If you are looking to escape the cold, rainy, windswept streets in Copenhagen, there are rows of cozy, inviting bars waiting for your custom. A popular one on the Stroget is Cafe Zirup. It's a bit crowded, but it's the only way the can fit all the customers in. It's perfect for coffee, food or drinking. It's nice enough that you might want to stay to do all three, but then you risk disappointing the other customers waiting for a seat.
A few months ago a new Indian restaurant opened 5 minutes from my place, and it turned out to be a great restaurant with food at reasonable prices.
The chef is from the northern part of India, but the menu card also has dishes from other Indian regions. And they have a great buffet with many choices (lamb, chicken, and vegetarian dishes). The buffet costs around 30USD per person.
IMO the best Indian restaurant in Copenhagen!
Joes Restaurant is located in Valby (where I live) and I visit quite often.
The food is very good, but are not the biggest portions. However, the restaurant is quite cheap and you can have two courses for around 25 USD and three courses for around 30 USD. For main course you can have beef, pork, lamb, fish, burgers or pasta dishes.
IMO, the restaurant offers very good value for money!
If you want a good burger, you should try one of the Halifax Burger Restaurants. There are four of them around town; two in the city centre, one on Østerbro, and one in Frederiksberg. I normally visit the one in Frederiksberg because it is very close to my favorite cinema (Falkoner) in Copenhagen.
You have to choose what kind of burger you want - and to select the burger bun, sideorders (fries, mashed potatoes, salad etc.), and the dip. Homemade and very delicious!
The Halifax Burger Restaurants are popular places, and could be very crowded.
"Hos-Kim" is located in the centre of Copenhagen, within walking distance from the Central Station and Nørreport Station - and just around the corner from Café Globen (where Team Viking normally meet up)...
The restaurant offers really great traditional Danish food at reasonable prices. Herring or plaice for lunch - and calves liver or veal breast for dinner... just to mention a few of the dishes... And they have one of my favourite dishes = "Stegt flaesk med persillesovs" (deep-fried pork with potatoes and parsley sauce)...
May 2013: The restaurant is closed!
Cafe Brasil was first introduced to me by VT-member Cachaseiro (Claus), and I liked the place so much that I have been back to the restaurant a few times now.
As the name says, their specialities are Brazilian national dishes: Churrasquinho, Feijoada (my favourite), and Bife de Alho... just to mention a few of the dishes. I have tried a couple of the main courses and the food have always been great.
Cafe Brasil is painted in the Brazilian colours (yellow and green) and is decorated with Brazilian flags and pictures of famous football players and teams. I love the very relaxed atmosphere.
If you want to try the traditional Danish open sandwiches, Restaurant Told & Snaps - located close to Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv, could be an option. A little expensive maybe, but really great!
You'll find all the traditional open sandwiches on the menu card: Herring, pan-fried fillets of plaice, liver pâté, meat-balls, and much more... Everything made from scratch.
It's very delicious, and some of the open sandwiches are even better when served with a Danish snaps - and you'll also find a huge selection of snaps on the menu card.
Restaurant Noma (Best in the world 2010,11,12)
With a determination to create a Nordic modern kitchen the Copenhagen restaurant Noma have reached the attention of the gastronomic circles and are at present valued as one of the ultimately best in the world.
With this status you can imagine that it has a price tag and you have to reserve a table sometime in advance (that is more months ahead) but go to their webpage.
Named after its address, this small wine bar in the heart of the old town is a great place for drinks and small plates/snacks. My travel companions and I stopped here for a quick drink before our dinner, so unfortunately, we didn't get to try the food, but I'm sure to do so on my next visit to Copenhagen. The staff is extremely friendly and the wines are interesting.
We were told by our hotel (and later confirmed elsewhere) that Pony was the hottest new restaurant in Copenhagen (Sep 2012). It is located in an upcoming neighbourhood (Vesterbro) and has a minimalist Scandinavian decor with good amicable service. I applaud the atmosphere, but the food was a little too nouvelle cuisine for me. I had the sweetbreads as a main course, which were perfectly cooked, except they were overwhelmed by the highly flavourful sauce that accompanied them.
For anyone who has never warmed up to Scandinavian culinary traditions, the Bar'N'Grill is heavenly. It is a small, but elegant restaurant that serves French cuisine with minor Danish touches, all accompanied by a good wine list. The menu's focus is on both seafood and meats. The restaurant is part of the Nimb Hotel's multiple restaurants, located adjacent to Tivoli Park.
If you're looking for a better class of takeaway, Wok On on Højbro Plads do a slightly more upmarket version of the China Box (see previous review). You choose a basic meal (either rice or noodles with vegetables) for 39kr, then add extras from a selection (eg chicken, tofu, shiitake mushrooms etc, varying prices 6-15kr), and finally choose a sauce (3 Chinese options, one Thai, one Vietnamese, one Japanese, and a very spicy pan-asian one!). This is then cooked in a wok right in front of you. They also serve sushi.
You can also choose to eat inside, as they have a small seating area.
Another work summer party dinner - at Madklubben Bistro de Luxe. We had the set menu, which meant that everyone ate the same thing. We had a starter of Danish cold cuts, followed by a main of (pink) veal with carrots and mashed potato. For the vegetarians in our midst there was a summer salad with goats cheese and walnuts and 'summer vegetables' as the main. The dessert was the famous Danish tongue twister, 'rødgrød med fløde', (red berry 'gruel' with cream), only the cream was replaced with liquorice ice cream.
The vegetarian starter was OK, but the main was just a plated of steamed vegetables, lots of them not cooked through and rather tough. I wouldn't really recommend this restaurant for vegetarians. The meat dishes were good enough, although I was a bit squeamish about the veal, since it's had a bad rep in the UK since I was a kid. Also, admittedly we were a large party of about 40, but the service was so slow that more than half of our group had finished the meat before the potatoes arrived, which was a shame. The rødgrød was lovely, but I found the liquorice ice cream a bit too strong.
The meal was subsidised by our employers, but you can see from the menu on the website that a three course meal is 200dkk
Klaus, our VT friend found this nice Restaurant to have our lunch. I liked it straight away! The Restaurant/Hotel dates back to 1780.
As it was a nice day, we sat outside under one of the Umbrellas. Klaus talked us into trying one of his favorite Danish dishes, which was a traditional Danish open face sandwich, a "rugbroed med leverposte" with bacon for lunch. We tried it, and found it to be not bad at all, quite different to our Aussie food.
I really enjoyed our lunchtime here, and would come back if ever in Copenhagen again.
We ate regularly at our hotel, The Admiral, in The Salt Bar. For a change we tried along Nyhavn and selected one of the many little places along the canal..Nyhavn37.
We found Danish food different to our usual fare at home. Caesar Salad with fried chicken (med stegt kylling) being popular
The Salt Bar Restaurant offered: Ristet Multe medhvide asparages ogaeter (Toasted grey mullet with white asparagus and peas)
And of course nearly every menu board featured herring of some description. You need to know, by the way, a sandwich is quite different to the Australian variety.
I nearly was drawn in to one restaurant to try Tomato soup and salmon (not smoked) but we decided to return to the comfort of our hotel for a fresh fish meal...Danish style.
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