Väkst, Copenhagen

vakst copenhagen greenhouse

Copenhagen-based restaurant group Cofoco is synonymous with great food, experience and quality – all at affordable prices. With its first eponymous restaurant launching in the early 2000s, Cofoco gained a reputation for its new and modern approach to Nordic dining and soon started to apply this concept to new restaurants around the city.

Today, the group owns 14 restaurants in Denmark’s capital – each one unique and original, yet with that level of quality and gastronomy that has shaped it from the beginning. The latest restaurant to open is Väkst, in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. Adjacent to Hotel SP34, the restaurant is designed as though a secret garden in the city; a large greenhouse sits at the heart of it, built up through the two floors and covered in green plants.

This theme is repeated throughout with airy, light spaces decorated with natural potted plants, adding a warmer element to the industrial, exposed nature of the basement. The same goes for the food. The Nordic menu has vegetables at its heart, without skimping on flavour (or meat). It changes seasonally, with local flavour and French influences consistently making an appearance; think beef tenderloin with ox tail ragout and veal sweetbread with a variety of mushrooms.

Väkst can be found at Sankt Peders Stræde 34, 1453 København K. For more information, visit its website.

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vakst copenhagen restaurant

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vaskst copenhagen basement

Words by Angharad Jones. Images by Chris Tonnesen

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