Copenhagen and the noma legacy
From comfort food to fine dining, Copenhagen is the city with the largest number of gastro offshoots of famed restaurant noma and Danish chef René Red...
Copenhagen’s culinary scene continues to thrive as Guide Michelin Nordic Countries 2021 assigns 23 stars to 14 of the city’s restaurants - including three stars to noma - as well as three Michelin Green Stars to local venues promoting sustainability and two Michelin Special
There’s no shortage of superb food experiences in Copenhagen and this year’s Guide Michelin Nordic Cities once again acknowledged this by assigning more Michelin stars and Special Awards to the local gastro community than ever before. With 23 stars, Copenhagen continues to lead the gastro field ahead of neighbouring Nordic capitals Stockholm (15 stars), Helsinki (7 stars) and Oslo (6 stars) too.
Already named one of the world's best restaurants, the crown jewel of Copenhagen’s culinary scene, noma, joined Geranium as one of now two Copenhagen restaurants with three stars. Kong Hans Kælder joined Copenhagen restaurants AOC, Kadeau, Alchemist and Jordnær to hold two stars, whilst newcomer The Samuel entered the list of local one-star restaurants.
Copenhagen’s exciting green gastro scene also reaped huge recognition for its innovative cuisine and sustainable credentials with no less than three special green stars awarded to local venues Ark, Térra and Brace.
Meanwhile, René Redzepi, Chef-Owner of noma, also received the MICHELIN Chef Mentor Award 2021 whilst Christoffer Sørensen, Head Chef at Stud!o at The Standard was awarded the MICHELIN Young Chef Award 2021.
The three Copenhagen restaurants recognized with Guide Michelins’ Special Green Star for their sustainable credentials and measures to promote sustainability are:
Since 1955, the Michelin Guide has highlighted restaurants offering exceptional food at reasonable prices - the Bib Gourmands. Guide Michelin Nordic 2021 added the following Copenhagen restaurants to the Bib Gourmand:
René Redzepi, Chef-Owner of noma in Copenhagen, received the MICHELIN Chef Mentor Award in recognition of the huge influence he has had on the many chefs who have passed through his world-famous kitchen.
Christoffer Sørensen, Head Chef at Stud!o at The Standard in Copenhagen was awarded the MICHELIN Young Chef Award, sponsored by Danske Bank. The maturity of Chef Sørensen’s refined, elaborate cooking really impressed the Michelin inspectors.
In total, Denmark was assigned 36 Michelin stars at 26 restaurants this year, thus cementing both Copenhagen and the nation’s position as one of the leading gastro destinations of the world.
The Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2021 covers Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.