15 best Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen

Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen

Dining out in the Danish capital can be a real treat for not only the taste buds, but all the senses. This range of Copenhagen Michelin restaurants 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, a couple of Bib Gourmand recommended restaurants are also listed in the following guide.

Book early if you want to sample one of the best restaurants in Copenhagen. Michelin star or not, if they’re not quite there already they soon will be. The Bib Gourmand award reflects the Michelin seal of approval and is often a stepping stone towards further, future success. 

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

1. Geranium (3 stars)

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

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. It’s 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 you might expect, the food served at this Copenhagen restaurant with three Michelin stars is exceptional in flavour and exquisite in presentation.  


2. noma (3 stars)

Refshalevej 96, Copenhagen, 1432 K

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. 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.  

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3. Kadeau Copenhagen (2 stars)

Wildersgade 10B, Copenhagen, 1408

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. 


4. Kong Hans Kælder (2 stars)

Vingårdstræde 6, Copenhagen, 1070 K

Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen

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. Service is impeccable and attentive, and 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.  There are also cheese and dessert trolleys available for sharing. 


5. a|o|c (2 stars)

Dronningens Tværgade 2, Copenhagen, 1302 K

If you appreciate a sense of space when dining out as much as refined food, head to a|o|c. Positioned by 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. Flavours are expertly combined throughout, while the ingredients and techniques used are often characteristically Danish. 


6. Jordnær (2 stars)

Gentoftegade 29, Copenhagen, 2820

Jordnaer Restaurant in Copenhagen

With two Michelin stars to its name, Jordnær Copenhagen is 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, 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 (1 star)

Vesterbrogade 182-184, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, 1800 C

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 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. 

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 (1 star)

Sturlasgade 14P, Copenhagen, 2300 S

Alouette Michelin Restaurant Copenhagen

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.

The five course menu adjusts to suit the seasons. Flavours are well-balanced throughout all dishes, and the sauces accompanying them are incredible. Located in the Islands Brygge neighbourhood, this Copenhagen restaurant is somewhat distant from the usual tourist track. 


9. Kiin Kiin (1 star)

Guldbergsgade 21, Copenhagen, 2200 N

This eatery’s moniker literally invites guests to ‘come and eat’. With one Michelin star to its name, 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!


10. Marchal (1 star)

Kongens Nytorv 34, Copenhagen, 1050 K

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.  


11. Kokkeriet (1 star)

Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen, 1306 K

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 one Michelin star.

Kokkeriet is the place to come if you want to sample Danish fare, as dishes are contemporary interpretations of local classics. 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.  


12. Søllerød Kro (1 star)

Søllerødvej 35, Copenhagen, 2840

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.  


13. The Samuel (1 star)

Hellerupvej 40, 2900 Hellerup

The Samuel Michelin Restaurant Copenhagen
The Samuel 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.

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


14. Enomania (Bib Gourmand)

Vesterbrogade 187, Copenhagen, 1800 C

Enomania

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.

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


15. Marv & Ben (Bib Gourmand)

Snaregade 4, Copenhagen, 1205 K

Marv and Ben Copenhagen

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

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. 

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A foodie’s paradise, discerning visitors to the Danish capital are utterly spoilt for choice with Michelin restaurants in Copenhagen. For more inspiration, discover the best things to do in Copenhagen, the best swimming spots in Copenhagen, or the best brunch & breakfast places in Copenhagen.

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

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