Orangeriet – Smørrebrød in Copenhagen


Last Sunday I met my friend for smørrebrød – the classic Danish open sandwich at the restaurant Orangeriet in the King’s Garden in Copenhagen. Such a pretty place! The sun was out and so was everyone in Copenhagen. Orangieriet was packed and when I came in I could see gorgeous servings on Royal Copenhagen dinner ware all around.  The glasses were filled with dark beer, white wine or sparkling water and the faces looked happy. IMG_1507 IMG_1508

Luckily my friend came soon after and we got our table. We both chose a couple of smørrebrød and intentionally left some space for cake. Salmon tartare with cucumbers, veal tartare with beet root and raw egg yolk and lumpfish roe with smoked cream cheese and dill. It’s hard to see the the bread, I know. That is the nice thing about smørrebrød. It’s more topping than bread!

IMG_1514Sponge cake with cream. Almost too pretty to dig your fork into. Almost.

There are plenty of smørrebrød places in Copenhagen but on Sundays they can get very busy. If you only plan to come for one weekend make sure to get a booking. That on the other hand is no problem. Most places have online booking systems.

Here are some of the classic places and my favorites:

Aamanns (yes, the guy who also opened a place in New York)
Arbejdermuseet (in the basement of the worker’s museum)
Schønnemann (close by the shopping street)
Almanak (another of Claus Meyer’s places)

Enjoy your Copenhagen Sundays!

Copenhagen love from Kristina


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