Denmark's 28 Michelin-starred restaurants
Denmark is Scandinavia's gourmet food powerhouse with a total of 39 Michelin Stars and 28 star-studded restaurants to choose from, everywhere from Aarhus to Copenhagen. So let's dig in!
If you have heard about New Nordic cuisine, you've heard of noma. This restaurant is considered a lighthouse within the Scandinavian gourmet food scene and has been named the world's best restaurant five times! Noma gained a third star in 2021 while Rene Redzepi, the restaurant's co-owner/chef, won the award for the Best Mentor Chef.
Geranium is Denmark's first restaurant to receive three Michelin stars. It was also ranked the 1st on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, and is run by the chef voted the world's best back in 2011, Rasmus Kofoed.
Even before Restaurant Alchemist opened in the summer of 2019, there was a lot of talk about chef Rasmus Munk and his holistic 50 course menu (yes, you read it right. 50 courses!). And it seems to have caught the attention of the Michelin judges as well, because Restaurant Alchemist was awarded with not one but two Michelin stars in its first year. In 2022 it was voted number 18 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
Claiming its second star in 2022 Restaurant Frederikshøj is in the top-league of Danish gastronomy, thanks in no small measure to the prize-winning celebrity chef Wassim Hallal. At the 2022 awards Hallal also took home Michelin's Chef Mentor Award.
Henne Kirkeby Kro **
This two-Michelin-Starred restaurant on the west coast of Denmark consistently impresses visitors with its lovely, quaint setting and exciting dishes.
If you're looking for a no-nonsense Michelin experience, Restaurant Jordnær is the place to go - the name literally means 'down to earth'. The restaurant, located just 10 km north of Copenhagen, made it to number 38 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2022.
Kadeau Copenhagen **
Kadeau is a small piece of Bornholm in the middle of Copenhagen. The menu is inspired by the specialities of Bornholm and based on Danish ingredients. The restaurant earned its second Michelin star in 2018.
Kong Hans Kælder **
Ever wondered which Copenhagen's restaurant was the first to receive a Michelin star? Well, look no further because Kong Hans Kælder (King Hans' Cellar) is the answer. This restaurant earned a star in 1983...and 38 years later, in 2021, gained its second.
Restaurant Alouette is situated in graffiti-covered corridors located on Islands Brygge in Copenhagen. The restaurant was awarded one star in 2019 after being open for only a year, and especially their sauces were highlighted by the inspectors.
Domestic serves mouth-watering dishes based on locally produced ingredients and with plenty of Danish hygge on the side. The restaurant is located in the heart of Aarhus, which makes this an ideal dining experience when visiting Denmark's City of Smiles.
formel B *
Formel B is run by Rune Jochumsen and Kristian Møller who have taken their restaurant to the top of the Copenhagen restaurant-chart. Formel B has an innovative French cuisine that changes its menus every fortnight.
Hotel Frederiksminde is a tiny eight-table restaurant in southern Zealand. Dine with a view of the fjord while enjoying seasonal, creative cooking.
Gastromé is yet another Michelin one-starred restaurant, but it sets itself apart with impressive technical cooking and an intimate setting in Aarhus' Latin Quarter.
Kadeau Bornholm *
Set on the island of Bornholm, Kadeau's vacation outpost offers up superb local faire at five or eight course tasting menus. Don't worry, you're in award-winning hands.
Kiin Kiin *
If you find yourself craving gourmet Thai food while strolling through the streets of Copenhagen, then you better go ahead and book a table at Kiin Kiin. Not only has this restaurant had a Michelin star for over 10 consecutive years, Kiin Kiin is also the only Thai restaurant outside Thailand to have a Michelin star!
The Michelin Star-wielding restaurant Kokkeriet serves up modern interpretations of Danish cuisine, outside the hustle of the inner City in the cosy old quarter of Nyboder.
Located in the historic and luxurious Hotel d'Angleterre in the heart of Copenhagen, Restaurant Marchal beautifully combines the Nordic and French classics while adding a modern twist. Tip: Marchal has a renowned weekend brunch that you should also check out if you have the time - and manage to get a table!
Located in the chi-chi waterfront suburb of Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, this restaurant specialises in exquisite food and wine pairings and won its first Michelin star in 2021.
The kitchen in this old castle on the west coast of Zealand offers sophisticated and satisfying New Nordic cuisine in a beautiful countryside setting, earning its first Michelin Star in 2017.
On the south Denmark island of Als, the Restaurant Syttende, received its first star in 2021. Run by Jesper Koch, the restaurant is located on the top floor of the Alsik Hotel overlooking Sønderborg town.
Søllerød Kro *
Recharge your batteries while sinking your teeth into one of the outstanding gourmet menus at Søllerød Kro, a charming country inn located about 30 minutes north of Copenhagen.
Ti Trin Ned *
Thanks to their ambitious menu combining Nordic, French, and molecular gastronomy, restaurant Ti Trin Ned is the first restaurant in Fredericia to receive a Michelin star.