Osterbro is the kind of neighborhood where families spend their Sunday mornings. Home to the greenest areas in Copenhagen, the largest park, Faelledparken, is located in Osterbro and is often frequented by couples, families, children and dogs. Hordes of tourists visit this neighborhood, usually making a beeline for the Little Mermaid, a famous landscape on Copenhagen’s waterfront. Osterbro offers some of the finest restaurants and below, we’ve chosen our top ten.
LêLê Street Kitchen
Even if you think you’re not a big fan of Asian cuisine, LêLê Street Kitchen might make you reconsider. This popular Vietnamese restaurant can be found in the heart of Osterbrogade. In LêLê Street Kitchen diners can sit in one of the lovely but limited tables and share some of the finest small dishes, such as Vietnamese rolls, crispy daikon salad, rolls with char siu pork, salmon tartar on betel leaf, and more. Dishes are always served with fresh vegetables and herbs. Opened in 2011, the restaurant offers an intimate and cozy setting for a quick meal, a cup of coffee or a homemade Vietnamese Lemonade. The restaurant also offers the possibility to take away your meal.
Østerbrogade 56, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 5373 7345
Located at the corner of a small street, La Esquina offers a little bit of everything. This restaurant is suitable for an evening dine but also for a relaxed morning snack before work. In this carefully chosen industrial designed space, the menu has the taste and smell of Spanish cuisine with Spanish meatballs, chorizo and manchego cheese appearing in many of the platters.
Ryesgade 76, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3536 3336
Just next to one of the entrances of the park Faelledparken, you will find Halifax. In this restaurant, the owners believe that the key to a successful business is the quality of service and products, hard work and, of course, having your heart in the right place. You just need to pay a visit to this house of burgers to realize that they have successfully mastered this combination and their philosophy is right. Homemade dressings and burger buns are delivered every day from their own bakery. Diners can build up their own burger from scratch and have it delivered from one of the friendly staff members.
Trianglen 1, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 8230 4303
Gustavs Bistro & Butik
Biodynamic ingredients are used to make the organic meals served at Gustavs Bistro & Butik unique. All products, from meat to vegetables, are bought from local farmers as the small café’s priority is to have a healthy tasty dinner. Wines and beers are available to perfectly complement the delicious meals. The restaurant also sells most of its products, so if there’s something you’ve tasted here that you like, it may be available to purchase.
Classensgade 11A, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 5094 7957
Cock’s & Cows Østerbro
Cock’s & Cows is an American style burger joint. The menu contains different types of burgers and the ‘Governator’ comes highly recommended. Sauces and side dishes, such as fries and BBQ wings, can be ordered to complement these burgers. Furthermore, there’s also the menu of American wines to choose from as well.
Rosenvaengets Allé 6, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 6969 6000
After spending many years in Rome the owner, David Fischer, decided to move to Copenhagen and transfer his love for Italian cuisine to this cozy restaurant in the heart of Osterbro. Hos Fischer stretches out its tables on the slated square where customers can enjoy a bunch of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. A great meal here can include mozzarella and prosciutto for antipasti, pasta with mussels and parsley, and a large portion of tiramisu for dessert. Accompanying the dishes with one of the Italian wines feels almost obligatory.
Victor Borges Pl. 12, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3542 3964
For those who love Japanese cuisine, Iki Sushi is definitely one of the places worth visiting when in Osterbro. From nigiri to maki and wok menus available to order from, this restaurant has everything you can expect from a sushi restaurant. The prices are reasonable so diners can feel free to taste as many different options as possible.
Nordre Frihavnsgade 52, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3538 6122
Located by the lakes in Copenhagen, Dag H is one of the oldest cafés and restaurants in Osterbro. The terrace is packed all day as Dag H offers a little bit of everything, from breakfast and coffee to lunch and dinner options. The menu is quite large with a three course meal, a special country style dish, burger choices, and smorrebrod, the Danish-style open sandwich. Cocktail and wine options are also offered here with reasonable prices.
Dag Hammarskjolds Allé 38, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3527 6300
The Laundromat Café
Washing machines, world maps, red high chairs, leather couches and wooden floors is what you will see when you step into The Laundromat Café , a relaxed, vibrant café, which is different from the usual establishments in Osterbro. The concept combines food, drinks, a chilled atmosphere and, of course, laundry. While guests wait for their laundry to be done, they can also enjoy a game of backgammon or chess, read one of the offered newspapers or just enjoy their meal. The food is homemade and offered all day long, while combined with one of the 40 kinds of beers available.
Århusgade 38, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3555 602
Restaurant No 1 is one of the finest restaurants in Osterbro. Chef Morten Bech Køster previously worked at Brussels-based Michelin starred restaurants until he decided to open his own business and provide his visitors with gourmet French-inspired food at affordable prices. Starting with a glass of champagne and an aperitif, guests can choose from three to five-course options and enjoy excellent food presentation and high quality of service.
Århusgade 1 Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 3526 4201