Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Looking for a good not-too-pricey restaurant in Copenhagen.
Notices

Looking for a good not-too-pricey restaurant in Copenhagen.

Reply

Jun 20th, 2015, 02:58 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
Looking for a good not-too-pricey restaurant in Copenhagen.

Lots of talk regarding the price of eating out in Copenhagen. Will be taking a small group out for good food at reasonable prices later this month. Suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
Criteria, in order:
1- Good food (not Mexican, thai, or fish)
2- Good value for the money
3- Pleasant atmosphere
4- Reasonable service
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 20th, 2015, 05:38 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,643
What specifically do you want to pay for this meal - and is this just the main course or does it include a complete dinner with wine? (Reasonable fo Copenhagen or reasonable for some other measure?)

Easy to avoid Mexican and Thai but Copenhagen has lots of fish - although of course you can avoid it if necessary.
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 20th, 2015, 05:54 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 67
Copenhagen has many great restaurants.
Two of my personal favorites are:
Cafe tight
Nose2tail
JUESnyc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 20th, 2015, 05:58 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,237
My recommendation would be to stay out of Tivoli Gardens altogether.
aliced is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 21st, 2015, 05:19 AM
  #5
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
NYTraveler, yes, it is for a complete meal with wine.
"Good value for the money" means relative to other restaurants in Copenhagen. Not a rip-off, or a tourist-trap. Where locals would go.
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 21st, 2015, 05:46 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,643
Again - that depends on what YOU want.

If you just mean cheaper than most - then likely you will get simpler food, fewer courses and much more basic wine.

Can't help with specifics - since for lunch we just find something where we are that looks nice - but for dinner we look for someplace special most nights. We think these places are worth the money - but you well might not.
nytraveler is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 21st, 2015, 12:20 PM
  #7
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
Maybe someone local with a better understanding of "value for money"
can give us some suggestions? For instance, we had singled out Café Tight mentioned by JUESnyc; his post confirms that we are on the right track.(Thanks,JUESnyc) This restaurant is also recommended in guidebooks as a judicious choice: "good value for the money".. We checked out Nose2Tail, also a great suggestion. Right up our alley. So we're all set for 2 dinners, need 2 more!
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 27th, 2015, 06:01 PM
  #8
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,835
A place where locals would go is in fact in the Tivoli Gardens, called Grøften. It is a very old, traditional Danish restaurant, where Danish specialities are served which is why it is popular with locals. I would not say it is cheap, but in comparison to other restaurants it is not badly priced and is a special place to eat.

Brasserie Degas is also a favourite of mine, cooking is great and price is very reasonable.

Restaurant Radio offers good priced Nordic cuisine, in the style of Noma but without the price tag.
Odin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 27th, 2015, 06:15 PM
  #9
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,831
We really enjoyed our dinner at Tight; in fact we have eaten there twice on 2 different stays! Reasonable [Copenhagen reasonable] prices and good food and service.

http://www.tight-cph.dk/
DebitNM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 28th, 2015, 12:11 PM
  #10
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
Great info, much appreciated.
Thank you all.
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 28th, 2015, 02:19 PM
  #11
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 79
I recommend Madklubben. We were just in Copenhagen in June and had a lovely meal there.
genoise is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 28th, 2015, 02:39 PM
  #12
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,495
Wine may be a problem. What we saw at restaurants were all imports, and seemed to heavily taxed. While beers were not bargain either, I only drank local beers since I was heading to France next and in no hurry to drink French or Spanish wines in Denmark. At least the beers were something local. Pity, the fish dishes were all excellent in Denmark if not cheap.
greg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 28th, 2015, 02:48 PM
  #13
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,835
Wine is never a problem in Copenhagen. A bottle of wine costs the same in Copenhagen as it does in a London restaurant, in fact it might even be slightly cheaper in Copenhagen. We regularly buy wine in Denmark, both from supermarkets and whilst dining in restaurants. Wine is imported, Denmark is not a wine producer.
Odin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jun 29th, 2015, 08:26 AM
  #14
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
Is it legal in Copenhagen to drink wine in parks during a picnic?
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jul 3rd, 2015, 08:40 AM
  #15
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 6
Is this considered a useless question?
Politics101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Jul 3rd, 2015, 11:03 AM
  #16
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,835
It is legal to drink wine in parks during a picnic. After all, people stand outside supermarkets and drink beer all day.
Odin is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:17 PM.