Restaurant Kong Hans Kælder has a historical location in the oldest building in Copenhagen, the old wine cellar of Danish King Hans. This restaurant has been honored with one Michelin star. The extremely charming, old basement has an arching ceiling and long wooden floorboards. The service is of the absolutely highest level, and the food is served on metal plates. Stylish, stylish indeed! Lobster and foie gras are amongst the specialties in this distinguished restaurant. The cuisine isn't straight French, but rather French-inspired. You've already guessed that prices aren't low here!
This is a very popular old-style lunch restaurant, not far from Hjbro Plads, dates back to the 18th Century, and has belonged to the Kik family since 1910. Kik is a place where ordinary Danes go for lunch with a beer and schnapps. In this crowded, smoky restaurant, the traditional smørrebrød, (open-faced sandwich) reigns supreme. Here, you won't find a single leaf of coriander or drop of balsamic vinegar: this is old-school Danish. All the open sandwiches available are lined up on a big table, and what you see is exactly what you get! Then you order, and while you wait at your table the open sandwiches are freshly made, typically with rye bread, butter, herring and onions or mature Danish cheese and a drop of rum. Another classic is smoked salmon with fresh dill on it. A good selection of Danish schnapps is available.
Cassiopeia boasts fine views of Sankt Jørgen Sø; you can enjoy meals out on the terrace in summer. The lunch menu is a mix of classic Danish and international dishes with many seafood options and sandwiches for lunch. Located within the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, a visit to this airy, serene restaurant tops off an educational afternoon perfectly.
This is a restaurant that offers mainly organic cuisine and a unique and fun décor. The portions are quite filling and the prices are moderate. Old enameled signs and an antique fire extinguisher are among the many interesting objects that you will find at Cap Horn. Open from morning until night, the menu consists of dishes with select organic ingredients, and the cooking style is Danish with a strong international touch. If you don't really have time to study the menu, just order the three-course meal of the day, composed of the best dishes available.
Bang and Jensen is on Istedgade; the former red-light district of Copenhagen. The interior is fun and kitschy, and the ambiance is friendly. The ancient pinball machines and the table football are popular with the patrons. Most of the clientele at this cafe consist of the young and the trendy, especially women. Breakfast, which is served all through the day until 6p, is the specialty of the house, though the menu leans more toward brunch offerings. The unique thing about Bang and Jensen is that you are given a form on which you fill in exactly how you want your food served. The bar takes over after 8p on Saturdays and after 10p the rest of the week.
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.
Baresso, Danish chain of coffeehouses was established in 2000. Located in Central Copenhagen, one of their stores enjoys an enviable situation quite close to the City Hall Sqaure. The espresso bar offers a range of great coffees and teas, with several other refreshing and related beverages in two. The prices are just right and the service is usually good, if you're looking for a good caffeine kick, this is a place to seek it! Baresso Rådhuspladsen remains open all week, from 7a to 9p, most evenings.
This popular Italian restaurant is located on Rådhuspladsen, the Town Hall Square.
A heaven for any poultry lover, KFC needs no introduction. With outlets all across the globe and still counting, this fast food chain has won many palates, and continues to have a loyal, international patronage. The Rådhuspladsen branch of the chain goes one step ahead to show their passion for serving great, fried chicken, this outlet is open till early morning and the staff entertains the patrons with the same enthusiasm around the clock. Grab a bucket to go or sit-in and enjoy the juicy goodness, either way the place will only delight you.
H.C. Andersen Conditori & Café takes the simple act of baking a cake and turns it into an art form. The cakes and pastries at the cafe are all made with special recipes and a great deal of care is given to creating perfection with every pastry. You can grab a light lunch at the cafe and then indulge your sweet-tooth with their array of desserts. You can also specially order cakes and pastries to be delivered to or catered at a party.