Known for its hip café culture and colourful houseboats, Christianshavn is tailor-made for blissful wandering. When your stomach starts rumbling, head for one of the areas excellent restaurants and sample some of Copenhagen’s fresh, creative cuisine.
This canal-side café, an offshoot – literally at the corner – of the Michelin-star 108 Restaurant, serves more informal dishes than its parent restaurant, such as chicken burgers and salads, while also offering an affordable, accessible taste of Noma-style fermentation in pastry form. “Because it’s a part of the Noma family, they focus a lot on fermentation, using all sorts of different fermented sauces to add more complexity. They have these pastries glazed with fermented mushroom juice, or coffee kombucha or fermented blueberries,” says Palsgård. “The final product is outstanding: it’s puff pastry dough, which is rich in butter and caramelises at the bottom.” And care is given to the coffee too, as Palsgård explains: “Coffee-wise they use Tim Wendelboe form Oslo, who has also designed the coffee concept at Noma. It has really high-quality products, with simple presentation.”
Two of the most renowned chefs and restaurateurs, Thorsten Schmidt and René Redzepi, joined forces and in July 2017 Barr opened its doors for the first time. The stylish restaurant is housed at the old home of noma and it certainly lives up to its reputation. Known for their long experience in Malling & Schmidt and noma, Schmidt and Redzepi are now experimenting with food and drink traditions of the North Sea region, combining recipes and ingredients used in the Scandinavian, German and British cuisine. The 60-seat new classic restaurant with the Northern European- Scandinavian design offers a great view by the waterfront, and is ideal for a Sunday lunch with friends or family.
The Organic Boho is a cute and colourful vegan restaurant located in Christianshavn. The food here is 100% organic and plant-based. Karina, the person behind the stylish boho-themed restaurant, strives to always offer high-quality dishes that are fully environment- and animal-friendly.
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