Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Going to Copenhagen? Make your restaurant reservations way ahead of arrival!

I have known the dates of my trip to Copenhagen for a while, but I have waited far too long to make reservations at my chosen restaurant. Result - no tables available! The lesson learnt is to book way ahead when travelling to the culinary capital of Scandinavia.

Copenhagen is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. If you plan to visit Noma, voted the best restaurant in the world in 2011, you are well advised to book your table first - before booking your trip. If you are less ambitious, reservations for good restaurants should be made immediately after you have got your tickets.

This is a lesson recently learned. This as I am travelling to Copenhagen in the near future and planned to introduce my good friend Terje to the culinary wonders of Ida Davidsen in Store Kongensgade, and dine at the Lille Fede, another highly recommended restaurant in the Danish capital. Sadly I waited, and tried to book a table for two in both places yesterday.

Booking online at Ida Davidsen I was confronted with the following colour and notification on the booking site: gleaming red and “fully booked.” When calling Lille Fede, I was informed that all was booked for dinner the planned Saturday.

I know Copenhagen well, and know that there are no shortage of excellent places to enjoy open sandwiches for “frokost” and great dinners in the Danish capital. I know of several other places for excellent meals to try before culinary tragedy is officially announced. I will keep the details for myself for know, or until I have booked. If not you may beat me and book the table I would like. I’ll get back to you with more details later!!

My Ida Davidsen experiences: 

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