Most visitors find Denmark an expensive place to eat. This is partly because of the high tax but also because of high wages. One way to minimize costs in Copenhagen is to eat at one of the buffet restaurants that are common in the inner city. These are very economic when it comes to the food but you need to be careful about drinks. We heard stories about exorbitant charges for water and soft drinks although we didn’t experience this ourselves.
There are many buffet restaurants along or near Stroget. Some have large advertising boards while others use people as mobile advertisements. The going rate appears to be around 69 Kr for lunch and perhaps 99 Kr for dinner. These prices are cheap for Copenhagen restaurants. Here are two that we tried.
Tel: 3313 1513
This is just off Stroget near Helligands Church. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was Turkish-influenced but just about everyone would find things to eat. The quality was pretty good for buffet fare with a selection of couscous, chicken, lamb along with salad, pasta and rice. We ordered Cola and were brought huge glasses which cost about half the price of the food but we didn’t mind as we were really thirsty after many hours walking around the city.
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 2
Tel: 3333 9294
We looked down a little side street from Stroget and saw a couple of cafes. Hollywood had a lunch buffet and a menu and we decided to try the buffet. The restaurant is decorated with lots of American Hollywood posters and photos of old classic stars with a red-white-black colour scheme. There are tables outside if it's a nice day but we chose to eat inside.
The food here was a little more main-stream than Sultan Palace but the standard was similar. Perhaps there was more choice here. You would not call it gourmet food but we ate plenty and thoroughly enjoyed it. At around 100Kr each, including drinks, it was good value.