Vegan fine dining has never been my cup of tea as I have a hard time understanding the concept. I am a fan of big hearty meals like creamy soup, or coconut noodles, but that is not to say I do not want to try new things. Visiting restaurant Ark was a wonderful experience for me and a dear friend of mine back in October, 2021. I am a bit slow writing my thoughts about it but better late than never.
I went to restaurant ARK with the expectation of getting a fantastic 7 course vegan meal, together with outstanding service – and I was not disappointed.
About Restaurant ARK
Restaurant ARK is a vegan fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar situated near Nørreport which is in the center of Copenhagen. The location is great if you are looking for something to do as there are lots of shops and bars in the vicinity, and the train/metro and bus connections are a three minute walk away. The menu is 100% plant-based and they try to use organic produce as much as possible. Check out their video below to learn more.
The service at ARK Copenhagen
It is safe to say that when visiting restaurant ARK, the service was a five star experience. I have never in my life felt more well taken care of at a restaurant than during that visit. A waiter welcomed us and took our coats to the back, after which we were seated at a lovely table for two by the window.
The 7 course meal was explained to us with just enough detail and we were happy with the answers we got when inquiring into the drinks. We were well taken care of as the dirty dishes disappeared from our table the moment we were done with the meal.
I will not say why (it is a secret, ok) but I got to meet the manager for a bit and he was just as delightful as the rest of the team. I could feel that everyone working there was happy to help.
The interior at ARK Copenhagen
Don’t get me wrong – the place looks good, but for such an expensive experience, I thought the interior could definitely use some upgrades. They do put an emphasis on sustainability when it comes to their design and I am so happy to hear they support local artists and designers but those chairs… they were just so uncomfortable for me. Of course the atmosphere is still good and I highly recommend trying it out.
P.s. their plates are so pretty!
The food at ARK Copenhagen
I think that giving anything less than 5 stars would not be fair from my side as the food was perfectly prepared, interesting and tasty. Granted, due to my personal taste I did not enjoy some of it. I personally felt like there was too many mushrooms which were strong for me, and some of the things were a bit too sour/bitter. However, I still think the food was fantastic and I recommend ARK for any vegans out there looking for a vegan fine dining experience in Copenhagen. The only thing I can advise is for you to try to go with an open mind and enjoy!