Copenhagen has fast become one of the foodie capitals of Europe with culinary delicacies every where you turn. On our brief trip to the city we managed to try a couple of different places so I thought I would put together three of my favourite places to eat in the city.
On the second day of our trip we headed for an early dinner at Honey described as a cosy cafeteria serving up a small menu of culinary treats. The restaurant had a very relaxed atmosphere with all the plates, cutlery and glassware stored above the communal tables so you can serve yourself. You are encouraged to order different starters and main courses to share with a carafe of local wine to compliment the food. You order a protein out of fish, lamb, pork or beef and then these are served with a selection of side dishes which change each day. We opted for the beef which was served with sautéed kale, pearled spelt with fresh cheese and herbs, burned carrots with carrot puree and dill, brussels sprouts in a apple and elderflower vinaigrette and baked beetroot with homemade sour cream, hazelnut and tarragon. The food was absolutely delicious and I loved absolutely everything I tried including all the sides. Everything was beautifully presented and bursting with flavour – I even loved the brussel sprouts (don’t tell my mum). There was just the right amount of food for two people leaving just enough room for dessert – soft serve ice cream with a selection of homemade topics so you can pick and choose what you have. Overall I thought Honey was incredibly good value for money with our mains, a carafe of wine and desserts coming in at just under £100. I would recommend to anyone who finds themselves in the city as this is a culinary experience you would expect at a five star restaurant for the fraction of the price.
MAD – MODERN AMERICAN DINER
For brunch on our second day we headed to MAD the American diner situated five minutes from Town Hall Square and just a stones throw away from the entrance to Tivoli Gardens. Offering authentic American food in a warm atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff. They serve their breakfast and lunch menu until 3pm offering a variety of different of American style dishes. As we visited just before lunch I opted for the full American breakfast which included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, yoghurt, pancakes and fresh juice. Everything was cooked to perfection and the pancakes were absolutely divine. They had a handful of other breakfast items and then a selection of hot sandwiches and burgers. Gavin opted for the Philly cheese steak sandwich with a side of fries which looked equally as delicious. I did think the food was slightly over priced but then considering the location and the fact we were in Scandinavia I did expect some of the prices to be slightly inflated. I liked that my breakfast came with a yoghurt and fresh juice as I thought this was a nice touch and I found the whole ambience of the restaurant to be very relaxing and inviting. If you are in such of a quick eatery to grab a bite to eat then check out this vibrant little diner.
The heart of the capital’s culinary scene, Torvehallerne is a buzzing food hall in the centre of Copenhagen. You will find a mixture of fresh produce, local butchers, seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood as well as whole host of knickknacks and local wines. This open marketplace is set out over two halls with a selection of some of the freshest products around that you won’t find in local supermarkets. The best part is Torvehallerne boasts some of the most affordable prices in the city. Grab a selection of fresh meats and freshly baked breads and head to a local park for a picnic or try one of the many delicious food stands that Torvehallerne has to offer. From pizza to tapas to the best chocolatier in the city, there is something to suit every palette and satisfy every tastebud. With a wide selection of wines, whiskeys and beverages on offer you can spend a whole afternoon here working your way from stall to stall and trying all the local delicacies. With fresh coffee and a stream of freshly juiced smoothies you can visit morning, day or night and find a whole host of international foods to tickle your tastebuds. Plus you can pick up a potted plant or some local wine as a souvenir to take home.