New Nordic Michelin-starred dinner at noma in Copenhagen
Eat & drink

The big question: Where to eat in Copenhagen?

Whether you are into bistros or Michelin-starred restaurants, you will find it in Copenhagen. The restaurant scene is among the world's most distinct and innovative, and it caters to all budgets, tastes and situations. On Copenhagen's menu is delicious food from all over the world and a strong focus on making exquisite meals from local ingredients in season. An approach started by noma and the New Nordic cuisine and a way of cooking that still makes Copenhagen's restaurants top class.

Value for money restaurants

Looking for a quick snack or a quality meal that will not blow your budget? No worries, Copenhagen has a lot to offer. The bistros and value for money restaurants offer high quality and great settings.   Check out all of our restaurant guides for much more inspiration.

Great budget eats in Copenhagen

Long known as a culinary hotspot boasting Michelin stars, the world's best restaurant, and the New Nordic cuisine movement, Copenhagen is also a foodie-friendly destination for budget travellers. Let us guide you to some of the best places serving up great food for less than DKK 100.

Best smørrebrød and other traditional Danish food

A truly Danish food experience, you can get at lunch time in Copenhagen with the renowned smørrebrød (open faced sandwich). But at dinner you should treat yourself to some other Danish classic dishes too. They might claim less internatinal fame, but are loved by locals - for good reason.

Eating out with kids or a special someone? These themed guides are for you.

Searching for an extra family-friendly restaurant, a romantic dinner spot or an extra nice waterside location serving up harbourfront views of the city? These guides got your back.

Family-friendly restaurants

Many of Copenhagen’s cafes and restaurants have special children's menus, and provide a special high chair for toddlers. Some places though, go out of their way to make children welcome.

8 waterfront restaurants in Copenhagen

When the sun is out, the Copenhageners are out. Luckily, the Copenhagen harbour has plenty of perfect places to soak up some sunshine while enjoying stunning waterfront views and delicious foods. Here are some of our favorites.

Let the hygge flow at these 8 perfect spots for candle-lit dinners

Copenhagen is packed to the brim with great gastronomy to satisfy almost every tastebud out there. But some places just go that extra mile to lay down a romantic vibe.

Taste the whole world or go local

On top of the open-faced sandwich "smørrebrød", and the New Nordic cuisine, Copenhagen is spoiled with an extensive range of restaurants from all over. Many chefs have come here to work at some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants and have later opened their own restaurants bringing local tastes and flavours to Copenhagen.

Best pizza joints in town

Looking for the perfect slice or the best pie you've ever had i Copenhagen, you've come to the right place.

New Nordic restaurants

The New Nordic kitchen has gained international ground around the world. The New Nordic kitchen is characterised by its uniquely Nordic identity among the world’s greatest cuisines and by its commitment to organic, sustainable and local produce.

The legendary tale of hotdogs in Denmark

By Hazel Evans Copenhagen-based food writer, founder of Mad About Copenhagen and one of our local contributors covering Copenhagen's culture, gastronomy and urban development.