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All the Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen – 2022 edition

The full list of Copenhagen’s 2022 Michelin star restaurants

Every summer marks the start of foodie Christmas, as Michelin hands out its coveted stars to the world’s best restaurants. Here are Copenhagen’s 24 Michelin stars of 2022, spread out over 15 restaurants.
Geranium Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Geranium Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Geranium

Rasmus Kofoed was the first chef in Denmark to earn three Michelin stars back in 2016. Additionally, in 2022, his restaurant Geranium was recognised as the best restaurant in the world. Around 20 courses, evenly divided between appetisers, savoury dishes, and desserts, comprise the locally-inspired, seasonally-changing tasting menu, which is served over a minimum of three hours. In 2022, Kofoed declared Geranium a meat-free zone five years after he gave up eating meat, concentrating only on regional seafood and vegetables from organic and biodynamic farms in Scandinavia and Denmark.

Geranium
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Geranium

Noma Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Noma

Arguably the world’s most famous restaurant, with a list of accolades that keeps on growing steadily each year, Noma is a must-visit for many of the world’s foodies. In fact, throngs of people come to Copenhagen every year just to eat at the restaurant. Noma, one of the most coveted restaurants in the world, and its creator René Redzepi are credited with developing New Nordic Cuisine and inspiring a whole generation of chefs around the globe. Redzepi and his team constantly forage for unusual ingredients and transform them into stunning plates, so no visit is ever the same. The stunning decor was conceived by Studio David Thulstrup in 2018.

Noma
Refshalevej 96
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Noma

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Alchemist Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Alchemist Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Alchemist

What if food could be transformed to transcend the traditional dining experience? That is what Danish chef Rasmus Munk sets out to do through “holistic cuisine” at Alchemist. As a gastronomic sorcerer, his 50-meal dinner, ​​divided into five acts and served at various spaces within the restaurant, draws upon elements from the worlds of theatre and art, as well as science, technology and design, in order to create an all-encompassing and dramaturgically driven sensory experience. It’s edible magic.

Read the full article on Alchemist.

Alchemist
Refshalevej 173C
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Alchemist

AOC Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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AOC

Try some of Copenhagen’s best haute cuisine at this elegant two-Michelin-starred restaurant hidden in a basement. Chef Søren Selin bases his cuisine on Nordic ingredients and emphasises the purity of flavour. By engaging as many senses as possible – sight, smell, sound, and taste – AOC hopes to provide guests with the ultimate sensory experience. The restaurant offers four to seven course set menus.

AOC
Dronningens Tværgade 2
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of AOC

Jordnær Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Jordnær Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Jordnær

Jordnær was established in 2017 by Tina and Eric Vildgaard in a subpar hotel in Gentofte, a town just outside of Copenhagen. But don’t go by appearances alone; the moment you step inside the restaurant, you forget about the outside world. Jordnær is the ideal place to go if you enjoy the best ingredients fresh from the sea. Huge langoustines, turbot, and king crab are served here, in addition to an absurdly large amount of caviar that is used frequently throughout the meal.

Jordnær
Gentoftegade 29
Gentofte
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Jordnær

Kadeau Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Kadeau Copenhagen

Chef Nicolai Nørregaard has taken a small piece of Bornholm, the Danish island in the Baltic sea where he founded Kadeau in 2010, to the city by introducing a sister restaurant in the Christianshavn neighbourhood. Inspired by the natural, primaeval nature found on the island, Nørregaard serves up a multi-course Nordic tasting menu that is sure to make your taste buds sing. Kadeau’s elegant and warm interior was designed by local design practice OEO Studio.

Kadeau Copenhagen
Wildersgade 10B
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kadeau Copenhagen

Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Kong Hans Kælder Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Kong Hans Kælder

Denmark’s oldest fine dining establishment is Kong Hans Kælder. It was established in 1973, and in 1983, it became the first restaurant in Denmark to be awarded a Michelin star. Since then, the restaurant has maintained its star, with the exception of 2014–2015, when Chef de la Cuisine Thomas Rode shifted his focus from French cuisine to paleo cuisine. Mark Lundgaard, who returned to serving traditional French fare after Rode left, took over as chef after him, and the restaurant managed to regain its star. Kong Hans Kælder is located in the cellar vaults of one of Copenhagen’s oldest structures.

Kong Hans Kælder
Vingårdstræde 6
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kong Hans Kælder

Alouette Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Alouette

At Alouette, husband and wife team Nick Curtin and Camilla Hansen have set out to create an intimate dining experience unlike any other in the city. Working closely with the talented carpenters of Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, whose workshop is located on the ground floor of the former pencil factory, the pair has certainly achieved just that – Alouette is a place that feels informal yet sophisticated, classic yet rock and roll. Firmly rooted in French techniques, and with live fire cooking at the heart of the culinary approach, the restaurant’s innovative set menu manages to both surprise and delight.

Alouette
Sturlasgade 14
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Alouette

Formel B Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Formel B Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Formel B

Formel B’s two owners, Kristian Meller and Rune Jochumsen, took over the eatery in 2003, and a year later, they proudly received their first Michelin star. The elegant restaurant Formel B serves high-class French gourmet cuisine with a modern Danish twist. Where else would you be served smoked warm eel with rose hip vinegar, salted Spanish almonds, and crisp brioche, all at the same time? The interior is decorated in shades of brown, grey, and creamy sand, and the atmosphere is contemporary and stylish.

Formel B
Vesterbrogade 182
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Formel B

Jatak Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Jatak – new entry

The result of combining Asian-inspired flavours with a New Nordic approach to production and technique is found at Jatak. It was established in early 2022 and can be found on a typical Nrrebro street. Behind its unassuming facade is a small dining area with cosy minimalism throughout. It is the creation of Canadian Jonathan Tam, a former head chef at Relae and a favourite in the city who got his start in Noma’s kitchens. His resume is unmistakably impressive. Modernised versions of traditional Cantonese dishes serve as the foundation of two tasting menus, which can be enjoyed in the dining room or at the kitchen counter.

Jatak
Rantzausgade 39
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Jatak

Kiin Kiin Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Kiin Kiin

Being the only Thai restaurant with a Michelin star outside of Thailand and the first Asian gourmet restaurant to receive the honour in Copenhagen, Kiin Kiin in Nørrebro is a bit of an oddity. What’s more, it has kept its Michelin star for over ten consecutive years. Daily menus feature contemporary takes on traditional Thai cuisine and suggest wine pairings.

Kiin Kiin
Guldbergsgade 21
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kiin Kiin

Kokkeriet Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Kokkeriet

With its emphasis on seasonal local produce, Kokkeriet might resemble a number of the fine dining establishments in Copenhagen, but there is a distinction. The difference is that the food is inspired by traditional Danish flavours and cooking, which is then reinterpreted into mouthwatering new dishes. Previously a corner shop, this cosy and modern restaurant is very welcoming. The price range is a little bit lower than at other Michelin star restaurants in Copenhagen, and there are options for three, five or seven courses on the menu.

Kokkeriet
Kronprinsessegade 64
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kokkeriet

Marchal Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Marchal

The Marchal restaurant, which bears the name of Hotel D’Angleterre founder Jean Marchal, embodies the passion for food that has been the d’Angleterre since its founding in 1755. Danish Executive Chef Jakob de Neergaard, one of Denmark’s greatest masters of French cuisine, is in charge of the restaurant’s kitchen. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in traditional French gastronomy. Stone, wood, lacquer, velour, gilded lamps and dishes, and graceful flower arrangements are just a few of the luxurious materials used in interior decoration to create an opulent, chic, yet relaxed atmosphere that is pleasing to the eye.

Marchal
Kongens Nytorv 34
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Marchal

Søllerød Kro Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Søllerød Kro Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Søllerød Kro

Just outside of Copenhagen, one of the culinary capitals of the world, is Søllerd Kro, a remarkable and stunning restaurant. It is housed in a charming 17th-century thatched inn by a pond in a picturesque village, with a delightful courtyard terrace and three elegant, intimate rooms. Chef Brian Mark Hansen offers a nice change of cuisine from the new Nordic style that is prevalent in Copenhagen; a modern style with a solid French foundation and luxurious, seasonal ingredients of the highest quality. Cooking has a classical heart but is presented in a modern style, in keeping with the surroundings.

Søllerød Kro
Søllerødvej 35
Holte
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Søllerød Kro

The Samuel Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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The Samuel

The Samuel, a one-Michelin-star restaurant, has its dream location in an old historic villa from 1891 in the picturesque town of Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. The Samuel’s core philosophy is the symbiosis of food and wine in equal measure, with the wine giving birth to the dish of the future. Rasmus Knude, the maître d’hôtel, and chefs Jonathan K. Berntsen are the owners and operators of the restaurant. Classical cuisine, primarily French, Spanish, and Italian, is served at The Samuel. Even though none of the meals are particularly experimental, they are all still served with a creative twist.

The Samuel
Hellerupvej 40
Hellerup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of The Samuel

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