Denmark has in recent years established a strong food profile and holds a solid position on the world gastronomic map, and the range of restaurants and coffee shops at Copenhagen Airport is no exception. New and tempting smells and flavours are available on both sides of security, offering passengers as well as meeters and greeters the opportunity to enjoy a meal or a snack.
The opportunities to enjoy the world's best airport food and beverage will be even better when the restaurants Aamanns, gorm’s and YO! Sushi open in early 2015. The three new units are operated by SSP, which has operated at Copenhagen Airport since 1975. Today it offers a broad spectrum of food and beverage facilities across the airport. These include a number of the city’s most popular culinary brands such as renowned steakhouse MASH, which offers sophisticated American dining with a twist of Danish informality, and Le Sommelier, which took home the prize for best airport chef-led dining at the 2013 FAB awards.
In June, Copenhagen Airport also won the FAB Award for Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year at the FAB Awards 2014.
"We deliberately endeavour to offer our travellers as many attractive food options as possible. Taste is extremely personal, and most people have a clear idea of what they would like to eat. That makes it important to cater to any taste and budget and to ensure that we offer value for money. It is very important to us that the quality of the raw materials is high, and that our restaurants pay extra attention to presenting the best products to our travellers. This is strongly reflected by the three new entities – which will soon offer traditional Danish open sandwiches, southern European cuisine and Japanese food art at Copenhagen Airport," said Lise Ryevad, Director, Airport Sales at Copenhagen Airport.
"At SSP, we pride ourselves on working with the most exciting and successful brands in the world to bring them to the airport environment. In Aamann’s and gorms, we have two outstanding examples of the vibrant and on-trend cuisine of Copenhagen. YO! Sushi, which SSP has been operating successfully for a number of years, is undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching brands in airports today and we’re certain that it will delight passengers at Copenhagen. We are very proud to be building on a successful relationship with these brands and the team at Copenhagen Airport to be adding this new dimension to dining at CPH”, said Tina Gronbech, General Manager for SSP in Denmark.
Danish heroes and international darlings
The new openings in early 2015 range from Danish to Asian cuisine. Aamanns is known for classical Danish open sandwiches, gorm’s for a taste of Italy, whilst YO! Sushi was the first brand to bring to the concept of a Japanese ‘kaiten’ sushi bar that delivered food via a conveyor belt to the UK, and now offers customers a slice of urban Tokyo worldwide.
So whether you want to prolong the feeling of being in Denmark or anticipate your arrival in Italy or Japan, there is a restaurant for you at Copenhagen Airport.
Danish chefs Gorm Wisweh and Adam Aamann are the people behind gorm’s and Aamanns respectively, and although their food is rooted in different countries, they both have a love for high quality raw materials. At Aamanns, the love of high quality raw materials is the pivot of the restaurant's mission of bringing Danish cuisine back to the dining table, with a special focus on open sandwiches.
"The sandwiches are loved and known by many people, Danes as well as tourists. The Danish word for the sandwiches, 'smorrebrod', is a real tongue twister that will no doubt be pronounced in many different ways by guests at Aamanns at Copenhagen Airport. This will hopefully contribute to the good atmosphere and experience passengers will have before taking off from Copenhagen," said Ryevad.
YO! Sushi is also opening a unit at Copenhagen Airport – the first restaurant to be opened by the chain in Denmark. YO! Sushi has existed since 1997 and was first introduced in the UK, but has since opened restaurants all over the world with their freshly prepared sushi and hot Japanese classics for restaurant guests every day.
All three restaurants also offer their food 'to-go' for travellers who are more tempted by the food offered by the restaurants than the food they can buy on board their flight.
For passengers – but also for meeters and greeters
Family and friends who are at the airport to pick up loved ones can naturally also buy food and beverages at the airport. In the landside areas, fast food is the most popular solution. In Terminal 3 for example, you will find Burger King, which has been redesigned and expanded and now also offers breakfast. There are several options for snacks and coffee, including Starbucks, Baresso and Caffè Ritazza.
- At the FAB Awards 2014, Copenhagen Airport won the following awards: o Airport Coffee/Non-alcoholic Beverage Outlet of the Year – Joe & The Juice o Best digital or social media initiative – Sharing the conversation @CPH o Airport F&B of the year – Copenhagen Airport Shopping Center
- Landside restaurants, i.e. restaurants located before security include Burger King, Baresso, Starbucks, Lagkagehuset, Caffè Ritazza, Bryggeren, 7Eleven, WHSmith and the well-known Steff’s Place, all of which offer food and beverages.
- Click here for more information on Aamanns.
- Click here for more information on gorm's.
- Click here for more information on YO! Sushi.