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Apollo is Copenhagen's first brewery and restaurant, located next to the Tivoli Gardens main entrance. Live jazz performances occur on the first Sunday of every month, accompanied with a special menu. The beer is cloudy and delicious, as it is both unfiltered and unpasteurized. The restaurant offers a small but varied range of dishes, some containing beer. If you come in the daytime, you might see the brewer himself working by the handmade copper pots, always eager to answer your questions about his beer.
For all you seafood lovers visiting Copenhagen, do not miss out on the chance to go to Kødbyens Fiskebar, one of the best seafood restaurants in Copenhagen. Here you will find a menu that consists of scrumptious and succulent fish and shellfish as well as fine wine. They usually serve the best and freshest catch of the day, and encourage diners to enjoy their food at a leisurely pace and relax with a glass of wine or a signature cocktail. Visit their website for further details.
Dinner at this elegant restaurant is a celebration of the freshest produce from Bornholm, a Danish island, and its treasure-trove of ingredients which the chefs have used to create their menu. Located in the heart of the city, Koefoed offers a menu of classic Danish specialties, with modern takes. Offerings include zander, organic beef, Chicken In Asparagus and scallops. You can also opt for the tasting menu to completely experience the kitchen's diversity. Pristine whites encompass the dining room, with photographs and artwork adorning the walls. Ornate chandeliers and candle-lit tables add an intimate vibe to the space. Groups can be accommodated with ease. Check website for more.
If one person is associated with the Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) par excellence, it must be Ida Davidsen. In the 1960s she composed the world's longest à la carte list of smørrebrød, which still has locals, tourists and celebrities flocking to her shop. Once you're in line at the sandwich bar, you can pick and choose from a wide range of ingredients and fillings to create your own custom smørrebrød, or you can try one of their tried and true favorites. Be sure to make a reservation.
Nørrebro Brewery (Nørrebro Bryghus) is a microbrewery in Copenhagen that also houses a restaurant and bar. There is a special five-course menu along with a five-course beer menu that is a must try. Bryghus brews around ten different types of beer. You can get a tour of the brewery with an explanation of the entire brewing process along with a tasting of four Nørrebro beers. The restaurant frequently changes its menu and often has live music.
Kokkeriet offers discerning diners a divine and scrumptious blend of Danish and French delicacies that are served by a friendly staff. Cooking classes are conducted for those interested in the finer nuances of Danish cuisine while they also do catering for private parties and lunches. Awarded a star by the Michelin Guide, diners will be pleasantly surprised to find that the prices at Kokkeriet are somewhat lower than other similarly lauded establishments.
Cafe Petersborg, the traditional Danish cafe restaurant between Kongens Nytorv and Esplanaden, dates back to the middle of the 1700s. The name stems from the Russian Consulate that occupied part of the house and the many Russian sailors who therefore frequented the restaurant in the basement of the house. When Denmark plays national football matches, Cafe Petersborg arranges festive preliminaries with lots of food, beer and schnapps. There is an old-world atmosphere to the four rooms with their wooden rafters. You can wander around the house as well, but be sure you can find the way back to your table. The restaurant holds about 100 customers and many businesspeople have lunch here. Hillary Clinton dined here in 1995.
formel B presents the best of French and Danish cuisine to diners who will revel in the chef's heady preparations consisting of the freshest ingredients and spices. Not many restaurants can boast of a place in the Michelin food guide non-stop since 2004. Try their black lobster with potato, grilled Danish veggies and accompany these with their eclectic wine and cheese selection. Reservations are a prerequisite, so call ahead.
Noma offers New Nordic Cuisine that is inspired by molecular gastronomy. The two Michelin stars restaurant is definitely an experience that one must have when in the city. It has also been acclaimed as among the two best restaurants in the world for a few years now, a feat that no other eating establishment in Denmark can boast of. Products are brought from all the Nordic regions, including horse mussels, deep sea crabs, halibut, wild salmon, musk ox, berries and the purest drinking water all the way from Greenland. The intimate ambiance of Noma makes it ideal for a romantic meal and a memorable gastronomic journey.
Having earned a place in the Michelin Guide, Søllerød Kro has a 300-hundred-year-old legacy that lives on in a splendid mansion surrounded by greenery in its waterside location. Recommended dishes would be their caviar, gnocchi, olives, wines, cheeses and a mouth-watering range of desserts. The restaurant can also be hired for private parties and banquets. Check the website for further details.