Copenhagen Food News (November 2022) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

It’s hard to believe it’s already November! Winter is indeed coming, but there’s still a lot to eat around Copenhagen before the restaurants switch to their Christmas menus and the holiday markets line the streets. This month is chock-full of anticipated new restaurant openings, and we couldn’t be more excited. Of course, there are also some annual holidays such as Mortens Aften (St. Martin’s Eve) and the American tradition of Thanksgiving! We’ll help guide you to the best places to celebrate. Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new restaurant openings, events, pop-ups, 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!


Join Our Food Community!

Join our members-only, worldwide food club – The Hungries! Our community of international food lovers is made up of hundreds of members, based all over the world. Chat with us daily on our online forum, ask for travel tips and recommendations, and join us for meals at some of the world's best restaurants!

Connaught Bar x Marchal – November 3rd

Award-winning bartender and mixologist Giorgio Bargiani and bar manager Maura Milia of the Connaught Bar in London (previously voted The World’s Best Bar) are coming to Marchal for a one-night pop-up. Marchal has put together a four-course menu with wines, and, of course, there will be the signature Connaught martinis served from martini carts.

Kong Hans x Connection – November 6th

Chef Mark Lundgaard of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Kong Hans will join chef Alan Bates at Connection for a special four-hands lunch. There will be a ten-course menu including luxury ingredients like langoustine, truffles, and turbot, with a wine pairing of the best bottles in the house. See below for booking information.

Kimchi Class at kōnā – November 7th

Want to learn how to make your own kimchi? Join kimchi queen Kala for a masterclass in all things fermentation at kōnā on November 7th. Click here to book a seat.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kala’s kimchi (@kalaskimchi)

Gaijin – November 9th

Opening on November 9th in Nørrebro is Gaijin, a casual Japanese restaurant by Edward Lee (previous assistant head chef of Jordnær) and Mads Magnus (previously of Radio, Studio, and Marchal). The restaurant focuses on using whole animals (the best from the land and sea). There is an à la carte menu as well as a chef’s counter with a tasting menu of approximately ten courses. The name “gaijin” is Japanese for “outsider” or “alien.” Click here to book a table.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Gaijin (@gaijincph)

Caribbean Housewife Roast – November 9th

The next Caribbean Housewife Roast is on November 9th at the Kitchen Collective on Slagtehusgade 11A. This month’s theme is Afro Vibes, and the four-course vegan menu will include pepa soup, jollof rice, deep-fried puff puff, and more. There will also be a DJ to get you dancing while you dine! Click here to book a table.

Mortens Aften – November 10th

This year, Mortens Aften falls on November 10th, and many restaurants around Copenhagen will be serving the traditional roast duck. One of our favorite classic spots in town is Christianshavns Færgecafé, and they are serving a special menu for the occasion. They still have a few spots left on this evening – but grab them now! They’ll go quickly. Click here to book a table.

Strutto – November 11th

The Italian street food concept, Strutto, started as a lockdown pop-up and then became a food stall at Broens Gadekøkken in April 2021. Now, Luca Donninelli (formerly of Relæ) and his girlfriend Cecilia Aroni (former pastry chef at Hart Bageri) are opening a permanent location of Strutto in the city center in mid November. The menu at the new shop will be expand on the offerings available at the street food market, but still will center around the Italian crescia – a sort of tortilla made with pork lard.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Strutto (@struttocph)

Mugaritz x Alchemist – November 15th

On November 15th, chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of restaurant Mugaritz in Spain will join chef Rasmus Munk at Alchemist for an exclusive one-day collaboration. Together, they “will create an experience that will bring our disruptive gastronomical universes together under the same roof in Copenhagen.” Tickets are currently sold out, but click here to add yourself to the wait list.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ΛLCHEMIST (@restaurantalchemist)

Beaujolais Nouveau Day – November 17th

Celebrate the release of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau at various places around Copenhagen. As usual, Solfinn will be throwing a party at Rødder og Vin with all the bojo you can drink! Rosforth and Rosforth will be throwing a party with fresh Gamay and food from Brasserie Prins.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Rødder & Vin (@solfinn)

Goldfinch – November 19th

The long-anticipated opening of Goldfinch is just around the corner. Goldfinch is a casual Chinese restaurant from chef Will King-Smith, the former head chef of Geranium. Smith previously ran Will at the Bridge, a noodle shop at Broens Gadekøkken, but now he will expand his offerings with a wide range of dumplings and other Cantonese dishes. Click here to read a full sneak peek with all the details about the new restaurant, and book your table!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Restaurant Goldfinch (@goldfinch_cph)

Focaccia Take-Away at Brace – November 19th

Restaurant Brace is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, what diners always dream of: the opportunity to buy their bread serving as take-away. And if you’ve been to Brace in the last couple of years, you know this isn’t just any old bread serving. This is one of the best breads we’ve had at a fine dining restaurant. In fact, last year it made it onto our Top 25 Dishes of 2021 list. So, trust us when we say you don’t want to miss the chance to get your hands on their signature focaccia. Chef Nicola Fanetti actually described it as a focaccia/sfincione hybrid – a fluffy bread which is first steamed and then baked, resulting in a creation reminiscent of a caramelized doughnut. After baking, it’s brushed with maple syrup, sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt, and served with black currant butter on the side – the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. On November 19th only, you can take home a box with the bread, the black currant butter, and reheating instructions for 150 DKK. Only 50 boxes available – click here to book yours.

Empirical Staff Beer Party – November 20th

Swing by Empirical, the distillery on Refshaleøen, for a distillery tour, a beer, and a chat with the staff. They’re throwing a staff party, and the first beer is free!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Empirical (@empiricalcph)

Grønt Marked Biodiversity Dinner – November 20th

Join Grønt Marked and Lille Bakery on Refshaleøen for a talk about the pumpkin and its history, and then enjoy a pumpkin-filled dinner. Click here to buy a ticket.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Grønt Marked (@groentmarked)

Barabba’s 5th Birthday Party – November 20th

Cult favorite Italian restaurant Barabba turns five this month, and they’re celebrating in true Barabba style – with a late-night party. Joined by their friends from 180 Grammi Pizzeria Romana from Italy, they’re throwing a pizza party with Roman-style pizza. There’s sure to be a ton of wine and grappa too. Click here to book a table.

MAD Monday – November 21st

The next event in the MAD Mondays series will take place on Monday, November 21st. This Bite Will Cost You will be a discussion about how people, profit, and the planet shape the price of what we eat. Click here to buy a ticket.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by MAD (@themadfeed)

Albert Adrià Pop-Up – November 24th

Cook It Raw is launching a new chef-in-residence series at The Socialist Hotel in Copenhagen. Each month, an emerging chef will take over the hotel restaurant, Bobo Food Studio, to showcase their culinary talents in a tasting menu. To kick off this exciting program, Albert Adrià will do a one-night pop-up inspired by his restaurant Enigma in Barcelona on November 24th. Click here to book a table.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by the Socialist (@hotelthesocialist)

Thanksgiving Pie Pop-Up – November 24th-25th

Although Villette is not open yet, they’re celebrating American Thanksgiving by selling pies. Choose from apple pecan, pumpkin gingersnap, and cranberry white chocolate. Place your order via email by November 18th, and pick up on November 24th or 25th.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Villette (@villettecph)

Noma Projects x POPL – November 27th

Swing by POPL on Sunday, November 27th for a one-day only pop-up with Noma Projects. Together with the Noma chefs, they’ve crafted a limited edition menu item using lion’s mane mushrooms and their new release: the Smoked Mushroom Garum. Pre-order is available on their website – click here to reserve your mushroom garum.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by POPL (@poplburger)

Frank’s 5th Birthday Party – November 27th

Restaurant Frank is turning five, and is celebrating with a party on Sunday, November 27th. Drop by between 15:00 and 17:30 for snacks and bubbles.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Frank (@restaurantfrankcph)

Sunday Roast at Brasserie Prins – November 27th

On the last Sunday of every month, Brasserie Prins will serve a classic Sunday roast. The festivities will kick off at noon and go until midnight, featuring a different meat every month alongside crispy roasted potatoes, cabbage, glazed carrots, and more. Click here to book a table.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by PRINS (@brasserieprins)

Gorda x Tres Vins – November 28th

On Monday, November 28th, Gorda will once again host Argentinian wine import Tres Vins, this time for a txuleta pop-up. Drop by for delicious dry-aged steaks and wines from Argentina. Click here to book a table.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Gorda (@gorda.cph)

ROKS Pop-Up at Tivoli – October 13th-November 5th

Restaurant ROKS (sister restaurant to KOKS) on the Faroe Islands will be the next pop-up restaurant at the Japanese Tower inside Tivoli. Experience Faroese flavors right here in Copenhagen until November 5th. Click here to book a table.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by @roksrestaurant

Vistas Rui Silvestre Pop-Up at Tivoli – November 19h-December 31st

Restaurant Vistas Rui Silvestre from Portugal will be the next pop-up restaurant at the Japanese Tower inside Tivoli. Experience Portuguese flavors here in Copenhagen until the end of the year. Click here to book a table.

The Caribbean Housewife x Kulturtårnet – September 16th-December 16th

The Caribbean Housewife is taking over the iconic Kulturtårnet (The Culture Tower) at Knippelsbro every Friday evening this autumn. You can enjoy a three-course, plant-based meal alongside a natural wine pairing with wines from Rosforth and Rosforth, the wine importer located just underneath the bridge. Click here to book a table.

The Hungries – Upcoming Events

Join our members-only food club! We have monthly in-person events in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stavanger, as well as meet-ups when we are traveling around the world. VIP members also get discounts and perks at participating Copenhagen restaurants, shops, and hotels! Click here to read more. Here’s what’s coming up for The Hungries this fall…

American Thanksgiving – November 26th

On Saturday, November 26th, we’re hosting our first-ever All-American Thanksgiving for The Hungries at the beautiful Vipp Pencil Factory. Anders will be cooking the classic turkey, Kaitlin will be baking pumpkin pie, and together we’ll prepare all of the side dishes (mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and more!) to create the ultimate Thanksgiving feast. What are you thankful for?

Join us for a proper American Thanksgiving feast!
Join us for a proper American Thanksgiving feast!

Noma Game & Forest Season – December 3rd

As tradition goes, The Hungries are once again headed to Noma to taste the new menu. We’ve booked half of the dining room for the club, so join us on Saturday, December 3rd for what’s sure to be another unforgettable evening at Noma. Reindeer penis, anyone?

The Hungries are going to Noma again!
The Hungries are going to Noma again!

Hungries Julefrokost at Møntergade – December 10th

On Saturday, December 10th, we’re hosting our second annual Hungries julefrokost (Christmas dinner) – this time at Møntergade, one of our favorite traditional Danish restaurants. There will be all the classic holiday dishes on the table, including herring, Christmas sausage, salmon, pork, duck, and risalamande (rice pudding with almonds). Of course, there will be lots of snaps (haps! haps! haps!), so practice your snaps singing now before the big party!

We're also keeping up with Danish Christmas traditions!
We’re also keeping up with Danish Christmas traditions!

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.

Submit a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.