the Helios Firebowl from Skagerak

The Firebowl is a shallow brazier that can be used with small logs for an outdoor terrace heater or there is an additional steel grill which converts it into a very stylish barbecue. Nord also stocks the Helios Barbecue Set in steel with teak handles and the large Nordic Bowl in porcelain ... ideal for the salad to go with whatever you cook on the barbecue.

Bars and cafes in Copenhagen, particularly those by the water of Nyhavn and along the string of lakes that form the west boundary of the city centre - from Sankt Jorgens Sø round to Sortedams Sø - have tables, seats and heaters outside and as the sun goes down then bar staff bring out light blankets for your knees and legs. I can’t think of many more civilised ways to get the most out of a long Summer evening.