Kødbyen Restaurants

Establishment neighborhood
Slagterboderne 7, Kødbyen
The concept of a butcher-and-bar restaurant is fitting given Fleisch's meatpacking district location. If you want to try a traditional Danish smørrebrød, Fleisch does especially good versions with plenty of traditional pickled and smoked fish alongside the meat choices for lunch. The dinner menu is admittedly meat-heavy (it is a butchery after all), but dishes are lightened up with fresh and preserved fruit like gooseberries and redcurrants. The cocktail list is thoughtful and inventive with infusions like bacon-flavored bourbon and duck-fat infused whiskey.
Restaurant Kul
Høkerboderne 16B-20, Kødbyen
The name of this restaurant is a pretty solid indicator of what to expect. Kul, Danish for coal, cooks the majority of their Nordic-Asian style cuisine on a Josper charcoal grill. The restaurant itself is seriously atmospheric—built in what used to be a wholesale butcher space at Copenhagen's old meat market, many of the original features are still there (like the eroded white tile walls) paired with stylish, charcoal-inspired black hooded light fixtures, and an all-black bar. The Nordic-Asian fusion really works, with the lighter Asian flavors brightening up the traditionally heavier Nordic fare—trout is served in a dashi broth with preserved berries, and raw lobster is paired with fennel puree and accompanied by a hot pour-over jus.