The 5 best restaurants for Copenhagen Atmosphere

1) Manfreds & Vin

In the spirit of Parisian bobo (at once bourgeois and bohemian), Manfreds & Vin brings a serious Nordic sensibility to trendy Jægersborggade. With its extensive lists of wines and healthy meals, Manfreds never disappoints. Recommended: the house’s Kolster beer and the ‘chef’s selection’ seven-plate lunch.

food Manfred & Vin

2) Almanak at The Standard

Almanak is the essential Copenhagen restaurant: elegant, modern interiors, waterfront views, and outstanding Nordic-centric food. On top of that, Almanak is located inside ‘The Standard’, one of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings. Tip: book a table for lunch when the views are better and the prices are lower.

terrace Almanak at the standard

3) Union Kitchen

Just a street away from the tourist crowds of Nyhavn, this funky urban diner combines much of what makes Copenhagen so cool: a laid-back attitude but with a serious attention to the details – both in the restaurant’s rustic interiors and unique menu offerings. Recommended: the ‘Kitchen Chicken and Waffles.’

interior union kitchen

4) Atelier September

With window views onto busy Gothersgade and minimal, rustic interiors, Atelier September is rich with Copenhagen atmosphere from the outside looking in and vice versa. Monday through Saturday this spot is a favorite among the Copenhagen chic for coffee and light meals.

interior atelier september

5) Madklubben Bistro-de-luxe

The Madklubben family of restaurants scattered around Copenhagen are each aesthetically distinct but what unites them all is their commitment to serving creative, quality food at a fair price. Bistro-de-Luxe on Store Kongensgade is the original Madklubben and offers a unique Copenhagen experience.

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