Updated: Jan 5
There's a lot of cool and different places to eat in Copenhagen. I have before written a blog post about the best places to eat in Copenhagen, but this time I wanted to write about the most extraordinary places to eat in Copenhagen.
Culture Tower – eat in a historic bridge tower
If you want a culinary experience for the books, why not try eating in one of the towers on Knippelsbro – the bridge between Amager and Zealand. You can sit both inside and outside and you will have the most amazing views of the inner Copenhagen harbor and the sunset.
The restaurant in the tower is only open during the summer months, and you must book a table in good time to secure a spot. They serve a 4-course menu with fish and vegetables and a ticket costs 700 kr., which includes wine menu.
The Culture Tower has very limited seats, and you therefore have to choose between a seating at 5 or 8 pm. Since the sun sets very late in Denmark during summer, I recommend you to choose the late seating, both so you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset and so that you can sit as long as you wish.
Address: Knippelsbro 2, 1400 København K
Copenhagen is full of cozy (hyggelige as we say in Danish) courtyards, and there’s always more to explore. Enjoy breakfast or a little break at Lille Petra, which is a café located right next to the Kings Garden in Copenhagen.
Lille Petra serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes every day of the week, except Sunday.
Address: Kronprinsessegade 4, 1306 København
In another and perhaps even more charming courtyard, you find the French restaurant L’Alsace between cobblestones, old and crooked buildings, and flowers.
The restaurants serve lunch and dinner with a French and Austrian twist, and you will without a doubt have an amazing culinary experience here. If you want to just come for a glass of wine, they have their own wine bar on the 1st floor.
Address: Ny Østergade 9, 1101 København K
One of the new stars in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighborhood is without a doubt Bistro RK, which has two of Denmark’s leading Michelin chefs behind.
Bistro RK serves both lunch and dinner with a great twist of the Nordic and French kitchen with the best ingredients in focus. The atmosphere is cozy, classy, and welcoming at the same time – just the perfect mix. The food is sublime, and the prices are for everyone.
If you are a big group and want a different private dining experience, Bistro RK has a bank vault in the basement that you can book!
Address: Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København
Copenhagen Meatpacking District
In the Meatpacking District you can find a cool, urban, and hip crowd of all ages, as well as a big selection of food and drinks – and even nightclubs.
You can find restaurants in everything from the Asian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Danish kitchen and so much more. Every place here is very popular during the summer, so make sure to book a table in good time.
Address: Slagterboderne 1, 1716 København
Restaurant Spuntino is a popular Italian restaurant with a cool concept – and trees inside. For only 250 DKK you get 5 starters and a main dish, and for only 200 DKK more you get all you drink beer or wine for 2 hours. Everything is very good and delicious, and it has the perfect mix of Italy and Copenhagen vibes.
This place is our to go place for a good date night, so our tip for you is to take a later seating, so you can stay until they close.
Address: Vesterbrogade 68, 1620 København
Eat on the border of one of the many Copenhagen Lakes along with a hip and modern crowd. This restaurant is located in the old lake castle called “The Lake Pavillion”, and you can enjoy the long Danish summer nights with an amazing view here.
The food is very Nordic and therefore there’s a lot of fish and seafood on the menu, but they also have a single meat dish and some vegetarian options.
Babylon transform to a nightclub at night, so if you want to end your dinner with dancing, simply wander inside to the club.
Address: Gyldenløvesgade 24, 1369 København
La Banchina is an amazing place to hang out at any time of the day – come for breakfast and (the BEST) pastries, lunch, dinner, or drinks, and enjoy the cozy and laidback vibe right on the water. They only serve farm to table meals, so their menu only consists of organic fish and vegetables.
You can swim from their dock and even rent their private sauna all year long. In the summer this place is extremely popular, so you need to go early to be able to get a spot.
Address: Refshalevej 141, 1432 København
A bar and restaurant like no other – Kayak Bar. Located on a floating dock in one of the charming Copenhagen canals, you can enjoy some of the classic European summer dishes like Moules Frites, “peel your own shrimps”, charcuterie and of course a good selection of drinks.
If you feel like being active, you can of course also rent kayaks at Kayak Bar, as well as book guided kayak tours through the canals.
Address: Børskaj 12, 1221 København K
Restaurant Orangeriet in the Kings Garden
At Orangeriet you get to eat in a beautiful glass house in the Kings Garden in the heart of Copenhagen. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a coffee and cake, or a glass of wine if you want.
There’s plenty of space to sit both inside and outside, and the menu offers a great selection of Danish dishes.
Address: Kronprinsessegade 13, 1306 København
Restaurant and Wine Bar Maven
Maven is a restaurant and wine bar, which is located in a historic church in the middle of Copenhagen. It’s hidden a bit behind the buzzling energy at Strøget, so it’s a welcome little oasis to stumble upon.
Sit inside the church or outside on the old cobblestones and enjoy a glass of wine or delicious Nordic food.
Address: Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 København
Meyers in the Tower
If you want to eat on top of the Copenhagen Parliament, this place is for you. Meyers in the Tower is, as the name suggests, located in the tower of the Parliament.
Here you can get a great selection of traditional Danish “smørrebrød” for lunch, and delicious Danish dishes for dinner.
You have to book a table good time in advance for both lunch and dinner, as the tower doesn’t have the biggest space.
Address: Christiansborg Slotsplads, 1218 København
Reffen Street Food
No Copenhagen food guide would be complete without Reffen. If you want urban vibes at the edge of the water with endless food and drink options with bonfires, music, and a skatepark in the middle, then Reffen is the perfect place for you.
Reffen is the biggest street food market in Copenhagen, and during the summer months it’s one of the most popular places to hang out in the city. You can find all kinds of food from Greek, Middle Eastern, Asian, Italian, French to African and much more.
You can easily spend most of your day at Reffen, they are open every single day over the summer, and offer countless events as well.
Address: Refshalevej 167 Unit A, 1432 København