Copenhagen from the Top: Illum Rooftop

June 15, 2016
Illum rooftop

The one thing I’ve always missed in Copenhagen is a few high buildings where one can enjoy the view, while sipping on a cocktail or a glass of cold rosé on a hot summer day. Sure, we have Sticks and Sushi at the Tivoli Hotel, but it’s not like you just stop by for a drink on your way out to a party or after work. So when I saw that department store Illum has a brand new rooftop terrace, called Illum Rooftop, I just had to go see it.


You simply take the escalators all the way to the top (I tried not to get stuck on the shoe floor, where a pair of ridiculously expensive Jimmy Choo sandals begged me to skip vacation this year and buy them, but luckily I remembered I don’t wear leather – phew!). Up there is a food court where you can buy something to drink and find a place to sit, or you can simply grab a table at one of the restaurants’ designated outdoor tables.


The restaurants are as follows: Be Steak (a lot of meat, so obviously I’d skip that), Corallo Lobster Bar (again, not for me), Maio (Italian dishes – but beware: they serve foie gras, which is highly unethical), Palæo (for the Paleo diet fanatics), Rossopomodoro (Neapolitan pizza), Skagen Fiskrestaurant (Fish…for those of you who eat that), Original Coffee (coffee, obviously), The Bagel Co (bagels, obviously), and Domori (Italian chocolate).


Unfortunately the weather wasn’t all that great when we visited the rooftop yesterday afternoon, but I can just imagine sitting here with a friend, drinking a few glasses of wine and chatting the night away.


Every Friday, you can join the Illum Rooftop Friday Bar for after-work cocktails from 16-21. Hope to see you there sometime! 🙂 Illum Rooftop is open every day until midnight, Sundays until 18:00.


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