Restaurant Cofoco takes a simple concept and executes it extremely well, specialising in gourmet starter-size dishes served in a sleek, minimalist environment. The menu combines French influences with a dash of Danish flavour and changes regularly to make the most of seasonal ingredients; expect to find hearty meat and fish dishes alongside comfort-food favourites such as mushrooms sautéed in local herbs and served on bread fried in butter.
Restaurant Cofoco, Abel Cathrines Gade 7, 1654 Copenhagen, +45 3313 6060
In its unusual setting adjacent to the Paustian furniture store, Restaurant Paustian produces some of the best examples of traditional Danish cuisine in Copenhagen. The menu is under the direction of talented young chef Hans Lee, who is able to make the most of local ingredients and produces unmistakeably Danish dishes with a modern twist. The offering includes meat and fish dishes, all served with a generous portion of potatoes.
Restaurant Paustian, Kalkbrænderiløbskaj 2, 2100 Copenhagen, +45 3918 5501
The bread produced at Emmerys organic bakery is based on a recipe first created 6,000 years ago – a simple combination of flour, water and sea salt that creates a delicious and healthy loaf. Bread and cake are the bakery’s most popular products but its product range is extensive, featuring an equally strong selection of chocolates, wines, pastas, rice and oils, some home-made and others specially imported.
Emmerys, Østerbrogade 51, 2100 Copenhagen, +45 3525 1210
Giving the traditional town butcher a gourmet edge, Gourmandiet offers the highest-quality Danish meat, exclusively raised in natural outdoors environments. Every cut of steak imaginable is available, against a backdrop of black granite and murals depicting rural scenes – a striking blend of tradition and modernity. Each evening, the Gourmandiet ‘after-dark experience’ offers visitors the chance to taste its fine produce; enjoy T-bone and rib-eye steaks or a slice of wild boar bacon, accompanied by a glass of fine organic wine.
Gourmandiet, Rosenvaengets Allé 7A, 2100 Copenhagen, +45 3927 1000
Celebrating traditional Danish cuisine, Aamanns excels at updating classic recipes for contemporary diners with high-quality seasonal ingredients. This popular restaurant is known for its signature dish, Denmark’s traditional smørrebrød open sandwiches. The choice of toppings changes every two months, but expect to find pickled herring, liver pate or roast beef generously piled on top of homemade rye bread.
Aamanns Restaurant, Øster Farimagsgade 12, 2100 Copenhagen, +45 3555 3310