Are your taste buds ready for this? Along with a hotel boom, Denmark’s dining scene is also expanding with new options at all price levels up and down the country. Here is our pick of the country’s new and just opened restaurants for the start of 2020.
Sønderborg has a new star on the gourmet food scene. Syttende is luxury Hotel Alsik’s newest restaurant, located on the 17th (‘syttende’) floor. Led by acclaimed executive chef Jesper Koch, the restaurant opened in October 2019 and has sent ripples through the fine dining scene in Denmark. Its creative 17-dish tasting menus can be paired with classic as well as innovative wines from their 1,200-label wine cellar and start at around 1400 DKK.
Hotel Alsik is part of a new waterfront development in Sønderborg that follows an urban masterplan by legendary American architect Frank Gehry. The hotel boasts 190 rooms, Denmark’s largest wellness spa and extensive conference facilities.
During the spring of 2020, a new all-you-can-eat MIB restaurant is slated to open in Pakhus 2, a waterfront corporate office complex with ground-floor facilities open to the public. Seating up to 100 diners, MIBfeast will serve gourmet buffets and signature drinks, with a wood-fired oven in the middle of restaurant.
Pakhus 2 is situated in Aarhus Ø, the city’s new harbourfront district. Fast becoming home to bold new developments, the dockland district is set to include a new conference centre complete with one of Denmark’s largest hotels, the 500-room Scandic Aarhus Havn (opening in 2023).
Right in the middle of Gammel Kongevejj in Frederiksberg, modern and unpretentious bistro Polly opened at the start of December 2019 serving simple, seasonal and flavourful food. Created by the Madklubben team, it follows their principles of providing diverse, unpretentious and cozy places to eat, and is open for lunch as well as dinner, seating 60 in total. A seven-course menu for dinner costs 395 DKK.