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

Väkst

Resembling a green house, Väkst is Cofoco’s latest restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen, offering a gastronomic experience with an informal vibe.

Their menu changes monthly, featuring organic Nordic vegetables and sustainable fish and meats.

For a tasting experience, a 3-course vegetarian menu costs 275kr and won’t hurt your wallet. To indulge, enjoy an evening menu at 595kr with aperitif, multiple signature courses and wine tasting.

We recommend the ground floor for more natural daylight in the summer, whilst its basement is warm and offers a sense of ‘hygge’ in the winter.

Address: St. Peders Stræde 34, 1453 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone:  +45 3841 2727

 

Photo courtesy of Väkst

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

Cofoco

Cofoco is the very first outlet of the successful dining group taking the namesake. Established since 2004, it can be said that Cofoco hopped on the New-Nordic hype, earning fame and success through its good-value menus featuring Danish produces with a Southern European twist. As of today, they over 15 dining outlets across the country, as well as several take-away outlets, a catering division, a consulting venture and more food-related projects.

Located in the heart of Vesterbro’s vibrant corner (opposite to Mikkeller, and close to the Meatpacking District Kødbyen), Cofoco welcomes you with a clean, simple Nordic design and decor. Service here is simple, unfussy, whilst staff are knowledge about their dishes and wine-pairing options.

Enjoy a sumptuous 4-course menu at around DKK275 only – a perfect introduction to contemporary Danish cuisine highlight these keywords: sustainability, hygge and fusion. Danish cuisine’s commitment to using locally-grown and organic ingredients is fairly well-known, thanks to big names such as Noma and Geranium. If you have lived in Scandinavia long enough, hygge, meaning coziness, won’t be unfamiliar to you. As for fusion, or internationalisation, that is something quite new and normally unaware of. If you have been to Denmark 10 years ago, a medium-priced dine-out experience is usually rather unsurprising – meatball, potatoes and smorrebrod – that’s it. Over the past 10 years, a host of good quality restaurants boomed up, borrowing inspirations from their neightbors, and I believe cofoco was one of the trendsetters.

For instance, we have the churros with cheese and onion powder, a hearty snack paired with 2 glasses of bubbles at DKK100 only. It is a creative take on the southern European snack.

Moving on to the appetiser, the Hand-peeled Swedish Shrimps is a delightful starter that cheers up the mood and the palates. I’d say this is a very typical Danish dish with local ingredients. Fresh shrimp is well paired with the quintessentially nordic dill mayonaise, whilst the potato chips add a layer of crunchiness to the dish.

The Mussel Soup with Greek Yogurt and Pickled Gooseberries is a much-needed heart-warming treat during the Danish summer that can be sometimes too chilly and rainy, which is the case today. And yet, the fresh gooseberries reminds one of the sweet takes of the colorful season. A bit too heavy on the salt though.

Cofoco in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Main course

The main course a pan-fried Mullet with Lettuce, Peas and Lovage Spread. Another refreshing, herbal and substantial course that is representative of the season’s best flavors.

Cofoco restaurant in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dessert

Finally the Cherry Sorbet with Buttermilk Mousse, Fresh cherry Crumble and Raw Liquorice was the perfect way to end the meal.

Cofoco changes their menu regularly; and the place is always full. Make sure you book a table.

Address: Abel Cathrines Gade 7, 1654 Copenhage, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 13 60 60

 

Søren K

Named after the great Danish philosopher, Søren K offers a quintessentially contemporary Danish gourmet experience, promising a fine-dining culinary journey with gorgeous harbour views.

The elegant restaurant has a simple New Nordic menu with each course costing around 120krs. Think local farms, sustainably sourced seafoods and eco-friendly meats. Beautifully presented, the food in Søren K tastes as good as they look.

Located right on the waterfront at the entrance to the architecturally stunning Royal Danish Library, which is also nicknamed “The Black Diamond” by the Danes, we expect Søren K to be quite popular among tourists and locals celebrating a special occasion.

The restaurant is Meyer’s latest addition.

Address: Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 København K, Danmark

Telephone: +45 33 47 49 49