Denmark’s capital city has been on my to do list for a while. Lots of friends have raved about the food, interior design and beautiful multicoloured buildings in Nyhavn hugging the canal. As an early birthday present we booked to go for a long chilly weekend, staying in the Copenhagen Island hotel. For a romantic weekend away we wore layers on layers as it was FREEZING!!
We arrived late afternoon on Friday and by the time we had showered and unpacked it was time to check out the local restaurants for dinner, we immediately found the nearby meatpacking district. This is a great area to explore and I would highly reccomend coming here for cocktails or dinner.
We ate the best cheese burger and drank thick milkshakes (coconut and chocolate respectively!) at Burger Joint!
This was our exploring adventure day where I tried to cram in every inch of Copenhagen, hello sightseeing and must-dos. We nearly walked the soles of our shoes off! But the more we walked the more I could justify another Danish pastry…. YUM!
Ok, first stop on our list was Nyhavn which was approx 20mins from our hotel (photos are not the best because Copenhagen had been submerged into a blanket of fog). Wander around the postcard perfect scenes and explore on foot or by boat.
We went on a canal tour, starting from Nyhavn. Copenhagen is a maritime city surrounded by waterways and canals it was lovely to see it by boat (even if a little bit ruined by the fog). It’s also free with a Copenhagen card (worth looking into this before traveling to the city depending on what you want to see while you’re there). Without a Copenhagen card an adult ticket is 80DKK.
Conveniently located near the end of the tour is Papirøen Island- think massive indoor food festival/stalls and x10 for funfactor! This food market is the perfect place for munching pulled pork buns, curry, waffles, burgers, fish&chips, cheesecake… the list goes on!! Each food stall inside the big market hall has a focus on local produce and many vendors are happy to give you a sample! The venue is located on the waterfront and easily accessed by the bridge from Nyhavn.
Then we walked up to the famous little mermaid (even though we had been warned not to get too excited she was still a little bit of a let down but… a solid tick off the Copenhagen bucket list all the same).
On a reccomendatjon from my best friend (previously visited with her boyfriend). We tried the tasting menu at Cofoco restaurant! This was exceptionally good and worth the price tag!
The four course tasting menu came with the option of a wine pairing with each course- sublime flavours and gorgeous location, wonderful staff and lovely small touches (little tea lights lighting your way to the bathroom etc) it was one of the nicest set ups I have ever experienced! To start we had a fresh tasting halibut ceviche, then a creamy mussel soup, followed by veal brisket, a finale of beetroot and blackcurrant sorbet! Cheers to Copes!
I really wanted to see Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (well worth the half an hour train out of the city to see!)
You have to try Smørrebrød while in Copenhagen- this is a traditional rye bread open sandwich. Orangeriet restaurant was our location of choice, on the edge of the royal garden it’s very cute and a lovely location for a leisurely lunch. There is a special Sunday menu to take advantage of here too! Don’t mind if I do!
Nooooooooo! This came around too early!
Overall impressions of Copes:
1. Their style, interior design and finishing small touches are 200% better than anything I’ve ever seen before
2. The Danish pastries really are as good as everyone makes out
3. The cheapest part of the trip is the flight because food is more expensive than in London (the quality is great but you really cannot get a cheap dinner spot).
4. There seems much more to explore when it’s summer (the kayaks and rowing boats on the water near to the hotel looked especially fun!)