Øster Farimagsgade 12, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, Tell: +453555 3310
Smørrebrød is translated as 'open sandwich' and is a Danish speciality, made with a dense, dark rye bread and with a variety of toppings.
Aamanns is the perfect place for lunch (Smørrebrødsdeli - open sandwich deli), and is a favourite with the locals. Even though it is slightly out of the way from the centre, it is worth making the trip! (still walking distance)
Adam Aamann received "an honorary diploma from the Danish Academy of Gastronomy in recognition of his efforts to elevate the open sandwich to a gastronomic art form"; and this definitely shows!
It's quality over quantity at Aamanns, with a choice of fish, chicken, beef and pork, and 1-2 variations in each category (50DKK-55DKK each - £5.80). All the ingredients were super fresh.
|Fresh fish from Hanstholm and Iceland|
'Fresh fish from Hanstholm and Iceland' included a selection of Smoked Mackerel (with pickled green tomatoes, cabbage crudités and drained yogurt), and Smoked Halibut (with dill pickled cucumber, horse radish, rapeseed oil and crispy rye bread crumbs). Both pictured above.
The flavours were subtle yet robust and mended together well. Smokey tender fish, fresh herbs and freshly baked bread: both of these open sandwiches were supburb. I cannot reiterate how fresh and light everything was: Spring is definitely in the air!
|Freerange Chicken (Jersey Beef in the back)|
|Tartare of Jersey Beef|
Dessert changes by the day, and is made on premises along with everything else. Don't try a Smørrebrød anywhere else!
The decor is Danish-minimalistic; modern, but not overpowering. White furniture, pastel walls, and low hanging lamps (watch your head near the tables). Counter service makes this a relaxed friendly atmosphere with smiley and cheerful staff.
Aamanns also has a restaurant (Aamanns Establissement) which opened in 2009 right next door to Smørrebrødsdeli. On this occasion we did not visit the Establissement, however judging from experience above, the changing seasonal menu, and chefs from the best restaurants in Denmark (such as Noma), it is definitely a place not to be missed!