The Hidden Gems of Copenhagen

The Danish capital is vibrant and laid back at the same time and the city is a melting pot for Scandinavian Design, architecture and fashion.  Copenhagen has been voted as the most bicycle friendly city in the world with a whopping 40% of the locals using a bicycle getting to work or school.

The Little Mermaid Statue, Nyhavn canal and Tivoli Gardens are well-known tourist attractions however, there is more to explore in Copenhagen.


If you have fallen in love with the famous Danish design by Arne Jacobsen you should head to Hotel Radisson Blu Royal (Hammerichsgade 1 
DK-1611 Copenhagen V) designed by the world-famous architect Arne Jacobsen in the 1960s. Not only did he design the building but also the interiors right down to the door handles and the cutlery in the restaurant.

Arne Jacobsen’s timeless furniture icons, the Swan and Egg chairs are found in the lobby and in most of the rooms. Even if you are not staying at the hotel you should enjoy a drink in the Lobby Bar and make yourself comfortable in the world-famous masterpieces. Here you can even test the AJ cocktail, named after Arne Jacobsen.

The restaurants of Copenhagen are a dream of any travelling foodie. Supposedly no one has missed that the world’s best restaurant, Noma is found in Copenhagen. Irrespectively if you are going to do the famous gourmet stops or just want to have a really good meal you must plan your whereabouts well in advance away since many of the restaurants are booked up well ahead.

One very romantic and hidden gem is Magstraede 16 (Magstræde 16
1204 København K), housed in a building that dates back to the 18th century this cozy eatery and wine bar is one of the prettiest restaurants in town.

The fare is Italian with a twist of Danish. The selection might not be big however; the food is delicious. Especially recommendable are the pizzas. The modern and edgy interpretation of pizza here is miles away from your local corner-pizzeria!

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Copenhagen is also home to some really good value chains that have gone on export to other European countries. One of them is Sticks’n’Sushi; a modestly priced sushi chain serving high quality food.

The interior is stylish. A firm favourite is the fantastic luxury California Roll. Service is swift and charming and make sure you are checking out those cool messages on the T-shirts of the employees!

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The Danes are fast on picking up trends and for many years the raw food restaurant 42 Raw (Pilestraede 32 
DK-1112 Copenhagen K) has been the place to get your vitamins and healthy food.

Raw cuisine is based on the strict principle of not using heat above 42 degrees Celsius on food. This is the temperature at which food begins to lose enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.  In this little stylish haut in the heart of Copenhagen you can indulge in fantastic food and juices.

If you are visiting the adorable art museum Glyptotek (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 
Dantes Plads 7 
DK-1556 Copenhagen V) you should not miss out on having a meal or a snack in the museum café.

The Winter Garden in the museum is the setting for a lovely café that focuses on ecological produce and sustainability (please note that there is an admission charge to the museum but is free on Sundays).

These amazing Copenhagen hidden gems are just a few! Would you like to discover more secret foodie corners? Explore our Food & Wine experiences!