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Superb Food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark

A memorable culinary experience at Bodil!

Copenhagen is truly a foodie’s paradise and being big foodies ourselves, we love to try out all up and coming restaurants.  Having had a wonderful kitchen experience at Studio for Ian’s birthday,  I was drawn to Bodil due to the rave reviews and the high recommendation on the Visit Copenhagen site.  

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Beautifully cooked halibut with home made bread

Bodil is located in trendy Vesterbro and named due to its location on the corner of Sønder Boulevard and Bodilsgade.  The restaurant is in a residential building and easily noticed by the illuminated sign outside.  A table was booked for 6.15pm – fairly early for us but we do like to eat early and also needed to pack as it was our last night.

The restaurant was almost full and so early on in the evening too but luckily we had booked a table so no need to worry.  The staff were friendly and we were led to a table in the corner close to the open kitchen.  However we did have to walk round the restaurant to hang our winter coats in a side passageway.  Bodil is a small and intimate restaurant, dimly lit with a cosy ambiance.  Typical scandinavian decor, simply furnished with wooden flooring, tables and chairs, low hanging lamps with wine bottles hanging on one side of the wall.  Cool hip music was playing in the background, giving Bodil a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Bottles hanging on the wall


Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Inside Bodil restaurant

We were presented with a menu, a choice of 4 or 5 courses and advised the server of any food allergies.  Ian chose a bottle of Pinot Noir ‘Knipser Blauer Spätburgunder 2014’ to accompany the meal.  A fantastic choice too!

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Bodil menu

Perusing the menu, we were tempted with the variety of snacks (75 DKK per person).  And yes, we did order the snacks to share between us and boy were we glad we did.  The snacks included crunchy almonds in onion powder, sourdough with shrimps, quail egg and cheese financier.  Oooh I was salivating just looking at the them.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Variety of snacks to share

The almonds had a light dusting with subtle onion powder – very moorish indeed!  And the sour dough with shrimps was fresh with a slight zesty taste.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Almonds with onion powder


Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Sour dough with shrimps

The presentation for the quail egg was quirky.  The quail egg was placed on a bed of straw in a hexagonal box – I’m afraid we found this snack so so and it didn’t really wow us.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Quail egg

The cheese financier was luscious and composed of a light puff pastry filled with cream cheese, delicately placed on top of a lava stone.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Cheese financier

The first course was a beautiful halibut poached in brown butter on shallots with a tomato consummé.  This was divine and accompanied with their delectable homemade warm bread.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Poached halibut with shallots and tomato consumme

Next up was beef tartar.  I’m not a huge fan of raw beef, however with this dish the beef had a really delicate flavour and was served with chive, gherkin gel, black pudding chips and lovely sweet pearl onions.  The black pudding chips added texture to the dish and gave a light crunch.  Beautifully presented and such a colourful plate of food!  We could not fault this dish; packed full of flavour, well seasoned and offering a tasty treat in the mouth.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Beef tartar with gherkin gel, black pudding chips and pearl onions

The third course was the slow cooked duck with potato mash, sauteed wild mushrooms and a cranberry glaze.  We loved the crispy duck skin crumbled with sour dough on the duck.  The mash was so smooth, not a lump in sight.

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Duck with mash, mushrooms and cranberry glaze

For those who chose five courses, the 5th course was a cheese course of hay cheese, lingonberry and sour dough.  I did eye up the next table having the cheese plate and it did look good.

And finally my favourite part of the meal … the dessert.  Who’s a dessert lover like me?!  Oh my, well what can I say.  Salted caramel ice cream with pine snow, coffee meringue and slices of butternut squash.  This dessert was not overly sweet and the pine snow melted in the mouth.  Diving deep to the bottom of the ice cream, we found little bits of caramel … mmmmmmm

Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

Yummy dessert with ice cream and pine snow

Each course was excellent, well presented and of a good portion size.  Very innovative dishes all packed full of flavour.  From choosing the four courses, we felt full and content.  The staff were attentive, polite and very friendly.  I had emailed Bodil upon booking mentioning it would be Ian’s birthday.  It would have been a nice touch if they had added a ‘happy birthday’ written on the plate or something.  However, we couldn’t fault the food or the service and would happily return to Bodil if we visit Copenhagen again.  Definitely add this to your list when thinking of places to eat within Copenhagen.

How to book

Book online on the website / call +45 55 55 23 00 / email: [email protected]

Price:

Snacks, 4 courses and a bottle of red wine 995 DKK (~ £118)

4 courses 325 DKK (~£38) / 5 courses  375 DKK (~£45) (without drinks)

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Superb food @ Bodil, Copenhagen, Denmark – WhodoIdo: Outstanding food is offered at this cosy and informal restaurant. Watch the chefs work their magic from the open kitchen. Expect delicious food, excellent service at an amazing price.

18 Comments

  • John 21/04/2018 (10:43)

    Visit Copenhagen, good idea.
    We have lots of cool restaurants, and don’t forget the Danish Open Sandwich.

    • Lana
      Lana 21/04/2018 (12:58)

      We loved exploring Copenhagen and there’s so many wonderful restaurants there. The open sandwiches are very tasty! 🙂

  • Gr8 Travel Tips 06/02/2018 (04:49)

    The food looks delicious! Hope to travel to Copenhagen in the near future! 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 06/02/2018 (10:26)

      Definitely visit Bodil if you do!

  • Lubka Henry 04/02/2018 (16:19)

    I’m yet to visit Denmark one day. I like the rustic and creative look of this menu – will bookmark the restaurant.

    • Lana
      Lana 04/02/2018 (16:23)

      Give this restaurant a try when you visit Copenhagen. Food is fantastic 🙂

  • Linda Hobbis 04/02/2018 (15:04)

    I’ve never seen a menu quite like that before – and really interesting combinations of flavours too. Not sure I could manage the 5 courses.

    • Lana
      Lana 04/02/2018 (16:22)

      The portion size for each course is perfect and you’ll leave the restaurant feeling content, not overly stuffed. Each course was packed full of flavours 🙂

  • Makeup Discourse 04/02/2018 (06:16)

    The bottles hanging on the wall, such an unusual way to decorate the wall!

    • Lana
      Lana 04/02/2018 (14:25)

      Me too – it’s so quirky and cool 🙂

  • Spouses with Suitcases 02/02/2018 (19:40)

    This food looks absolutely amazing! Adding this to our travel list.

    • Lana
      Lana 02/02/2018 (19:44)

      Adding this to your list is great news! You won’t regret it 🙂

  • Kyla Matton Osborne 31/01/2018 (23:20)

    The food looks exquisite!

    • Lana
      Lana 01/02/2018 (00:21)

      The food was amazing you must visit! 🙂

  • Jen Decaster 31/01/2018 (16:53)

    I’ve been to Copenhagen in 2003 and I would like to revisit it again and surely going to put this one on the list. Thanks for the tip! Looks delicious!

    • Lana
      Lana 31/01/2018 (17:29)

      I hope you get the chance to try out the food at Bodil! 🙂

  • Jasmin 31/01/2018 (09:08)

    Great post! Makes me want to head back to Copenhagen! Jxx

    • Lana
      Lana 31/01/2018 (10:38)

      Thanks Jasmin! If you make a return trip to Copenhagen, book into Bodil! 🙂

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