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Typical Danish hot meals, such as hakkebof (hamburger steak), frikadeller, rib roast with red cabbage, cooked or fried flounder or herring, and æggekage (egg cake) with bacon, are served in the local restaurants. In Helsingør you'll also find many fast-food places, and you won't want to miss the celebrated ice-cream wafers.

A Dining Complex -- Kærgaarden is the setting for a trio of international restaurants in what was Helsingør's Customs House back in 1770. This complex enjoys the dining monopoly in Helsingør and is frequented by passengers going to and from Sweden. Kærgaarden offers Gringo's Cantina (tel. 49-26-14-47; www.gringos.dk), a Mexican restaurant where main courses cost DKK118 to DKK189 ($20-$32/£12-£19), with a fixed-price menu going for DKK159 to DKK169 ($27-$29/£16-£17). There is also the very competent Bamboo (tel. 49-21-22-82), a Chinese restaurant offering main courses for DKK115 to DKK179 ($20-$30/£12-£18). Both are open daily from noon to 10pm. All accept American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.