Located in the old city, Wilhelm is a sophisticated dining restaurant focusing on game and local ingredients. The food seems to be Italian inspired with a Nordic twist – wild, sustainable meat and fish, distinguished and yet calming. The no-nonsense staff are some of the most friendliest in town. They are attentive and while serving, they won’t give you some of those robotic description of each choice (which we sadly have experienced in some of the Michelin establishment in the city).
On a windy, rainy late winter evening, we stepped into this calm little Viking house, seemingly resembling a modern hunter’s joint. Decor is simple, like most contemporary Danish fine-dining restaurants. Yet with deer horn, pheasant and game displays, alongside wood elements and plants, the place is warm and welcoming. Taking central stage is the open kitchen where you see all the actions. Chefs and waiting staff all take turns in welcoming their guests to their home.
This is the menu we experienced and it warmed our heart:
WILHELM MENU – 450,-
- Lumpfish roe, smoked lumpfish, cauliflower, almond, chive oil & herbs
- Reindeer, jerusalem artichoke, daikon, horseradish, ajipon & ramson
- Ravioli, pheasant, ricotta & cabbage
- Wildboar, celeriac, eggyolk, winter truffle & watercress
The starter, a delightful cauliflower puree was rich in taste and complemented the seafresh very well. However, the Reindeer was slightly on the light side and was not particularly memorable. Yet the jerusalem artichoke was very fresh and distinctive. We found the ricotta overshadowing the taste of pheasant a little in the pasta course, but overall it was an enjoyable dish. The main star, the wildboar, was absolutely stunning and made the night. We could come back just for this before the season ends. Are you game?
Address: Nikolajgade 18, 1068 København K, Denmark
Telephone: +45 53 85 02 81
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 17.30 – 24.00