I had to fly to Copenhagen after all of the articles describing it as the “Food Capital” of Europe. This was my first time to explore, see Danish design which I have been a fan of for years and to eat some great “Nordic Cuisine”. Here are my restaurant recommendations that you need to add to your list.
Granola Café: Had a really excellent smoked salmon sandwich for lunch after arriving late from Brussels. The café with its old world bistro feel, is perfect for breakfast or lunch. It is at Værnedamsvej 5 in the Frederiksberg neighborhood.
Torvehallerne KBH: After visiting the Statens Museum for Kunst and the Rosenborg Castle, this market at 21 Fredericksborggade, is the perfect place for lunch. Opened in 2011, this permanent market has many small food stands and restaurants. You can grab a sandwich or a famous Danish smørrebrød, coffee from the well-known Coffee Collective, chocolate or pastries. I had a great seared tuna, shrimp and orzo pasta salad from a reputable fish vendor HAV.DK.
I would have liked to have tried Kodbyens Fiskebar, Fiskebar is in the trendy, edgy meatpacking district and is great for seafood. The decor is very industrial and contemporary. Radio and Geranium are also supposed to be excellent and come highly recommended.
The hot new spot is Amass, recently opened by ex-Noma chef, Matt Orlando. Marchal received a Michelin star in 2014. Others getting good reviews include Kadeau, Host, Restaurant Schoennemann, and Almanak for sandwiches.