When it comes to food & drinks Copenhagen offers a lot of options to satisfy one’s hunger. Besides the restaurant and the cafe at Charlottenborg we would like to recommend a selection of the best places to eat & drink in Copenhagen. We have compiled a small guide to some of our personal favourites.

You will find recommendations on where to go for a quick lunch, or where to enjoy a dinner in one of Copenhagen’s many recommendable and trendy restaurants. CPH:DOX also recommends where to go for a beer in one of Copenhagen’s traditional brown pubs, where to find a delicious cocktail or where to get yourself a great cup of coffee.

Bon appetit!

Restaurants, Cafés & Takeaway

Restaurant Ssam / Colbjørnsensgade 7 1652 København V

Located in Vesterbro, Ssam was born out of the owners’ love for Korea through their food and drink. Inspired by the modern Korean lifestyle and the country’s diverse food and drink culture all the recipes are perfectly adjusted to the western tongue, yet still deep-rooted in Korean tradition, sustaining its unique taste and flavours.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a 10% discount on all menu items by showing their festival badge.

Bollyfood / Slagterboderne 10, 1716 København V

In the rustic and raw surroundings of the Meatpacking District in Copenhagen, BollyFood draws you in with its warm and vibrant atmosphere.

The homemade Indian food is inspired and prepared by mothers, who are the core of the Bollyfood family. Around fragrant, well-seasoned dishes that have been cooked with lots of love, they gather their family and friends. It is this tradition of food and culture that is celebrated at BollyFood all the while focusing on sustainability and originality, which is why a large part of the ingredients used at the restaurant are homemade and environmentally friendly.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get the Thali Menu at a 20% discount (reduced from DKK 299 to DKK 239).

Organic Boho / Prinsessegade 23, 1422 Christianshavn

The Organic Boho is an organic and vegan food concept based on holistic ideas and principles within the following areas: veganism, sustainability, yoga, animal welfare and music.  The idea behind the mouth-watering produce is to promote sustainability both locally and globally and to use the restaurant as a way to inspire people to think about and act upon environmental conservation. So everything is 100% organic, gluten-free, plant-based, homemade, and of course delicious!

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a 25% discount on  all menu items by showing their festival badge.

Che Fe / Borgergade 17A, 1300 København K

Possibly Denmark’s most organic trattoria all’Italiano – where the food really evokes a sense of Italy, with all its humour, openness and love of life. A restaurant that respects tradition but is equally in touch with modern trends that are also an important part of today’s Italy.

The bio-trattoria was the first place in Denmark to serve Italian food based on mainly organic ingredients and today they are proud to have the prestigious Sølv Spisemarke (The Silver Food Mark), which certifies that 60-90% of all the ingredients and wines used in the restaurant are organic.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get the Sole Menu from Monday – Thursday at a 20% discount, (reduced from DKK 395 to DKK 315), and Friday – Sunday at a 10% discount, (reduced from DKK 395 to DKK 355) Drinks: bottle of house wine for DKK 295 (normally DKK 350)

Restaurant LêLê / Vesterbrogade 40, 1620 Copenhagen K

What started out as a small family business has now evolved into one of Scandinavia’s biggest Vietnamese restaurants, four street kitchens, a catering business, bánh mì stand, and popular cookbooks. This highly popular eatery in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district is all about authentic and trendy Vietnamese dishes.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a 10% discount on all menu items by showing their festival badge.

Il Buco / Njalsgade 19C, 2300 Copenhagen S

This secret little gem is definitely worth a visit. Il Buco serves authentic Italian food based on sustainable, local and organic produce. Homemade bread, croissants, breakfast and coffee in the morning, pastas and sandwiches for lunch, and the full-on dinner experience in the evening. Il Buco also has an elaborate wine cellar focusing on clean Italian wines, organic beers and spirits. The atmosphere is charming and welcoming – perfect for a chilly spring evening in Copenhagen. Il Buco is open Sunday-Thursday: 7.30-00.00 and Friday-Saturday 7.30-01.30. 

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with an accreditation can get a 15% discount on all menu items by showing their festival badge.

Musling / Linnésgade 14, 1361 Copenhagen K

Musling is all about fish, shellfish and vegetables. The eatery is open all days for lunch, afternoon oysters and dinner. The focus is on high quality products, sustainability and a relaxed atmosphere.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a Plateau de Fruits de Mer with a bottle of white wine for DKK 700, (reduced from DKK 850) or a starter and a main course with a glass of wine for DKK325 (reduced from DKK 445)

Hørsholmsgade 32 2200 Copenhagen N

Cafe Taxa was born in May 2012, on the premises of an old taxi centre that has since been renovated, while retaining a great deal of its charm and history. Here drivers of all ages used to meet to get some rest and share their stories. Much like today when Taxa is a cafe where you talk to people you might not normally meet. Perfect for those looking for some peace, coziness and warmth while also enjoying some of Copenhagen’s best coffee.

DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a 10% discount on all menu items by showing their festival badge.

Cofoco restaurants

It can be difficult to remember how we dined out before Cofoco arrived. Because since 2004, where we opened our first restaurant we’ve been instrumental in shaping and renewing the City’s food scene and the way we dine out in Copenhagen.

The Italian kitchen have always had our heart, but our 15 restaurants has introduced South American, Japanese and Nordic cuisine to the people of Copenhagen as well – without us losing our sense of casual. Cofoco is for everyone.

The great meal is at the heart of our restaurants and a part of this is the people welcoming you, the décor, the table setting and, of course, the atmosphere. We want to create wonderful experiences you will remember. At prices where you always get more than expected.

DISCOUNT: A free glass of bubbles + coffee and avec for all guests who refer to CPH:DOX  when booking/on arrival at the restaurant during the festival. It will be valid for all Cofoco restaurants from the 15th to 25th of March.

Cafés, Bars & Night Spots

Mikropolis / Vendersgade 22, 1363 Copenhagen K
Mikropolis is a small cozy cocktail bar with a wide range of beer taps and a bold bottle list; or maybe it’s a beer bar with great cocktails and a huge spirit selection. It’s definitely a place where you can challenge your taste buds throughout the night, bringing beer freaks and booze heads together, and avoiding the cab ride in between your IIPA’s and Negronis.

Byens Kro / Møntergade 8, 1116 Copenhagen K
Copenhageners love brown pubs where they can get a cheap beer in unpretentious, diw surroundings. This is one those places and it’s located in the city centre.  

Bobi Bar / Klareboderne 14, 1115 Copenhagen K
A classic to the CPH:DOX connoisseur! An old but yet very trendy brown pub in the heart of Copenhagen. 5 minutes walk from the Festival Centre. One of the few pubs where you are still allowed to smoke inside and it’s open every day.

Condesa / Ved Stranden 18, 1061 Copenhagen K
At a 15 minutes walk from the Festival Centre you will find Condesa – mexican cuisine, great cocktails and fun parties on the weekends. Open Tuesday through Saturday.

Palæ Bar / Ny Adelgade 5, 1104 Copenhagen K
Excellent old fashioned bar. Also one of the classic brown pubs of Copenhagen. Nice, simple lunch and smoking is allowed in the evening.

Dyrehaven / Sdr. Boulevard 72, 1720 Copenhagen V
Many young Copenhagener’s top 10 favourite café and bar. A cozy place for a relaxed lunch, coffee or beer. Located just opposite to the festival venue Absalon. Open every day from 09:00 to 02:00.

Original Coffee / Bredgade 36, 1260 Copenhagen K
There are plenty of coffee shops in Copenhagen and Original Coffee is one of our absolute favorites. The quality is good and the aesthetics and the atmosphere are warm. Try the OC coffee bar on Bredgade next to the festival centre or try the one on top of Illum with an amazing view of the Inner City!

Atelier September / Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen K
Literally a stone’s throw from the Festival Centre, you will find this charming, trendy breakfast and lunch café. Well-known and loved by foodies and creative Copenhageners.

La Fontaine / Kompagnistræde 11, 1208 Copenhagen K
Copenhagen’s oldest jazz club. Open until 05:00 – every day! 5 minutes walk from Rådhuspladsen.

Kaf’Bar 9 & Kompa9 / Antonigade 9, 1106 Copenhagen K / Kompagnistræde 9, 1208 Copenhagen K
Two cozy places for a cup of coffee. Both named after the address and both located in the inner city at a walking distance from the Festival Centre.

Bevi Bevi / Oehlenschlægersgade 53, 1663 Copenhagen V
Located close to the festival venue, Absalon, you can find this excellent little wine bar. The perfect spot for a glass of wine in relaxed and cozy surroundings.