A weekend in Copenhagen is often filled with gastronomical delights, but where to start? Regitse Cecillie Rosenvinge, who is the founder and editor of The Copenhagen Traveler – a luxury travel guide on gourmet, wellness and five star hotels around the world shares her ultimate guide to where to sleep, eat and drink in Copenhagen where she has lived for more than seven years!
Where to Stay
Copenhagen Island: Contemporary design and a unique location characterizes this hotel, which is perfect for couples and families looking for lots of space and a Nordic touch. Guests will have a splendid view towards the harbour.
Hotel d’Angleterre: The grand old lady of Copenhagen, Hotel d’Angleterre, is more than 200 years old. She resides in the very heart of the city and allures visitors with luxurious surroundings and impeccable service. Old-school glamour at its best!
Axel Hotel Guldsmeden: If you are a fan of sustainability, healthy food and cosy surroundings, then this hotel is for you! Axel Hotel takes its inspiration from Bali and even the small spa is like an Eastern retreat. This is a home away from home, just a 5 minutes walk from the Main Central Station.
Where to Brunch
Papirøen: The DJ sends out funky tunes while guests are chilling in the sun with a tasty drink or meal. Welcome to Papirøen – a small island with stunning views of the harbour and Royal Danish Opera House. The large variety of food stalls will make sure you never leave hungry (or hurt your wallet, as the prices are very reasonable)!
Granola: Charming Parisian café/restaurant in one of the cosiest streets of Copenhagen. Granola opens at 7am and is a place where guests can indulge in a delicious home-made breakfast or brunch accompanied by quality coffee, milkshakes or freshly-squeezed juice. The interior is strongly influenced by the 1930s.
Toldboden: On weekends, Toldboden offers a luscious brunch in beautiful surroundings on the wharf. A must-try if you are looking for a bit of Nordic cuisine. At night, Toldboden turns into a buzzing restaurant with a live DJ.
Where to Dine
Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe: Honest food in trendy surroundings; Madklubben is a chain of restaurants with cozy locations all over the city but my favorite is the original one; Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe. They serve delicious food without the fuss – and for reasonable prices, too.
The Studio (at The Standard): Michelin-awarded restaurant on the waterfront; The Studio creates magical dishes, which are defined by ’New Nordic’ gastronomy. One of my favorite parts is that you can actually watch the chef prepare your dinner in the kitchen. Perfect if you want to spoil yourself!
Tire Bouchon: Small, authentic wine bar just minutes from the Town Hall Square. Tire Bouchon allures guests with its French wines from small, local producers and delicious snacks. The waiters know all there is to know about French wine, so do not be afraid to ask.
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