Restaurant Lola

Opened in Nov 2019, Restaurant Lola is a fairly new restaurant and caterer in Christianshavn, Copenhagen.

Apart from delicious food, you can experience also ‘social gastronomy on the menu’ as Lola is also ‘a training ground for people on the brink of the working society’.

Its menu adopts what has been trending in Copenhagen – ‘social dining’, and offer plates for sharing. A range of snacks costs 50DKK each, and a dish starts from 90DKK. For a full experience, try their 4-course tasting menu with a glass of bubble at 550DKK.

It is rather sad that after only 1 season, the social business soon faced the corona crisis.

Therefore this unique, beautiful diner is on the top of our list to visit from 18 May 2020, when restaurants are finally allowed to open.

 

Telephone: +45 53 55 58 63

Address: Christianshavns Voldgade 54, Copenhagen, Denmark

Noma serves as an outdoor wine bar from 21 May 2020

The famed Danish restaurant, Noma, multiple time winner of ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ will reopen on 21 May,  2020, according to its official facebook post.

The Copenhagen hotspot will be turned into am outdoor winebar, serving a range of wines, cheeseburger / veggie burger, whose potato bun is developed by Gasoline Grill.

For those who have been on the waiting list forever, here is the good news. No reservation will be needed before the restaurant ‘prepare for the official reopening of Noma, the restaurant we we know it’.

The wine bar will be open Thursday – Sunday, from 1pm – 9pm.

Takeaway available. Preorders for 10 or more burgers at burger@noma.dk no later than 10.00 the day.

Address: Refshalevej 96, 1432 København K, Denmark

 

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.

Grød

Grød is a chain porridge bar in Denmark.

While they offer an international range of savory oatmeal fares styled in the likes of congee, daal or risotto, there is something distinctively Nordic about the concept – you will see that many organic, healthy and local ingredients are being used for their dishes. Many options are gluten free and vegan-friendly.

The outlet décors are also simple, minimalistic and atmosphere casual. Perfect for a quick, wholesome meal.

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Nørrebro

Address: Jægersborggade 50, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone: 50 58 55 79

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Torvehallerne

Address: Hal 2, Stade 8A, Linnésgade 17 1362 Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone: 50 59 82 15

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Frederiksberg

Falkoner alle 34, 2000 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Telephone: 50 58 36 94

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Aarhus Central Foodmarket

Address: Skt. Knuds Torv 7-9

Telephone: 81724440

Viben Fiskehus

Viben Fiskehus is one of the oldest fish shops in Copenhagen. With a recent revamp, the place has transformed into a modern, open fish bar, serving fish & chips, lobster rolls, calamari and fried tiger prawns alongside some sides and dips.

The establishment is located on Værnedamsvej, “The French Street” in the vibrant junction of Frederiksberg and Vesterbro. Perfect for chilling out alfresco and people watching over some refreshing bites.

Of course, you can still buy some fish and seafood fresh from the sea daily.

Address: Værnedamsvej 1, 1819 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 31 74 34

KOST & MASK

KOST & MASK located on the top floor of the famous Royal Opera House is an elegance space offering guests an inspiring culinary performance before they enjoy the theater spectacle on stage.

A feast for the eyes, ears and stomach, the fixed 5-course menu served at one time daily at KOST & MASK costs 325kr.

KOST & MASK is run by the Meyer’s Group with a focus on food sustainability and quality.

Address: Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 41 53 20 91

Generator Hostel

Hotel bars and restaurants have been pretty boring in Denmark in comparison to its American or Asian counterparts. Most of the time, they are hardly occupied apart from breakfast hours. You will see a couple of tired business travelers who are too tired to dine out. In a typical hotel restaurant, the atmosphere is rather dull.

However, it seems the trend for tourist residences to strengthen up their F&B arm has finally kick started in Copenhagen, with Dángleterre’s Marchal gaining a Michelin star, Nimb opening a gourmet vegetarian concept Gemyse and Hotel SP34 partnering with the city’s best burger joint Cock’s & Cows.

The trend is not only limited to 5 star establishments and design hotels. Lately, Generator Hostel has also (literally) beefed up their menu. Their Bar & Restaurant serves some tempting gourmet burgers, slow-cooked meats and a whole lot more delicious gastropub foods at very reasonable prices.

Grab a beer and hang out at the spacious Petanque Terrace. Who would have thought that this traditional French game is (well – probably cheap beer and cozy alfresco space too!) so popular among the Danes that even locals fill the dining hall of this hostel on weekends.

Recently, their icebar, Reflections, has also generated a lot of buzz. Well, if you don’t think the Scandinavian weather is cool enough, cave in the ground floor bar frozen with ice from the Torne River in northern Sweden. Some vodka will Absolut-ely warm yours up.

Address: Adelgade 5, 1304 Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Gonzo

A new café has arrived at one of Copenhagen’s most happening streets, Jægersborggade. Gonzo feels spacious and cozy. With large windows, plenty of plants and space, the café is an airy den. It is almost as if it was designed like a household living room so kids and kidults could run around freely as adults and grown-up (alike) could have some conversations.

On the menu are plenty of organic and natural options, such as craft beer by Herslev Bryghus, some natural wines, organic filtered coffee and herbal tea, as well as a host of cakes. Organic breakfast plates are served daily while brunch dishes are available on weekends.

What makes it more special is its weekly community dinner on Monday at 100kr/adult, 75kr/child from 3-7, and complimentary for the little ones under 3. Naturally, the grower friendly place serves plenty of vegetarian bites for those who do not eat meat, or are a support of the green Monday movement. Whether you are simply visiting the capital city of Denmark, new in town or have lived here for your whole life, Gonzo offers an authentic communal /social dining experience (Fællesspisning) that has been recently trending in Copenhagen.

Address: Jægersborggade 32 Copenhagen, Denmark 2200 N, Denmark

Telephone: 27 24 42 98