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

Apollo Kantine & Bar / Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen K
Apollo Bar & Apollo Kantine – wall-to-wall neighbour, located on the left side of the main entrance to the Festival Centre. Join art students from the academy next door at Apollo Kantine for a nourishing daily lunch (and dinner during the festival days!). Apollo Bar is the front figure – always surprising with its spontaneous and cozy atmosphere, serving meals from breakfast to dinner, as well as delicious coffee, wine and cocktails.

The Union Kitchen/Store Strandstræde 21, 1255 CPH K
At The Union Kitchen you can, among other things, get a delicious brunch plate with all that belongs to and more or choose 3-4 dishes per person for the evening. There are vegetarian options both for morning, dinner and evening. If the hangover squeezes, it is possible to choose The Hangover Cheese Burger in a homemade brioche bowl with truffle french fries and chili mayo.

-DISCOUNT: 15% discount on all menu items  

Mission CPH / Standard Havnegade 44 1058 Copenhagen C
Mission is a Mediterranean restaurant with a Californian mindset inspired by the cultural mosaic of a land of immigrants. Mission celebrates the uniquely free approach to cuisine that comes from people of a hundred different backgrounds living, loving and eating together.We value locality, seasonality, and keeping it fun and casual.  

-DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with accreditation can get a 20% discount on the Kitchen Trip tasting menu 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.

-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).

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.

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)

Fredco’s Deli / Grønnegade 32, 1107 Copenhagen K
Is a salad bar only 5 minutes from the Festival Centre. It has been called “a little piece of New York in
Copenhagen”. Don’t miss this place if are looking for a quick lunch with a fresh salad or a delicious sandwich.

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. 

-DISCOUNT: All CPH:DOX guests with an accreditation can get a 15% 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. 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).

Cafés, Bars & Night Spots

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.

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.

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!

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

Tapperiet BRUS – The BRUS bar / Guldbergsgade 29F, 2200 Copenhagen N
The BRUS bar is located in the very center of the brewpub. It’s a bar overflowed with crazy-good craft beers, a bold bottle list, savory snackboards, drinks before or after dinner and a serious spirit selection.

-DISCOUNT: During the CPH:DOX week (Sunday-Thursday), visitors at CPH:DOX screenings in Empire Cinema are offered a 25% discount on one beer pr. ticket at the neighbouring bar BRUS. Press accreditations receive an unlimited 25% discount on beer at BRUS during these days as well.

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.