Copenhagen Food News (October 2020) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’ve gotta learn to roll with the punches. Chefs and business owners have had to adapt to constantly changing rules and restrictions from the government. Masks are now required in restaurants, there’s a 10:00 pm curfew, a limited number of guests, and social distancing between tables. But Corona can’t keep this passionate food city down! Chefs are adapting to the new reality, and we diners need to adapt to it too. If you want your favorite restaurants to still be around next year, you need to support them today. So, let’s make lunching out a thing! And who says you can’t have a drink in the afternoon? Let’s party (responsibly) like it’s 2020! Restaurants and bars are fighting for their lives and need our support. Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new openings, events, and pop-ups happening this month in Copenhagen.

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Alouette’s New Restaurant – The Atelier

What do you do when the curfew and government restrictions cut your seating in half? You open a new restaurant, of course! That’s what Alouette did, at least, with the addition of “The Atelier.” It’s the same menu and the same set up as the existing restaurant, in a new part of the building that previously housed the design studio for the furniture company Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Sources are reporting that the cozy, workshop space, “feels like a modernist two Michelin-star restaurant in San Sebastian, and it ABSOLUTELY SLAPS!” All we know is, if Alouette’s signature sauce is there, we’re there. Click here to book a table.


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Amass – Fried Chicken Sandwich

You’ve probably been munching on Amass’ buttermilk fried chicken all summer, but have you tried their brand new fried chicken sandwich?! All of our comfort food dreams have come true – the fried chicken comes on a brioche beer bun, with lemon and black pepper mayo, and vinegar powder. It’s permanently on the menu now, alongside the return of some other classics, like the fermented potato biscuit with honey butter. Their new, expanded menu also includes fried chicken and brown butter waffles (!!) – we haven’t had a chance to try these yet and we are feeling major #FOMO, so see you this weekend at Amass? Let’s go sit in the garden while we still can, and drink to a summer we’ll never forget. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm.


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Angelika – Autumn & Winter Seasons

Bookings are now open for the autumn and winter seasons of Angelika, Geranium’s plant-based little sister. After the success of this summer’s pop-up, chef Rasmus Kofoed has decided to continue serving his completely vegan tasting menu inside Geranium’s inspiration kitchen, with casual, comfort food dishes inspired by his home cooking. The new season begins October 21st and continues through the end of January 2021. Click here to book a table.


Apollo Bake Sale – October 11th ONLY

On Sunday, October 11th, Apollo Bar is hosting a not-for-profit bake sale showcasing talented female Copenhagen chefs, with all proceeds being donated to the Global Fund for Women. Tickets are 195 DKK and include three baked goods and admission to the feminist art exhibit “Me as Happening” by Miriam Cahn. Click here to buy tickets.


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Balderdash x Gasoline Grill Collab

It’s always happy hour at Balderdash! Especially now with their collab with Copenhagen’s best burger, Gasoline Grill. Step 1: sit at the bar and order via the Gasoline Grill app. Step 2: take your burger combo up a notch with a boozy milkshake or a dirty martini. Step 3: enjoy!!! Available Wednesday-Saturday from 4:00 pm till sold out.


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Et innlegg delt av Geoffrey Canilao (@balderdashcph)

Barr – Now Serving Lunch

Christianshavn’s best restaurant just got even better – now Barr is serving lunch from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm every day (in addition to dinner). Yes, the famous schnitzel is available (this week it comes topped with Swedish chanterelles and lingonberries), as well as all your other Barr favorites. Now we just have to convince them to #bringthehasselback and life will be perfect…


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Coffee Collective Sankt Hans Torv

Check out Coffee Collective‘s brand new shop, on the corner of Elmegade and Guldbergsgade. This cozy new café is a perfect place for people-watching, and there’s lots of seating both outside and inside. For a limited time, a small amount of the Esmeralda Geisha espresso roast is available on the bar. Don’t forget to take a picture in the customized coffee bar that’s covered in mirrors!


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Hija de Sanchez Cantina

Taco lovers, rejoice – Rosio Sanchez, is opening a new restaurant in Nordhavn on October 23rd. Hija de Sanchez Cantina will be somewhere in between her taquerias and sit-down restaurant Sanchez in style, serving only à la carte items like tacos, ceviches, tostadas, and, of course, margaritas. Click here to book a table.


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Iluka x Will Smith Pop-Up –  October 4th ONLY

For one night only, Will King Smith (yes, THAT Will Smith!) is taking over the pots at Iluka. The set menu is 450 DKK per person, and probably will include delicious dumplings, steam buns, and noodles. This is definitely the place to be on October 4th! Click here to book your table.


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Et innlegg delt av ILUKA (@ilukacph)

Koan x Empirical

After 108 sadly closed in September, Kristian Baumann is back with a new restaurant! Koan is a pop-up restaurant inside the Empirical Spirits distillery on Refshaleøen. There will be an 11-course tasting menu inspired by Baumann’s South Korean roots and Nordic ingredients. A wine pairing, non-alcoholic pairing, and a cocktail pairing curated by Empirical will be available. The first day of service will be on October 8th, and it will last until the end of 2020. Click here to book your table.


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La Banchina – Winter Tasting Menu

Starting on October 23, Refshaleøen’s summer paradise is being transformed into a cozy tasting menu restaurant serving twelve courses of sustainable seafood and organic, local vegetables. Of course, clean wine will be available (as always), and the sauna and sea are open for those brave enough to take a dip in the winter months. Click here to book a table.


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mother wine

For the month of October, mother wine has relocated from their shop on Gammel Mønt into mother pizza’s Kødbyen location. They’re bringing over 100 natural, organic wines to enjoy by the glass or by the bottle into the space at Høkerboderne 15, beginning on October 8. You can also have small plates of dishes like bacalao, focaccia, courgettes, and prosciutto with your wine.


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VinSuperNaturel – New Store

The world-renowned wine sabering champs at VinSuperNaturel have moved their natural wine shop just a block up the road (Gammel Kongevej 41). It’s a much bigger space than before, but it’s still painted hot pink inside so you will feel right at home. Of course, the selection of bottles is as epic as before!


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Et innlegg delt av Vinsupernaturel (@vinsupernaturel)

Where 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.


  • Where does the picture at the top of this post come from? It looks delicious – I’m getting hungry 🙃

    • Sorry, editing my own comment. I thought you were commenting on our latest news for November. The header photo here is from Amass, specifically their casual spot Amass Fried Chicken next door. This was called «dirty bird» and was a whole fried chicken covered in a creamy bechamel sauce. It’s currently not on their menu sadly, but try their fried chicken sandwich! Had one 5 mins ago. 😄

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