Copenhagen’s meat-free Geranium Restaurant, which has 3 Michelin stars, tops World’s Best List

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  22nd July 2022

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On going meat-free, Geranium chef Rasmus Kofoed said 'change is good, we grow from it, we learn from it, we step out of our comfort zone'


A meat-free eatery has topped the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Geranium, in Copenhagen (one of the world’s most eco-friendly cities), serves some seafood items on its menu, but no chicken, beef, pork, or other meats.

The restaurant, the first in Denmark to receive three Michelin stars, removed meat from its menu earlier this year, in an effort to move the spotlight towards vegetables.

It currently serves a $440 per person tasting menu, called the The Summer Universe, which boasts 20-courses and takes around three hours to eat.



Going meat-free

Speaking about the decision to drop meat from the menu, when the plans were announced at the end of 2021, co-owner and chef Rasmus Kofoed said: “My kitchen at Geranium has long been focused on vegetables, fish and shellfish as the star on the plate, with small quantities of meat.

“The menu is a reflection of me, of who I am and how I am evolving as a chef and as a human being.

“I haven’t been eating meat for the last 5 years at home, so to no longer use meat on the new menu was a logical decision and a natural progression for Geranium.”

He added: “From my perspective, change is good, we grow from it, we learn from it, we step out of our comfort zone and often we benefit from it.”

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Feature image via Geranium 

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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