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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Travel: A Food and Drink Guide to Copenhagen


Restaurant Cofoco

In the two times that I've been to Copenhagen, one of the standout elements of both trips has been the food. Every place that I've eaten in has been incredible, with an attention to detail and fresh, quality ingredients that can sometimes be hard to come by. It's also possible to eat really well in the city and not spend a ridiculous amount - yes, Copenhagen can be expensive, but if you do a bit of research before you go and steer clear of the touristy restaurants you won't end up spending more than you would for a weekend in London.

Cofoco

I've eaten here twice now and both times the food has been amazing. The menu is seasonal, so it changes regularly, with a selection of starter sized portions (two dishes each is probably enough). The wine selection is equally as good and the prices aren't excessive - we paid about £55 for two including drinks. Plus, the interior is Scandi minimalist heaven.

Address: Abel Cathrines Gade 7, 1654 København V. Visit the website here.

Copenhagen Street Food

On Paper Island right on the harbour is Copenhagen Street Food, an indoor street food market full of stalls selling everything from Korean to Indian, French, Danish and Italian. You can eat really well here on a budget (prices range from about £5-8 for a main) plus it has a great atmosphere. Get there early on in the evening to enjoy a drink out on the deckchairs (blankets are provided) before heading inside and making that difficult decision about what to eat.

Address: Warehouse 7 & 8, The Paper Island, Trangravsvej 14, 1436 Copenhagen K. Visit the website here.

Mother

In Copenhagen's Meatpacking District is Mother, a great little place that does incredible sourdough pizzas. It's simple, delicious and is one of few places that I came across that served Prosecco (a big deal in my books!) This place is popular so turn up early or be prepared to wait for a table - we went at 8pm on a Thursday evening and had about a 20 minute wait, but there's a bar to sit at so it's all good. Prices are approx. £10-14 for a pizza.

Address: Høkerboderne 9-15, 1712 Copenhagen V. Visit the website here.

Malbeck

Up the road from Mother is Malbeck, a small winebar that specialises in Argentinian wine. The wine selection is second to none, and it's a really cosy place to sit and sample a few of them - there are a few beers on offer too if you're not really a wine buff.

Address: Istedgade 61, 1650 Copenhagen V. Visit the website here.

Vinbaren Vesterbro Torv

A gorgeous little bar in a square in Vesterbro that serves great wine (the Pouilly-Fumé in particular) and a small selection of tapas dishes. If it's warm enough, sit outside under the heaters and a blanket and watch Copenhagen go by.

Address: Svendsgade 1, 1659 Copenhagen.

Mikkeller

If beer is more your thing, head to Mikkeller, a small bar that serves beer from its own brewery and selected micro breweries around the world. In the past, it's been voted the best bar in Copenhagen and it's easy to see why - the selection of beers is immense and even if like me you're not exactly a beer enthusiast, you'll find something you'll like. Plus, true to form, the interior is gorgeous and is about as far removed from a regular pub as you can imagine. It's up the road from Cofoco, so head there for a drink before or after going for a meal.

Address: Viktoriagrade 8 B-C, 1655 Copenhagen. Visit the website here.

Copenhagen is also full of incredible cafes and coffee shops, but they warrant a post in themselves - stay tuned!

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