Hans Christian Andersen may like to take the credit for putting this quaint spot on the map, but his mermaid has been known to slip off her rock and disappear, leaving other magical spots to discover.
Here’s our Copenhagen travel tips:
The city is a historical puzzle of sea-faring wealth and culture, with its waterside Opera Houses, gilded church spires, bike lanes, and endless nosh houses including of course, the internationally renowned Noma, but also these two excellent establishments at which we had the pleasure of dining:
Manfred’s & Vin – run by Noma alumni Christian F. Puglisi, Manfred’s is an essential visit for anyone on a short break to Copenhagen. Their cosy premises in Nørrebro combine effortless style with a creative, delicious take on traditional Danish dishes and possibly Europe’s most impressive organic and small grower wine selection. Also if you’re stuck looking for restaurants open in Copenhagen on a Sunday night this is your place to go.
Manfred’s – Jægersborggade 40, 2200 Copenhagen
+4536966593 Wed-Sun, 17:30-21:00; Brunch, Sat-Sun, 10:00-14:00 www.manfreds.dk
Sankt Annae – a smørrebrød (Danish open rye sandwich) specialist. If you are looking for a traditional Danish culinary experience Sankt Annae provides dozens of options for locally sourced herring and freshly picked garnish served with dense rye and cheese. Our delightful waiter suggested a customary schnapps and a beer “to be consumed together during the meal” and the pickled herring was delicious.
Excellent value sleeping hole is the Avenue Hotel – not right in the middle of town, but just nearby and with great connections to the airport and a skip from the Nørrebro area.
Last but not least, the famous Wurst and chocolate milk vans. Do it if you dare.