Beef me up, Scotty: Five great burger places in Copenhagen
I love burgers! Do you, too? If so, you’ve come to the right place! I’m on a constant exploring mission to find delicious burgers all around Copenhagen, and I have a couple more on my “to try” list. But for now, here are five of my favorite burger places! What are yours? Which ones did I miss or should I try next? Share in the comments below!
What can I say, Halifax is my favorite burger place in Copenhagen. The variety they offer simply can’t be beat – build your own burger with a bun (classic or whole grain), patty (classic beef, chicken or a vegetarian option of either chickpea or green pea patties), style, sides and sauces. The possibilities are endless! My personal favorite is the Mexican style burger with guacamole and a spicy salsa, for which I like to choose the green pea patty. Another great combination is the Tokyo burger, topped with an Asian coleslaw and a spicy miso sauce – I recommend the chicken for this. Their homemade remoulade sauce is absolutely fantastic!
Four locations in the city (Trianglen Østerbro, Nørreport, Forum Frederiksberg, and city center) – burgers DKK 120-140 (incl. sides and dips) – takeaway and delivery – halifax.dk
Vesterbro’s Originale Burgerrestaurant
Located in an old sauna, this place on funky Istedgade is definitely worth a visit. Great burgers, I recommend the classic “Den Originale” with cheddar and bacon. Major plus in my book: they have curly fries! I don’t know why, but they just taste so much better than their boring, straight cousins. They also make their own ketchup, which is absolutely fantastic.
Istedgade 34-36, Vesterbro – burgers DKK 85-89, side orders DKK 15-35 – vb-burgers.dk
Haché Gourmet Burgers
With two restaurants in Copenhagen, Haché have definitely made a name for themselves and their tasty burgers. Their Nørreport restaurant has a sort of industrial, low-key charme, but the friendly staff makes up for what some might perceive as a lack of coziness. Their burgers are prime, with limousine beef patties and great homemade sauces. The barbecue burger is highly recommended. They are also famous for their deep-fried Mars bars, but I have to say, I’m not a fan. They have special lunch offers, too. (see my full review here)
Two locations (Nørreport, Valby) – burgers DKK 100, side orders DKK 35 – takeaway and delivery – hache.dk
Cocks & Cows
The – admittedly unusual – name of the two restaurants stands for cocktails and burgers, which is what they are known for. I’ve only been in the one on Gammel Strand, which I absolutely loved. I really liked the atmosphere – you’re seated either in American-style booths along the wall, or at one of the long massive wooden tables with benches. Their cocktails are delicious and quite strong, and the burgers are oh-so-nom! I highly recommend their Sweet American bread, which comes branded with their logo and adds a really nice flavor. They are really milking their name theme, from the cocktail names to the signs on the bathroom doors that say “cocks” and “cows”. I recommend that you book a table in advance.
Two locations (Gammel Strand, Rådhuspladsen) – burgers DKK 89-129, sides DKK 29, sauces DKK 12 – takeout and delivery – cocksandcows.dk
XO Burgers and Steaks
We tried this place out on a weeknight, as it’s conveniently located right across the street from Palads movie theater, where we had tickets for later that night. Online portals such as Yelp have some mixed reviews, but I think the place actually offers a very good burger experience! Their interior is very nice, American style with cozy leather booths and a nice color scheme. The staff was very friendly, and our food was served very quickly (but we ate early so it wasn’t very busy). I tried the English style burger with HP sauce and sunny side up egg, and it was very good. Very nice meat, cooked to perfection. Worth mentioning are the potato wedges – real, big, oven baked wedges, from real potato, nicely seasoned and going great with their chili mayo. Yum!
Axeltorv 3 (across the street from Palads) – DKK burgers 99-159, sides DKK 30, sauces DKK 10 – xoburgersandsteaks.dk