Entertainment in Copenhagen

Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Copenhagen

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It's estimated that Copenhagen has more than 2,000 cafes, snack bars, and restaurants, and a higher number of Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in Europe in 2006 (10 with at least one Michelin star). You can enjoy a wide variety of meals ranging from a traditional Danish meal to exotic Asian and everything in between.

The popular areas for restaurants are either in Tivoli Gardens or around Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square), around the Central Railroad Station, or in Nyhavn. Others are in the shopping district, on streets off of Strøget. You can also find some nice places in Frederiksberg.

If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, hot dog stands offer steamed or grilled hotdogs with shredded onions and fries. The bageri or konditori (bakery), found on almost every block, sells fresh bread, rolls, and Danish pastries.

There are also a number of small food shops (Viktualiehandler) found throughout the city. The best buy is smoked fish. Ask for a Bornholmer, a large, boneless sardine from the Danish island of Bornholm, or for røgost, a popular and inexpensive smoked cheese. Yogurts are available in small containers -- just peel off the cover and drink it right out of the cup as the Danes do. Hytte ret (cottage cheese) is also good and cheap.

The favorite lunch of Scandinavians, particularly Danes, is the open-faced sandwich called smørrebrød. The purest form is made with dark rye bread, called rugbrød. Most taverns and cafes offer smørrebrød, and many places serve it as takeout food.

For a complete listing of restaurants, cafes and pubs in Copenhagen, click the following links.


Update 29/04/2008


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Peder Oxe and Rosie
I have 2 addresses for Copenhagen:

- a restaurant: Peder Oxe's Vinkælder (http://www.pederoxe.dk/). It's located at the heart of Copenhagen, on the square Gråbrødretorv (pronounce Grandbretonn - but actually better show the name to the taxi driver or even easier, just tell him to go to Peder Oxe, he will know). This is a classical restaurant, good meat, and a salad buffet. Waitresses are charming and the bill is not too expensive.

- Rosie McGee's: this bar is in front of the main square with the townhall. Deserted at the beginning of the week, it's packed at the weekend. In May, June they also have a DJ and dance floor and from Wednesday onwards people enjoy the music and dance! It is good fun.

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