The Danish Dining Guide 2020

The Danish Dining Guide is a recognized dining guide published since 1978 by food critic Bent Christensen. The guide contains over 250 restaurants that serve food out of the ordinary in various price ranges.

To give you an overview, we bring here the list of the restaurants that are included in the Danish dining guide 2020, so you can find your way to memorable dining experiences at Denmark's most current restaurant locations.

In addition to lists for each region, you can see this year's nominations and winners of the more than 20 different prizes that the guide awards each year within a number of selected categories such as 'Fish Restaurant of the Year', 'Bo & Spis of the Year' and more.

Below you will find a definitive list, but you can see ours map of Denmark's gourmet restaurants, where we have gathered all the restaurants from this guide, White Guide, Michelin. You also download our app, and get an overall overview of the best (dining) experiences near you.

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Winners of the Danish Dining Guide 2020

Breakthrough of the year

Nominations:

  • Alouette, Copenhagen
  • Textur, Aalborg
  • Mondän, Frederiksberg
  • Gemyse, Copenhagen
  • Alchemist 2.0, Copenhagen 
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Winner:

Alchemist 2.0, Copenhagen

This year's Exotic / Spicy restaurant

Nominations:

  • Tigermom, Copenhagen
  • Sanchez, Copenhagen
  • PMY, Copenhagen
  • Sukaiba, Copenhagen
  • Fusion, Aalborg
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Winner:

Fusion, Aalborg

Restaurant profile of the year

Nominations:

  • Christian Aarø, AOC
  • Søren Ledet, Geranium
  • Peter Pepke, King Hans Kælder
  • Jann R. Olesen, Henne Kirkeby Kro
  • James Spreadbury, Noma
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Winner:

James Spreadbury, Noma

Green Kitchen of the Year

Nominations:

  • Gemyse, Copenhagen
  • The Pescatarian, Copenhagen
  • Ubat veggie, Aalborg
  • Moment, Rønde
  • Noma, Copenhagen 
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Winner:

Noma, Copenhagen

Restaurant Manager of the Year

Nominations:

  • Rasmus Mørch, Frederiksminde
  • Henrik Walbom, Lumskebugten
  • Nadia Alexandrine Bach, Taboo
  • Tina Kragh Vildgård, Down to earth
  • Jesper Kristensen, Passport 
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Winner:

Jesper Kristensen, Passport

Teamwork of the year

Nominations:

  • AOC, Copenhagen
  • Geranium, Copenhagen
  • Frederikshøj, Aarhus
  • Bistro Boheme, Copenhagen
  • Kadeau, Copenhagen 
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Winner:

Kadeau, Copenhagen

Fish & Seafood Restaurant of the Year

Nominations:

  • The Pescatarian, Copenhagen
  • The command bridge at Grantland, Hvide Sande
  • Essens, Frederikshavn
  • Lobster, Copenhagen
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Winner:

Essens, Frederikshavn

Bistro / Brasserie of the Year

Nominations:

  • Enomania, Frederiksberg
  • Prezzemolo, Aarhus
  • Me / Mu bistro, Vejle
  • Dragsholm Castle, Hørve
  • Skipperstuen, Dyvig Badehotel
  • Tarv, Torshavn 
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Winner:

Skipperstuen, Dyvig Badehotel

This year's Landevejskro

Nominations:

  • Løkkens Vejkro, Løkken
  • Fladbro Kro, Randers
  • Bredal Kro, Vejle
  • Rønnede Kro, Rønnede
  • Skoemagerkroen, Kirke Såby

 

Winner:

Fladbro Kro, Randers

Breakfast restaurant of the year

Nominations:

  • F-Høj, Aarhus
  • Schønnemann, Copenhagen
  • Mortens Kro, Aalborg
  • Bitin, Torshavn

 

Winner:

Schønnemann, Copenhagen

This year's Sommelier

Nominations:

  • Karina Dall, Kongebrogården
  • Nina Højgaard Jensen, King Hans Kælder
  • Michelle Hemme, HOS
  • Mariarita Liberati, La Locanda
  • Søren H. Jensen & Kent D. Sigerström, Frederikshøj
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Winner:

Søren H. Jensen & Kent D. Sigelström

This year's Avec & Wine Card

Nominations:

  • Dyvigig Badehotel, Nordborg
  • AOC, Copenhagen
  • Søllerød Kro, Søllerød
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Winner:

Dyvigig Badehotel, Nordborg

This year's Bo & Spis address

Nominations:

  • Comwell, Kongebrogaarden, Middelfart
  • Dyvigig Badehotel, Nordborg
  • Frederiksminde Hotel, Præstø
  • Molskroen, Ebeltoft
  • Svinkløv Badehotel, Fjerritslev
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Winner:

Molskroen, Ebeltoft

Cheese of the year

Nominations:

  • Aagaard Kro, Egtved
  • Løkkens Vejkro, Løkken
  • Molskroen, Ebeltoft
  • King Hans Kælder, Copenhagen
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Winner:

Molskroen, Ebeltoft

This year's dessert

Nominations:

  • Hesselet, Nyborg
  • Søllerød Kro, Holte
  • Pasfall, Odense
  • Dragsholm Castle, Hørve
  • Frederiksminde hotel, Præstø
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Winner:

Dragsholm Castle, Hørve

Deputy Head of the Year

Nominations:

  • Andreas Lønberg Svendsson, Lieffroy, Nyborg
  • Mikkel Barth, Pasfall, Odense
  • Christoffer Sørensen, Dragsholm Castle, Hørve
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Winner:

Mikkel Barth, Pasfall

Chef's Profile of the Year

 

 

Kenneth Toft-Hansen

Swine club Badehotel

Restaurant of the Year

Nominations:

  • Molskroen, Ebeltoft 
  • Pasfall, Odense
  • Frederiksminde, Præstø
  • Kadeau, Copenhagen
  • AOC, Copenhagen
  • Noma, Copenhagen
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Winner:

AOC, Copenhagen

Copenhagen

The capital abounds with world-class restaurant experiences, and is always ready to meet new trends. Copenhagen is the place where Denmark's understanding of cooking is pushed in new exciting directions.

  • 108
  • 56 degrees
  • Aamanns
  • Admiralgade 26
  • Alchemist 2.0
  • Almanac
  • Alouette
  • amass
  • Anarchy
  • AOC
  • Beast
  • Barr
  • Bistro Boheme
  • Bistro Royal
  • Botany
  • Brace
  • Brdr. Price
  • Brdr. Price (Tivoli)
  • Brus
  • Café Victor
  • Ché Fé
  • Christianshavns Færgecafé
  • Cicchetti
  • Clou
  • Damindra
  • Enomania
  • FAMO CARNE
  • FAMO Metro
  • Fishmarket
  • formula B
  • Frederiks Have
  • Gemyse
  • geranium
  • Gold crown
  • Lobster
  • Issa
  • Ground level
  • Gift Copenhagen
  • The channel
  • Koefoed
  • Kokkeriet
  • The compass
  • King Hans Basement
  • Krogs Fiskerestaurant
  • Kødbyen Fiskebar
  • Alsace
  • The Emperor
  • La Buca degli Artisti
  • La Cocotte
  • Le Saint Jacques
  • LêLê
  • Lumskebugten
  • Manfreds
  • Marchal
  • Marrow and Ben
  • Mêlée
  • Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
  • Mondän
  • Clam
  • Nimb Bar Grill
  • Nimb Brasserie
  • No.2
  • Noma
  • The orangery
  • Palægade
  • Panpan
  • Pastis
  • Paustian
  • The arrow cellar
  • Pluto
  • R wine bar
  • Radio
  • Ranee's
  • Rebel
  • Relay
  • The restaurant
  • Return Steak Vesterbro
  • Retour Steak, Kbh
  • Roxie
  • Salon
  • SALT
  • San Giorgio
  • Sanchez
  • Sankt Annæ
  • Schønnemann
  • Selma
  • Silo
  • The castle basement
  • Butter
  • Studio
  • Søllerød Inn
  • Sukaiba
  • Taverna Crete
  • The Pescatarian
  • Tigermom
  • Tivoli Hall
  • Trio
  • Informal
  • Wilhelm

Zealand and Islands

It is also worth looking outside Copenhagen, where there is a solid selection of delicious dining experiences. Experience what Zealand, as well as Lolland-Falster, has to offer at the more classic end of Danish gastronomy. 

  • B-Spis - Næstved
  • Café Algade - Heddinge
  • Dragsholm Castle, Slotskøkkenet - Hørve
  • Duevang Deluxe - Køge
  • Frederiksminde - Præstø
  • Højby Kro og Hotel - Højby
  • Hotel Bretagne - Hornbæk
  • Italy & Italy - Ristorante - Ringsted
  • Knud - Hundested
  • Lammefjordens Spisehus - Hørve
  • Mumm - Roskilde
  • Rødvig Kro & Badehotel - Rødvig Stevns
  • Rønnede Kro - Rønnede
  • Rørvig Kro - Rørvig
  • Skoemagerkroen - Kirke Såby
  • Sletten - Humlebæk
  • Store Kro - Fredensborg
  • Boot Katrine's House - Sorø
  • Tinggården - Frederiksværk
  • Toldboden - Frederikssund
  • Vallø Slotskro - Køge
  • Willy's - Hillerød

Bornholm

Although Bornholm's size should perhaps not give rise to the great culinary experiences, the skin can certainly deceive. Bornholm has some notable restaurants that can compete with the country's absolute best.

  • Christianshøjkroen - Åkirkeby
  • Det Røde Pakhus - Rønne
  • Green Solution House - Rønne
  • Gift Bornholm - Åkirkeby
  • Molen - Nexø
  • Stammershalle Badehotel - Gudhjem
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Funen

On Funen, you will find an interesting range of restaurant experiences both in and outside Odense, where the understanding of pushing food experiences can be set up against even Copenhagen. Funen has plenty to offer for even the most discerning restaurant goer.

  • Aiko Sushi - Odense
  • Bacchus - Odense
  • Broholm Castle, Restaurant - Gudme
  • The Grape and the Prayer - Odense
  • Falsled Kro - Millinge
  • Goma - Odense
  • Hesselet - Nyborg
  • HOS - Odense
  • Knudsens Gaard - Odense
  • Kok og Vin - Odense
  • Kongebrogården - Middelfart
  • Lieffroy - Nyborg
  • No.61 - Odense
  • Pasfall - Odense
  • Summary - Svendborg
  • Rudolf Mathis - Kerteminde
  • Sortebro Kro - Odense
  • Stella Maris - Svendborg
  • The Balcony - Odense
  • Thude's Restaurant & Vinbar - Svendborg
  • Vester Skernings Kro - Skerninge

North Jutland

In northern Jutland, you will find both the cozy restaurant experience by the coasts and the more experimental approach to food in the streets of Aalborg. North Jutland has plenty to offer for most food lovers.

  • 2 stroke - Frederikshavn
  • Abstract - Hirtshals
  • Alimentum - Aalborg
  • Applause - Aalborg
  • Bind - Kruså
  • Bistro59 - Aalborg
  • Bramslevgaard - Hobro
  • Brøndums Hotel - Skagen
  • Bühlmann, Scheelsminde - Aalborg
  • Dejavú - Aalborg
  • Essens - Frederikshavn
  • Fusion - Aalborg
  • Glashuset - Hjørring
  • Hjorts Badehotel - Skagen
  • Kanalfogedens Køkken - Løgstør
  • Contra - Thisted
  • La Locanda dei Liberati - Aalborg
  • Lilleheden - Hirtshals
  • Løkkens Vejkro - Løkken
  • Mortens Kro - Aalborg
  • Musikkens Spisehus - Aalborg
  • Nam - Aalborg
  • Rold Storkro - Skørping
  • Rusk - Aalborg
  • Ruths Brasseri - Skagen
  • Ruths Gourmet - Skagen
  • SanGiovanni - Aalborg
  • Skagen Fish Restaurant - Skagen
  • Structure - Aalborg
  • Taboo - Aalborg
  • Texture - Aalborg
  • Independent, Hotel Amerika - Hobro
  • Ubat veggie - Aalborg
  • Vendia Brasserie - Hjørring
  • Vendia Gourmet - Hjørring
  • Villa Vest - Hjørring

Middle Jutland

With Aarhus taking the torch as the country's second largest city, there is enough to catch up in Central Jutland. Central Jutland offers a wide range of exciting and innovative restaurants and inns, so there should probably be something for everyone.

  • Bistroteket - Randers
  • Dauphine - Aarhus
  • The happy madness - Aarhus
  • Domestic - Aarhus
  • ET - Aarhus
  • F-Høj - Aarhus
  • Ferdinand - Hotel-Bar-Restaurant - Aarhus
  • Fladbro Kro - Randers
  • Frederikshøj - Aarhus
  • Mrs. Larsen - Langå
  • Gasfabrikken - Horsens
  • Gastromé - Aarhus
  • Ghrelin - Aarhus
  • Vandalism - Aarhus
  • Højslev Kro - Højslev
  • Karoline Amalie - Silkeborg
  • Stove - Aarhus
  • Kähler Spisesalon - Aarhus
  • Langhoff and Juul - Aarhus
  • Lyng Dal - Ry
  • Malling Kro - Malling
  • Mefisto - Aarhus
  • The dairy - Mårslet
  • Molskroen - Ebeltoft
  • Torque - Round
  • Morena Mia - Aarhus
  • Museumscafeen - Holstebro
  • Møf - Aarhus
  • Nordisk Spisehus - Aarhus
  • Norsminde Kro, Brasserie - Odder
  • Norsminde Kro, Pres - Odder
  • Piaf - Silkeborg
  • Pihlkjær - Aarhus
  • Ravello - Herning
  • Remouladen - Vejle
  • Return Steak - Aarhus
  • Ribehøj - Føvling
  • Sixth Frederiks Kro - Risskov
  • Under Klippen - Holsterbro
  • Varna, Bistro de luxe - Aarhus

South Jutland

Southern Jutland has a wide range of taste experiences, all of which can be enjoyed within a cozy and comfortable setting. Both the more classic Danish gastronomy, as well as more innovative approaches to food, will probably make the hungry sign up for all taste buds.

  • Aagaard Kro - Egtved
  • Admiralen - Kolding
  • Bind - Kruså
  • Bredal Kro - Vejle
  • Britannia Hotel, Mundheld - Esbjerg
  • Brother Ditlev - Kolding
  • Dyvig Badehotel - Nordborg
  • Fakkelgaarden - Kollund
  • Henne Kirkeby Kro - Henne
  • Henne Mølle Å Badehotel - Henne
  • Herregårdskælderen - Brørup
  • Hjerting Badehotel - Esbjerg
  • Hotel Baltic - Høruphav
  • Høfde 4 - Blåvand
  • Knapp - Aabenraa
  • Me | Mu Bistro & bar - Vejle
  • Me | Mu Restaurant - Vejle
  • Nymindegab Kro - Nørre Nebel
  • Remouladen - Vejle
  • Ribehøj - Føvling
  • ROS - Fredericia
  • ROS - Barrels
  • Schackenborg Slotskro - Tønder
  • Sønderho Kro anno 1722 - Fanø
  • Ti Trin Ned - Fredericia
  • Treetop Restaurant - Vejle
  • Tyrstrup Kro - Christiansfeld

Suggestions for further reading

Here you can get inspiration for further reading in connection with restaurants and gastronomic experiences around Denmark


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