Insider Tips to Inexpensive Quality Restaurants
Claes Bech-Poulsen is one of the most sought-after food and restaurant photographers in Denmark. When he is in Copenhagen he often stays at Avenue Hotel, and below he shares some of his insider knowledge about inexpensive quality restaurants in the Danish capital.
High-quality Food in a Relaxed Ambience
Claes Bech-Poulsen usually photographs gourmet food from some of the most exclusive restaurants in Denmark. However he realises that once in a while you just want to let your hair down – or go easy on your wallet – and recommends four of his favourite restaurants, when he is in the mood for high-quality food in a relaxed ambience.
Wine Bar with Great Home-made Food
“Enomania is really a wine bar in the quiet part of Vesterbro,” says Claes Bech-Poulsen.
“They focus on wines from Burgundy and Piedmont with an emphasis on rare, exquisite bottles. Should you get hungry, while you enjoy your wine, Enomania serves great, reasonably priced home-made Italian food.”
Excellent Danish Smørrebrød
“Restaurant Skt. Annæ serves some of the best smørrebrød (open sandwiches) in Copenhagen,” says Claes Bech-Poulsen.
“Their food is very classical, they don’t try to be innovative at all but the quality is superb.”
Best Chinese Food in Town
“Yan’s Wok is a small Chinese restaurant close to Det Ny Teater, and to my mind they serve some of the best Chinese food in town. It’s a low-key place but the food is great.”
Italian Food made by a Dane
“Suprisingly enough some of the best Italian food in Copenhagen is made by Dane David Oliver Fischer,” says Claes Bech-Poulsen.
“David trained at the only restaurant in Rome with three stars in the Michelin Guide, and it shows when he serves up the pasta at his funky trattoria-style restaurant Fischer.”
Avenue Hotel is Personal and Welcoming
“I’m a regular guest at Avenue Hotel,” says Claes Bech-Poulsen, and I really enjoy the personal touch and welcoming atmosphere created by General Manager Mai Kappenberger.”
“The hotel is decorated by my friend Mikael Mammen, who has created a great environment with high-quality design from among others DAY Home and the Italian fashion house Missoni.”
Claes Bech-Poulsen adds with a smile: “And of course it is a very special feeling that almost no matter which room I stay in I get the pleasure of seeing my own pictures on the walls.”
Claes Bech-Poulsen is well-known for creating atmospheric photographs which tell intriguing stories. Visit Claesbp.com to see more of his pictures or check out his work in the gallery at Avenue Hotel.dk.