Marchal, Hotel d’Angleterre, Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 Copenhagen
Copenhagen has been nominated the food capital of the North many times, especially after Noma was ranked the best restaurant in the world in both 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. In 2015 there’s no less than 15 Michelin restaurants in the city, and we could write a book about why you should visit at least half of them. Still, we prefer only to mention one here, and that’s Marchal. Located in one of the world’s best hotels, d’Angleterre, in the very heart of Copenhagen, the kitchen of Marchal offers a very unique combination of Nordic food with a French touch. Guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, but there’s something magical about the hotel and restaurants when darkness falls. The best tables are located next to the large windows with views to Kings Square (Kongens Nytorv), which is as central as it gets. The elegance of Marchal is an interesting contrast to the vibrant city life outside, and the food here is exquisite.
Perch’s Tea Room, Kronprinsessegade 5, 1st floor, 1114 Copenhagen
With roots back to the end of the 18th Century, Perch’s know a thing or two about a proper cup of tea! The small shop is located on the exact same spot as when it opened in 1834, only today, the selection of tea is a bit bigger. On the first floor of the building a magical tea room unfolds; when you enter it feels like you’re stepping back in time. In these historical living rooms, guests can choose between 150 different tea sorts as well as cakes, finger sandwiches and champagne – all the ingredients needed for a proper High Tea experience! It’s reccommended to book a table in advanc, especially on weekends.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 Copenhagen
This historical hotel was designed by famous Danish designer Arne Jacobsen for Scandinavian Airlines in the end of the 1950’s. Today, the hotel stands as a proud landmark of Nordic design and a clean, minimalistic interior design. Everything from the exterior facade to the cutlery used in the restaurant is designed by Arne Jacobsen, however, only one room (606) has been kept in the original design. On the top floor of the hotel, guests will find a very nice restaurant, Alberto K, with a splendid view of the city, but enjoying a glass of wine in the ’Royal Bar’ is also an interesting experience, especially if you’re a fan of classic furnitures such as ”The Swan” and the ”Egg” chairs.
Nimb Terrasse, Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen
Yes, we love cake, especially when it’s served in five star surroundings. Nimb is a small luxury boutique hotel located just opposite Copenhagen Central Station, and during weekends a true feast unfolds behind the curtains. Nimb Terrasse is the name of the restaurant, which proudly presents an orgy of homemade cakes and desserts, coffee, tea and champagne. The selection depends on the season, but one thing’s for sure; you won’t leave the table hungry! It’s reccommended to book a table and not to eat anything in advance. Nimb Terrasse is located inside the old Tivoli Garden, so take a stroll while you’re there.
Christiansborg, Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 Copenhagen
A couple of years ago, ”Tårnet” opened as a restaurant in the tower of Christiansborg – the Danish parliament. Not only will you get a chance to visit the parliament; guests are also pampered with top-quality Danish food and a magnificent views of the city. All visitors need to go through a security check-in before entering the building, but it’s all worth the wait.
The kitchen offers local specialities and an in-house confectionery that produces heavenly cakes, pies and Danish pastry. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
The Royal Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Copenhagen
Fans of opera won’t be dissapointed by the Royal Danish Opera House from 2005. It is beautifully located on the waterfront, and both the opera and the Royal Danish Orcehstra are recognised for their high artistic level.
We recommend taking a harbour bus directly to the opera to get a waterfront view of Copenhagen by night.
The Opera House is designed by arhitect Henning Larsen and seats an auidence of 1400. Tickets should be purchased in advance minimum 2 hours before a performance.
Christianshavn is a historical part of Copenhagen, where guest can enjoy outdoor cafés, a boat ride on the channels and the world famous freetown of Christiania (a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood). We recommend enjoying an hour or two sailing around the area followed by a walk to “Paper Island”, where visitors will find a wide selection of food stands selling great food for very fair prices. End your day here with a dinner at Denmark’s oldest Michelin star restaurant, Era Ora, but remember to book a table well in advance.