floors of bright and airy space. The veg-centric, Nordic menu is the brainchild of chef Jonas Christensen. We’d recommend the set menu – three courses, plus wine for around £50 per head.

Address

Sankt Peders Stræde 34 1453 København K

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KØDBYENS FISKEBAR

Copenhagen, Denmark

Tucked away in the meatpacking district, this is one of Copenhagen’s culinary gems. Kødbyens Fiskebar is a modern, open-plan restaurant designed so customers can watch the raw menu and drinks being prepared, against a backdrop of a large cylindrical fish tank. Offering a spectrum of dishes from traditional fish and chips served in newspaper to sea urchin alongside fantastic service and knowledgeable staff, it’s a great place for gastronomes.

Address

Flæsketorvet 100 1711 København

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Papirøen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Just opposite the pretty Nyhavn harbour you’ll find Papiroen – Paper Island – home to Copenhagen’s popular street-food market. A great place to hang out at the weekend, the market sells global cuisine including Mexican, Brazilian, Vietnamese and Italian, though much of the produce is sourced locally. Grab a craft beer and a burger from one of the many vendors and sit on one of the long benches outside with a view of the harbour.

Address

Trangravsvej 8 1436 København K

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RELÆ

Copenhagen, Denmark

This Michelin-starred restaurant is frequently voted one of the best in the world, and also boasts the title of World’s Best Sustainable Restaurant in 2015. It offers a reasonably priced, creative menu in the comfort of a warm, relaxed atmosphere, with over 90 per cent of ingredients sourced from organic suppliers.

Address

Jægersborggade 41 2200 København

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Atelier September

Copenhagen, Denmark

This bright Gothersgade café serves Instagram-famous avocado on rye bread with chives, chilli and sea salt. They also serve granola with courgette, bouncy Danish pastries and delicious, strong coffee. Look out for antique touches like the 18th century mirrors, or alternatively grab a window seat and watch the beautiful people who seem to glide around two inches off the ground.

Address

Gothersgade 30, 1123

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The Coffee Collective

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhageners love all three sites of this devoted roaster, which is run by some of the city’s most famous coffee nerds. The mothership of the group is located on Godthåbsvej in the city’s fashionable Frederiksberg district, and is worth peddling your bike a little further for. Head there for a little coffee education (learn how to brew from the best/take part in a cupping) or to get a caffeine hit in the most delicious way possible (black ice coffees/creamy flat whites/banging espressos).

Address

Godthåbsvej 34B 2000 Frederiksberg

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Hija de Sanchez

Copenhagen, Denmark

When the Danes want tacos, the Danes go to Hija de Sanchez. This taco stand, located in the food nirvana of Torvehallerne market, is the brainchild of ex-Noma pastry chef Rosio Sanchez. She procures all of her corn from Oaxaca for the most authentic tortillas this side of Mexico. Try succulent fillings like cod skin or beef tongue with tangy, peppery salsa. Fantastic.

Address

Frederiksborggade 21 1360 København K

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Stedsans

Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Clean. Simple. Local.’ is the name of the game at this place, with a fresh, vibrant 6-course meal served around communal tables inside a flower-filled rooftop greenhouse. And yes, it is just as dreamy as it sounds. Worth noting, they close for the winter season and reopen sometime in April. Be sure to check their site before going.

Address

Æbeløgade 4 2100 København Ø

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Copenhageners love all three sites of this devoted roaster, which is run by some of the city’s most famous coffee nerds. The mothership of the group is located on Godthåbsvej in the city’s fashionable Frederiksberg district, and is worth peddling your bike a little further for. Head there for a little coffee education (learn how to brew from the best/take part in a cupping) or to get a caffeine hit in the most delicious way possible (black ice coffees/creamy flat whites/banging espressos).

Address

Godthåbsvej 34B, 2000, Frederiksberg