1. Aamans Establissement: http://www.aamanns.dk/

If you’re looking to try open-faced sandwiches – the traditional Danish lunch, Aamanns smørrebrød, is worth a visit. The Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant Aamanns Etablissement in Copenhagen, serves signature smørrebrød along with homemade schnapps and local organic beer. What’s not to like?! Run by Adam Aamann and his team, their food is crafted with careful precision and passion. Come here for lunch or dinner and make sure you book well in advance.

2. Restaurant Told & Snaps: http://toldogsnaps.dk/?page_id=405

This is a restaurant that has been in business since 2000; Restaurant Told & Snaps – a traditional Danish lunch restaurant situated right in Copenhagen’s darling harbour; Nyhavn. The setting here doesn’t get more authentic and genuine Danish, guests come here to enjoy classics such as: Curried herring, the vet’s midnight snack, corned beef and roast belly of pork with red-cabbage sauerkraut. To go with these well-prepared sandwiches is of course a glass (or two) of traditional good old schnapps!

3. Restaurant Kronborg: http://www.restaurantkronborg.dk/

Nestled in the small, curvy streets of charming Copenhagen, is a building dating back to 1796 and inside is a restaurant with an open fireplace – said to be one of Copenhagen’s oldest and finest still in use today. The place is Restaurant Kronborg  which is exactly the kind of place you would like to visit in your free time…Come here to indulge in a homemade traditional Danish lunch with beer, aromatic schnapps made from all the best seasonal produce. Restaurant Kronborg is carefully crafted Danish smørrebrød at its best.

4. Restaurant Schönnemann: http://www.restaurantschonnemann.dk/

Try one of Copenhagen’s oldest lunch restaurants, Restaurant Schönnemann, established in 1877. This old establishment has a lifetime of serving delicious and authentic smørrebrød and strong schnapps. The interior décor is full of charm and warmth with its own original and unique  dark wooden panelling, royal green walls and table linens as crisp and clean as the a Georg Jensen damask. This is a lunch-only establishment and the menu is a vast love affair of well-prepared smørrebrød, matured herring, smoked eel, scramble eggs and the traditional tartar dish, which by the way holds an entire menu of its own!

5. Slotskælderen: http://www.slotskaelderen.dk/

Dating back to 1910; Slotskælderen – a place place deeply rooted in the historic presence of Denmark’s equivalent to Roosevelt, Thorvald Stauning, who became the first social democratic Prime Minister of Denmark. Stauning frequented this establishment daily for lunch, which consisted of boiled herring and caraway akavit schnapps in the company of local workers. Today, you will most likely run into many Danish politicians, as it is located only a stone’s throw away from Christiansborg. Come here for an unique unique and authentic Danish lunch experience in historic settings.