We’re lucky to have friends that have not only traveled far and wide but have pretty darn great taste too. Thanks to them and some choice (read as: lucky) meandering we hit upon some beautiful scenes, sumptuous food and some fun beer.
Louisiana Museum / Everyone said we should make the journey and in spite of weekend rail works (it felt like home!) we still arrived buoyant thanks to the impressive Sculpture Garden set above the water. It is a must, and if you have the weather for a picnic outside before viewing the exhibitions all the better. Plus there’s a permanent ‘light room’ by Yayoi Kusama.
Bakeries! It was with great delight we tried out some of the most highly-recommended patisseries in town, but you know what? The 7/11 did a pretty mean cinnamon torsarde much in the same way Greggs knows how to rock a sticky Yum Yum, and that is a very good thing.
Lagkagehuset / Amerikavej 21 and Sankt Peders Bageri / Sankt Peders Stræde 29 were favourites.
Near to Christianshavn is Sweet Treat and the more ‘free-spirited’ area shall we say. To be honest, we visited one morning and would never return, angry dogs on heavy chains was just the start of it. But, for the sake of full disclosure we spoke to a Copenhagen native we know in London and he said that if you make it through crazy town, there are self-funded and self-sufficient huts that are worth a look.
Beer is expensive, which means it better be good! Friends hooked us up with the Mikkeller Bar and we only see it fit to spread the gospel. I ordered a small glass (do that) of blackcurrant flavoured beer (don’t do that) and even though it was very potent the beautiful surroundings and changing menu meant this was a great place to hang.
My oh my, was Sticks’n’Sushi a treat. The top dish is sashimi sat on an iceberg, which before it was placed on our table, caused me to comment what idiot ordered that? Thankfully it was us because hot dang the food was incredible, the view spectacular (they’ve three joints but try Tivoli) and we’d recommend sharing a bottle of wine to keep the party going.
For more food with views, the brasserie at the Hotel Nimb looks out onto the Tivoli gardens and the steak is outrageously tasty. Good times indeed.
As for shops, each had a great mix of high and low meaning there’s something out there for all! The street trend was pretty strong, in particular sweatshirts (hello Kenzo) and trainers (hello Nike Frees) so check these stores out then treat yourself to the biggest, priciest Nachos you’ll ever eat here. Great people watching is that’s your thing.
Illum / Østergade 52 a department store, great for Copenhagen gifts with taste plus they have a supermarket in the basement if you fancy taking some treats back home
Another Nue / Krystalgade 3
Norse / Pilestræde 41
Storm / Regnegade 1
Wood Wood / Grønnegade 1
Naked / Pilestræde 46 and Klosterstræde 10 – a women only sneaker shop. Brilliant!