Kähler Design is a Danish company world famous for it’s handcrafted ceramics and now also for wonderful dining experiences. Enjoy an evening in the beautiful Kähler Villa with aperitifs, appetizers, snacks, a three course dinner, unlimited wine and coffee. Opened in 2013, this concept restaurant has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘best gourmet restaurant in town’. Explore the fantastic patrician villa, which has an open view to the kitchen and an interior décor that brilliantly depicts the Kähler Design universe and the company’s 175 years of history. Kähler Villa Dining aims to give guests a unique Nordic culinary experience in a comfortable, relaxed environment with individual customer attention. The wonderful food is served on Kähler’s own award-winning ceramic designs, which can also be purchased in the restaurant.
Café Smagløs (which translates as Café Tasteless) is anything but devoid of flavour. The café opened in 1989 and was one of Aarhus’ first cafes. Over the years, this cosy and friendly café with a spacious outside dining area that faces Monastery Square has developed quite a cult following, and is popular with students. Tasteless’ brunch is the very best for the price in Aarhus and their NamNam burger is nothing short of amazing. There’s also free arts and crafts supplies to play with on Monday nights.
Savour delicious Scandinavian cuisine and wonderful wines at the critically acclaimed Nordisk Spisehus restaurant in the heart of Aarhus. At Nordisk Spisehus you can enjoy a true Scandinavian gastronomic experience with its team of top chefs, including members of the National Culinary Team of Denmark, who design luxurious Scandinavian menus (always prepared from fresh seasonal produce). The restaurant is very elegant, the food is strictly organic and the waiters will happily explain the origin and quality of each ingredient. The style and the menu is decidedly Nordic but very ‘nouvelle cuisine’. The hay-smoked salmon is unbeatable.
Nordisk Spisehus, M.P. Bruunsgade 31, Aarhus, Denmark +45 8617 7099
At Kähler Spisesalon you will immediately sense the passion and love for Kähler’s world-famous ceramics. The unique ceramic designs of Kähler converge elegantly with the classic and modern Danish dishes on the menu at this cosy space where diners are seated at large communal tables. Here, contemporary ceramic design, delicious food and excellent service merge in an exciting sensory experience. Lean back, indulge in the food, and enjoy the company while listening to mellow jazz in comfortable surroundings. Be sure to try the open sandwiches, which have been nominated as the best in Jutland. The menu also includes delicious stews, innovative salads, classic Danish cakes and local cheeses. The team at Kähler Spisesalon collaborate with several small, local suppliers in order to ensure the high quality of every meal.
Kähler Spisesalon, M. P. Bruunsgade 33, Aarhus, Denmark +45 8612 2053
Malling Kro (Inn) is situated between Aarhus and Odder in a quiet and charming village close to the forest and the beach. The Inn has an atmospheric restaurant that unites tradition and innovation, and was awarded two stars by the Danish Dining Guide for a kitchen of high quality, and three ‘wine glasses’ for an excellent wine selection. The cosy restaurant has been decorated in vintage style and features one of Denmark’s best wine lists. You can also choose to spend a night or two in one of the guest rooms.
Malling Inn, Stationspladsen 2, Malling, Denmark, +45 8693 1025
Hotel and Restaurant Ferdinand is situated on Åboulevarden in the centre of the city, amid a busy throng of shops, bars and restaurants. The small and elegant boutique hotel includes a restaurant and lounge bar. Hotel and Restaurant Ferdinand was named the best Danish brasserie of 2009 by Den Danske Spiseguide (The Danish Restaurant Guide). Here you can enjoy a gourmet dinner with a varied menu that combines high quality with simplicity and elegance and includes dishes at all price points. There’s also an excellent wine list. At lunchtime, order a tasting board with a selection of small, tasty portions served on a wooden board.
Hotel and Restaurant Ferdinand, Åboulevarden 28, Aarhus, Denmark, +45 87321444