The Best Casual Dining Spots In Copenhagen

The Best Casual Dining Spots In Copenhagen

When people come to Copenhagen we often get asked for recommendations on where to go for some low key dinner before a night out, or somewhere casual for a quick and cosy meal. I feel like it can be a tricky one to find unless you know the city well enough. So here are some of our favourites…


Ved Stranden 18, 1061 - City Centre
This was one of the very first places we tried when moving to Copenhagen. Condesa is a Mexican Restaurant where you select a few small plates depending on how hungry you are. They do great cocktails and shots! It has a lively atmosphere and then later in the evening there's a DJ where you can dance the night away if you don’t fancy moving on elsewhere.

Must try : The Taco Feast - lots of meats and sides so is a good one if you are with a group of friends. Make sure you get the Tostadas - we can’t get enough of these! As for drinks you can't beat a Margarita but also try the '12 Mile Limit' cocktail, it's really moorish and packs a punch!
Good to know : Condesa is closed every Sunday and Monday. In the Summer they open the front outdoor area for alfresco dining.

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Vesterbrogade 124, 1620 - Vesterbro
A good little place for pre-night out drinking and food. It has a relaxed atmosphere and quirky interior with a bonus of a Happy Hour every night 6-9pm. All the food is homemade and tastes pretty good. The nacho’s have always been our top favourite to accompany our happy hour drinking - they are super good and a nice sized portion!

Must try : Wienerschnitzel - Pork Schnitzel with mash is really tasty.
Good to know : They also offer brunch from 10am at weekends.

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Istedgade 130, 1650 - Vesterbro
Similar vibe to Von Fressen but is probably a bit more cosy with a cool retro interior. The food is homemade and pretty amazing with generous sized portions.

Must try : Mulligatawny soup - it is heaven. I tend to opt for the curry dishes when I am here because they use fresh ingredients so they taste so good (plus the fact that I miss a good Indian curry from the UK!) There are also lighter options on the menu if don't want anything too heavy.
Good to know : They are open till 2am every day (apart from Sunday) so it is a good place to carry on drinking if you are wanting a cosy relaxed night.

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Flæsketorvet 25, 1711 - Vesterbro (Meatpacking District)
If you are a lover of meat then this one should be on your list! It is a no fuss canteen style restaurant of BBQ meats with a selection of different cuts and sides to choose from. It also has a Mikkeller beer bar inside with a vast range of beers on tap.

Must try : The Texas Smørrebrød - for the very hungry carnivore! 3 different cuts of BBQ meats with coleslaw and pickles. Its pretty big so easily can be shared between 2. The Mac ‘n’ Cheese side is also worth a try.
Good to know : You can only pre-book if you are a minimum of 8 people, however it’s very rarely a problem and can always get a seat. It’s a perfect spot before drinking since you are right in the centre of the meat packing district.

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    Høkerboderne 21-23, 1712 - Vesterbro (Meatpacking District)
    A small burger joint in the meat packing district, a good one if you fancy something quick to eat. It’s really popular with the locals here since it’s probably one of the best burgers you will ever taste! They also have a great selection of dips and sauces where they introduce a new “sauce of the week” to try.

    Must try : The meal deal - Burger + fries + soda for 99kr (recommend adding the extra bacon!)
    Good to know : It is a small burger joint so it can be difficult to find somewhere to sit and eat but it’s also good to eat on the go.

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    Falkoner Alle 42, 2000 - Frederiksberg
    I discovered this place when I was first living in Frederiksberg. It is a small pizza shop which always attracts so many people with queues coming out of the door. If the locals love it then it must be good pizza! and it is. It’s really friendly and they have a vast pizza menu starting from 50kr. You have the option to buy beer and wine too so it’s nice to enjoy a cold beer whilst waiting for your pizza to be made. So if you find yourself in Frederiksberg then give this pizza place a try!

    Must try : Salamella - with a drizzle of chilli oil.
    Good to know : You can eat inside (or out) but it’s small so it’s mainly a place to go for a takeaway.

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