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

Last month, restaurants were given the green light to reopen in Copenhagen, both for outdoor and indoor seating (with coronapas). And just like that, another boom of restaurants and bakeries are ready to open and plunge headfirst into the madness that is owning a restaurant in 2021. You know what to do… get out there and support your local restaurants! Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new openings, events, and collabs happening this month in Copenhagen.

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Bageriet Benji

Copenhagen is getting yet another craft bakery on May 14th – Bageriet Benji! Located in Nørrebro in Copenhagen (right by Sankt Hans Torv), Benji will be a small bakery from Rasmus Kristensen (formerly of Noma) specializing in sourdough bread and pastries.


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Connection by Alan Bates

After quitting as head chef of Studio, Alan Bates decided to open his dream restaurant in Copenhagen – an intimate fine dining restaurant with only 10 seats. Connection by Alan Bates will open on May 5th. Click here to read our interview with Alan Bates with all the details about his new restaurant.


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Empirical Dock House

This year, summer officially begins when the Empirical Dock House returns to Refshaleøen. Come for cocktails, cans, snacks, and, of course, the waterslide. Soft opening on May 19.

Flere Fugle – Summer Bar

Although the new Nordvest bakery is not quite ready to open yet, Flere Fugle is kicking things off this summer with a bar and barbecue concept. Swing by the garage for draft beer, natural wine, and good vibes.


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Koan x Relæ

Kristian Baumann’s new Korean fine dining concept, Koan, is reopening temporarily in the former Relæ venue on Jægersborggade. The pop-up will last from May 19th until July 10th and will serve a South Korean-inspired menu using Nordic produce. Wines as well as drinks from Empirical will be available. Click here to book your table.


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Restaurant Palægade 2.0

The smørrebrød restaurant that tragically burned down on March 11th, 2020, will reopen on May 1. Palægade will serve classic Danish open-faced sandwiches for lunch and a more French-leaning menu in the evening, with oysters, turbot, and steak au poivre among the dishes. The Formel B group is still the owner of the restaurant, but the front and back of house team is brand new (the old team went on to open Møntergade). Luckas Jensen (former sous chef at Formel B) is the head chef, Gustav Vilholm (formerly of Tyven & Kokken) leads the front of house, and Johan Henrik Kirketerp-Møller is the restaurant manager and sommelier.


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Rødder og Vin x Censuum

Everyone’s favorite natural wine bike delivery boy, Solfinn, is opening a new wine bar inside Censuum, a new department store opening close to Torvehallerne. This outpost of Rødder og Vin will serve natural wine from taps only – a more sustainable, and more affordable way of drinking. Buy a glass or even a pitcher to-go, starting on May 27th when they open.

Silberbauers Bistro

The venue that previously was home to Manfreds won’t sit empty for long – Silberbauers Bistro will open on Jægersborggade on May 6th. Click here to read our interview with Mathias Silberbauer with all the details about his French bistro.


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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. VIP members also get discounts and perks at participating Copenhagen restaurants! Here’s what’s coming up for The Hungries in May:

Virtual Wine Tasting with Heinrich – May 9th

Next up in our virtual event series is a wine tasting with Gernot and Heike Heinrich in Burgenland, Austria! Heinrich is one of our favorite natural wine producers, so we are thrilled to have them join us for a private tasting. This event will be held on Zoom on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at 18.00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) and is exclusively for the VIP members of The Hungries. We will be tasting the Weisze Freyheit (white), the Graue Freyheit (rosé), and the Blaufränkisch Leithaberg (red) from Heinrich. We have put instructions on where to buy these wines on the Discord forum.

The lineup for the Heinrich tasting.
The lineup for the Heinrich tasting.

Funga Farm Field Trip – May 15th

VIP members of The Hungries are going on an all-inclusive field trip to Funga Farm! We’ll start the day with breakfast at Bistro Lupa, then visit the mushroom farm in Nordvest, and finish with a mushroom feast at ARK. This event will be completely plant-based and perfect for veggie lovers! Note: seats for this event are filled and only waiting list is available. Join The Hungries (VIP level) to get first access to future events like this.


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Ice Cream Social with Marie Frank – May 29th

If you scream for ice cream, you’ll definitely scream for Marie Frank’s sweet treats! The Hungries are having an ice cream party with everyone’s favorite pastry pusher on Instagram. Desserts, socializing, and endless fun! Maybe she’ll even bring her homemade canelés so we can make her signature ice cream can-wiches! Note: spots for this event are limited. Join The Hungries (VIP level) to reserve your spot.


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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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