Copenhagen Food News (April 2021) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

We’re back, baby! The end of lockdown is near, and life is slowly but surely returning to the city after a six month lockdown. Both outdoor and indoor dining returns on April 21 – so make your reservations now! Restaurants, how we’ve missed you! Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new openings, events, and collabs happening this month in Copenhagen.

Looking for more great spots for food and drinks in Copenhagen? Check out our city map of Copenhagen!

Easter in Copenhagen

Celebrate with a traditional Danish Easter lunch at home. Both Møntergade and Aamanns are offering take-away Easter menus starting on March 30th – of course, you will find all of the classics like frikadeller, curry herring, and chicken salad. A few bakeries in town (Hart Bageri and Alice) are also baking British hot cross buns.

The Return of Restaurants

The biggest news this month is the return of outdoor dining (update: and now indoor dining too!). On April 21st, restaurants are allowed to open for outdoor seating (no coronapas required) as well as for indoor seating (only for dine-in customers with a coronapas).

These are the restaurants/bars that have announced that they will open on April 21st: À Terre, Admiralgade 26, Amass Fried Chicken, Ancestrale, Apollo Bar, Bæst, Barabba, Bar La Una, Bevi Bevi, Broens Gadekøkken, Christianshavn Færgecafe, Den Vandrette, Gorilla, Kødbyens Fiskebar, Lidkoeb, Lille Blå, Lola, Luca, Lumskebugten, Maison, Pluto, Rødder & Vin, and Ved Stranden 10. On April 22nd, Radio will open.

These restaurants will open on April 23rd: Aamanns 1921, AOC, Gorda Empanadas, Hija de Sanchez Cantina, Hija de Sanchez TaqueriaIluka, No. 2, Sanchez VesterbroSelma, and Trio. On April 24th, Almanak will open. On April 26th, Rufino Osteria will open.

On April 27th, Marchal will open (now with Jakob de Neergaard as executive chef). On April 28th, Surt and Sushi Anaba will open. On April 30th, Geranium and Møntergade will open. On May 4th, Alchemist, Jordnær, and Slurp will open. On May 5th, Connection by Alan Bates, kōnā, and Kong Hans Kælder will open. We assume the rest intend to open on May 6th, as originally planned.

Aamanns Gadekøkken

Adam Aamann and his team are bringing the best dishes from Aamanns 1921 to Broens Gadekøkken this year. Smørrebrød, fried plaice, krebinetter, beef tartar with brown butter emulsion, and more – opening at Broens on April 21st.

Collective Bakery

Coffee Collective’s bakery, Collective Bakery, is slated to open in Nørrebro after Easter. While they haven’t announced an official opening date yet, they’ve already begun testing some of their pastries at their various locations around town. Have you tried one yet?

Update: Collective Bakery has announced they will open their doors on April 9th, 2021.

Klaus Thomsen from Coffee Collective and Collective Bakery's head baker Michael Craig.
Klaus Thomsen from Coffee Collective and Collective Bakery’s head baker Michael Craig.

Ice Cream Season Begins!

Østerberg Ice Cream and Coffee Collective (with their coffee soft serve) were the first to begin serving ice cream this year, both starting during the last weekend of March. Alice will start scooping on April 17th. Click here to read our guide to the best ice cream in Copenhagen!


Strutto is a pop-up turned food stall from Luca Donninelli (formerly of Relæ) and his girlfriend Cecilia Aroni (pastry chef at Hart Bageri) opening at Broens Gadekøkken on April 21st. The menu is focused around the Italian piadina – a sort of tortilla made with pork lard (hence the name Strutto, which means lard).


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The Hungries

Consider joining our members-only food club! We are having both in-person events in Copenhagen as well as virtual events that you can join from anywhere in the world. Here’s what’s coming up for The Hungries in April:

Fried Chicken + Natural Wine Picnic with the Madman! – April 10th

Have you seen Geoffrey (the fried chicken madman) making his fried chicken from his Frederiksberg balcony? Well, if you haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet, now’s your chance! Join The Hungries (VIP level) for an invite to our fried chicken and natural wine picnic with Geoffrey.
Note: Spots are limited (8) and for members only, which means we can’t allow anyone to bring a +1 unless in the unlikely scenario that the event is not filled up by members. All Covid safety rules will be followed – this will be an outdoor + socially distanced event with a negative test/proof of vaccination required. If there is a high demand, we will schedule a second fried chicken event!

Virtual Coffee Masterclass with Tim Wendelboe – April 24th

Next up in our virtual event series is a coffee class, tasting, and Q&A with world champion barista Tim Wendelboe! In addition to being the owner of the eponymous coffee shop and roastery in Oslo, Wendelboe is one of the world’s leading resources on coffee. This event will be held over Zoom on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, at 11:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) and is exclusively for the VIP members of The Hungries. The tasting will focus on the light-roasted Nacimiento from Honduras. In Oslo, the coffee is available at Tim’s own shop. In Copenhagen, it’s for sale at Hart Bageri. If your local coffee shop does not have his coffee, it can be purchased in Wendelboe’s online shop.

Join The Hungries and take part in a virtual coffee class with Tim Wendelboe!
Join The Hungries and take part in a virtual coffee class with Tim Wendelboe!

What are you eating this month? Let us know in a comment below!

Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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