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Restaurant Guide: The best restaurants in Denmark 2024

Best restaurants

The new restaurant guide lists Denmark's best addresses for the first time.

The Danish restaurant scene is a vibrant and dynamic culinary landscape that has garnered international acclaim in recent years. Despite being the smallest of the Nordic countries, Denmark's restaurant scene is thriving with creativity and highly esteemed chefs, boasting three restaurants with three Michelin stars, seven restaurants with two stars, and 21 restaurants with one star.

At the forefront of this culinary revolution is the new Nordic cuisine movement, which followed the New Nordic Manifesto written in 2004. This philosophy is reflected in the use of local, seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques, often with a modern twist. Traditionally, Nordic cuisine has always utilised nature’s bounty, but giving it a name and integrating it into restaurant menus was a novel approach that sparked a culinary revolution in the Nordic countries. Pioneered by restaurants like Noma in Copenhagen, which has been repeatedly named the best restaurant in the world, this movement has put Denmark on the global gastronomic map. The restaurant and its culinary leader, René Redzepi, have been driving forces in the development of the Danish food scene and have attracted industry talent from all over the world. The legacy of Noma and its alumni has continually propelled the food scene forward.

At the top of the Danish fine dining scene, two restaurants achieved perfect scores in the first Falstaff Restaurant Guide Denmark release. Geranium, run by the genius duo Rasmus Kofoed and Søren Ledet, offers an exquisite and precise tasting menu, while Alchemist, led by culinary mastermind Rasmus Munk, orchestrates a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Geranium has been named the best restaurant in the world by World's 50 Best Restaurants and holds three Michelin stars. Alchemist, one of the world’s most intriguing dining establishments, proudly holds two Michelin stars.

As Denmark continues to push culinary boundaries, its restaurant scene remains a shining example of innovation and excellence. Whether through the groundbreaking concepts of its fine dining establishments or the embrace of sustainable, local ingredients, Denmark is set to remain a global culinary leader for years to come.



The top 3 in Denmark

A restaurant experience like no other, Rasmus Munk’s Alchemist is a masterfully choreographed food theatre, inviting guests on a journey of 50 ‘impressions’ designed to both please, politicise, and puzzle, without ever compromising on taste. An interactive, playful, and unique experience.
Refshalevej 173C
1432 Copenhagen
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At Geranium, Bocuse d’Or champion Rasmus Kofoed leaves nothing to chance. The refined tasting menu has been perfected over the years, resulting in perfectly balanced dishes with pure, precise flavours, complemented by selections from one of the world’s finest wine lists.
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4
2100 Copenhagen
Claes Bech-Poulsen
‘Only the best for our guests’ is Jordnær’s motto. The tasting menu is an uncompromising display of the world’s finest ingredients, from Norwegian king crab to Tasmanian honey. In Eric Vildgaard’s product-driven cuisine, taste reigns supreme. Stellar service and wine selections complete the experience.
Gentoftegade 29
2820 Gentofte
Jesper Rais
At Kadeau, self-taught chef Nicolai Nørregaard interprets the ingredients and flavours of his native island Bornholm through pickling, fermenting, and smoking, resulting in a highly personal cuisine. The open kitchen and fireplace lend a warm, homey ambiance to this beautiful restaurant.
Wildersgade 10b
1408 Copenhagen
20 years running, this Copenhagen icon is better than ever. Always the trendsetter, Noma’s inimitable style has been copied but never equalled. The tasting menu offers surprising, playful dishes firmly rooted in great taste, while the invigorating service makes guests feel at ease.
Refshalevej 96
1432 Copenhagen
Set in the scenic Frederiksberg Gardens, Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is a feast for the senses. Chef Jakob Mielcke creates whimsical, avant-garde dishes, and the artistic presentations and serene garden views make for a magical dining journey, complemented by marvellous wine selections and service. An absolute gem.
Frederiksberg Runddel 1
2000 Copenhagen
Koks offers a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure in Ilimanaq, Greenland, where Faroese chef Poul Andrias Ziska explores Greenlandic ingredients. Set in a restored 18th Century trading station overlooking the fjord and its icebergs, the stunning natural surroundings enhance this unforgettable experience.
3VMP+488 Ilimanaq
Tove Oskarsson Henckel
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