15 best Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen

Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen

Believe me when I say that dining out in the Danish capital is a real treat for not only the taste buds, but all the senses. One of my favourite parts of visiting Copenhagen is the unbeatable food scene – I really think it’s one of the best in Europe!

Based on my own memorable experiences of dining in the city, plus recommendations from locals and fellow foodies, I’ve put together this guide to Michelin restaurants in Copenhagen.

This list even includes a pair of three star establishments: places that are already at the very top of their game. Other Copenhagen Michelin star dining opportunities are presented by four eateries with two stars apiece and seven with one star each.

To round off the selection, I’ve included a couple of Bib Gourmand recommended restaurants too. The Bib Gourmand award reflects the Michelin seal of approval and is often a stepping stone towards further, future success. 

I definitely recommend booking in early if you want to sample one of the best restaurants in Copenhagen. Michelin star or not, if they’re not quite there already, I’m sure they soon will be!

Which of these tempting Copenhagen eateries will you be sampling first? 

Author Bio: Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

1. Geranium

Address: Per Henrik Lings Allé, Parken National Stadium, Copenhagen, 2100 Ø

Accolade: Three Michelin Stars

Best for: A meat-free feast

Geranium Michelin Restaurant in Copenhagen

Geranium is located within Denmark’s national football stadium, and its position on the eighth floor means diners can enjoy sweeping views over the entire site and the city beyond.

Within, the decor is sleek, contemporary and typically Scandinavian, with blonde woods, white walls and of course a few floral touches.

Sampling the tasting menu served here means putting your trust in the expert chefs – but believe me, it’s worth it. The whole menu is a complete surprise only to be revealed as each course appears.

No meat is used throughout, and a selection of wine and non-alcoholic pairings are available.

As I’m sure you’d expect, the food served at this Copenhagen restaurant with three Michelin stars is exceptional in flavour and exquisite in presentation.  

2. noma

Address: Refshalevej 96, Copenhagen, 1432 K

Accolade: Three Michelin Stars, Green Star

Best for: A world-famous restaurant

noma (with a lowercase ‘n’)  is one to reserve some time before your visit. Astoundingly, it is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world.

Not only is this one of just two three-star Michelin restaurants in Copenhagen, it’s also situated right by the water. I love that the light-filled interior makes for a refreshing and relaxing dining experience. 

The interior strikes the ideal balance between laid-back and refined, with chunky, deeply-hued crockery and textured table linens.

As you enter, you’ll pass the on-site greenhouse from which much of the produce comes. Other ingredients are sourced via local foragers and farmers. 

Vegetables are a key focus here too, and you can order a wine or juice pairing to accompany your feast.

The focus on local, fresh sustainable produce and the advanced test kitchen at noma ensure all dishes are brimming with layers of delicious flavour.  

Note: Some surprising news to the culinary world is that noma is closing in 2024; speculation is running rife as to why. So if you want to experience this iconic establishment then I recommend visiting sooner rather than later!

3. Kadeau Copenhagen

Address: Wildersgade 10B, Copenhagen, 1408

Accolade: Two Michelin Stars, Green Star

Best for: Sustainability credentials

Believe me when I say that dining at Kadeau is indeed a gift to the senses – and the palate most of all. At this Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen, the head chef’s origins have a major influence on the menu.

He comes from the Danish island of Bornholm, which is located off Sweden’s south coast, where there is also a Kadeau restaurant.

Ingredients from here are used in a variety of ways throughout the menu, and are smoked, dried, cured or pickled before being included in the restaurant’s dishes.

Again you can pick a wine or non-alcoholic pairing when booking a table for the multi-course tasting menu. The dining room provides an elegant, Scandinavian-style backdrop for your feast.

Pale woods, herringbone flooring and a monochrome colour scheme are softened by the addition of tactile throws and trailing potted plants which I think definitely adds to the character of the place. 

4. Kong Hans Kælder

Address: Vingårdstræde 6, Copenhagen, 1070 K

Accolade: Two Michelin Stars

Best for: An intimate setting

Kong Hans Kælder is a more traditional Copenhagen fine dining restaurant. Established here in 1976, it offers classic French gastronomy.

The dining room is set within a cellar, with curving gothic arches framing the space and creating a cosy ambience.

You can expect top-notch ingredients and deep, flavoursome dishes here, while the chef’s unique touches really do make the food stand out.

Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen

Service is impeccable and attentive, while I love that the setting creates an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Food-wise it’s all about the signature, multi-course menu.

This varies daily according to the season and may include the likes of langoustine, Gillardeau oysters, frog leg, Gold Selection caviar and even Australian winter truffles.

I’m pleased to say that there are also cheese and dessert trolleys available for sharing. 

5. a|o|c

Address: Dronningens Tværgade 2, Copenhagen, 1302 K

Accolade: Two Michelin Stars

Best for: A private setting

If you appreciate a sense of space when dining out as much as refined food, I’d recommend heading to a|o|c.

Positioned by the iconic Nyhavn harbour, the eatery occupies a 17th century building where you can dine in the basement.

As at Kong Hans Kælder, there are arches dividing up the space, making it feel as if you have a private section all to yourselves. Both the setting and the menu have a modern feel at a|o|c.

Again there’s a multi-course (and multi-sensory) tasting menu, which can be accompanied by a juice or wine flight. Despite being a dedicated wine lover myself, I just love the idea of a juice flight for those who don’t drink – or fancy a night off.

Flavours are expertly combined throughout, while the ingredients and techniques used are often characteristically Danish. 

6. Jordnær

Address: Gentoftegade 29, Copenhagen, 2820

Accolade: Two Michelin Stars

Best for: Seafood

Jordnaer Restaurant in Copenhagen

With two Michelin stars to its name, I’d recommend Jordnær Copenhagen as the city’s gastronomic destination for seafood fans.

Shellfish, caviar and fish play a starring role, and super smooth sauces or flavour-rich foams may also be a key highlight of your meal.

Hidden within a hotel, I think Jordnær feels like something of a well-kept secret. Though clearly the place is firmly established on the foodie radar.

Warm woods, coarse textures and modern monochrome tones are used to create a contemporary and welcoming space.

The menu is firmly centred on seafood. During your meal you might sample delicacies such as King crab, langoustines, oysters, lobster and Balfegó tuna. 

7. formel B

Address: Vesterbrogade 182-184, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, 1800 C

Accolade: One Michelin Star

Best for: A varied menu selection

Acquiring one Michelin star in Copenhagen is no mean feat and formel B offers accomplished cooking which more than justifies this success.

For red wine fans like myself, this is the pick of the bunch, as fine claret and burgundy are a major feature of the drinks menu.

For many diners it’s all about the signature dishes served at formel B.

Menus here are more flexible than at those eateries offering a tasting menu only: here you can choose between a la carte and sampling selections which I think makes formel B stand out. 

The decor at formel B is elegant with a modern slant, and presentation is invariably Insta-worthy.

Local, sustainably produced Danish ingredients are the key to the ever-changing seasonal menus. 

8. Alouette

Address: Sturlasgade 14P, Copenhagen, 2300 S

Accolade: One Michelin Star, Green Star

Best for: A hidden gem

I love that Alouette’s setting is somewhat quirkier than most. The restaurant can be found within a character building that was once a pencil factory, and the elevator used to access it is decorated with graffiti. 

During winter, the roaring open fire creates that covetable and typically Scandinavian hygge feeling.

Metro-tiled walls, polished flooring and warmly-toned wooden furniture (that comes from the joinery next door) provides a setting that feels urban and industrial. Yet it is also intimate, laid-back and abundant in natural light.

Alouette Michelin Restaurant Copenhagen

The five course menu adjusts to suit the seasons. Flavours are well-balanced throughout all dishes, and let me tell you that the sauces accompanying them are incredible!

Located in the Islands Brygge neighbourhood, I love that this Copenhagen restaurant is somewhat distant from the usual tourist track. 

9. Marchal

Address: Kongens Nytorv 34, Copenhagen, 1050 K

Accolade: One Michelin Star

Best for: Caviar

Marchal Copenhagen

Marchal is named after the founder of Hotel D’Angleterre which was established during the mid 18th century.

The central position of this luxury Copenhagen hotel treats diners to splendid views over Royal Square.  Caviar and wine are two of the prominent themes at this Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant.

The former is a key feature of the menu, while the latter is housed in full length shelving running between the floor and ceiling.

Somewhat unusually, this eatery offers all-day dining. Sunday brunch and afternoon tea menus are also featured, which I think is a great excuse to visit more than once!

10. Søllerød Kro

Address: Søllerødvej 35, Copenhagen, 2840

Accolade: One Michelin Star

Best for: A characterful setting

I have no doubt that classicists and modernists alike will adore Søllerød Kro. Tucked away in the city’s northern suburbs, this Copenhagen favourite is housed in a historic 1600s inn.

There’s a delightful outdoor terrace and a nearby duck pond. 

A fabulous wine list and real culinary flair make for a most memorable meal at Søllerød Kro. Food is incredibly well-presented as well as delicious.  

11. The Samuel

Address: Hellerupvej 40, 2900 Hellerup

Accolade: One Michelin Star

Best for: A vintage feel

The Samuel Michelin Restaurant Copenhagen

Simple, elegantly-presented dishes are the speciality of The Samuel in Hellerup, Copenhagen.

The restaurant is named after the proprietor’s son and is located within a homely redbrick house with an on-site herb garden.

The Samuel Copenhagen

There’s a nod to Samuel’s sibling in the name of the private dining space, while the on-show cheese cabinet is a focal point of the main restaurant. So cheese-lovers, I know you’ll love this spot!

Seafood, freshly-baked breads and tropical fruits are all key features of the menu.  

12. Enomania

Address: Vesterbrogade 187, Copenhagen, 1800 C

Accolade: Bib Gourmand

Best for: Wine lovers


Enomania close to Frederiksberg Park has been awarded Michelin’s Bib Gourmand.

This unfussy eatery’s name translates into ‘wine mania’, and as such 600 plus vintages are included on the drinks list – if that’s not a solid selection, I don’t know what is!

The four course menu served here changes weekly, and features uncomplicated but delicious Italian cooking. 

13. Marv & Ben

Address: Snaregade 4, Copenhagen, 1205 K

Accolade: Bib Gourmand

Best for: Great value fine dining

Marv and Ben Copenhagen

Pretty plates, keen owners and organic produce make this little restaurant a rising star on the Copenhagen dining scene – and I love this spot.

Half a dozen dishes are offered every evening, when visitors can opt to sample four or six courses.

Ingredients are seasonal, while service and presentation are impeccable.

Simple decor at Marv & Ben ensures that the open kitchen takes the leading role within this popular establishment. 

14. Kiin Kiin

Address: Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen, 2200 N

Accolade: Michelin recommended

Best for: Thai cuisine

This eatery’s moniker literally invites guests to ‘come and eat’. Although it may have recently lost its Michelin star, I still think that Kiin Kiin makes a refreshing change from the usual Danish foodie scene.

Authentic Thai-style food with a twist is what visitors flock here for. The decor reflects this focus perfectly, with plenty of fresh flowers, rich jewel tones and of course the requisite golden buddhas.

Flavour combinations are lively and fragrant, and to dine here is to sample one of the only Thai Michelin-starred restaurants on earth.

Theatre, tasting, vegetarian and dinner menus provide plenty of options for all palates – whether they ably cope with lots of spice or not!

15. Kokkeriet

Address: Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen, 1306 K

Accolade: Michelin recommended

Best for: Contemporary creative cuisine

A prominent corner position gives you a clue as to the location’s former purpose: the building once housed the local shop. Now, it’s a modern eatery with a former Michelin star.

Kokkeriet is the place to come if you want to sample Danish fare, as dishes are contemporary interpretations of local classics. I’m also pleased to say that there’s also plenty of choice for vegetarians and vegans.

Slick looks, a soothing jazz soundtrack and authentic cuisine give diners other good reasons to visit.  

A foodie’s paradise, I know that discerning visitors to the Danish capital will be utterly spoilt for choice with Michelin restaurants in Copenhagen.

For more inspiration, discover the my guide to the best things to do in Copenhagen, the best swimming spots in Copenhagen, or the best brunch & breakfast places in Copenhagen.

You can also check out my Copenhagen travel guide to help you plan your trip.

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