Category Archives: Restaurants

Egils Deli: A Slice Of Provence

With the summer holidays moving into gear, Islands Brygge’s harbor front transforms into one of Copenhagen’s favorite playgrounds, with a mix of beach volley, fearless skateboarders and the odd traceur going through their Parkour motions. The queues growing outside this harbor front’s cafés, bistros and delicatessens indicate how popular this neighborhood has become. Islands Brygge became one delicatessen […]
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In The Hall At The Royal Danish Playhouse

Since 2008, The Royal Danish Playhouse has been attracting audiences to an array of classical and modern works on its 3 stages. The theatre’s success is not only what is happening on the stage, but its presence on Copenhagen’s skyline and its eye-catching location in the city’s historic districts and of course, the harbor.  The […]
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Vibens Fiskehus: Fish’N’Chips

Despite being perfectly and happily integrated into Danish society the last 30 odd years, there is one aspect from my British heritage that I simply cannot ignore and that is a healthy portion of fish ‘n’ chips, preferably with a portion of “mushy” peas. In recent years an array of Copenhagen’s gastro venues and markets […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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Adieu Adendum, Entrer Au Bistrot

The wine bar and bistro, Au Bistro, formerly Adendum, has been providing Copenhagen a little bit of Parisian ambience since opening its doors in 2010. It’s slightly withdrawn location coupled with views over the harbor, have made it a popular rendezvous, especially for colleagues and friends to sample the excellent wine list that has a […]
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A Danish Classic: Smørrebrød Diner In Copenhagen

Denmark’s classic open sandwich, smørrebrød, is truly experiencing a renaissance in Copenhagen with quality restaurants and cafés reinventing their own interpretations of this ageless meal. The latest homage to this traditional dish is to be found in the heart of Vesterbro, Enghave Plads. Enghave Smørrebrød opened last month sitting shoulder to shoulder with its equally hip […]
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Copenhagen: Under Knippels Bridge

You could be forgiven for confusing the name Rosforth & Rosforth with some illustrious Scottish lawyers firm, housed in prudent offices in Edinburgh’s Haymarket rather than the hip wine enthusiasts providing Copenhagen with biodynamic and organic wines from under the city’s very own Knippels Bridge. Since 2001, this novel location, literally on Copenhagen’s waterfront, has been supplying the […]
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Refshaleøen, Flying Under Copenhagen’s Radar

There are those neighborhoods that have the knack of flying under the radar, quite happy basking in the shadows of their neighboring districts. San Francisco’s Dogpatch comes into mind. On first appearances this earlier industrial outpost appears devoid of personality, but behind those facades is a beehive of hip creativity. The same can be said […]
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Berlin: We Are Blessed

The view is stunning. Eating breakfast at the Neni Restaurant perched on the 10th. floor of the Bikini Hotel and all conservation is  consumed by the 360º view of Berlin. Almost beneath me, elephants in the bounds of the zoo, wave their trunks to greet yet another mild day. And then the sprawling Tiergarten, the […]
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Black Still Sparkling On Gammel Kongevej

Gammel Kongevej has long been a vital nerve, linking Copenhagen’s fashionable districts of Vesterbro and Frederiksberg. This popular thoroughfare has over recent years undergone significant traffic modernizations in a attempt to accommodate the demands of pedestrians, cyclists and car owners. One could debate the result, especially the dimensions of the bike lanes, however recent visits suggest […]
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