The best restaurants in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district
Copenhagen’s former meatpacking district, Kødbyens, is one of the must-visit foodie destinations in the city. It’s home to many of the city’s coolest restaurants, offering everything from burgers to barbecues
Kødbyens Mad & Marked
Between 1 April and 30 September , on every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm, this hugely popular food market brings tastes from across the world to the meatpacking district. With up to 70 stalls , there’s something for everyone here. Look out for amazing Danish produce and delicious smørrebrød, and be sure to try fish and chips by Crazy Chips.
Kødbyens Mad & Marked, Flæsketorvet, 1711 Copenhagen
The main aim of the team behind Fleisch is to bring high-quality meat to the meatpacking district. The result is a combined restaurant, in-house butcher and bar that focuses on a great eating experience and ‒ naturally ‒ the highest quality meats. Pop in to eat, watch master butchers at work and even sample bacon-infused drinks. Trust us, they’re delicious.
Fleisch, Slagterboderne 7, 1716 Copenhagen, +45 6168 1419
Danish brewery Mikkeller has teamed up with American brewery 3 Floyds to create Warpigs. Calling itself a brewpub, the space offers delicious Texan-style barbecues and a range of American-Danish beers. All the meats are smoked in-house using secret recipes. The ingredients of the incredibly moreish dipping sauces are also closely guarded. Luckily you can buy bottles to take home with you ‒ we love the Kansas Sweet City BBQ sauce.
Warpigs, Flæsketorvet 25, 1711 Copenhagen, +45 4348 4848
Based on the principle of ‘nose-to-tail’ eating (in other words wasting nothing from an animal), this is Copenhagen’s first completely organic and sustainable steak house. It serves seafood as well as meat ‒ all of which is, of course, responsibly reared or caught ‒ and its vegetables and produce are sourced locally wherever possible. Opt for the four-course tasting menu to sample the best dishes of the restaurant’s adventurous and talented chefs.
Nose2Tail, Kødboderne 7-9, 1711 Copenhagen, +45 3393 5045
Paté Paté is the oldest restaurant in the meatpacking district and remains as popular today as ever. Offering modern twists on classic European dishes, the menu changes daily. Favourites include dishes featuring burrata or, unsurprisingly, paté. Known as much for its wines as its food, this is a must-visit for lovers of a fine vintage.
Paté Paté, Slagterboderne 1, 1716 Copenhagen, +45 3969 5557
This is a great place to eat with friends, as the menu offers a range of snacks and sharing dishes as well as à la carte options. Enjoy a casual bite to eat with drinks in the bar area, or for something more formal opt for the tasting menu in the classic restaurant section. The menu has Mediterranean influences and embraces the best of local and seasonal produce. Ask the attentive staff for a suggestion from the wine list, or treat yourself to a delicious cocktail.
Gorilla, Flæsketorvet 63, 1711 Copenhagen, +45 3333 8330
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Icelandic firm Tommi’s is well known for its commitment to fuss-free, simply delicious burgers, and its Copenhagen branch is much acclaimed locally. This is the place to go for a juicy burger (veggie or beef) and excellent fries ‒ choose classic, sweet potato or a mix of both. The milkshakes are Copenhagen favourites, but you can also opt to wash down your American-style meal with a refreshing beer.
Tommi's Burger Joint, Høkerboderne 21-23, 1712 Copenhagen, +45 3331 3434