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Restaurants in Copenhagen

We are going to Denmark in late September/early October. Could anyone recommend some good but not too expensive restaurants to eat at? We will be trying to watch our budget. Apart from picking up sandwiches or going to the grocery store, we'd like to have at least a couple of restaurant meals. Any suggestions? We'd like to eat Danish/Scandinavian food as much as possible.

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Hello again Steve
First of all, what kind of budget do you have for eating out? Restaurants in Copenhagen can be quite expensive compared to southern Europe for instance. I will in no way claim to know a lot about the Copenhagen restaurant scene, mainly because it can be expensive and i tend to like cooking myself, but I will try and give you some pointers. If these places are too expensive or not what you are looking for, let me know and i will see if I can help you.

For traditional Danish i would suggest Aamans, there is both a deli and a lunch restaurant and they serve the traditional Smørrebrød. I haven't tried it myself, but i have heard a lot of good things
The Danish Workers Museeum has a basement restaurant called Café og Ølhalle, which serves the traditional danish workers lunch, , (again lunch only)
It's also right across the street from the Torvehallerne food market, where you can find fresh produce, delis and tapas bars. It's strivng for a more souhtern european vibe and has beecome foodie central in Copenhagen, though maybe a tad expensive.

For dinner i would recommend restaurant Relæ in Nørrebro
The owner has worked on the best restaurants in the world, including Noma in Copenhagen, thats been crowned the worlds best restaurant for several years. The food at Relæ is a bit pricy, but nothing compared to places like Noma and considering they have a michelin star, it's actually good value for money. It's certainly the best restaurant experience I have had in Copenhagen, though my experience is limited.

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We went to a restaurant in Tivoli (recommended by a former Copenhagen resident) that translates to "ditch" (because of where it's built in the park). We had a smorrebrod for four, it was very good and not too expensive. If you're in Tivoli, it's worth finding.