Aarhus Restaurants and Dining

(Aarhus, Denmark)

Waterfront cafes in the cityDining out in Aarhus needn't be a fancy affair and much of the very best in Danish fare is simple. Whether you choose to lunch on an open rye bread sandwich (smorrebrod) at a cafe or one of the central eateries and restaurants, or a full-blown evening meal where Danish-French cuisine often features heavily, one thing is for sure, you won't go hungry in Aarhus.

At lunchtime, bakeries in Aarhus often prove to be a good alternative to restaurants and serve a range of rich, mouth-watering flaky pastry treats, which have become known the world over as simply a 'Danish'. If you are looking for the cheapest in dining, then consider one of the many restaurants specialising in Mediterranean-style buffets, or Italian eateries with cheap pizza and pasta dishes.

Selection of eateries in the city centre

Where to Eat

Many of the most noteworthy restaurants within Aarhus reside around the city centre and in particular, along the traffic-free street known as the Sondergade. Also check out the plentiful eateries and dining options lining stretches such as the Aboulevarden, Frederiksgade, Skolegade and also the Sonder Allé, where a number of cheap Chinese restaurants and takeaways await.

Look too around the winding streets within the Old Quarter of Aarhus, directly north of the cathedral. This area is brimming with cafes, cheap eats and informal dining options, especially around the Domkirkeplads, Guildsmedgade, Studsgade and Vestergade. Many tourists favour the familiar fast-food restaurant of Pizza Hut, which is close by, on the Klostertorv.