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The Danish cuisine is especially popular for the wide selection of open sandwiches, also known as  smørrebrød. Everyone has their own favourite - be it curried herring, chicken salad, the potato or maybe the bigger choise of a classic; the shooting star (Stjerneskud). There is a large selection of classics in the Danish smørrebrød area, which are best enjoyed at one of the many good restaurants in Copenhagen. If you are looking for restaurants with great smørrebrød in Copenhagen, we hereby give you our suggestions of 10 great restaurants to choose.

Smørrebrød, Restaurant Selma

Rømersgade 20, 1362 Copenhagen K
Selma is a modern Scandinavian restaurant where you will find smørrebrød in beautiful serving as well as other Nordic dishes. Their menu is constantly changing, dynamic and innovative and with a strong focus on seasonal products. Enjoy your beautiful lunch with a matching beer from Mikkeller.

Photo: @anderspihlolsen

Strandgade 93, 1401 Copenhagen

Housed in Noma's old premises in Christianshavn, you will find Barr with a beautiful Nordic decor. These beautiful surroundings are a perfect match for the beautiful and tasty dishes on the menu. If the weather is good, they have a large outdoor seating area in first row overlooking the water. Enjoy the view while enjoying some of the best food Denmark has to offer, if you ask us.

Smørrebrød, Restaurant Koefoed

Landgreven 3, 1301 Copenhagen K

Restaurant Koefoed is classic Danish cuisine with inspiration from Bornholm, which can also be seen in the white arches that characterize the interior. For lunch you can choose from a wide selection of classic Danish smørrebrød. To go with that, choose one of their delicious schnapps - ask the competent staff who can guide you to a flavor that fits perfectly with your choice of servings.

Photo: @oregongirl

Kronprinsessegade 13, 1306 Copenhagen K

Orangeriet is located in Kongens Have, surrounded by green trees and the sound of birds singing. There is a fantastic view from the Pavilion, in which you enjoy your lunch, and if the weather is good, you can choose to sit in their large outdoor patio. They have a wide selection of the classic Danish smørrebrød dishes, alongside a selection of other delicious lunch dishes.

Smørrebrød, Restaurant Kronborg

Brolæggerstræde 12, 1211 Copenhagen K

Restaurant Kronborg is all about coziness and home-cooked food based on good ingredients. When you step down the stairs to Restaurant Kronborg, you immediately feel the welcoming atmosphere. It is a classic Danish restaurant where they serve smørrebrød with everything the heart desires. 

Palægade 8, 1261 København K

This popular restaurant in the inner city of Copenhagen serves classic Danish smørrebrød for lunch and the ambitions are high with the goal of being the best lunch restaurant in Copenhagen. For lunch, you can choose à la carte or a set menu for DKK 495.

Smørrebrød, Restaurant Norrlyst


Kompagnistræde 8, 1208 København K

Restaurant Norrlyst has a well-deserved Bib Gourmand, and has in a short time created a successful and well-visited restaurant. They offer lunch on all their opening days, where you can get Danish smørrebrød selected by the chef. So, if you find yourself in an indecisive mood and want to be surprised, then you should go to Norrlyst.


Christianshavns Voldgade 54, 1424 København K

Go to cozy Christianshavn and experience restaurant Lola. Beautiful surroundings inside and their garden at Volden is definitely worth a visit with lots of cozy corners and nooks with seating. We would recommend that you book an hour on their pétanque court before or after dinner. They serve classic Danish smørrebrød with a modern twist.

Smørrebrød, Restaurant Schønnemann

Hauser Plads 16, 1127 København K

Here, you will find a classic Danish smørrebrød restaurant that is only open for lunch, and therefore the perfect place for a little lunch pampering. They are open from 11:30-17:00 and lunch is served from 11:30/12:00 to 14:00 or from 14:15-17:00. Hurry up to book your table, it can be difficult to get a table here.

Photo: @chefmimichelin

Søndre Fasanvej 73, 2000 Frederiksberg

Enjoy a gourmet experience in beautiful surroundings at Fasangården in Frederiksberg Have. Fasangården serve lunch as in the old days. They serve their take on smørrebrød and more traditional dishes, which they themselves like to eat. They have an outdoor area for the hot days, where you can enjoy your lunch in green surroundings away from the noise of the city.

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