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Guide to the Best Restaurants in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is a fascinating city and has many attractions for the visitor. Picturesque cobbled streets, excellent shopping and museums, and the world famous Tivoli Gardens, are but a small taste of what this city has to offer. Above all else however, Copenhagen is also a gastronomic delight, offering some of the finest restaurants in Europe.

If you’re catching a ferry to Copenhagen, then do make a point of not missing out on sampling the excellent food.  The longest pedestrian street in the world, Stroget, will give you the opportunity to pick the right restaurant that suits you. Danish cuisine, French, Continental Italian and Scandinavian tastes are all catered for.

There are many first class restaurants in Copenhagen and this is a small selection of what they have to offer.

1.  Noma

Winning the World's Best Restaurant 2010 and 2011 awards, this is a 19th century harbour side warehouse conversion, with classic Danish furniture. They serve an innovative menu based around “foraged from nature” and seasonal foods.

2.  Umami  

This restaurant offers gorgeous Japanese food with style and panache. Set menu dinner for about £70, main courses from £24.

3.  Ida Davidsen

If you are looking for typical Danish food, then this is the place for you. You can taste Smorrebrod, which are open rye bread sandwiches with various toppings such as egg, beetroot, roast onions and cold meats.  £5-£10 per item.

4.  Cafe Victor

This is a very busy version of a French Bistro. It offers culinary delights from around the world together with typical Danish cuisine. Dishes from around £25.

The standard of restaurants in Copenhagen is excellent and part of the fun is finding the right restaurant for your special night out.