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Denmark's most sustainable restaurants

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Denmark is the leading Nordic nation for sustainable dining. For us, that means looking after the local economy, caring for the environment with responsible fishing and farming guidelines, focusing on local and seasonal food, and producing a dining experience with a low carbon footprint.

Sustainable dining in Denmark

Take a look at some of our favourite sustainability-focused restaurants and their philosophies right here.

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    Restaurant Bæst Copenhagen
    Photo: Malin Poppy Darcy Mörner / Copenhagen Media Center

    Bæst

    Organic produce and sustainable ethics are at the heart of this Italian restaurant in Nørrebro. Expect mozzarella made daily from raw local milk, and charcuterie crafted from local pigs. The restaurant prides itself on sustainable cooking and ethics. 

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    Amass
    Photo: Guiseppe Liverino, Copenhagen Media Centre

    Amass

    This fine dining restaurant on Refshæløen in Copenhagen is well known for its sustainable and environmentally responsible approach. Their focus is on everything from food waste to organic sourcing and urban farming.

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    Gro Spiseri
    Photo: Guiseppe Liverino, Copenhagen Media Centre

    Gro Spiseri

    Gro Spiseri takes sustainable farming to new heights with its rooftop farm, organic dinners and options to learn more about urban farming (and even help out). 

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    Bib gourmand restaurant Hærværk in Aarhus
    Photo: Claes Bech-Poulsen

    Restaurant Hærværk

    This Aarhus restaurant was among the 11 restaurants honoured by the Michelin Guide in 2020 for its efforts towards sustainability. It focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, looking after its staff and selecting everything, from napkins to cleaning products, based on sustainable principles. 

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    Restaurant Lola - new organic restaurant in Copenhagen
    Photo: Restaurant Lola

    Restaurant Lola

    This Copenhagen restaurant is run by Kamilla Seidler, who was voted 'World's Best Female Head Chef - Latin America' in 2016. Her restaurant focuses on particularly on social responsibility, as well as local and seasonal food, and offers a way to help people struggling to find work to get back into the workplace.

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    Restaurant Lyst at Fjordenhus, Vejle in Denmark
    Photo: Anders Sune Berg - Fjordenhus

    Lyst

    ​​​​​Vejle's beautiful restaurant Lyst is a responsible restaurant, where all dishes are based on local ingredients and sustainable production principles. They strive to source everything served from within a 100-mile radius and to reduce waste as much as possible. 

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    Hjelmerstald Aalborg
    Photo: VisitNordjylland

    Restaurant Alimentum

    Aalborg's Restaurant Alimentum puts sustainability at the heart of its menu, with its own organic from just outside the city and a nose-to-tail philosophy. Expect honey from their own hives and organic quails eggs of the highest quality. 

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    Photo: Molskroen

    Molskroen

    Molskroen also received the Michelin Guide's sustainability emblem in 2020 and is known for its committment to local sourcing. Pickling and fermenting makes the food last for longer; leftovers are turned into animal feed and menus include local Limfjord oysters fresh from the sea, and asparagus picked the same day in local farms.

     

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    Bib gourmand restaurant Moment in Rønde
    Photo: Destination Djursland

    Moment

    Moment, a restaurant in Ronde, 30 minutes from Aarhus, is also renowned for its sustainable practices. These include design elements (locally made Danish design chairs, plus a building that uses straw bales) as well as menus featuring heirloom plants and items grown in their own permaculture garden.

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