There are hundreds of restaurants at and around Nyhavn in the capital of Copenhagen, but hard to choose where to go. However, excellent and charming places worth a visit are hidden In between the tourist traps. Enjoy!
Hummer translated into English is Lobster, and you find Hummer in Nyhavn 63A. In Copenhagen people eat lobster all year round, and at Hummer it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can choose between several different versions, from the initial snack section to main courses like grilled lobster or hamburger with beef and lobster.
This exclusive shellfish is best accompanied with bubbles, so the wine list consist of a good selection of sparkling wines and white wines.
The newly opened restaurant is owned by Michael Rønnebeck-Rørth, who in cooperation with Thomas Rode develops the gastronomic profile.
Møller Snaps & Smørrebrød
Located in a cellar at Tolbodgade 5, this fairly priced restaurant offers you the chance to try Copenhagen’s famous open-faced sandwiches.
This restaurant has apparently not yet been discovered by the locals, but that must be ignorance since the sandwiches are among the best I’ve ever tasted in Copenhagen – and that says a lot! Chef Andreas Møller has given the classic Danish smørrebrød a modern twist, and the menu offers 10 different open sandwiches, all at around 100 kroner each.
And do like the locals, get a ‘snaps’ and a beer to it.
Don’t forget to get a ‘snaps’ and a beer to it!
Do like the locals and enjoy a genuine Copenhagen pizzeria in the charming sidewalk Lille Strandgate, excellent for lunch or an evening meal.
This small pizzeria makes dozens of various pizzas, durum rolls and burgers. This is by no means a gourmet restaurant, but the pizzas are excellent. You may chose the classic pineapple classic Hawaii or pizzas containing different kinds of meat. You can bring your food out and enjoy the sights of boats passing through the canal.
Translated into English, Vaffelbakeren means the Waffle Baker. Vaffelbakeren has been in Nyhavn since 1953, but their secret recipe is all the way back from 1920.
Try Vaffelbakeren’s cream ice or Belgian waffles and enjoy them outside in the sun with fresh made coffee.
“We bake waffles every day from our secret recipe. Homemade sweets and fresh cream” is the statement on their website.
You find Restaurant Zeleste a stone’s throw from Nyhavn, between Nyhavn and Store Strandstræde.
Zelest has specialized in fish and shellfish from the Nordic seas, but during the hunting season it also serves the finest beef and wild duck. During summer you can enjoy your meal in a comfortable chair in front of a large open fireplace. In chilly evenings you can cuddle up in a blanket beneath a heating lamp.
Hint: Try their delicious brunch plate at 200 kroner or something from their lunch offerings.
Eating in Nyhavn Like the Locals , written by Tor Kjolberg