Musement takes a look at seven of the most photogenic restaurants in the epic gastronomic destination.
Without a doubt, Copenhagen is one of the most celebrated foodie destinations in Europe, but as well as titillating one’s taste buds, there’s plenty of Instagram-ready restaurants to spruce up your feed.
Our digital personas have taken a life of their own. We’re consuming stories at an exceptionally rapid rate, we’re snapping and sharing most aspects of our lives, with the food and travel category being surpassed only by sultry selfies and fashionista outfits. So, for the budding influencer or the occasional Instagrammer alike, we’ve collated a list of delicious and beautifully designed restaurants in Copenhagen.
The floor-to-ceiling murals and concrete walls that comprise this large warehouse contrast with the garden view just outside (where the kitchen’s ingredients are grown), creating a truly memorable space. Amass, spearheaded by Matt Orlando, considered one of the best chefs in Copenhagen, has it all, so make sure to charge up your power bank before you go. Website
One of the many eateries housed in the luxury Nimb Hotel nestled in the historic Tivoli Gardens, Gemyse is the perfect match between fine food, luxurious details, and a natural setting. The vegetable-centric menu has something to satisfy both the die-hard meat eaters and pescatarians. The greenhouse-like glass ceiling and large windows allow for lots of natural light, while a neutral color scheme provides the perfect backdrop for the leafy decor. But it’s when the weather turns warm that Gemyse becomes a real treat–make sure to book a table in the garden greenhouse and have your smartphones at the ready – no filter needed. Website
3. La Banchina
Set on Copenhagen’s waterfront, La Banchina offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a sauna! This choice spot is the perfect place to lazy about on a weekend or enjoy a glass of wine after work or a full day of sightseeing. The natural setting with the glistening water and bucolic garden offer plenty of Instagrammable corners. Food-wise, a pescatarian menu and biodynamic wines complete the hipster offerings. Website
Any foodie’s ears will immediately perk up when they hear the name René Redzepi. The world-famous Noma founder has started a new venture in his native Copenhagen: 108, a restaurant and café helmed by former Noma teammate Kristian Baumann. Fresh off its first Michelin Star mere months after its opening, 108 is definitely a place to head to for uncompromising Nordic cuisine with that very special Redzepi touch. Dine on foraged delicacies prepared by young chefs hailing from the across the globe in a distinctly designed space and admire the shadows created by the floating paper swallows overhead. Website
5. Gro Spiseri
Ever dreamt of eating in the middle of an orchard? On a rooftop? Then Gro Spiseri is the place you’ve fantasized about. Set on the ØsterGRO rooftop farm, the bustling city of Copenhagen moves below as you enjoy the bucolic retreat. Gro Spiseri provides organic food in a dream-like atmosphere that will not disappoint the eager foodie or avid Instagrammer. Open from March to January, here you can experience all the seasons from the comfort of the cozy greenhouse. Writer’s tip: head there for a romantic dinner on a snowy winter night. Website
The defining word chef Jonathan Tam uses to describe Relae is simplicity – which rings true to both the restrained yet delicious dishes, and the clean lines of the restaurant. Set in a bustling street lined by classical stone buildings and plenty of eateries and cocktail bars, Relae occupies the basement of a charming corner house. In stark contrast, the interiors are made up of crisp whitewashed walls offset by the smooth wooden tables. Part of the kitchen, where the majority of the dishes are prepared and assembled, is open plan and that’s where you’ll find a great action shot or Boomerang just begging to be shared. Website
The imposing waterfront property that once housed Noma now accommodates Barr, an all-around different type of dining experience. Exposed beams, lots of wood, and cozy lighting are the preface to a meal centered around Northern European comfort food. Salted waffles, schnitzel, and Danish meatballs, all washed down with local craft beers promise for a satiating experience. A special mention goes to the earthy Grès crockery, a dreamy Instagram darling. Website