The 10 Best Restaurants In Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

Dining Room l Courtesy of Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
Dining Room l Courtesy of Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
Jasmina Kanuric

Frederiksberg is known as the posh area of Copenhagen, with beautiful parks and gardens, big villas and wide avenues. The area is also known for its food. Here are the top 10 places to go.

1. Mielcke & Hurtigkarl

Deli, Restaurant, European, Danish

With a backdrop of the beautiful royal gardens and an equally stunning interior, Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is an elegant, gourmet restaurant. Located in a recently renovated old historical building, Mielcke & Hurtigkarl combines original architectural styles with contemporary art to create an fresh, bright and inspiring atmosphere. The menu is a choice between five or seven courses, expertly paired with fine wine. Imaginative presentation is the highlight of every globally inspired dish. The food changes seasonally, to reflect available ingredients.

2. Meyers Deli

Deli, Restaurant, European, Danish

Halifax Falkoner Plads
Courtesy of Halifax
Home of the famous Danish chef Claus Meyer, Meyers Deli combines a modern restaurant and award-winning takeaway in one. Even though it is small, the restaurant is a welcoming stop for a refreshing meal after exploring the area. Meyers Deli serves freshly baked bread, sandwiches, soups and other Nordic dishes, made with organic ingredients. The restaurant was presented with a bronze award by the Danish Organic Food Association, recognizing the 30-60% usage of organic ingredients in their dishes.

3. Halifax Falkoner Plads

Restaurant, American

Opened in 2007, Halifax has quickly become recognized for their delicious burgers. The relaxed atmosphere and great food have made the restaurant a popular spot for locals and in-the-know tourists. Its distinctive ceiling, adorned with colorful posters, is one of the highlights of the interior. Big windows let in a lot of light, while the furniture is divided into big communal tables and smaller sitting areas. The menu includes a wide variety of burgers made with fresh ingredients sourced from local butchers and farmers.

4. Formel B Restaurant

Restaurant, European, Danish

Den Røde Cottage The Red Cottage placed close to the woods and the sea
Courtesy of Den Røde Cottage
Formel B is an award-winning restaurant, known for their sensational French-inspired dishes made with classic Danish ingredients. The restaurant received one star in the Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2015. Their modern interior combines natural materials, such as wood and marble, to create a chic atmosphere. Tables near the big windows are very sought after. The menu changes seasonally and offers around 20 dishes. Try Danish bleek roe, with smoked eel, buttermilk, celeriac and crispy rye bread or roasted turbot with parsley in garlic sauce and braised veal tails.

5. Café Frederiks

Cafe, Restaurant, Danish

Courtesy of Wokshop Frederiksberg
Located on the scenic Gammel Kongevej street, Café Frederiks is a charming café with tasty food and a cozy atmosphere. Despite its name, Café Frederiks also serves as a restaurant, offering dishes inspired by French cuisine. Stop by to enjoy filling brunch, afternoon snacks and sandwiches or delicious dinner. House specialities include roasted scallops and other fresh seafood, risotto, beef tenderloin and rib eye. Keep an eye out for rooms named after the Danish royal family.

6. Wokshop Frederiksberg

Restaurant, Thai

Wokshop Frederiksberg is a perfect place for all lovers of Thai food. Located in the middle of busy Gammel Kongevej street, the restaurant has an unassuming, simple interior and lets the quality of the food speak for itself. Find your favorite on the large menu and sit down on cozy couches with comfortable cushions. The menu includes snacks, soups, noodles and almost 20 main dishes. Try Yellow Curry Chiang Mai, a curry with chicken and egg noodles, or Neua Pad Pak Kannaa Namman Hoi, beef tenderloin fried with shiitake and Thai Bok Choi.

7. Restaurant Sans Souci

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Danish, French

An old classic of Frederiksberg, Sans Souci is a popular restaurant and wine bar. First opened in 1902, Sans Souci is known for its ample wine cellar. The menu also includes food, ranging from classic Danish open sandwiches smørrebrød during lunch hours to a variety of dinner dishes, inspired by classic Danish and French cuisines. Dinner includes ‘in-betweeners’, dishes larger than appetizers, but smaller than main courses, offering the flexibility to try multiple dishes. The ‘in-betweeners’ are split into three categories: greens, fish, and seafood and meat.

8. Restaurant Promenaden

Bar, Restaurant, Danish, European

Promenaden is a French-inspired restaurant and bar, located in the heart of Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg district. The modern interior is characterized by white tones, from white wall paint to crisp white tablecloths. Darker wall detailing and soft candlelight help create an elegant atmosphere. The restaurant serves food throughout the day, with breakfast, lunch, midday snacks and dinner on the menu. The dishes change with time and focus on meat. Try braised lamb shank with mashed potatoes and roots or grilled salmon with spinach and herbs.

9. Bjørnekælderen

Restaurant, Danish, Fast Food

Bjørnekælderen is a stylish restaurant with a long history. First opened in 1895, the restaurant is known for its inviting atmosphere and tasty Danish food. In the past, Frederiksberg Garden was known for hosting bear performance shows, which is reflected in the restaurant’s name. The interior is rustic, with white walls, light green furniture and darker tablecloths. In the spotlight are the colorful window mosaics. The menu offers traditional Danish food such as butter fried plaice, served with potatoes, lemon, browned butter and parsley sauce.

10. Hansens Gamle Familiehave

Restaurant, Danish

To experience the real Danish restaurant experience, head to Hansens Gamle Familiehave. One of the oldest garden restaurants in the area, Hansens radiates old Denmark. The building dates back to the 17th century, while the first restaurant was opened here back in the 1850s. The menu offers primarily Danish food and is changed seasonally. The focus is on fish and seafood specialities, including oysters, lobsters, prawns and eels. The highlight of the restaurant is the closed garden sitting area.

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