Food & drink

Photo: Helenekilde Badehotel

Fine dining og cosy bistros, local ingredients and inspiration from around the world. North Zealand offers plenty of fine dining opportunities in big cities, royal settings, by the seaside and at the farms.

Helenekilde Badehotel
Photo: Helenekilde Badehotel
Fredensborg Store Kro
Photo: Fredensborg Store Kro

After a day of many experiences, you can sit at the table and enjoy the cities' restaurants and cafés with the many culinary offerings on the menu. Enjoy the freshly caught fish that is so fresh that it can not lie still on the plate, white wine-dammed mussels, which an hour ago were put ashore by the local fishing cutter or a well-hung steak that comes directly from the local farmer.

In the harbours, you can sit outside and eat directly on the quayside, and in the castle towns, you can eat in a royal setting with the castle as a neighbour, so there are restaurants for every taste and budget in North Zealand.

North Zealand has everything needed to meet your expectations of a culinary experience. North Zealand is not only the playground of Copenhagen and royalty; we also produce traditional and innovative products.

Skilled food producers grow and process ingredients locally, so the distance from field to table is short. Restaurants work with seasonal ingredients in the New Nordic Cuisine based on purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics.

The road to the best ice houses, wineries, microbreweries and farm shops in North Zealand

North Zealand is a buffet of culinary delights. There is something for everyone and the local farms, breweries, distilleries, dairies and producers can tell you all about exactly their product, their process and plans for the future.

Buy greens and fresh produce straight from the field, get meat from free-range cows, visit the small distilleries and watch the beer bubbling in the copper vats at the brewery, enjoy housemade cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate, wine, mustard, rye bread and much more – all produced by local enthusiasts. Get in the car or jump on the bike, and set off along the winding country roads for a tasting trip around North Zealand.