Gastronomic weekend in Odense

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Take a look at our take on a gastronomic weekend stay in Odense, complete with recommendations for restaurants, activities and attractions. We hope you have a tasty stay and have fun exploring the local gastro scene with your friends or family.

Friday

Evening meal

Start your weekend with dinner at one of the city's fantastic restaurants. Restaurant Aro and Restaurant Pasfall are among some of the city's gourmet restaurants and are both worth a visit and will be a great way to start your culinary adventure.

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Sortebro Kro in the Funen Village
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Sortebro Kro in the Funen Village

Sortebro Kro is a Royal Licence country inn dating from 1805, which was moved from its original location and rebuilt in the working museum town of Den Fynske Landsby (The Funen Village), to represent ...

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Restaurant Pasfall Odense
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Restaurant Pasfall Odense

Come to Restaurant Pasfall for a great experience with gourmet food of the highest quality. The menu changes seasonally and the restaurant has a strong focus on local, Funen ingredients and seasonal p...

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End your evening with a nightcap

After a delicious dinner, head out into the streets of Odense and experience the vibrant life that can also be found in the late evening hours. Here you can visit one of the city's wine bars or microbreweries. Among others, Anarkist Food & Beer Lab and Amy's Bar & Winehouse are recommended, as you will experience a cosy atmosphere and a large selection of different beers. Odense is also home to several wine bars that are worth a visit, including Lalou Vinbar and S'vineriet Vinapotek.

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Anarkist - Beer and Food Lab
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Anarkist - Beer and Food Lab

Anarchist is both a microbrewery and a restaurant, and the beer and its flavours are an essential element in the dishes. Both the beer and menu change with the seasons, so there's always something new...

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Amy's Bar and Winehouse - Wine Bar
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Amy's Bar and Winehouse - Wine Bar

Amy's Bar & Winehouse is an informal and cozy bar with a relaxed, rustic décor and good atmosphere, heavily inspired by the owners' favourite wine bar in Barcelona. They serve wines, cocktails and dra...

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Lalou Wine Bar in Pogestræde
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Lalou Wine Bar in Pogestræde

At Lalou wine bar, it is possible to try wines that are sourced from all over Europe, from regions where the owners and staff have either travelled to, lived in or tasted themselves forward to. Theref...

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S'vineriet Vinapotek - Wine Bar
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S'vineriet Vinapotek - Wine Bar

In Klargade, close to H.C. Andersen's childhood home, you will find S'vineriet Vinapotek, where you can experience a world of wine from all over the globe, presented with passion and great expertise.

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Saturday

Breakfast

If you don't enjoy breakfast at the hotel, there are many great brunch options in the city. Visit Druen & Bønnen or Café Sølle, for example, where you will experience a cosy, authentic atmosphere and be introduced to beautiful, unique brunch dishes.

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Druen & Bønnen
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Druen & Bønnen

Druen & Bønnen is an eatery in the heart of Odense's pedestrian street, right by Odense City Hall and Flakhaven. The restaurant opened in 2005 and the place has evolved from being a popular brunch and...

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Café Sølle
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Café Sølle

Small, cozy café in Nedergade, where you can get a cup of coffee, homemade baked goods, and light, shareable dishes. You can also buy specialty beers and natural wines, as well as organic soft drinks ...

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Lunch

Odense is home to several restaurants that specialise in traditional Danish open-face sandwiches. They include the award-winning Restaurant HosCafé Deilig at the Hans Christian Andersen's House and the popular Kong Volmer's.

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Restaurant H.O.S.
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Restaurant H.O.S.

At Restaurant HOS, you are guaranteed a fantastic dining experience in a cosy and atmospheric setting. Here the team invites you in for an amazing lunch.

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Café Deilig (Café Lovely)
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Café Deilig (Café Lovely)

Chef Malte Dalby Christensen has experience from several prominent restaurants in and outside Odense. At Café Deilig, he will offer a small but delicious menu of light dishes and lunch specials made f...

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Kong Volmer - Open Face Sandwiches

Restaurant Kong Volmer opened in 2008 as one of the first lunch and open face sandwich restaurants in Odense.

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Go for a stroll

After lunch, a stroll through Odense's shopping street is recommended. Here you'll find a wealth of small, unique shops. Take a walk through Brandts Passage, where you'll find everything from clothes to ceramics and art, and make your way past Vintapperstræde. Here you can take a break at Christian Firtal and enjoy one of the beer specialist's many options.

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Christian 4th - beer specialists
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Christian 4th - beer specialists

Christian IV - Odense's best beer bar?

Christian Firtal is located in Vintapperstæde, Odense's most cosy pedestrian street, and close to other bars like Proud Mary, The Tipsy Toad og The Boathouse. H...

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Dinner

Gastronomy at its best - Odense recently got its first Michelin-starred restaurant and Restaurant Aro is definitely worth a visit. If a table is not available (book as soon as possible), there are other options. Try Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gård - or if you want to try something completely different, Restaurant Klosterkroen and Storms Pakhus might be just the thing.

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Restaurant Aro - Michelin Restaurant
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Restaurant Aro - Michelin Restaurant

At Restaurant ARO you are guaranteed a truly fantastic culinary experience. Guests are catered for when gourmet food is served in informal surroundings.

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Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gaard
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Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gaard

Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gaard in Nørregade is located in an old cobbled backyard with entrance from Hans Jensens Stræde. The cuisine is probably best described as Danish - Nordic inspired by French cui...

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Storms Pakhus - Odense Streetfood
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Storms Pakhus - Odense Streetfood

Odense has a new, atmospheric food market of international format in Storms Pakhus' raw industrial warehouse at the harbor.

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Klosterkroen - Traditional Danish
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Klosterkroen - Traditional Danish

Klosterkroen serves a wide range of traditional, Danish classics like fried porkstrips with parsley sauce, tarteletter, frikadeller (Danish variant of Swedish meat balls) and more. The room is decorat...

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Sunday

Brunch

In Odense, you can visit one of Denmark's oldest cafés - Café Gertrud - which has existed since 1986 and is reminiscent of a French café/brasserie. The café is part of an outdoor seating area where you will also find Café Kræz and Café Vivaldi.

We hope you had a great weekend with great food experiences - this is only a small part of Odense's offerings on the gastro scene and we hope you'll stop by again soon. You can see what else you can treat yourself to here.

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Café Skt. Gertrud
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Café Skt. Gertrud

Café Skt. Gertrud is a charming café located in the heart of Odense, Denmark. With its cosy atmosphere and surroundings, the café is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. In the summe...

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Café Kræz on Ove Sprogøes Plads
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Café Kræz on Ove Sprogøes Plads

WELCOME TO CAFE KRÆZ
Café Kræz is a conveniently located café in Odense, just a few metres from the pedestrian street. During the day, Kræz is a popular eatery offering typical European and American ca...

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Café Vivaldi
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Café Vivaldi

On the menu at Vivaldi Odense you'll find everything from delicious brunch to sandwiches, salads and tender steaks, which you can of course enjoy with a glass of wine. If you're "just" looking for a c...

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