Copenhagen airport upgrades ‘culinary experience’

By Charlotte Turner |

Copenhagen airport will open a new ‘French inspired’ restaurant – Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro restaurant – in an attempt to further upgrade the culinary experience.


The new restaurant, located in Terminal 2 near the entrance to Pier B after the security check, will offer French bistro food and 36-metre-long bar. CPH airport describe the outlet as “a simpler version of its ‘older brother’ Le Sommelier in downtown Copenhagen – a bistro version that reflects the location in one of Northern Europe’s busiest airports.”


As is the case with the restaurant in downtown Copenhagen, French gourmet chef Francis Cardenau will compose the menu.


It will offer light French dishes, including a charcuterie plate, shellfish and oysters and a rotisserie. There will also be a children-friendly menu.


Sommelier Copenhagen airport



Copenhagen Airport looks forward to welcoming yet another ’local hero’ from the top of the Danish restaurant scene:


“Gastronomy has become one of Denmark’s strongest trade marks, and we are constantly working to create the right mix of international brands and so-called ’local heroes’ that give the travellers a taste of what Copenhagen has to offer, says VP Sales and Market at Copenhagen Airport, Carsten Nørland.


“With the addition of Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro, we build on the quality experiences which we want Copenhagen Airport to be known for – domestically as well as abroad. The dining experiences are an important element in the overall travel experience and in our efforts to position Copenhagen Airport as the strongest transport hub in Northern Europe.”


Denmark’s largest food and beverage company, SSP, runs the majority of the restaurants at CPH and is in charge of the operation of the new Le Sommelier Bistro & Bar. SSP has been working with Copenhagen Airports since 1975.


Sommelier Copenhagen airport



“Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro is an obvious addition to the food and beverage offer in the airport, as the bistro concept covers a variety of needs,” says Henrik Andersen, Managing Director in SSP.


“It appeals to businessmen as well as families with children and is relevant 24 hours a day – whether the need is a breakfast ‘to go’, a business lunch, a glass of wine in the bar or a good evening meal.”


Jesper Boelskifte from Copenhagen Concepts adds: “The airport is known for its high standard and quality, and it is a fantastic showcase location towards the rest of the world. We are happy to be able to present Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro in an international environment.


“After the first successful months with MASH, I am convinced that Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro also will be popular among the travellers.”

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