Our latest trip to Copenhagen was delicious, we were eager to check out some new places we had on our list. We revisited of course some favorites – Like BÆST, but mostly new yumminess.
Enough chit chat, lets get to it. For the sake of overview, going to categorize the list in budget, medium and high end. PS.Remember to book a table in advance.:
Budget: In the previous post, we mentioned affordable gourmet and how Copenhagen is excellent in this area. Well we discovered Madklubben at Vesterbro – and we loved it. The theme there is relaxed, with clientele of different social backgrounds and age. Basically it is gourmet light with great quality food ingredients and simply delicious. And the bonus part, it is ridiculously inexpensive and large portions. No wonder they have been voted Copenhagens 2nd best restaurant for larger groups.
A real budget but good lunch after roaming the streets of Copenhagen, is Greasy Spoon– a small and inexpensive burger joint. Don’t let the pricing fool you, the quality of the burger is superb. If we have learned anything from all our visits to Copenhagen,it is that fantastic quality food does not have to be expensive. They serve bacon & eggs breakfast here – so Sunday mornings is great to check out this spot.
The other place we checked out was the Copenhagen street food market at Papirøen (Paper Island), this is low budget indeed, but don’t let that fool you, many of the stands have restaurant quality food. Basically it is a warehouse filled up with built-in food trucks. Normally people sit outside and enjoy the harbor and soak in the Copenhagen vibes, but during our visit there, it was insanely crowded because the weather outside was bad. Not a fan of too crowded places, so that ruined it for us a bit. We were there for about an hour or so, we would have stayed longer if the weather was better. Any way worth a visit for those looking for a laid back chilled atmosphere.
Medium: On the opposite end is Rebel, we have been there before and tried it again, it is also within the affordable gourmet category – more high end than Madklubben with higher prices, smaller portions and a gourmet snazziness feel to the meals. I had my heart set on ordering a favorite from my previous visit, but they had changed the menu – which is quite normal for restaurants in that class. But I found some good stuff anyways. So no grudges. Clientele is older and more homogeneous than Madklubben.
LIama is a South American restaurant that draws inspiration from Latin and South American continent – from Peru to Mexico, but still true to Nordic traditions. The food was good and although interesting, we have frankly had better gastro experience in Copenhagen. What we loved about this place is that it is huge and very colorful, perfect for large groups and has a mixed clientele. Good drinks.
A new hot spot in town is Illum Rooftop, which is especially great during summer time. They have a large restaurant court and speciallize in seafood at affordable prices. We liked it here, we satt outside and enjoyed a great view over the city. They also have good drinks. We were there in daytime. It seems to be a happening place and probably a good spot for drink during evening.
And the high-end of this list is Kiin Kiin – the only Michelin Thai inspired gourmet restaurant outside Thailand. Gotta admit, we were torned Mikkel and I, Mikkel loved this 13+ meal looong experience. I on the other hand – not so much. I like my meals to get to the point, and fill my tummy and not too much special stuff. So anyways Kiin Kiin is no doubt a place worth visiting whether it is for the meals or the experience, it is definitely an experience you will remember and talk about with your friends. Very pricey, so be prepared to pay up. Book in advance and request for seating upstairs – much nicer there, it is a very popular place.