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

Café Øieblikket

Café Øieblikket, meaning “Café Moment”, is an espresso bar with a large alfresco seating area at the The Royal Library of Denmark.

On a nice day, the deck is filled with sun-loving coffee lovers hanging out at the harbor.

Our picks include their homemade chocolate and sweet pastry treats prepared by their own chef, and naturally, house-blend brew from Estate Coffee.

Address: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 47 41 06

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