Top 5 Gastronomic Wonders of Copenhagen

For all food lovers visiting Copenhagen, this article will lead you to some of the Michelin starred restaurants that will make your visit to Copenhagen a culinary as well as cultural highlight.

For some years now, Copenhagen has been acknowledged as the gastronomic capital of Scandinavia. This was confirmed in 2010 when the Michelin Guide awarded the Danish capital a total of 13 stars. Boasting 12 restaurants with the aforementioned accolade(s), each serving up some of the most exciting cuisine the world has to offer, Copenhagen is surely at the forefront of European fine dining. With the release of 2011’s Michelin guide fast approaching, let’s hope that more restaurants follow suit.

With too many excellent restaurants to mention, here’s the run-down of our top five favourites:


Head Chef – René Redzepi, 2 Michelin Stars

Noma, Copenhagen

Noma, Copenhagen

Recently voted the world’s number one restaurant and being Copenhagen’s only two-starred eatery, Noma is, by a long stretch Copenhagen’s most talked about restaurant. Head Chef René Redzepi has created a menu that is inspired by traditional Nordic cuisine and reinvented with his culinary genius. Famous dishes include, ‘Radishes in edible soil’ and ‘Potatoes in milk skin’. The lunch and evening menus offer 7 courses for 1095DKK (about £125). It is well known that the reservations are hard to come by due to its immense popularity. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment!

Noma, Copenhagen

Noma, Copenhagen

Formel B

Head Chef – Kristian Moller,  1 Michelin Star

Having held a star since 2004, Formel B has maintained its authority as one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants. Serving up a blend of classic French and Scandinavian inspired dishes, Head Chef Kristian Moller and his young, energetic team are offering diners the chance to sample their creations at a price of 120DKK per course. Popular dishes include ‘Danish Lump Fish’ and ‘Comte with black truffle’.

Formel B, Copenhagen

Formel B, Copenhagen

The Paul

Head Chef – Paul Cunningham, 1 Michelin Star

Chef Paul Cunningham leads his team to delivering a true gourmet experience at his restaurant based in the idyllic location of Tivoli. Offering an extensive tasting menu priced at 895DKK, he offers diners the chance to sample his first-class European inspired cuisine. Look out for Paul’s famous ‘Butter roasted Dover Sole’.

Herman Restaurant Copenhagen

Herman Restaurant Copenhagen

Restaurant Herman

Head Chef – Thomas Herman, 1 Michelin Star

Serving up traditional Danish cuisine since 2008, Restaurant Herman is housed in the NIMB building overlooking the beautiful Tivoli Gardens. Herman and his team impressed the Michelin panel so much that in 2009 they received their first star, after just a year of business. An evening set menu is on offer at 600DKK for 6 courses including modern interpretations of Danish Classics such as, ‘Salad of North Sea turbot with pickled celery’ and ‘Grilled pigeon and beetroots’.

Herman Restaurant Copenhagen

Herman Restaurant Copenhagen

Kiin Kiin

Head Chef – Lisa Ballisager and Henrik Yde Andersen, 1 Michelin Star

Kiin Kiin has held a prestigious Michelin star since 2008 and is undoubtedly the most exclusive Thai restaurant in Denmark. Serving up modern interpretations of Thai cuisine using only the freshest ingredients, Kiin Kiin is a true gem on the Copenhagen restaurant circuit. The menu comprises of Siam inspired dishes which to me and you means lots of shellfish and vegetables and no milk. The luxurious interior of Kiin Kiin makes it no surprise that it has maintained its star. The kitchen serves up a daily taster menu for around 775DDK.

Information for the Hungry Gourmet

Noma – Strandgade 93, 1401 Copenhagen   Twitter:@ReneRedzepiNoma
Formel B – Vesterbrogade 182, Copenhagen
The Paul – Vesterbrogade 3, 1620 Copenhagen
Restaurant HermanBernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen
Kiin Kiin – Guldbergsgade 21, 2200 Copenhagen

Photo credits: Noma by Sarah_Ackerman, food in Noma by carendt242, and Formel B by jlastras, Herman photos from the Herman restaurant website

My thanks for this sponsored post to Sunsave all inclusive holidays for this tour of the gastronomic highlights of Copenhagen.

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  • Reply
    Natalie Dedeyne
    May 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    These restaurants simply look delicious. I would never have thought Copenhagen had so many starred restaurants. Thanks for the heads up.
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    May 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I love Copenhagen though can’t resist food from the hot dog stands, especially when there in the winter. The perfect comfort food to keep warm by 🙂

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