5 places to sample Danish smørrebrød in Copenhagen

1) Told & Snaps

Since 2000, the chefs at Told & Snaps have been serving high quality smørrebrød topped with your choice of the essentials: pickled herring, liver pate, roast beef, and/or salmon. Also, don’t miss their extensive menu of flavoured snaps, the ‘blackcurrant, wild liquorice and star anise’ is recommended.

toast with shrimps made at Told & Snaps Copenhagen

2) Aamanns Deli

Since 2006, chef Adam Aamann’s deli has offered some of the capital’s best open faced sandwiches for in-shop dining and as takeaway. With a focus on creativity and seasonal ingredients, Amman's brings a refreshingly modern sensibility to the smørrebrød tradition.

interior Aamanns

Øster Farimagsgade 10

+45 3555 3344


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3) Schønnemann

Schønnemann is Copenhagen’s quintessential, old-school Danish smørrebrød restaurant. With its dark wood interior, white table-cloths, and classic seafood-centric menu, this lunch only establishment has been serving up the classics since 1877.

a dish with sea food served at Schonneman

4) Lumskebugten

This elegant restaurant, having served for years as a sailor’s tavern, has a long and storied past, dating back to 1854. Today, Lumskebugten (treacherous bay) is an elegant restaurant serving Danish cuisine, of which smørrebrød is a specialty. If you feel like splurging on lunch, try the three-course menu.

food from Lumskebugten

5) Hallernes Smørrebrød

For a simpler, more vibrant smørrebrød experience, head to the Torvehallerne food market. Here, Hallernes Smørrebrød serves fresh, creative open-face sandwiches made right in front of you. Hallernes also offers the advantage of being open later than most other smørrebrød spots in town.

food Hallernes Smørrebrød

Torvehallerne Hall 1

+45 6070 4780


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