LA BANCHINA

La Banchina, Refshalevej, København, Denmark

This is the very definition of a hidden gem and might just be the nicest setting for dinner in the whole of Copenhagen. Down in the rough and ready industrial docks, this tiny restaurant is housed in the former gate house of the ship yards but it’s a totally charming space looking out on to the water. Outside there’s a pier where you can stretch out and sunbathe in the summer while enjoying some natural wines, and there’s even a wood fired sauna to dry off in – I mean how many restaurants have their own sauna?! The food is top notch too, a mixture of local Scandi ingredients with some Italian flare thrown in for good measure. Highly recommended.

AMASS

Amass Restaurant, Refshalevej 153, 1432 Copenhagen, Denmark

Amass LOTI

Amass is one of our favourite restaurants, not just in Copenhagen, but anywhere. Book a table here around 8pm and get stuck in to the full Amass experience – it won’t come cheap but you won’t be disappointed.

Menus change all the time and much of what is served is grown just outside the restaurant on its allotment, visible from the huge windows. This time, we loved the salted mackerel; the pork neck; and the warm freshly baked sage and currant cake. Wine pairings are spot on too and service is relaxed and friendly.

BAEST

Bæst, Guldbergsgade, København N, Denmark

You probably wouldn’t think you could find one of the best pizza’s in the world in Copenhagen – but at Baest you really bloody can. From the talented Christian Puglisi (Manfreds, Relae), Baest takes things to the next level by making their own, dough, mozarella, ricotta and charcuterie from scratch in house, all using local organic ingredients. Its all cooked in a wood fired oven which gives the dough a smokey taste and it all adds up to a truly mind blowing pizza.

BRUS

BRUS, Guldbergsgade, København, Denmark

Copenhagen is a city that LOVES beer and they have an incredible amount of breweries and brew pubs to choose from. Our favourite has to be Brus (located opposite Baest) – it’s got a cool industrial vibe, big tanks of freshly brewed beer, and over 30 on tap to choose from. There’s also some great food if you’re peckish, but honestly, have a few beers here and then across to Baest for pizza and you will have a GREAT night.

JOHN’S HOT DOG DELI

Ingerslevsgade, 1704 København, Denmark

The legendary ‘hot dog John’ has had a mobile cart in CPH for years but he recently opened a sit-down place in the Meatpacking district. As well as having tables and chairs and a superior ‘dog, the other reason to visit John at his bricks-and-mortar site is an unbeatable condiments station where you can top your suasage with everything you could ever dream off – everything from caramelised onion compote with bacon to bell pepper relish and pickled red cabbage as well as the usual ketchup, mustard, and hot sauces.

RESTAURANT BARR

Restaurant Barr, Strandgade, København, Denmark

Barr is another one in the Noma family, opening in 2017 on the site of the original Noma – talk about big shoes to fill. Barr is a totally different prospect however, with a menu that is more like a posh Scandi gastro pub than any kind of fine dining. The food, such as pork schnitzel with anchovies, and ribs with green tomatoes, is still incredible and they even offer beer pairings along with each dish, which is certainly something different. Well worth checking out.

RELAE

Jægersborggade 41, 2200 København N, Denmark

Relae LOTI

Book a table for lunch at Relae (a few weeks in advance) which is in the trendy Nord district and just so happens to be on the World’s 50 Best list – it’s also won their Sustainable Resaturant award too.

The largely vegetable-focused menus are either served in 4 or 9 courses, so go for the 4 courses which will give you a good idea of what they’re all about: beautifully presented dishes, with subtle flavours. The good news is this minimal carb-light Scandi food won’t leave you feeling too full!

REFFEN

REFFEN, Refshalevej, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reffen is a brand new street food market which just launched in May 2018 and features 54 traders housed in shipping containers, bars, events spaces and parks on the water’s edge. There’s a whole host of global food to get stuck in to including ceviche from Peru, grilled lamb from Romania, satay from Malaysia, sticks from the Philippines, Gyros from Greece and Italian polenta – plus a whole host of vegan options and classic street food such as juicy burgers, pulled pork, and pizzas.

108

Strandgade 108, København K, Copenhagen, Denmark

108 LOTI

108 is Noma’s more casual sister restaurant and boasts its very own Michelin star. You can go for a full tasting menu experience here but we’d recomending going a la carte to sample a couple of dishes such as cured mackerel with salted gooseberries and braised oxtail seasoned with fresh pine. After dinner, head next door to the attached  wine bar for more drinks (and maybe some more snacks).

 

MANFREDS

Jægersborggade 40, 2200 København N, Denmark

Manfreds LOTI

Manfreds is Relae’s sister wine bar, located just over the road; go for their famous beef tartare which everyone rightly raves about, and a glass of wine. It’s a perfect start to any evening.

DØP

Købmagergade 50, 1119 Copenhagen, Denmark

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No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without a hot dog and Døp are setting a new standard with their award winning organic sausages and sourdough wholegrain rolls. These are bang on and good value too so grab a couple before heading to the airport and you’ll be set for the journey home.

MEYERS DELI

Gammel Kongevej 107, 1850 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Meyers Deli LOTI

Denmark takes its pastries very seriously and Copenhagen is full of amazing bakeries. Our absolute favourite is Meyer Bageri which has a few branches around the city. Start with their rhubarb and custard croissant, a chocolate cinnamon roll and a fresh coffee and you’re set up for the day ahead.

HIJA DE SANCHEZ

Slagterboderne 8, 1716 København V, Denmark

Hija de Sanchez LOTI

One of Copenhagen’s hippest areas, the meatpacking district,  is full of eating opportunities and here you can get stuck in to some late night tacos at Hija de Sanchez (open till 2am).

It was set up by former Noma pastry chef Rosio Sanchez so you know this is going to be something special, and the freshly made tortillas topped with succulent braised pork belly are some of the best we’ve eaten anywhere (including Mexico!).

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