Fabbio Manzzon, former chef at the city’s top Italian restaurant Era Ora, and his partner-in-crime Morten Kaltoft serve generous helpings of set menu delights at their trattoria eateries across town. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Øster Søgade 114, Gl. Kongevej 51, Saxogade 3 www.famo.dk
Nordic produce prepared with French finesse at a laidback local restaurant in leafy Frederiksberg. The boutique bakery bread is worth the trip alone! Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Smallegade 41 www.frederikshave.dk
Billed as the only fish bar in the city’s happening meatpacking district, the informal eatery serves Nordic seafood morsels with a few foreign favourites thrown in – such as fish & chips! Open until the wee hours on weekends. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
A rustic eatery in provincial French style housed in a converted pâté factory, hence the name. With French-inspired cuisine and a fine choice of wines, Paté Paté is a popular pre-clubbing hangout with outdoor seating on sun-kissed days.
RESTAURANT BRDR. PRICE
Co-writer of the Danish TV fiction series Borgen currently sweeping the world, Adam Price has also cooked up a restaurant with his brother, James Price, serving hearty Danish and international cuisine. Located close to Rosenborg Castle.
The best seats in this urban-chic eatery are by the dining bar with a full view to the chefs preparing your Nordic-inspired menu choice. Headed by a formerly Michelin-rated chef, all dishes are tapas-sized and you order as you go. Dinner only.
Kongens Nytorv 8
MASH (Modern American Steak House)
The sanguine red interiors are a giveaway at this art gallery-turned-steakhouse where prime meat is on the menu. And whether you head for the velvet couches in the backroom salon or the informal dining bar you’ll be sure to enjoy the best beef in town – and a killer wine selection.
Offering a unique experience of novel cuisine made with ingredients from Denmark’s Baltic island of Bornholm, restaurant Kadeau København is headed by island natives Rasmus Kofoed and Nicolai Nørregaard. Apart from their recently relocated Copenhagen restaurant, you can also enjoy cuisine made with fresh island produce at their bistro, Pony.
Wildersgade 10, Copenhagen.
Vesterbrogade 135, Copenhagen.
MIECKLE & HURTIGKARL
Headed by culinary whizzes Jakob Mielcke and Jan Hurtigkarl, the restaurant’s creative cuisine isn’t the only surprise that awaits visitors to the heritage pavilion in the romantic parkland of Frederiksberg Gardens. Colourful interiors and sensuous floral arrangements complete what they call a “fairytale experience”. There is no advance information on menus, you simply choose between large, medium and small (and note any allergies) – and then sit back and let the team overwhelm and inspire you. In 2012, Jakob Mielcke was listed in *Coco by Phaidon* as one of the world’s 100 most creative chefs.
Tel. +45 3834 8436
Serving French bistro cuisine, this small, intimate restaurant takes its unlikely name from the rough-and-ready rules of rugby. Located in the leafy residential neighbourhood of Frederiksberg, the restaurant has been awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Martensens Allé 26 www.melee.dk
Headed by one of Copenhagen’s legendary steakhouse chefs, the no-nonsense eatery features the great classics of French bistro dining.
Tordenskjoldsgade 11 *www.retour.dk*
A relaxed enoteca-style eatery serving the rustic classics of Italy. As the name implies, the husband-and-wife team are nuts about wine and offer a wide choice of mainly French and Italian labels. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
What could be more romantic than waterside dining? The heritage canal house restaurant with outdoor service offers lunch menus featuring Danish open-faced sandwiches and Franco-Danish *a la carte* cuisine. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Wilders Plads 2
Serving gratifying French classics, Pastis prides itself of leading the vanguard in Copenhagen’s current bistro boom. And if you’d rather enjoy seafood than steak then head for their nearby twin restaurant, Pastis Fishmarket.
A classic pavilion restaurant in the King’s Garden that lends parkland romance to its outdoor dining. Lunch menus feature Danish open-faced sandwiches and evening dining offers a wide choice of internationally inspired dishes. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
True to its culinary roots, the French restaurant and wine bar offers comfortable dining in the grand brasserie style. Located on the city’s premiere gallery street close to major attractions. Awarded a Bib Gourmand.
Noma co-owner Claus Meyer is the patron of this Nordic-inspired eatery where the organic vegetables are sourced from their two-hectare farmland where they grow 80 different kinds of greens. Fish and organic meat are also locally sourced. Situated across from the 1930s heritage-listed former Radio Hall from which it takes its name, the restaurant is one of the city’s more affordable Nordic eateries.
Julius Thomsens Gade 12, Copenhagen.