Copenhagen food experience – Restaurant Geranium, Fiskebar, Sticks’n’Sushi & 108
Text: Jens Hoffmann
For foodies is Copenhagen the place to be. One of my favourites:
Geranium by Rasmus Kofoed (with Jens Hoffmann)
More casual joy you will find at the Sticks ‘n’ Sushi (the CEO Kim Rabek with me)
The culinary offer is a concert of japonese flavours.
The origin of everything is very high quality and simple. The set includes wooden tables in the original office of the restaurant which started 23 years ago.
Another nice restaurant: Fiskebar
The Fiskebar restaurant in the meatpacking district do it as the big brother “Noma” or nowadays the Barr. Very cool, but no old school stylish surroundings.
The restaurants are just a pedal push – away from Copenhagen’s bustling city centre.
Copenhagen have given these places a chic industrial look, minimalist interiors serving to showcase striking features such as bar stools and dark oak, and mouth-blown pendant lamps hanging from high ceilings.
What to eat: Expect expertly executed dishes that are as elegant as they are delicious. The menus often adheres to New Nordic principles, meaning it changes seasonally.
I liked the pork belly or just simple moussels, fish and chips was also nice in the Fiskebar.
Sharing dishes often is often the way and the sommeliers are well educated.
One of the most popular, not so stylish Danish food is the smørrebrød. Always nice and simple, basically an “open faced sandwich”, called so because it really looks like a sandwich with the top slice of bread missing. It’s a popular dish for lunch and is served with a large variety of ingredients on top.
You will find it everywhere, for a bit more money in the real classic Danish way, accompanied by a glass of Schnaps or just a Carlsberg beer.
Check in: Admiral Hotel
The Admiral is an attracton because of the warehouse style. Housed in a 200-year-old former granary building, made for rich merchants. Just great.
Located in the city centre, between the quiet Toldbodgade and the waterfront. Not far away from the Royal Playhouse to Langelinie and the Little Mermaid. Easy!!!
It boasts 366 stylishly appointed rooms, it’s well-placed for exploring the city by foot or bike.
The thick walls have played spectator to some of Copenhagen’s most significant historic events. The imposing brickwork makes for a striking arrival, especially when it’s lit up at night.
There’s a busy reception and bar area that’s punctuated with pine joists and natural light floods in through the curved windows.
Maritime references from replicas of ships to a full-sized Admiral figure in costume.
The rooms split between harbour or street view are beautiful. Lets say a room with a view, I had a nice harbour vieww.
Easy to enjoy the ship-style corridors with brass lamps and contemporary artwork.
What to do:
Make a harbour tour in a solar-powered GoBoat, a delightful vessel that requires no prior experience.
Perfect for a picnic, each boat has a table, easy to enjoy the sight-seeing tour, including the Danish parliament and the canals of Christianshavn
How to get there:
From Germany direct flights offered by Easy Jet, SAS, Lufthansa.
Photos by: Jens Darsow, Jens Hoffmann & Admiral Hotel.