7 Great Restaurants in Copenhagen
Eating well in Copenhagen is easy. Gourmet burgers, cozy wood-panelled cafes, lively bistros and epicurean destinations - the Danish capital has it all. Here are seven great restaurants that meet every appetite and budget.
Great Copenhagen Dining from $-$$$$+
POPL Burger is from the chef who created the world-famous NOMA restaurant. POPL's offerings are delicious burgers with an assortment of sides like crispy shrimp and french fries. Very popular with the locals. $$
Bistro Central is a great cafe near Copenhagen's most popular attractions. The restaurant was recommended to us by two well-dressed Danes whom we asked help from on the street. Fresh food, lively crowd, lovely service. $$
Cafe Petersborg: Classic, tasty Danish food. Cafe Petersborg has been in business since 1746 and is one of Copenhagen's oldest restaurants. The restaurant is known for its open-faced sandwiches paired with a beer. $$
Photos: Above, the cuisine at Geranium. Below top row left: Marv & Ben; right Il Buco. Second row both images are of the food at Il Buco.
Il Buco: Cozy, warm and delicious is Il Buco, which is located in the Gamle Bryggen neighborhood. We enjoyed Il Buco on our last night in the city, settling in for great Danish-influenced Italian cuisine. Perfect. $$-$$$
Maven Restaurant is a quintissential Danish restaurant located in Nikolaj Church. We walked in because the scene behind its windows looked so inviting from the street! Maven is a real treat with its lovely wood-panelled interiors, delicious Danish cooking and great wine. $$-$$$
Marv & Ben located on narrow Snaregade street in the Gammel Strand district, Marv & Ben offers a locally sourced, organic menu from fish to game. Each food course is beautifully presented and described. $$-$$$
Below left: Il Buco; right is the dining room of Maven Restaurant.
Geranium is considered one of the best restaurants in the world. Located at FC Copenhagen Stadium, the restaurant overlooks nearby gardens and playing fields. A true culinary experience, each course of food is a work of art that's presented in an elegantly-designed chic space. $$$$+