As Denmark starts to re-open, the border remains closed. And even when our home country is slowly getting back our little freedom of movement, most others are still struggling with the coronavirus situation. Flights are limited and the hotels are, no doubt, suffering.
Apart from helping the hotels to get back on their feet, dining in hotel restaurants offers several advantages:
- Danes don’t really have a habit of going to eat in hotels, unless they are staying in one. As such, you have better luck in enjoying a dining experience whilst keeping a certain degree of distance with other patrons.
- Price. Very few are in the mood of spending big bucks right now as many of us are still worried about job security, or work reduction after the economic ad package is over. Interestingly, the hotel restaurants in Denmark are no more / more or less expensive compared to a random burger joints in the city center, with a main costing around 150DKK. Hotel-dining actually offers good value for money if you want to dine-out after weeks of eat-in.
- Hotel restaurants also offer fantastic, attentive service compared to other regular restaurants and cafes, that unfortunately cannot afford to train up their staff.
So here are some of the hotel restaurants we recommend visiting when they are ready to greet guests again:
The all-day dining restaurant of the luxurious Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is an elegant place to enjoy sophisticated New Nordic fares. Spacious and comfortable, the hotel restaurant offers tasting menus featuring fresh and delightful local ingredients. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy decor, their menu is quite approachable, ranging from around 150DKK per course.
This sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin is 71 Nyhavn Hotel’s Southeast Asian Kitchen. As the border is still closed and many other countries are still in lockdown, you can enjoy delicate modern Thai dishes with a modern twist (at around 145-245 DKK per course, or 375-595DKK for a tasting menu) whilst witnessing Nyhavn without tourists.
This beautiful greenhouse is Hotel SP34‘s dining hall run by the famed Cofoco group. The award-winning restaurant offers New Nordic dishes with fresh herbs and veggies, accompanied by some seafood or organic meats. A 3-course menu is 300DKK for vegetarians or 330DKK for those who cannot live without meat.
This restaurant and bar in Hotel Herman K is a part of the Kadeau family, which recently faced a near-bankruptcy if not saved by some investors. The concept of ‘social-dining’ might satisfy your hunger for some human interaction after days of being in quarantine. With 345DKK for 6 servings, the menu will comfort you without hurting your wallet.
Nimb hotel’s beautiful oasis offers 100% organic greens and serenity. A course starts at 95DKK and the more expensive Sea Fresh Fish is at 145DKK only. After so many days indoor, we can definitely use some airy vibe at Gemyse’s garden.