Restaurant Søren K in Copenhagen

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Restaurant Søren K has been inside the Royal Library Black Diamond complex ever since it was built in 1999. The restaurant was originally named Jens Heding until last fall when Mayers took over the operation of all serving tasks at the library.

Søren K, a Scandinavian Brasserie, is named after the famous Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, and there is  something distinctly Kierkegaardian about the atmosphere there. Søren Kierkegaard is known as the father of existentialism, the philosopher of anxiety and the scourge of the church.

Restaurant Søren K in Copenhagen
Søren Kierkegaard, drawing by Nuewlsa Christian Kierkegaard

Chef Casper Stuhr Sobczyk, coming from Alchemist, is ‘the wizard’ in the kitchen. Scandinavian produce and recipes is the focal point of their style of food, using fresh ingredients make for the best and most tasty result.

Restaurant Søren K in Copenhagen
Chef Casper Stuhr Sobczyk

All dishes are starter size. We recommend the chef’s cod roe with remoulade flavored with smoke.  The cod roe had a delicious juicy and pink core. The most important thing for Søren K is the taste of the produce they use. Or try cured veal tongue or Norwegian lobster and the Snickers cake.

Restaurant Søren K in Copenhagen
Søren K restaurant in Copenhagen

City breaks are often about eating, drinking and perhaps a bit of window-shopping. Kierkegaard would, however, not have been amused. His opinion was that we should be eating and drinking in order to live, and not live in order to eat and drink.

Restaurant Søren K, Copenhagen
Dish at Søren K, Copenhagen

The location, in the heart of Copenhagen, is in itself worth a visit. Søren K is situated in one of Denmark’s most celebrated and spectacular buildings. Kierkegaard himself rarely travelled, and he loved his city. “It is big enough to be a major city, small enough that there is no market price on human beings,” he wrote.

Restaurant Søren K in Copenhagen, Written by Tor Kjolberg

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