NileGuide Expert Says:
Dignified dining in one of the city's longest-running French restaurants.
Vingårdstræde 6, Copenhagen, Denmark
33 11 68 68
This upmarket French restaurant is tucked neatly away in the atmospheric vaults of one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings, just off Kongens Nytorv. It may seem a little conservative compared to the city's newer crowd of gourmet restaurants, but the gourmet Kong Hans has represented gastronomic luxury for Copenhageners since it opened in 1976. The restaurant was one of the first in Denmark to be awarded a Michelin star for the high standard of its cuisine, and has held onto it despite perhaps not moving with the trends. The kitchen is French with a Danish twist, and offers both a set eight-course menu (DKK 1150) and a la carte, with foie gras, lobster and duck perennial favorites—always impeccably presented. The restaurant is as expensive as its reputation suggests, with mains from DKK 450. Reservation and smart dress essential.