no. 2 – Copenhagen

Food: Scandinavian
Address: Nicolai Eigtvedsgade 32 Christianshavn 1402 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 33 11 11 68
Website: www.nummer2.dk
E-mail: mail@nummer2.dk
Guide Michelin: –
What I paid:  €120 (tasting menu, water and wine pairing)
Visited: June 18, 2016

Restaurant no. 2 is a spin-off of the two stars Guide Michelin AOC, Aarø & co. In comparison to the multi-starred fine dining “big brother”, no. 2 is a bistro, but a very good such.

In general, the same concept is used at no. 2 as at AOC in regards to ingredients and flavors. Naturally, all raw ingredients are not as exclusive (but always of very good quality), but on the other hand, the final bill comes out much cheaper (but maybe not cheap…).

The restaurant is framed in a minimalist, sleek and relaxed environment on Hammershøi Kaj in Christianshavn overlooking the Black Diamond (The Royal Library).

 

We opted for the no. 2 evening menu (a 450 DKK) together with wine pairing including champagne (a 395 DKK).

Bread and butter:

Bread and butter

Bread and butter

The bread was okay and the butter lovely!

2 servings of snacks:

Radishes on crispbread

Radishes on crispbread

The first snack was a little cracker with radishes and “some” cream. Tasty, especially the crispbread.

Mackerel

Mackerel

A small little nibble of mussels.

Salted mackerel with peas and pickled green strawberries:

Salted mackerel with peas and pickled green strawberries

Salted mackerel with peas and pickled green strawberries

The starter was really good and consisted of salted mackerel with peas and pickled green strawberries.

Seared pike perch with warm mayonnaise and new potatoes:

Seared pike perch with warm mayonnaise and new potatoes

Seared pike perch with warm mayonnaise and new potatoes

I really like a good mayo and this was also what the pike perch was served with. Also the accompanying potatoes were of very good quality and taste.

Leg of Roe deer ”BBQ” with onions and wild mushrooms:

Leg of Roe deer ”BBQ” with onions and wild mushrooms

Leg of Roe deer ”BBQ” with onions and wild mushrooms

The leg of Roe Deer was of good quality and taste but I have preferred to have it a little bit more red (though I thought it as a little bit dry).

Rhubarb with woodruff ice cream and salt caramel:

Rhubarb with woodruff ice cream and salt caramel

Rhubarb with woodruff ice cream and salt caramel

A really good dessert of rhubarb with woodruff ice cream and salt caramel finalized this dinner.

Summary:

After the 3-stars (Guide Michelin…) dinner at Geranium the day before, I frankly did not expect to enjoy this evening as much as I really did.

The hefty price tag the previous night and a more relaxed and easy-going ambience this dinner may have contributed to this impression. That being said, No. 2 delivers on its own merits and is definitely a restaurant I could visit in a near future (and this without breaking the bank).

The associated cocktail bar is also well worth a visit. We simultaneously ended our dinner, and started our cocktail “tour” here.

 

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