Posted June 10th, 2008, 11:24 AM
can you recommend reasonable places to eat near the Marriott?
First - define "reasonable". My rule of thumb for Copenhagen is - take what you would expect to pay in places like New York City, Washington DC or Los Angeles and then DOUBLE it.
Copenhagen is NOT cheap - thanks to their 25% sales tax on EVERYTHING.
However - some great finds can be had.
The Marriott isn't too far from the Stroget - which is the main shopping street. You will need to either take a taxi or a bus to get there. The unfortunate thing with the Marriott is that it's kind of in the middle of nowhere.
Anyway - on Stroget you can find everything from hot dog carts (a Danish staple!) to very very fancy restaurants.
Ones that I would HIGHLY recommend:
At the Post Office Museum (near the Round Tower - which is another great "b" thing to do) is a great roof top cafe. Closed Monday's.
Also, Cafe Norden is FAB-U-LOUS! If you can get there between 10 am and 1pm you can have the brunch platter. This EASILY serves 2 people.
If you're in to Italian, we just ate at Mama Ludba's - again, not near the Marriott, but once you get how CPH is laid out, anything is easy to find. The price was great, wine and food was excellent, and we will gladly go back.
If you have the notion to visit Tivoli - EAT THERE. They have FANTASTIC restaurants there! (not the pirate ship, that is probably the worst food in Tivoli).
If you're in to Indian, we have friends that own India Palace kind of near Tivoli and the Town Hall Square. Buffet - and VERY reasonable.
If you're in to the Irish Pub thing - you have to go to The Dubliner. Again, friends that own it and it's a FANTASTIC meal. The stew is wonderful and we've just never had a bad meal there. They have a rooftop patio that has a great view too.
Please stay away from McDonalds and BK.
Please do try a "ristet hotdog med den hele" and a chocolate milk. It's what Danes eat for lunch... and when walking and needing a nibble... and for after lunch... and for pre-dinner... and for after dinner. Well, you get it. Pretty much ALL day long. LOL
Note that things do not open until 10am - so the notion of going out for breakfast is not something that Danes do. I'm hoping your Marriott has a breakfast for you. Danes eat pastries for breakfast - so scope out a nearby bakery and plan on that for breakfast. No such thing as the "eggs and bacon" breakfast here.
Hope that helps!
Enjoy your stay!!