Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark, with a long history dating back to the middle ages. The beautiful fjord along which the city is situated is a historically important trading route contributing to Aalborg’s prosperity. According to EU statistics, Citizens of Aalborg are some of the happiest people on the continent, which is no surprise given the city’s beautiful architecture, plentiful cultural venues and excellent culinary establishments. We check out the best dining establishments in the city.
Anyone after a traditional Danish meal can head to Duus wine cellar, as this fine looking restaurant offers a very warm and authentic setting for dining and enjoying regional cuisine. The restaurant is set in a beautiful cellar with vaulted ceilings under a well preserved renaissance building dating back to 1624. The food served is true to Danish traditions which emphasizes seafood, pork and above all, huge servings. Traditional dinner and lunch buffets are also available. Considering that restaurants focusing solely on Danish food are sometimes hard to find in Denmark, Duus Vinkælder should definitely be on your must-try list.
La Cantina San Giovanni
In short, this restaurant offers Italian dining simply at its best. It must be admitted however, that La Cantina does not impress until you have been greeted and led downstairs to the restaurant, as the outside is uninspiring. The dining area is set in a beautifully restored cellar with limestone alcoves and marble details, giving La Cantina a strong Roman visual aesthetic. The service is also highly professional, and the food famously good. Take your time and enjoy the wonderful dishes and fine wine pairings and the evening is sure to be one of your trip highlights.
La Cantina, Vingårdsgade 25, Aalborg, Denmark, +45 98 11 37 55
If you are into gourmet food then Mortens Kro is the place to go in Aalborg. The waiting staff are dedicated and knowledgeable about the dishes and their popular seven course menu will surely impress even the most discerning foodies. If you are looking for something a little different, try the wine tasting menu for a wonderful foray into the world of excellent wine pairings. The design of the restaurant is very modern yet all the aspects come together perfectly. If you you feel like spending a little extra on high end dining in Aalborg, then be sure to visit Mortens Kro.
Serving food with ambition, restaurant Sans offers a French / Danish fusion kitchen for curious guests. The restaurant has a refreshingly different menu depending on if you visit them during lunch, brunch or dinner service. The quality of the food is high, the dishes are well-presented and are also surprisingly affordable compared to many other restaurants in Aalborg. Sans is a unique restaurant that offers near gourmet level food without overdoing it. Vegetarians are well catered for, as the restaurant even offers a specially designed menu of vegetable-based dishes. For dinner suggestions, the chef’s three course wine menu is highly recommended.
Sans, Sankelmarksgade 15, Aalborg, Denmark, +45 72 30 20 22
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