Today we share our four favourite restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark; from a belly-busting brunch to Singaporean delights, these will be a hit with foodies.
When our media diva, Adi, told us she was going to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the food experience of a lifetime at Noma (yeah, we’re still jealous), I told her to take a look at the article I wrote about great restaurants in Copenhagen. There was one slight problem… I never actually published such an article on CheeseWeb.
I realised I needed to rectify that situation, so I’ve compiled the posts I did for AFAR, a while back, to bring you my four favourite foodie discoveries in Copenhagen.
Fuel Up with a Belly-Busting Brunch at Cafe Norden
After a 5 am flight from Brussels, we were ready for a hearty meal to kick-start our sight-seeing in Copenhagen. Luckily, we stumbled on Cafe Norden’s champagne brunch.
This bustling, Art Nouveau-style, cafe was already crowded with shoppers, businesspeople, and a few bedraggled tourists (namely us). Located in the middle of the main shopping district, in central Copenhagen, we were lucky to get a table so quickly.
Champagne was acquired stat, followed by a thick smoothie, and rich coffee. Our plates arrived shortly, loaded down with fruit, cheese, crepes, bread, and other tasty bites. In fact, one plate could have easily fed three of us, but we weren’t sharing.
It was the perfect pick-up after a red-eye flight.
Eat Smushis at the Royal Café
The Smushi may sound far from regal, but these bite-sized open-faced sandwiches, or smørrebrød, are fit for a Queen.
Served at the Royal Cafe, at Royal Copenhagen’s flagship store, in the city centre, Smushis are the perfect little treat to cure your shopping slump. Each bite is a miniature work of art served, of course, on Royal Copenhagen pottery.
The cafe also has a wide selection of beverages, Sunday brunch, and an incredible selection of desserts. On sunny days, the shady terrace is the perfect escape from the busy high-street outside.
Royal Smushi Café
Enjoy a Meal with a Harbour View at the Royal Danish Playhouse Restaurant Ofelia
Even if you don’t have time to take in the theatre in Copenhagen, you should still stop by its modern, glass-fronted playhouse for a bite to eat.
The Restaurant and Café, Ofelia, has a prime view of the busy Nyhavn harbour. On sunny days, you can linger on the terrace and people-watch as the tourist boats come and go. Or, enjoy a more formal dinner inside the modern glass dining room.
Menu items range from casual burgers and chips to Danish cockerel or smoked shrimps. Combine your meal with a show for a truly cultural evening.
Café & Restaurant Ofelia
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Discover Singaporean Cuisine at Namnam
If I had to choose one favourite restaurant in Copenhagen, Namnam is it. Singaporean food may not be the first cuisine that springs to mind when choosing where to dine, but Namnam is well worth making an exception.
The small plates are perfect for sharing, among a group of friends, and with menu items like “Flying Cheese” and “Naughty Rooster,” you know you’re going to have a good time.
The rotis were perfection – crispy on the outside and chewy goodness inside. The Koko Mojito was one of the best I’ve had anywhere, with just a hint of chilli for a kick.
With flavours from Singapore, Indonesia, India, and Malaysia, if you love Asian food, do not miss Namnam.