In the heart of Copenhagen’s Meatpacking district, one establishment is celebrating the district’s namesake – by focusing on meat. A butcher, bar and eatery in one, Fleisch is a local haunt that serves excellent Smørrebrød (Danish open sandwiches).
Walking through the doors, customers are greeted with a cabinet filled with fresh meats, all organic and locally sourced, and a selection of pre-made Smørrebrød. Although some of these are made to order, its clear from the cabinet display the level of detail that Fleisch pays to its food and they certainly don’t skimp out on the portion size either.
Fleisch’s interpretation of the some of the classic smorrebrød topping also works incredibly well. Chicken salad, a popular Danish dish, is served with the fantastic combination of crisp chicken skin and pickled wood ear mushroom instead of bacon.
With the smorrebrød coming out as individual dishes two a time (one per person), this gave us the space to slowly enjoy the flavours but also made the visit feel like an elevated dining experience, one that everyone should definitely add to their Copenhagen dining list!
On the streets, the Meatpacking district might also seem rather quiet however the restaurants do get busy quite quickly at around midday, so make sure you get a reservation.
Virgin Hot Apple Toddy topped with dried apple and candied ginger on the side – perfect in winter
Chicken salad from French free-range chicken, with crisp chicken skin & pickled mushrooms
The Butchers Liver Paté – Liver paté, Vesterbro Bacon & pickled beetroot
Roast beef – Danish beef with pickles, fried onions, pickled onions & horseradish
Smørrebrød is served during lunch only – recommend 2 pieces per person