Copenhagen is one of those European cities where the delicious restaurants and cuisines from around the world are in abundance, which makes it ever so hard to know just which ones you cannot miss. Here’s a little run through of my top picks from a short visit to the city and I must say, they were some of the best places I’d ever eaten!
Voted the best breakfast in Copenhagen, Moller was an absolute no brainer. Looking pretty inconspicuous on the corner in a quiet neighbourhood, Moller is generally quite hard to get in to so I’d recommend booking like we did. Their breakfast which is served all day, consists of a tapas style set up whereby you tick off a list of dishes and all arrives to be shared. Brilliant way to eat with a partner or friends, we had a combination including warm bread and butter, breaded chicken, sausage, scrambled egg, granola and yoghurt and a waffle to finish off. I would recommend everything we ordered but especially the chicken and the warm bread.
We found Gasoline Grill on Instagram and became hooked with the concept of ‘open until sold out’ where they post on their feed once they’re out of pattys and close up. They’re dotted around the city and the one we went to was at the train station near Tivoli. We had the cheese burger combos which came with these delicious crinkle fries and a drink – hands down the best burger we’ve ever eaten.
Union Kitchen was the only place on this list that we stumbled upon unplanned. We headed out towards Nyhavn and found it, and what a treat it was. The Union Kitchen was my first experience of the Brunch Plate which seemed to be a common occurrence. It’s the most fantastic thing, a plate of miniature brunch dishes if you can’t choose something off the menu!
Now, no visit to Copenhagen can be done without a visit to Mao Bay, my absolute favourite place and I just wish I lived near one at home in Cornwall! I wanted to head out for some asian food and found this one online and it was an absolute hit. A similar concept to Moller, we ticked off from a list and chose fish and chicken baos, dumplings and wonton soup – I highly recommend the the fish buns! We booked but it was quiet when we arrived so you could give it a try but bare in mind, you don’t want to be turned away and not get that asian goodness!
Mother was planned after a long day of exploring and craving something warm and cheesy like a delicious pizza. After checking out what was local to our hotel, I realised that we were a short stroll away from the meat packing district which houses Mother pizza, a highly recommended Italian place. We had the parma ham and pesto pizza and one with potato and ham and we both cleaned our plates. Now this place was busy, very busy but we managed to find a seat for two, I’d definitely recommend booking here if you can.
Another top breakfast spot at Sixteen Twelve, I got drawn in here by the image of their breakfast panna cotta but when it came to the morning of, I fancied something a little more savoury. I opted for the avocado on toast with poached egg and pomegranate and we also had the eggs Benedict. A very cute spot and lovely to sit in the window watching the locals heading off to work.
Denmark is obviously very well known for their pastries and we could not spend a few days in the city without checking out the most popular one. We came across a small Meyers opposite Sixteen Twelve and jumped at the opportunity to grab some goods before it all old out. We had a cinnamon bun and a chocolate pastry and it was delicious! They’re dotted all around the city so keep your eyes pealed for them.
It was our last evening, we were weary and tired and the answer was some fast food so we headed into Jagger near the main shopping area. Jagger is cooler than a fast-food joint, it’s the baby of Michelin star chef Rasmus Oubaek who wanted to create something more special than your traditional chain burger place and voila, Jagger is here! An easy diner but one with quality and simple good flavours at it’s core – something I can certainly get on board with!