What do you know about restaurant "Noma"? We ready to bet that you have not even heard of the second most popular restaurant in Copenhagen - Geranium. Unfortunately, this is the destiny of all runners-up. Today we will look “behind the curtains” of the two best restaurants of Copenhagen and will find out what to expect there when visiting either of them.
Our world is not as big as it was 20 years ago. High technologies, jets, low – cost carriers have made international tourism quite ordinary pastime. I invite you to travel around Denmark – an extraordinary, diverse, in a way unique and fabulous country. This country can boast its best underground in Europe, high life standards, rich cultural heritage, clean environment, high technologies in foods, power engineering, architecture and design. So, I offer you 7 wonders of Denmark, which are must-sees.
If you want to learn and see more of Copenhagen, than you could do during the walking tour or taking a city bus tour, then a cycling tour is ideal for you! The bicycle is the most popular means of transport in Copenhagen. There are about 650 000 bicycles in the city, which is 5 times more than the number of cars on the city streets. Exorbitantly expensive parking space in the city centre and expensive public transport — all this is designed to make the person start bicycling. Nearly all the city citizens use bicycles, even those who have 2 cars, even ministers, being a role model for the public.
Therefore, traffic jams are a rare case, and the air is pure even in the city centre. It is the paradise for cyclists: convenient bicycle paths, special traffic lights, parking lots near every house, underground station or a store. A cyclist feels confident and safe in Denmark. Would you like to become a resident of Copenhagen for a day? Then off we go — by bike!
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Our tour will start with the highlights of the central part of the city: the City hall square and building, Dragon fountain, the «zero mark» pole, Utzon barometer, the sculpture of the Lure Blowers, the longest pedestrian street in Europe - Strøget, monument to Andersen, Tivoli amusement park, Carlsberg glyptotheca. After that we will ride to Kalvebod quay, where will be able to look at one of the masterpieces of the Danish modern architecture — the building called Crystal, known for its advanced technological solutions. During the ride along the quay we will see the house on water, the place where the locals swim in the city canal, unusual residencies “Gemini”, former silo-towers, converted into premium class apartments, "Aller - boat house" and the elite residential area called "Havneholmen".*
Further, we are to see the historic part of the city: where the city was founded as early as in the 12th century. We will come to the seat of the parliament, Chrisniansborg, visit the Amager square, Storks fountain, where the royal porcelain «Royal Copenhagen» and Georg Jensen’s silver design store are located. We will mention extraordinary bishop Absalon in Højbro square and will find out how a small fisherman’s village managed to turn into one of the most beautiful capitals in Northern Europe. We will see a unique sculptural ensemble Agneta and The Sea King, St. Nicolai Church and Thorvaldsens museum. We will see Nyhavn quay, famous for its colourful houses, royal palaces and guardians wearing bear fur hats, Gefion fountain with its Scandinavian saga, and finally the symbol of the city – the Little Mermaid!
*The bicycle tour may be extended to 3.5 – 4 hours, if it is easy for you to travel by bike. In the extended tour option you will get the full standard version plus you will visit DR byen — a complex of buildings of the Danish mass media and we will consider the unusual design of Danish student dormitories Tietgen and Bikubben. Next, we will see the unique area of Christiania, where you can feel as if you were in another "dimension". Later we are expected to see the extraordinary architecture of the Opera House of Copenhagen, which gives a wonderful view on Langelinje quay. We will take a ferry to that quay to cross the strait and go sightseeing around the historic part of the city.
Both options of the bicycle tour are exciting for travellers who come to see the Danish kingdom. All of them should take a bottle of water and wear comfortable footwear for riding a bicycle.
Tour length: standart version 2 hours, extended version 3,5 - 4 hours.
The tour price:
1 - 4 people: standard tour - 150 euros*, extended option 200 euros*
5 - 12 people: standard tour - 180 euros*, extended option 230 euros*.
The tour price does not cover bike rent and the ferry fare.
*If you are not familiar with the a bike and as a result of that the tour will be extended, you have to pay additionally to the guide: 50 euros per hour.
Specific features of the tour: you will have to ride a lot, see the city and listen to its legends. Wonderful scenery, beautiful architecture, seeing lots of local sights within the shortest time is guaranteed. If you are travelling together with your children under 12 years old, it is better to rent a «Christian bike» — a bike equipped with a large basket, suitable even for an adult.
Send your requests to our e-mail: email@example.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.
Here will be presented restaurants, which we think are quite unusual for Copenhagen due to the concept, unique location, reviews of visitors, the atmosphere or intended services. If you are looking for something special and are not afraid to overpay for it, you have came to the right place.
1. Restaurant "Noma"
Address: Strandgade 93, Copenhagen
Operation hiurs: Tue.:-Sat.: lunch from noon till 4 pm, dinner from 6:30 pm till 1 pm
Web: restaurant Noma
Type of cuisine: scandinavian haute cuisine
General information: several times restaurant "NOMA" has been named as the best restaurant on the planet according to the prestigious British magazine "Restaurant". The restaurant is located in the heart of Copenhagen, close to the picturesque area of Christiania. The name of the restaurant "NOMA" comes from the reduction of the two Danish words "Nordisk Mad", meaning - Scandinavian cuisine.
The restaurant offers dishes made exclusively from local, Nordic food, with an emphasis on environmental components. In addition to the gifts of danish nature, visitors are offered a large selection of quality wines. Waiters will do everything to make you feel comfortable and kindly answer all your questions, if there will be any. Noma changes its menu every month, adding new flavor variations and combinations.
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Prices: there is no difference between lunch and dinner. The program will be the same and consists of 7 delicious starters, 8 main dishes and 4 desserts. The meal can be paired with ecological wine glasses to each dish or with fresh squeezed juices. This restaurant experience may last for 5 hours and the average check per person at the restaurant will be about 400 euros. The menu changes every month, which is normal for the best restaurant on the planet.
What you need to know: table reservations in the best restaurant of the world should be booked for 6 months prior to the desired date. Your booking will be accepted earlier. Take on mind, that popularity of that places clearly exceeds its capacity, all the "vacant tables" literally "fly away". Therefore, if you want to dine at Noma in December, it is better to order your table already in June, for January in July, etc.
Environment has an equally important meaning for creating a pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant's interior is designed in a classic northern style: simple, low-key and at the same time, open and sincere. Large space, floors of oak planks, wooden tables and chairs, covered with animal skins, sunlight entering through the large windows, white walls and the lack of music - all of this is significantly different from the other restaurants in the interior decoration and gives Noma unique features.
Almost from the first day of its opening Noma was among the best restaurants in the world and has many titles: 2 Michelin stars, the best restaurant in the world in 2010 and 2011. At the end of 2012, the restaurant Noma has taken the second place in the world ranking, giving the palm to the Catalan restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. The restaurant is also the owner of the best wine list among restaurants in Copenhagen in 2005.
Read more about restaurant "NOMA" in our article "2 best restaurants in Copenhagen".
2. Wallmans show
Address: Jernbanegade 8, Copenhagen
Operation hours: restaurant opens at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm and lasts till 11 pm, when restaurant turns into a night club with disco till 2 am.
Web: Wallmans show
Type of cuisine: 5 different menu, based on beef, fish or vegetarian products
General information: Wallmans is a unique concept - show with dinner. The action consists of the finest performances of talented artists, fine cuisine and beverages. Solemn atmosphere, high-class service and an exciting action on stage involve guests in the fantasy world of a feast and give an unforgettable evening full of impressions.
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Prices range from 475 DKK to 1195 DKK (depending on the day of the week, the selected menu, category of the ticket and the time of year when the show takes place). The show goes 3 times a week: on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets on Thursday show, much cheaper than on Friday and Saturday. All menus are basically similar, the only difference is in the choice of main course: steak, lamb, fish or vegetarian menu. Menu usually consists of several appetizers, soup, main course and a few desserts. Drinks are not included: wine - from 52DKK for a glass or 239 for a bottle, beer - from 35 DKK for a 0.33 l glass, 0.5 liter glass 49 DKK, bottle of mineral water - 29 DKK, tea / coffee - 29 DKK.
Description: The show - cabaret Wallmans is something unique of its kind. There is nothing like that somewhere else in Copenhagen. The show was attended by more than 550 000 people over the last 8 years. You are offered 5 different menus to choose from, which are served in the pauses between the performances. Here you will find interesting musical program, which lasts for 3 hours in the former building of the circus, almost opposite the entrance to amusement park Tivoli, in the heart of Copenhagen.
3. Restaurant "Ida Davidsen"
Address: Store Kongensgade 70, Copenhagen
Operation hours: Mon.:-Fri.: 10:30 am till 5 am. Kitchen closes at 4 pm.
Web: restaurant Ida Davidsen
Type of cuisine: different open sandwiches about 250 kinds. As well as meat, fish, seafood, soups and desserts.
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Prices: Open sandwiches from 55 to 130 DKK (depends from the size) per piece. Meat dishes and soups from 85 DKK, seafood from 95 DKK, desserts 65 DKK. Wine or beer - from 50 to 75 DKK per glass, juice - 30 DKK, tea / coffee - 25 DKK.
A tip: It is possible to order the children's menu. The place is very popular, so prior reservations strongly recommended. Book your table by phone: +45 33 91 36 55.
Description: the Danes created a cult of the open sandwich and the restaurant "Ida Davidsen" a good example of that. For over 100 years the family Davidsen pampers its visitors with masterpieces of Danish cooking. There is no menu in this restaurant as a such. You will be offered a huge number of open sandwiches, which are laid out on the counter. Everything looks very nice, yummy, creative and delicious.The choice is truly enormous, because of its 100 year history, the family Davidsen really learned to make a great open sandwich.
4. Restaurant - boat "Viva"
Address: Langebrogade pier, Copenhagen
Operaton hour: from 1 april 2012 the restaurant opened every day from 5 pm. The kitchen opens till 9:30 pm.
Web: restaurant - boat "Viva"
Type of cuisine: Scandinavian and French
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Prices: you have a choice between a 3-course menu for 350 DKK or 5-course dinner for 500 DKK. The menu includes one or more starters, a main dish (fish or meat), plus dessert or different slices of cheese to choose from. In addition to the food you will be also offered a wine menu of 3 glasses for 300 DKK or 5 glasses for 450 DKK. Or you can order dishes from menu - a la carte. Snacks 100 DKK, main dishes from 250 DKK, desserts 100 DKK.
Description: The boat was built as a restaurant in the town of Nyborg and can accommodate up to 70 guests during the winter period. Up to 50 guests can be sitted on the upper deck. During the summer restaurant "Viva" set tables on the enbankment near the boat, that could accommodate additional 100 guests. A good idea is to start with a glass of champagne on the terrace, which offers a good view of the harbor, the Royal library "Black Diamond" and the Opera House, and then dine at the restaurant, which is specialized in fish and seafood. The thing about this restaurant is, that you will feel swinging on the waves, from the passing boats. Stay calm, swinging will not be strong enough to make you seasick. It simply reminds you, that you are on the water, not on land.
5. Restaurant "Maven"
Address: Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen
Operation hours: Mon.-Sat.: 11.30am till midnight. Sunday closed. The kitchen opens: for lunch from 11.30 am till 3.30 pm; for dinner from 5.30 pm till 10 pm.
Web: restaurant "Maven"
Type of cuisine: European - seafood, meat, danish specialties
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Prices: menu of the restaurant is divided into 4 sections: lunch, which offers several open sandwiches (smørrebrød) for 198 DKK, marinated herring - 95 DKK, fishcakes - 125 DKK or chicken salad - 110 DKK. Vegetarians here will like the choice of a variety salads from 45 to 145 DKK, steamed mussels - 165 DKK, langoustines - 145 DKK, 1/2 lobster - 145 DKK or a plate with a variety of seafood: oysters, langoustines, crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels - 775 DKK. Please note, that abovementioned seafood plate is only available during the summer monthes.
For meat lovers restaurant "Maven" offers calf tartare - 135 DKK, pork - 185 DKK, lamb - 205 DKK or ribs - 255 DKK. Snack lovers and sweet-tooth can indulge different cakes, ice cream, cheeses, olives and meat cuttings. The restaurant offers a good selection of wines from almost all over the world: Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Austria, USA, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa. It seems, that the owner of restaurant "Maven" is a big fan of France and Italy, because the most of the wine come to the restaurant from these countries. The price for a glass of wine varies from 55 to 100 DKK, for a bottle from 300 DKK to 3000 DKK.
A tip: For those who find it difficult to choose a certain dish, enjoy a lunch set of 3 courses: open sandwich, a meat (pork or ribs) and dessert for 405 DKK.
Important: The above mentioned menu and photos reflect the summer menu. The restaurant offers a varied selection of food at different times of the year. A wide variety of seafood is available only during the summer. The current menu of restaurant "Maven" can be checked here.
Description: restaurant "Maven" in danish means "stomach", so a visit to this place would be akin to gastronomic pleasure for your stomach. The restaurant is located in the very city center, next to the popular pedestrian street Strøget, in the building of the medieval church. If you have trouble finding the entrance to the restaurant, at the church hangs a huge poster on which is written: "I am not a church". And the arrow shows how to get to the restaurant.
Restaurant "Maven" first opened its doors to visitors on 22 August 2011. Meals are prepared in Italian - French style, as a restaurant owner Thomas Gordes lived a long period of time in Italy. In summer, guests of the restaurant "Maven" can enjoy the nice weather, sitting outside. If you come with children, you can send them to the playground, which is located nearby. When the weather does not allow to sit outside, you will be offered lunch in a medieval style in the restaurant: Persian carpets, painted stained glass, medieval furniture made of precious wood, candelabra, with candles on the tables without tablecloths. In general, a very decent place that is suitable to all lovers of good food, historical authenticity and good value for money.
6. Seafood restaurant "Lumske bugten"
Address: Esplanaden 21, Copenhagen
Operation hours: for lunch: Mon. - Sat. from 11.30 am till 3 pm; for dinner Wed.. - Sat. from 5.30 pm tlll 10 pm. Sunday closed
Web: restaurant "Lumske bugten"
Type of cuisine: European - seafood, meat, danish specialties
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Prices: If you like seafood, restaurant "Lumske bugten" is a must. During the lunchtime restaurant offers numerous types of danish herring - 80 DKK, danish open sandwiches (smørrebrød) for 115 DKK and different kinds of cheeses to choose from. If this was not enough for you, you can get oysters - 40 DKK / piece, flatfish fillets - 115 DKK, crab claws - 135 DKK or lamb with fennel and cabbage 185 DKK. If you are not able to make up your mind, take a complex dinner of 2, 3 or 4 dishes from 250 to 400 DKK. Vegetarian meals are also available in a 2 or 3 course meal for 225 - 300 DKK.
Please note that the evening menu is significantly different from daytime menu. At the evening, the restaurant "Lumske bugten" works as a-la carte restaurant, where visitors are offered seafood: oysters - 40 DKK / piece, lobster - 195 DKK, fillet of fried fish (mackerel or flatfish from 175 to 300 DKK, tartar beef - 150 DKK and roast pork with seasonal vegetables - 195 DKK. In the evening it is possible to order a set of 3, 4 or 5 dishes from 420 to 600 DKK. Vegetarian menu consists of 3 dishes in the evening and will cost 300 DKK. The wine list is not very big and depends from the season.
Interesting fact: many royalties very dinning in the restaurant "Lumskke bugten" at various times. The restaurant was established in 1854 and since that time many royalties visited this place like russian tsars Alexander 2 and Nicholas 3rd, the Danish King Christian 10, Frederick 8, 9, the present Queen Margaret 2nd and many others.
Important: The above menus and photos reflect the summer menu. The restaurant offers a varied selection of food at different times of the year. Check the current menu of the restaurant "Lumske bugten" for the lunch here and for the dinner here.
Description: Lumskebugten in danish means sandbanks, which may take the ship. In 1854, there opened a restaurant of the same name, where the sailors set sail and went ashore. Restaurant "Lumske bugten" became the perfect place where the sailors "could run aground" after a long trip and have a good time.
"Lumske bugten" is a restaurant for all lovers of fresh air, seafood, seasonal herbs, low prices and professional service. If you want to try the famous Scandinavian herring, the restaurant "Lumske bugten" one of the best places in town. The restaurant is located in a beautiful area, next to the waterfront Langelinje, the winter residence of Amalienborg, the Anglican Church, and Little Mermaid Gefion fountain.
In Copenhagen you will find a great variety of places, where you can have a cup of coffee, have a bite or a substantial meal. The problem is that the city of Copenhagen is quite expensive, and human labor is valued here than anywhere else in the world, and therefore prices are quite high.
Find a suitable value for the money is quite difficult task. Not easy, but nevertheless possible. We will take a look here at the various dining options and will find where we can save.
In Copenhagen, there are about 1500 restaurants, so it is not a question of choice, here all depends on your preferences. The most popular restaurants in Copenhagen are:
Restaurants – breweries for those who prefer to combine food with tasty and newly made beer:
“Apollo Brygghus”, "Nørrebro brughus", "Færgekroen Brewery"
Steak houses for juicy-steak eaters:
"Fuego", "Mash", “Jensen Bofhus”
Fish restaurants for the people who like sea food, though it is not cheap in Copenhagen:
“Fish market”, "Krog's Fish Restaurant", "Oysters & Grill"
Unusual restaurants for the people striving for spectacular views, performances and unusual Danish food:
The brightest examples of Michelin restaurants are “Noma” holders of 2 stars and “Geranium”, that is 2016 was able to get the third Michelin star and thus it became the first restaurant in Copenhagen with three Michelin stars.
. More information about these restaurants is given in article “Best Restaurant in the World versus best Chef in the World”.
The list of Michelin restaurants in Copenhagen is here.
Food served here is sophisticated, prices are exorbitantly high, but it is here that you will feel a real gourmet and the centre of the gastronomic Universe, being surrounded by the waiting team.
In Copenhagen you can find a restaurant of virtually any cuisine, to any taste and pocket. What you need to do is to know where and when to go there to get maximum satisfaction at the minimum cost. If money is not a problem for you and you would like to try some genuine gastronomic masterpieces, we recommend you to visit one of the Michelin restaurants, as there are quite a few of them in Copenhagen.
All in all it is rather hard to find the ideal price/quality ratio in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is rather expensive because the labour is highly valued here and so the prices are high. We will be pleased to help you made the right choice. We will prompt, explain and/or book a table for you in the selected restaurant. Send your requests to our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable.
Do not forget to indicate the restaurant you would like to go to, the preferred date and time, the number of guests as well as any special preferences, if any. You request will be considered within 24 hours from the time of its receipt.
The system of Michelin star assessment:
* - a very good restaurant in its category (type of cuisine);
** - an excellent restaurant, it is a must-go if you happen to be in this city;
*** - amazing chef’s work, original, personalized cuisine, a must-go regardless of the places where you travel.