Throughout the years, Europe’s finest dining was often thought to be either French or Italian. While everyone has their preferences and some would undoubtedly argue for Mediterranean dishes even today, it was pretty much universally agreed for the longest time that Scandinavian dishes were just inferior attempts birthed from the dominant influences of the region. At least, that is until Noma came along and put Copenhagen on the map as one of the most cultured and sophisticated foodie cities in the world! With a plethora of Michelin Stars and a commanding presence that is influencing modern food culture around the world, we feel it’s only fitting to share our favorite restaurants that you need to try the next time you find yourself hungry in the Danish capital.
Check out 3 ‘gotta try it’ restaurants for a feast in Copenhagen:
- It’s unimaginable that anyone would make a list of fine dining in Copenhagen that doesn’t include noma at the top of the list. The restaurant has been voted the best restaurant in the world several times now and earned two Michelin Stars all while featuring a seasonal rotating menu full of locally sourced ingredients native to the region. It’s been said that noma started the Nordic renaissance that is currently sweeping through the food industry and influencing dishes of cultured chefs around the world. The legacy speaks for itself and it’s not uncommon to actually book a trip to Copenhagen around reservation availability to this truly world-class juggernaut of a restaurant.
- Named for the first French Chef that cooked in Hotel d’Angleterre, where Marchal is located, this Michelin Starred eatery has been a part of the foundation of the Copenhagen culinary community since 1755. The menu features exceptional French cuisine with Nordic influences and offers a superb wine list that speaks to the restaurant’s French heritage. The elegant decor and luxurious ambiance rivals many of the finest restaurant’s we’ve come across and is sure to have you feeling like royalty throughout the duration of your meal.
- Søllerød Kro
- Yet another one of the Michelin Starred dining options littered throughout the city, Søllerød Kro is world-renowned as an example of one of the most luxurious and elegant in the French fine dining scene. The restaurant itself, dating back three-hundred and fifty years, seems as glamorous as an actual palace both inside and out and offers some of the most impeccable service we’ve encountered anywhere in the world. Judging from the surrounding environment which features an adjacent castle, it’s not surprising. The wine offerings are of the finest French vintage as well and will not disappoint even the most persnickety aficionados. If you want to feast like a king in Copenhagen, Søllerød Kro should definitely be on the itinerary.