Copenhagen houses not only one of the world’s best restaurants, but also one of the most exciting culinary landscapes in the world. The city’s vibrant restaurant scene combines organic ingredients with creative gastronomy in beautiful settings, both respecting tradition and pushing culinary boundaries. We explore the best Denmark’s capital has to offer, from high end luxury to affordable delicacies.
Acclaimed as ‘Copenhagen’s first sustainable gastro pub’, Nose2tail is a unique dining option for the environmentally minded traveler. The philosophy behind the restaurant is to source ingredients and meats from local farms and to use every part of the animal to minimize waste. The restaurant is set in a cozy basement lit with candles where guests can enjoy delicious eco versions of pub classics such as organic free range pulled pork, organic burgers made from free range beef served with pickled cucumber, sweet onions, mayo and organic cheese, and deviled organic free range eggs. The venue also offers a selection of great Danish beers.
Nose2tail, Valkendorfsgade 22, 1151 København K
Set in an iconic Art Deco building in Copenhagen, The Standard was created by the renowned chef Meyers Madhus and jazz musician Niels Lan Doky. The building is immense and offers four distinct dining experiences: modern Danish cuisine at Almanak, Nordic gastronomy at the Studio, contemporary Pan-Indian cuisine at Verandah, and international jazz performances at the Jazzclub. With each setting focused on top quality gastronomy, this eclectic range of experiences is one of the most exciting aspects of The Standard. The Jazzclub offers unique performances by some of the world’s best musicians in an intimate 68 seat setting.
The Standard, Havnegade 44, 1058 København K +45 7214 8808
Palæo focuses on a concept called ‘Stone Age dining’ — modern gastronomy using materials and ingredients that were available to our ancestors in the Stone Age. A radical approach to food, the movement avoids grains and uses organic berries and vegetables with local meats and fish. There are two Palæo outlets in Copenhagen, offering visitors takeaway options, sit down meals and bench top dining. Some of Palæo’s signature dishes include vegetable spaghetti with spicy meat sauce topped with homemade parsley pesto, and organic beef with pepper-cream, chili, and pickled mushrooms, served with a slice Stone Age bread of nuts.
Palæo Torvehallerne, Rømersgade 18, 1362 København K +45 3398 6969