Danish food

Eating on a budget

Denmark is a country packed full of all kinds of restaurants for all price ranges. Use our restaurant search to the right to find great food at great prices or read on to see a list of Bib Gourmand restaurants. This award is given to restaurants with exceptional food offered at reasonable prices.

Pack a picnic

If you want to save on your food budget, we recommend you buy your food and drinks in local shops or supermarkets. And if the weather permits, you could go for a picnic in green surroundings. Several attractions even offer designated picnic areas, often covered, where you can enjoy your food.

Eating on a budget in a restaurant

Denmark has a reputation as an expensive place to eat. Though you can find many fine-dining restaurants in Denmark, you'll find that cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus are some of Scandinavia's best for restaurant choices. It's easy to head out from your hotel and find good, cheap restaurants. You just need to look!

Bib Gourmand restaurants in Denmark

Bib Gourmand is an international award recognising exceptional food at reasonable prices. Copenhagen has a growing list of Bib Gourmand restaurants worth trying, if you fancy fine dining at a slightly lower price.

Further reading

Read more about Danish cuisine.

Experience New Nordic Cuisine in Copenhagen. 

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