What can I say other than ‘wow’?! I had some amazing meals, and snacks, and brunches in Copenhagen. In fact, the food scene there has really stayed with me; I definitely had some of the most memorable meals of my recent trips in Europe there. So I’ve listed all of the places we visited on our girls weekend below and some we didn’t get the chance to get to as well (saving them for next time!). If you take away one recommendation of where to eat in Copenhagen from this blog post it should be Höst!
Where to eat in Copenhagen
We love to have brunch at home or away so went on the hunt for some special places in Copenhagen.
I’d really recommend Granola (Værnedamsvej 5, Frederiksberg) for brunch. We had the ‘Sød Morgenmadstallerken’ which means sweet breakfast plate, it comes with muesli & yoghurt, a cinnamon bun, fruit and a pancake! The chocolate spread was delicious.
Try GRØD (Jægersborggade 50) for breakfast. It’s a small cafe that only serves porridge with yummy toppings, it’s delicious and cheap! We sat outside on the benches in the sunshine.
Around lunchtime, we took a trip to Torvehallerne on our bikes (Frederiksborggade 21). It’s a huge undercover food market open daily right by Nørreport Station.
Aside from fish and vegetable stalls selling fresh delicious ingredients, there are also plenty of places to grab something tasty to eat right there and then. We were recommended by a friend the ‘best sandwich in Copenhagen’ from Ma Poule… duck confit, rocket, and mustard and we’re pleased to confirm it was yummy.
For dinner, we tried a couple of incredible restaurants. They’re the type of place you think about months after – mouth still watering!
For our first night we planned to head down to the Meatpacking District so made a reservation at the super popular Pate-Pate. This was by far the best meal I had in Copenhagen. Next time I visit I am going straight back. The atmosphere, the service, and the wine were all top notch!
For our second night, we decided to try some true Nordic cuisine at Höst (Nørre Farimagsgade 41). Such a beautiful restaurant – a minimal paired-back space, there’s no wonder it has won design awards.
We had the taster menu which ended up being more courses than I can count! It was incredible; the service was friendly and so informative, and the food was delicious. I tried so many things I had never had before! We also opted for the wine pairing menu too which was great to try alongside the dishes (total 775 Kr). These photos really don’t do the presentation of the dishes justice! One of the best culinary experiences I ever had.
Also, check out Mother for rustic pizza (Høkerboderne 9-15) and Nose2tail Madbodega (Flæsketorvet 13A) for meat galore. Spuntino (Vesterbrogade, 68), also part of the same group as Höst, has recently undergone renovations. Each day the head chef presents a ten-course menu of Italian delights – you can choose five dishes for only 275kr – definitely on my list for next time.
For late night partying try Jolene (Flæsketorvet 81) in the Meatpacking District. A cool hang-out spot for Copenhagen hipsters, spilling outside onto the pavement. In the same neighbourhood as Pate-Pate above with a great neon sign. You could also check out nearby Mesteren & Lærlingen (Flæsketorvet 86) for a drink too.
We also stopped in for fun cocktails at The Barking Dog (Sankt Hans Gade 19). Worth a pit stop if you’re in the area.
Overall the cuisine in Copenhagen is incredible, there wasn’t a single thing I tasted that wasn’t superb.
Did you come across anywhere amazing to eat in Copenhagen? Share your restaurant tips below in the comments.
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