With the announcements for this year’s Michelin awarded restaurants last month, Copenhagen’s position as the cream of Scandinavia’s dining remains largely unchanged. There is, however, a slight shift, in that restaurants Ensemble and Geranium, both of which had been awarded one star by the prestigious French guide, have closed. One new name has made its way onto the list: Restaurant AOC Aarø & Co, located in the premises of the former Premisse restaurant, which has won a Michelin star less than one year after opening.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is in the ‘Bib Gourmand’ section, highlighting restaurants that offer exceptional quality for lower prices. Kødbyens new fish restaurant Fiskebaren is mentioned in this category.
The list of Copenhagen’s Michelin starred restaurants for 2010 looks like this:
- Christianshavn’s Noma remains Copenhagen’s only two-starred restaurant
- Restaurant AOC, which opened in 2009, is awarded its first Michelin star
- French cooking at Formel B in Vesterbro continues with 1 star
- Kong Hans Kælder, French cuisine – 1 star
- The exclusive 1st floor Restaurant Herman in Nimb - 1 star
- Exquisite Italian food at Christianshavn’s Era Ora – 1 star
- Experimental dining with Bo Bech at Paustian – 1 star
- Kiin Kiin, Thai dining at its finest in Nørrebro – 1 star
- Restaurant MR (1 star)
- Kokkeriet (1 star)
- Søllerød Kro (outside Copenhagen) – 1 star
- International cuisine at The Paul in Tivoli (1 star)
The seven Copenhagen restaurants to be awarded with ‘Bib Gourmands’ are:
Photo courtesy of Formel B.