As part of the new urban design centre BLOX, a new ground-level restaurant will offer sustainable food and views to the harbour. BLOX EAT will offer catering service to the in-house conference centre, to the urban design offices, to the Danish Architecture Centre – and to the public. BLOX EAT is co-owned by restaurant Noma-cofounder Claus Meyer.
Internationally renowned cookbook author Trine Hahnemann has opened her first culinary school and event space. The 1,000m2 establishment will include an in-house bakery and food store. The centre will also host talks by international names within the culinary world.
Offering sweeping dockland views of Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district and the sea, Restaurant Silo inhabits the 17th and 18th floors. The name derives from the landmark building itself, a converted industrial silo at the heart of a modern dockland development. The 967m2 restaurant seats 130 diners and offers al fresco rooftop dining, weather permitting. Headed by acclaimed Danish chefs Denny Vangsted and former head chef of Restaurant Kadeau, Morten Falk, Restaurant Silo serves world cuisine with a rich emphasis on flavour.
Member of Design Hotels, the newly opened Nobis Hotel Copenhagen has launched its gourmet restaurant. The restaurant offers a separate entrance from the hotel and seats 80 diners. There is an additional private dining space seating up to 20 diners. The hotel offers meeting facilities. Article about the hotel here.
Cuisine: Nordic with French influences Where: Niels Brocks Gade 1, Central Copenhagen
Copenhagen's two-Michelin-starred AOC restaurant is set to open their second offshoot. The new restaurant (seating 80 diners) and cocktail sky-bar (seating 52 guests, 30 of which can dine in the bar) will be situated in the three top floors in one of the five edifices of the new Axel Towers complex opposite Tivoli Gardens. Offering sweeping city views, the restaurant and bar are located on the 9th and 10th floor in one of the five Axel Towers, a new project designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg. Furnishing in the two open floors include Danish mid-century classics.
Cuisine: creative contemporary dining made with local produce. The restaurant will have an in-house grill.
Where: Axel Towers, Jernbanegade 11
Meeting facilities: Banquet rooms for business events seating 70 diners will be located on the 8th floor. AOC already offers private diner and business dinners in dedicated facilities at the AOC premises.
Hotel Sankt Annæ has recently undergone an extensive makeover. Now, a gourmet restaurant, called Format, will open in the hotel atrium. The restaurant will be managed by the Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant Formel B, which also heads three other restaurants: Uformel at Hotel Ascot, Palægade and Sletten (north of Copenhagen). Hotel Sankt Annæ will also open a cocktail bar, called Form.
One of Denmark's most creative and celebrated smørrebrød chefs, Adam Aamann, is opening a new lunch restaurant a stone's throw from one of Copenhagen's most picturesque squares, Gråbrødre Torv. The restaurant seats 85 diners on the ground-floor in addition to 45 diners in a former fall-out shelter in the basement.
Headed by former Noma sous chef Rosio Sanchez, the new corner restaurant in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district serves cuisine from Mexico made with prime local Danish produce. The restaurant seats 46 diners.
Denmark’s famous craft brewing company Mikkeller has opened a barrel room in a disused boatyard facility by the harbourfront. The grungy, post-industrial barrel room offers beer on tap. Events and functions can be held indoors among the oak casks as well as on the outdoor terraces with a full view of the harbour and city. Cuisine can be supplied from Mikkeller restaurants.
Copenhagen’s popular and fast-expanding bistro chain, Madklubben, will open a two-restaurant establishment (seating a total of 500 diners) in the city’s Østerbro district. The restaurant complex will also include a banquet facility seating 250 diners later to be expanded with an additional 450 seats.
Cuisine (banquet facility): To be announced Meeting facilities: Ground-floor banquet room seating 250 diners aimed at business events and private functions. Where: Østerbrogade 79 When: 2017
Situated a stone’s throw from restaurant Noma’s former location this intimate ground-floor restaurant and wine bar promises mindful dining. There are open views to waterside warehouses from the panoramic windows. Cuisine: Nordic gourmet Where: Strandgade 87c, Christianshavn When: Spring 2017 Meeting/event facilities: Meeting room where wine-tasting can be hosted, etc.
Literally farm-to-fork, the organic farm of Muld (i.e. Mulch) serves homemade lunches and monthly rustic barn dinners – made by the farmer himself, Jens Vestergaard Jensen, a former Michelin-starred chef, and his wife, designer Ane Rørdam Hoffmeyeer. The farm restaurant is not only gold-certified as an organic eatery, the specialised farm is also dedicated to biodiversity, which is why not only the vegetables and herbs of the farm (300 varieties) but also the meats from the livestock are part of the culinary experience.
Where: Holbæk less than an hour's drive from Copenhagen.
Formerly known as Nimb Terrasse, restaurant Gemyse is dedicated to vegetable-based sharing menus, although meat and seafood is served as side dishes. Outdoor service is available. Cuisine: vegetable-based sharing menus, medium-range prices Meeting/event facilities: Gemyse offers meeting packages and is part of the House of Nimb which offers a range of additional meeting facilities. Where: Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen When: April 2017
A sports restaurant with 15 indoor boule/pétanque courts. The 1,400m2, two-floor facility offers a rustic and friendly feeling. The restaurant areas seat 100 diners and serves a classic bistro menu as well as brunch. There are also two bars.
Cuisine/concept: Sports bistro/ southern French classics Where: Nørregade 18, Central Copenhagen When: October 2016
Vegetarian world cuisine restaurant that is open to groups as well as events and offers a lounge and dining space. VeVe is owned by Europe’s only Michelin-starred Thai cuisine restaurant, called Kiin Kiin, which is also located in Copenhagen.
For the meeting/business segment and private functions the facility seats up to 112 diners and is featured in a heritage waterfront warehouse in the city’s residential docklands.
Cuisine: Asian Where: Dampfærgevej 7-9, Copenhagen When: Late 2016
Restaurant 108, owned by Copenhagen’s famous restaurant Noma, received its first Michelin star in 2017. Cuisine: Nordic/ explorative Copenhagen Kitchen (Copenhagen cuisine). Where: Strandgade 108 Meeting/event facilities: The restaurant is open to group booking.
The brainchild of former head chef of Copenhagen's only Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Era Ora, restaurant Brace serves Italian-Nordic fusion cuisine. The new restaurant has received rave reviews and is nominated for the World Luxury Restaurants Award.
Cuisine: Italian-Nordic gourmet
Meeting/event facilities: The restaurant is open for group bookings with a capacity of up to 24 pax.
Headed by alumni from some of the city's buzzing top eateries (including Relæ and Manfreds), Bastard serves nose-to-tail, organic cuisine employing old-school techniques with a modern twist. Weekend service until 00:30.
Cuisine: contemporary Danish/ international Where: Axeltorv 6, right across from Tivoli Gardens When: April 2017
Peruvian star chef Diego Muñoz is set to open a restaurant in Copenhagen, called PMY (Papa, Maíz, Yuca) in partnership with Karlos Ponte and Emilio Macias (both Noma alumni) of the former Taller restaurant in Copenhagen. Muñoz headed the rise of restaurant Astrid y Gaston (Lima, Peru), ranked 14th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list (and 3rd on the Latin American list).
Cuisine: "Latin American home-style food" from Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela. Where: Tordenskjoldsgade 11, Central Copenhagen When: Early August 2017
Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is opening a new food court, Tivoli Corner. Restaurants behind the 15 food bars include Kadeau, Aamanns and KUL. Open terraces will allow diners to enjoy views of the gardens. In addition, there will be a two-storey Vapiano restaurant.
Nimb Hotel will expand in the building to include rooftop facilities and new suites.
One of the city's main new attractions, the Copenhagen Street Food market on Paper Island will relocate to the former shipyard, Refshaleøen. The new Reffen market will open in May 2018 in the city’s disused shipyard on Refshaleøen, which is fast becoming a new playground for culinary entrepreneurs. Reffen offers 10,000m2 of indoor and open-air market space for street food, design, culture and crafts. Reffen can be reached by Strömma canal tours, hop-on-hop-off tourist busses, city bus No. 9A and by waterbus No. 992.
The former premises of Copenhagen's famous restaurant Noma are set to reopen as a "welcoming and comfortable" Nordic cuisine restaurant with a special emphasis on beer and traditional dishes with a contemporary, experimental twist. Menu prices will be medium-range (much as Noma's other more affordable restaurant, No 108). The restaurant will have 60 seats and additional 30 seats in the bar.
Cuisine: Nordic Where: Strandgade 93 When: 5 July 2017
One of Copenhagen’s buzziest and busiest eateries PS Bar & Grill is opening its second restaurant in the city’s Østerbro district just across from Madklubben’s new restaurants. The Østerbro iteration of PS Bar & Grill also offers a private dining room.
Headed by the chef who gave Copenhagen’s meatpacking district one of its most successful eateries (Kul), Henrik Jyrk is now set to open a new experience, creating a novel style of Asian fusion dining rooted in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine – with a slice of rock-and-roll, as he says. The restaurant seats 46 diners.
Headed by rising stars in the Copenhagen culinary scene, Restaurant Frank serves undogmatic creative Nordic cuisine in a laidback setting that includes soft seating and their own stoneware line. The restaurant seats 38 diners.
A number of food stalls from the now closed Copenhagen Street Food market on Papirøen will relocate to Boltens Gård, a large courtyard complex formerly home to popular nightclubs. The permanent facility will include a 4,000 m2 food hall with between 30 and 40 stalls and 1,500 outdoor space.
Hailed as the pioneer of the culinary rebirth of the Danish open-faced sandwich, Adam Aamanns has opened a spacious dining and event facility in Copenhagen’s former shipyard, Refshaleøen. The bright and airy facility complete with Scandi interiors serves banquet dinners as well as their famed lunchtime Smørrebrød.
One of Copenhagen’s leading gourmet restaurants is relocating during the summer of 2018 to a giant former shipbuilding facility in Refshaleøen. Famed for its combo of molecular gastronomy and New Nordic influences, Alchemist is headed by chef Rasmus Munch. The restaurant is set to become the largest gourmet establishment in the city and is rumoured to include event space.
The entrepreneurs behind the Reffen market have ensured tourists can visit Refshaleøen by Strömma canal tours and hop-on-hop-off tourist busses. The area is also accessible by city bus No. 9A and by harbour waterbus No. 992.
SEA by Kiin Kiin: Serving gourmet Thai cuisine. There is a special chef’s table inside the kitchen seating six persons. The restaurant is also home to the city’s most well-assorted gin bar, seating 25 persons. Located: 71 Nyhavn Hotel.
Cuisine: Asian Where: Nyhavn 71, 1051 København K When: Late 2016
When the new 5-starred Hotel Herman K opens in June this year, the hotel will offer a three-storey restaurant headed by Copenhagen’s famous two-Michelin starred restaurant Kadeau. The restaurant will be a high-end bistro offering a la carte and tasting menus.
Where: Bremerholm 6, 1069 København K When: June 2018
One of New York’s rising stars, chef Nick Curtin has relocated to Copenhagen and now opens his first restaurant. Located in a graffiti-tagged industrial building in the Islands Brygge neighbourhood, the restaurant serves fixed seasonal menus.
Where: Sturlasgade 14, Islands Brygge When: May 2018
Boathouse and Chop Chop Kitchen
Located by Copenhagen’s new wooden boardwalks and jetties by Krøyers Plads in the sprawling area around the former Paper Island. The two new restaurants offer California-inspired grill & seafood and waterfront terrace service.
Where: Strandgade 85A, 1401 København When: 6 June 2018