TRAMONTO

Hotel Ottilia’s rooftop restaurant and bar is a grand Italian kitchen with a stunning 360 degree view of the city. Overlooking the historical Carlsberg brewery and modern byen (the Carlsberg City), TRAMONTO is the perfect place to sip cocktails or munch on the comfort food you desire.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Ottilia

Soak up sun and the city chic in style at their amazing rooftop terrace and garden, with the iconic Carlsberg Elephant Tower at your feet.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Ottilia

The faces of the hotel restaurant may be no strangers to the locals as Tramonto is managed by the same team that run the popular tapas bar Pintxos and ristorante La Rocca. A promising track record for a satisfying meal.

With a capacity to host 200 guests, the expansive restaurant also has an extensive menu. Expects a host of Italian classics, from antipasti, pasta, pizza and a range of meat and fish of the day.

Tramonto also has a wide selection of wine. And paying tribute to host / neighbor, the venue also features a wide selection of Carlsberg beer.

The price is on the affordable luxury end. For instance, a pizza starts at 135Kr and a pasta ranges from 159-175DKK. However, for a good-value experience, go for a 4-course tasting menu at 395DKK, a tag that won’t hurt your wallet and is pretty much similar to that of many other mid-range sophisticated dining spots in town.

Telephone: +45 33 14 66 55

Address: Hotel Ottilia, 5th floor, Pasteursvej 2 or Bryggernes Plads 7, 1799 Copenhagen, Denmark

Palægade

You haven’t been to Denmark if you haven’t tried its famed open-sandwiches, smørrebord, and restaurant Palægade serves some of the best in town.

Manned by the same folks behind the Michelin starred Formel B, you can count on having some delightful fares made with fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

The classic restaurant used to serve traditional Danish fares with a twist – herrings, salmon, dark rye bread and potato, all beautifully seasoned and presented, and paired with modern snaps. Unfortunately, few days before the corona lockdown in Denmark, the restaurant suffered from a terrible fire and they were forced to close, indefinitely (although we hear that there is a possibility of re-opening in Nov 2020).

However, for now, they still have the harborside ‘street kitchen‘ across the bridge from the iconic Nyhavn, which is a perfect for enjoying the summer.

 

 

 

5 rooftop restaurants / bars to visit this summer

Let’s be honest – some of us are still in our winter jackets.

But despite the chilly weather – we have been enjoying the sunny days, since errr, the lockdown?

Now that the country is reopening up, we can finally get some air – and all savor some long-awaited gourmet bites.

We are looking forward to visiting these rooftops:

Gro Spiseri

This rooftop eatery is an urban oasis in Osterbro, Copenhagen. Upon climbing up the stairs, you are greeted by a lavishly green rooftop garden, where some of the ingredients are harvested fresh. At the beautifully adorned greenhouse, enjoy a 6-course seasonal dinner served ‘family style’ (495DKK). The menu is very popular and there’s usually a waiting list. So hurry up!

The rooftop bar

The name says it all – Hotel Denmark‘s top-floor terrace is the rooftop bar to be in Copenhagen. Enjoy fantastic view of the city hall, tivoli and more as you lounge and sip cocktails while soaking up all the sun in the airy location. Summer hygge at its best!

Illum’s roof terrace

There are many restaurants at the iconic Illum mall in downtown Copenhagen. Some of which on the top-floor offer a nice alfresco vibe. But to be honest – none of the restaurants are that impressive food-wise. So leave the food to the tourists but you can still have a great time having a cool beer or nice glass of wine at the terrace overlooking the busy Købmagegade. On the other hand, Original Coffee, is our top choice there! It has the best view among all F&B joints in Illums – and the quality of their fares are uncompromised. Grab a cup of aromatic coffee, a piece of freshly based danish pastry and an uninterrupted view of Christiansborg. We simply can’t wait.

CitizenM

Very few Copenhageners know of this new hotel and therefore we have been keeping CanteenM a secret. The new design hotel’s lobby / living room / cafe / bar / restaurant offers no-nonse all-day-dining options with a view. With floor to ceiling windows and a long patio, CanteenM gives you a poster-perfect place to unwind whilst enjoying the spacious view of the City Hall plaza opened up not long again (due to the decade-long metro construction).

DAC Cafe

We don’t know when the museums are going to be opened yet, but when it does, we are pretty sure Denmark Architecture Center‘s topfloor dining spot will be busy again. The spacious cafe has 3 rooftop terraces, one of which has an expansive harhorfront view, and another overlooking the charming old streets surrounding the inner canals. On weekends, get a special deal with exhibition admission and brunch buffet at 185DKK only.

Himmeriget

Himmeriget, “Kingdom of Heaven”, is a small craft beer bar on Åboulevard, Frederiksberg.

The small and simple bar has quickly made its name in the local craft beer scene since its opening last year, and has been featured in international medias including The New York Times and Financial Times, thanks to its extensive rare beer collection in cans and bottles, as well as their geeky tap allowing you to choose the beer temperature and foam mix.

Their décor is simple and atmosphere relaxed, leaving beers take central stage. The place is also frequented by young beer geeks and local hipsters who want to avoid the mainstreams.

Address: Åboulevard 27, 1960 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo courtesy of Himmeriget

No Stress

“Norway’s best cocktail bar” (by The Oslo Bar Awards) has opened a Danish branch in the inner city of Copenhagen.

The new bar uses fresh ingredients and homemade syrups, as well as premium craft liquors for their cocktails. On the menu are a wide selection of vintage, tiki-style cocktails.

The space is large, spacious and playful. Their target customers, folks born in the 80s (probably the more mature Millennials in their 30s with some money and no kids yet), will enjoy the retro Nintendō games at the cozy table by the large window.

The homey cocktail bar resembles a living room, where you can party with no stress.

Address: Nørregade 26, Copenhagen, Denmark

Barr

Barr is Noma’s new bar and restaurant specializing in beer and classic Nordic dishes with a modern twist.

Occupying the former space of “The World’s Best Restaurant”, Barr by the waterfront shall promise a dining experience with a view.

It’d be really cool if the space gets more opened up, allowing us to chill alfresco. (Maybe something like Papirøen, Copenhagen Street Food Market Hall?)

Barr is yet to open on 5 July 2017 and they are taking reservations here already. We look forward to testing it out.

Address: Strandgade 93, Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone: +45 32963293

Fermentoren

A low-key, down-to-earth craft beer joint close to the meatpacking district in Vesterbro, which is less known to tourists.

Beer is world-class and the cozy place is an amazing alternative to the world-famous Mikkeller when it is too busy serving non-local visitors. When the weather is nice, their outdoor garden is a great place for a chilled pale ale.

There is an extensive selection of craft beers, mostly from microbreweries within the city, eg Amager / Nørrebro. Staff is friendly and is helpful in recommending a beer that suits your taste. They are generally generous if you show genuine interest, so don’t hesitate to ask for a taste.

If you are looking for something off the beaten track, yet close to the city, this is your place.

Address: Halmtorvet 29C, 1700 København v

Phone: + 45 23 98 86 77