Kødbyens Fiskebar - Meat Market Fish Bar - is a hip and jam-packed restaurant located in Copenhagen's trendy meat-packing district. It was set up by former Noma sommelier Anders Selmer in 2010. Not long ago a gloomy industrial estate, the buildings have been taken over by many popular restaurants, with diners and drinkers spilling out into the area's central parking lot. Londoner's will draw an obvious comparison with Shoreditch, and New Yorkers with their own meat-packing district.
Ironic, then, that in the meat-packing district Kødbyens serves up fish and shellfish. Freshly caught and delivered from the nearby shores, the menu has everything from gourmet fish & chips and oysters to more refined fish plates, with an emphasis on sustainable produce. The venue is minimalist and austere with edgy steel and exposed lighting, and a dramatic central aquarium doubling up as a raw food bar.
Crisp wine and succulent fish made for a cool evening in the heat of summer. Portions are small, so order plenty.