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Bornholm, Denmark

Bornholm’s 8 best restaurants (and must-try dishes)

The guide to Bornholm’s top restaurants

Embark on a culinary journey to Bornholm, a Danish island located in the Baltic Sea, where each restaurant tells a story of the island’s rich gastronomic heritage. As you traverse from the rustic southern shores to the quaint heart of Rønne, a diverse palette of flavours unfolds. Here, the age-old traditions of Danish cuisine meet the innovative spirit of modern chefs, creating a dining experience that’s as unique as the island’s picturesque landscapes. With a blend of laid-back charm and culinary finesse, Bornholm’s eateries offer a taste of the authentic Nordic lifestyle. Our curated list is your gateway to the island’s top dining spots, each promising a unique delve into the heart of Bornholm’s vibrant food scene.
Kadeau Bornholm Aakirkeby Denmark restaurant
Kadeau Bornholm Aakirkeby Denmark restaurant

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Kadeau Bornholm

Bornholm island is home to Kadeau, a culinary gem overseen by chef Nicolai Nørregaard. Securing a Michelin star, Kadeau is sited exquisitely on Bornholm’s southern shores, with a mesmerising view of the Baltic Sea. The atmosphere here is very laid-back, with patrons often taking a refreshing dip in the sea before their meal, even arriving in flip-flops. While some New Nordic restaurants risk favouring novelty over flavour, Nørregaard’s cuisine at Kadeau sidesteps this pitfall. His philosophy champions both the taste and the story behind every ingredient, notably his remarkable hot and cold smoked salmon dish. Journeying to Kadeau on Bornholm may be somewhat challenging, but its seaside allure and exceptional gastronomy make every effort worthwhile. There’s also a sister restaurant in Copenhagen, extending Kadeau’s culinary narrative to the mainland.

Kadeau Bornholm
Baunevej 18
Aakirkeby
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kadeau Bornholm

Det Røde Pakhus Rønne Bornholm Denmark restaurant

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Det Røde Pakhus

In Rønne’s heart on Bornholm’s Sunshine Isle stands Det Røde Pakhus. Driven by passion, seasoned chefs Daniel Kruse and Troels Madsen have crafted this modern, rustic space, distinguished by a Michelin Plate. Dive into innovative smørrebrød at lunch or explore high-quality Danish fare by evening, where choices range from salmon to dry-aged beef. Menus, shifting with the seasons, promise the finest, paired with exquisite wines and juices. Inside, the inviting red-brick contrasts with white wooden walls and brown floors. Vintage black-and-white photographs enhance its warmth. Their dedicated team perfects every detail, ensuring memorable culinary experiences in an ambience brimming with soul.

Det Røde Pakhus
Snellemark 30
Rønne
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Semko Balcerski
Vinøst Svaneke Bornholm Denmark restaurant
Vinøst Svaneke Bornholm Denmark restaurant

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Vinøst

Overlooking Svaneke’s bustling main square, Vinøst is a beacon for wine aficionados on Bornholm’s scenic shores. More than just a wine bar, it boasts a tantalising dinner menu with diverse offerings; from small plates to heartier dishes. But it’s their unrivalled oysters, arguably Denmark’s best, that are a showstopper. Guided by a professional chef and attentive staff, each culinary experience is heightened. The decor balances functionality with warmth, creating an atmosphere where guests, whether locals or visiting wine enthusiasts, feel instantly at ease. For those eager to carry a piece of Vinøst home, their adjacent wine shop promises the finest bottles. A gem in Bornholm’s thriving food and wine scene.

Vinøst
Svaneke Torv 8
Svaneke
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Vinøst and The Nordic Nomad

Râzapâz Rønne Bornholm Denmark restaurant

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Râzapâz

In the heart of Rønne, Râzapâz breathes life into Bornholm’s dining scene. A reflection of its Bornholmian name meaning ‘young daredevil’, the establishment thrives on spontaneity. Owner Patrick Hult, drawing from stints at prestigious places like Noma, champions a relaxed approach: think wrinkled shirt, big smile. The ambience mimics a familiar holiday home – vintage furnishings, floor-to-ceiling wine displays and an intimate open kitchen. Diners can indulge in a Nordic bistro-style five-course offering or rustic French tapas.

Râzapâz
Store Torvegade 29
Rønne
Denmark

Photography courtesy of The Nordic Nomad

Nordlandet Allinge Bornholm Denmark hotel stay

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Hotel Nordlandet

Overlooking the majestic Baltic Ocean, Hotel Nordlandet in Allinge houses a culinary gem. Here, traditional Bornholm flavours blend seamlessly with modern Nordic cuisine, all underpinned by an ethos of simplicity and uncompromising quality. The interiors reflect a clean, Nordic elegance, framing the breathtaking seaside views. The diverse menu tempts with dishes like fried wolffish, accented with squash purée or a Danish cheese delight, Gammel Knas. Venture below to the Underbar bar for post-dinner relaxation, where the lull of waves pairs beautifully with local brews or inventive cocktails.

Hotel Nordlandet
Strandvejen 68
Allinge
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Hotel Nordlandet
Njôrd Svaneke Bornholm Denmark restaurant

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Njôrd

Overlooking the Svaneke harbour, Njôrd, founded in 2021 by Mathias Sejer Sørensen, elevates Bornholm’s culinary scene. Championing high-quality Danish produce, the restaurant ensures taste and quality walk hand in hand. From delectable local dishes like the unprecedented caviar vanilla olive oil ice cream to top-tier service, even under pressure, Njôrd guarantees an unforgettable dining experience. The establishment’s commitment shines through its collaboration with Spis Min Gris, offering diners exquisite organic meat that’s ethically and sustainably sourced. Whether indulging in a glass of wine from Bornholm’s finest selection, or savouring a leisurely lunch or dinner, Njôrd captures the essence of local flavour and world-class sophistication.

Njôrd
Havnebrygge 9
Svaneke
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Njôrd
Norresan Gudhjem Bornholm Denmark restaurant café
Norre

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Norresan

Gudhjem’s gem, Norresan, serves up the authentic essence of Scandinavian cuisine by the scenic coastline. Here, traditional smørrebrød meets modern culinary twists, like their much-raved-about op la. But it’s not just about food; their home-brewed rhubarb gin has tourists and locals alike capturing sunset moments for Instagram. Overlooking the sea, this cafe is the antidote for the soul, offering breathtaking views alongside first-class dishes. Whether it’s their refreshing gin or the delectable ice cream, every bite and sip come with a side of the picturesque Bornholm horizon. The heart of Norresan, however, is its dedication to exceptional service, ensuring every visitor experiences the island’s true spirit.

Norresan
Nørresand 10
Gudhjem
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Norresan
Bay Frost Café Listed Bornholm Denmark restaurant café

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Bay Frost Café

On Listed’s tranquil harbour, the Bay Frost Cafe captures the essence of the good life. Since 2012, this haven has celebrated the delights of exquisite coffee, an extensive gin & tonic selection, wines, beers, snacks and delectable cakes. In 2020, a new star graced its menu: the lobster roll. Freshly boiled lobster, paired with homemade mayonnaise and nestled in a brioche, promises an unrivalled taste sensation. Additionally, light dishes such as French charcuterie and comté beckon. This cafe, away from the bustling crowds of other towns, invites you to enjoy a serene moment on the harbour. At Bay Frost, anticipate an experience that delights every sense. Listed eagerly awaits your visit!

Bay Frost Café
Strandstien 1A
Listed
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Marie Louise Munkegaard

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