Selma Modern Danish Smørrebrød by a Swedish Chef

At Selma, you find something as rare as a Swedish chef making contemporary Danish “smørrebrød”! Chef Magnus Pettersson had the audacity to take on the task of re-inventing Denmark’s number one food classic – the open-faced sandwich. The restaurant serves lunch every day and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday – with a menu consisting of smørrebrød and some snacks. You can choose from an à la carte or the affordable set menu which has been awarded a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin guide. A large selection of craft beers from Mikkeller are available on tap.

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Chef Magnus Pettersson at Selma.
Chef Magnus Pettersson at Selma.
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The amazing colorful wall at restaurant Selma in Copenhagen.
The amazing colorful wall at restaurant Selma in Copenhagen.

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2 comments

  • Dinner in Noma on Wednesday and lunch in Selma the day after. I think that can be a good combo!? But my favourite is Palægade but also Skt Anne when it comes to very traditional smørrebrød, but the food is much better than service and snapslist. Tried many of the smørrebrød restaurants in Cph now looking forward to try Mondän and Frihavn.

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