Noma reservation degree of difficulty.
So, I am going on a business trip to Europe in May. I have to finalize my plans in the next two weeks.
I am debating flying home via a 2 night stopover in Copenhagen. The main draw is my intense desire to eat at Noma. But I can't be certain of reservations till early march when my plans will already be set.
So, kinda risky to plan on my stopover without knowing for sure.
So how tough will reservations be? I know it will be highly in demand. But lately I have great luck at getting hard to come by reservations.
So how hard would Noma be next to say: French Laundry, Brooklyn Fare, Mugaritz?
It's the reservation system online-only? Or phone too?
The reservation system is online only. Seats are released only two months in advance. I checked their site and it says "On Monday the 4th of March 2013 at 10 a.m. (CET) we start taking table reservations for May 2013."
I went to Copenhagen last May. I booked the plane tickets in late March so it was later than two months before and all the tables were booked during the time i would be there. I was in the city for 4 days so I put my name on the waiting list for every. possible. time slot... 86 times. It took me 2 hours. Lunch or dinner... I didn't care. But I still didn't get in.
Having said that, there are a lot of great places to eat in Copenhagen. If Noma is the only place you want to go, I wouldn't go out of my way to get there unless I had a reservation but if you just want to experience Nordic cuisine, CPH has much to offer.