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Denmark's 10 best restaurants according to White Guide

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Get to know the best of the best among all of Denmark's many top restaurants, ranked by leading Nordic restaurant guide, White Guide. With the vast majority located in Copenhagen, there is no doubt about the capital's high level in gourmet dining and other gastronomic experiences.

On White Guide's 2020/2021 top-ten list, eight restaurants are located in Copenhagen or just outside the city center. These eight are featured below for your inspiration if you're going for the sublime gourmet dining experience in Copenhagen. The list can also be displayed on a map. Get ready to seriously kickstart your appetite! 

Also featured on White Guides top 10 are Restaurant Lyst in Vejle and Restaurant Syttende in Sønderborg.

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Alchemist
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Alchemist

Excpect the unexpected! That’s the mantra of 2-starred Michelin restaurant, Alchemist. Behind its massive bronze doors hides theatre, 50 courses and a holistic dining experience to blow your shoes off...

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Geranium
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Geranium

Geranium in Copenhagen holds three stars in Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2022. It was also ranked the 2nd best restaurant in the world in 2021 and is run by the world's best chef in 2011 Rasmus Kofoed...

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noma
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noma

noma – the story of the restaurant, that turned Denmark into a gastro-nation.

Back in 2003 Rene Redzepi opened the doors to what became a milestone for Danish gastronomy. The New Nordic wave hit the...

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Søllerød Kro
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Søllerød Kro

Food critics are lining up to praise this handsome Michelin-starred country road inn as one of the best in Denmark. And who can blame them?

This is gourmet paradise, after all. Not only does Søllerød...

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Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
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Mielcke & Hurtigkarl

Exquisite, innovative, gastronomic Oasis in the City.

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is located in a listed 16th hundred building in the beautiful Frederiksberg Gardens and has always been a favourite among Dani...

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Kadeau
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Kadeau

The two Michelin-starred Kadeau is a small piece of Bornholm in the middle of Copenhagen.

In 2013 the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star and in 2018 its second, which it still has. Kadea...

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Restaurant Jordnær
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Restaurant Jordnær

Restaurant Jordnær - 'Down to earth' 2-star Michelin food just 10 kilometres north of Copenhagen.

Eric and Tina, the host couple at Jordnær (meaning down to earth), has an ambition. An ambition to cr...

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Kong Hans Kælder
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Kong Hans Kælder

Kong Hans Kælder was the first restaurant in Copenhagen to receive a Michelin star back in 1983 and has kept its sky-high standards ever since.

It holds two stars in Guide Michelin Nordic Cities and...

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Portrait of Alchemist

We visited Rasmus Munk and his brand new, rule-bending gastro temple in Copenhagen's Refshaleøen district. 

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