I decided to start writing a blog to share my travel experiences, particularly in food and fashion. I spent two years living in London in which time I was lucky enough to do a number of weekends away.
One of the best trips last summer was to Denmark. We spent a total of three days there.
Day 1: Food day
Day 2: Road trip
Day 3: Roaming Copenhagen
My partner and I are big foodies and planned Day 1 more than a month in advance, booking all three meals of the day.
Souls is a great brunch spot and was founded by two Australian’s and Danish vegan chef Neel Engholm. The food is honest and the produce is of the highest quality. The food is eco-friendly and mostly vegan.
Brunch was followed by a four course lunch at Restaurant Radio. Radio has a simply philosophy; ‘the kitchen of Radio follows the season, day by day’, these ingredients can be found on their website daily.
Michelin Guide 2017: The Michelin Plate
Just when we thought we couldn’t eat anymore we went to Höst for a late dinner. The interior is somewhat understated yet cosy, perfect for a romantic meal.
We opted for the Host Menu of five dishes. The menu changes every six weeks so be sure the check the website for more.
Genuinely one of the best meals we have ever had and probably the best value for money. Not only did we devour the five courses but there were a number of surprise dishes bringing the dinner closer to eight courses. We spent almost four hours in the restaurant and loved every moment.
Michelin Guide 2017: The Michelin Plate.
On Day 2 we hired a car to enjoy more of what Denmark has to offer. If you’ve got more than two days in Copenhagen I would strong recommend doing this as there’s plenty to see within a few hours drive.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is one of the best museums I’ve been to. It is located 35km north of Copenhagen and hosts a large permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. While there we got to enjoy Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Gleaming Lights of the Souls’ which we only had to wait a few minutes to experience (I’ve heard of people waiting over an hour at other museums to enjoy her art)!
Take the time to stroll the different galleries and enjoy the installations and view outside.
The Rosenborg Castle, set in and around the King’s Garden, is another must see. The castle was built for one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century.
A couple of hours south of Copenhagen you can find the white cliffs of Denmark, also known as Møns Klint. The white cliffs span 6km with the area consisting of lovely woodlands, hills and ponds. There are a number of walks which are clearly marked paths with several leading down to the shore.
Day 3 was a relaxed day spent roaming Copenhagen, enjoying more of what the city has to offer. As per usual, the day started with coffee and brunch. If you’re a coffee lover try The Coffee Collective. They offer a great brunch and coffee pairing.
No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without visiting Nyhavn which was originally a commercial port where ships would dock from all over the world. Today the old houses have been restored and the the canal is lined with restaurants and live music which makes for a great atmosphere.
If you visit during the summer months, there are a number of outdoor swimming spots. Visit Copenhagen lists eight of these. We managed to get to Kastrup Sea Bath which is a short train journey south towards the airport.
Copenhagen Street Food is another great spot to grab a bite or enjoy a drink on the waterfront. For a full list of food stalls see here.
Finally, we finished the day at the Botanical Gardens which if we had more time we could have spent many more hours relaxing in the sun.
Another thing I love about Copenhagen is the fashion. The streets are lined with all the Scandi brands I’ve seen in London but also so many which haven’t made their way there just yet. Full list of my favourite Scandi fashion brands to be posted soon!