Copenhagen has once again been enriched with several new good restaurants. Here’s an overview.
Sommelier Riccardo Marcon from Michelin restaurant 108 has teamed up with the Pluto team to open an Italian restaurant in Store Kongensgade, Barabbas.
Barabbas Restaurant has chandeliers, hand painted Turkey tapestry, marble tables and a large 350-year-old wooden table with large heavy wooden cabinets.
A pasta dish costs about DKK 130 and a main course around DKK 180. Chose between a simple classic pasta or a game of ravioli with pork and cannellini or mussels and seaweed, or a crisp calf tongue with mussels and salsa verde.
Riccardo Maron is obviously there for the wine, focusing on local grapes and lots of terroir. The kitchen is open from noon till 2 at night.
Frank is owned and managed by kitchen manager Christoffer Brink, and sommelier Anders Vendelboe. Christoffer was previously an assistant to Jeppe Foldager, when they won Bocuse d’Or silver medal in 2013. Since then he has been a cook at Geranium and Alberto K, and chef at Gemyse in Tivoli. Anders comes with a backhround from No. 2, At the Beach and Admiralgade 26.
The menu consists of eight servings at a price around DKK 485. On the a la carte menu the dishes are priced between DKK 75 and 350.
There are soft green velour sofas along the entire wall of exposed bricks, and the tables are handmade of wood. Relax on a Wegner’s CH26 dining chair, while the chefs enter with the food arranged on custom-designed stoneware.
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Magasasa Fusion & Cocktails
Dim Sum and cocktails at Magasasa features an authentic Cantonese cuisine and special designed cocktails. Dim Sum is Chinese for “to touch the heart”.
Feel free to board various green, yellow and white dim sums, lotus toot salad or a calf feather with imperial hats served in smoking hot wrought iron pans so the dish bubbles on the table.
Their spring rolls alone make Megasasa worth a visit, not to mention their sympathetic prices.
Under the gastronomic leadership of Chef de Cuisines Casper Sundin , the new Restaurant Niels in Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is a first-class dining destination. Chef de Cuisines Casper Sundin bases his gastronomic philosophy entirely on supreme quality ingredients in season, with focus on the rich local Danish farmlands and the best of what the rest of Scandinavia has to offer.
Next to Glyptoteket and Tivoli, Restaurant Nils is situated in the newly opened Swedish luxury hotel Nobis. Despite high ambitions you’re equally welcomed in from the street in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt as you are dressed in a jacket and sharp butterfly. There is room for all types of guests at Niels.
The interior is dominated by a midnight blue wooden floor and light wood furniture and bright leather. The acoustics are good. Main courses start at DKK 250.
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PS Bar & Grill
PS Bar & Grill in Pilestræde has hot a sibling in Østerbrogade 106, at the corner of Skt Jacobs Plads, which many years back was the home of the renowned Theodor’s Café.
PS Bar & Grill is informal and delicious, and the menu consists of a range of snacks or larger dishes such as rib-eye, beef tenderloin or delicious fish dishes. There is also a variety of side orders and sauces. Just as PS in Pilestræde, you can put the meal together according to your own wishes.
The owners call this café and restaurant a universe of fairytale, characterized by elements of funky baroque. It’s a happy confusion of design, a sense of humor and trend. The food is described as authentic and traditional in a new way.
Café Royal at Radisson Blu Royal just opposite Tivoli is a cosmopolitan design gem with associated bistro dishes and cocktail bar. The restaurant has become a real treasure trove of Arne Jacobsen’s designs. The Giraffe and the Mayor sofa have for instance been revived, just as the leather edition of the Dråbe chair.
If you can get your eyes off the beautiful design furniture, you’ll find classic bistro dishes on the menu. Chef Christian Paradisi comes from a position as chef and co-owner of the prestigious Restaurant Umami. In the middle of the kitchen there’s a Josper grill, which provides meat, fish and poultry barbecue.
Chef and owner, Hilja de Schanchez grew up in the southside of Chicago and is a first generation Mexican-American. Her dream of making well prepared Mexican food in Europe lead to the opening of her taqueria in Copenhagen.
The restaurant in Istedgade has room for 46 guests and the interior design company La Metropolitana from Mexico City has decorated the premises, just as they did, when Noma popped up in Mexico.
The prices for the so-called ‘smaller bites’ start at DKK 70, and the five course menu costs around DKK 350.
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A 360-degree view of Copenhagen from this excellent top floor restaurant in should be on your bucket list next time you visit Copenhagen. The acoustics in the restaurant and the functionally separated tables allow private conversation, something we miss in many restaurants, not only in Copenhagen.
The service is prompt, friendly and professional without being familiar. The food is excellent and Silo offers good value for money. Enjoy a drink in the lounge before or after the dinner, a nice place just to hang out and enjoy the view.
A four-course menu costs DKK 425, a starter about DKK 105 or a main course DKK 235. We had a lukewarm squid with grilled leeks, spring onions and leafy sour leek vinaigrette for starter and fried turbot with steamed broccoli, watercress and Burgundy snails in red wine sauce as main dish.
Restaurant Silo is situated on top of a 17-storey former grain silo which has been transformed into housing residential apartments and public functions.
According to the owners, they want to run the perfect burger bar. “That’s why we cook with heart and create out of passion. At Sliders we prefer brie for cheese and we praise our meals.
Sliders, right next to Queen Louise Bro, proved in 2014 that small burgers can have a great taste. It was so successful that they almost have had full house since their first opening day.
Last December, it became time for the popular burger contractors to expand their business with another department. In the large corner building at Enghave Plads 4, where Nordea bank previously had a branch, you can now enjoy the same menu as at Nørrebro. You can have a slider for DKK 45 or three sliders + a side order and dip for DKK 129.
There are nine different options to choose from, including Tripple Truffle Cheese, consisting of three kinds of cheeses, three kinds of mushrooms and truffle mayo.
Trio restaurant is also a top floor restaurant, on the three top floors of Axel Tower’s Tower D. With a location next to the Tivoli Gardens and the Circus Building in central Copenhagen, expectations are sky high for this new restaurant concept.
Trio restaurant is run by one of Copenhagen’s most renowned restaurateurs, Christian Aarø of AOC and No. 2, and the food is just as on point as the other two highly acclaimed eateries and the spectacular surroundings. A seven course menu costs DKK 675 and a la carte dishes start around DKK 100.
New Restaurants in Copenhagen Worth a Visit, compiled by Tor Kjolberg