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Restaurant Groften

Certificate of Excellence
Inner Vesterbro
European, Danish
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Vesterbrogade 3 | Tivoli, Copenhagen 1620, Denmark
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Always cosy and lively and good food and service in this Tivoli "landmark"

Always crowded. Always a cosy spirit in the different "rooms" of the restaurant. Always very good food. Always a fresh and observant service. Always worth a visit when in Tivoli.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lynge T
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to eat after walking around Tivoli. We were placed at a table that was so close to the table next to us we may as well have been eating with them, also a table behind was so close I was constantly having to pull my chair in to let other guests and waiters by. We were attended... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My husband and sons had pork with perfect crackling in a large portion while I had the mixed Smorgersboard which was a great combination of herring pickles and other traditionally Danish fare. The Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce was out of this world but best of all, the brown seeded bread was offered with dripping. A delicious childhood memory... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Because I can't remember what we ate (other than it was Danish comfort food and excellent) nor much else about Groton. What I do recall is we had a really enjoyable time and our server was fantastic. She had lots of patience, recommended what we ultimately had, even told us a bit of the history of the restaurant. And all... More 

Thank Kairho1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went with the family to the yearly christmas lunch at Grøften. The room was too crowded, we could hardly move out of our chairs. We, all 20 persons, agreed that the food was below our expectations, christmas lunch has to give you a good feel, this was missing here. You wonder if the name and the long history should... More 

Thank Mette G
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Always crowded. Always a cosy spirit in the different "rooms" of the restaurant. Always very good food. Always a fresh and observant service. Always worth a visit when in Tivoli.

Thank Lynge T
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Love the decor with different sections of the restaurant having different decor and ambience. Love the service it was good, wait staff were courteous and polite Was not impressed with the food. I think it was pretty mediocre. I had a stew and my friend had fish and chips. Probably will give it a miss if I were to visit... More 

Thank AliceK78
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I like this place, food may not be the very best in class, but it is good and honest - and for my money Restaurant Grøften remains the best choice for a classic Tivoli experience.

Thank Jensen88
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A horrible rainy day and Tivoli Gardens quite quiet but restaurant full. No wonder. Welcome was friendly and staff explained everything in English and filled in the menu card for us. Good food and an excellent dining experience.

Thank iankosborne
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner without a reservation and was pleasantly surprised by the staff fitting us in. The staff were friendly and helpful and the service very quick for a Friday evening. The food was fantastic, I had the roast pork, and portions large. The price was a bit high total of 650 kroner or about £65 for two with... More 

Thank Ian T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Wonderful restaurant in the vibrant Tivoli Gardens. The restaurant is large but it was absolutely packed the night we were there. . It is not hard to see why. Great food, imaginative and varied menu and excellent service, with a smile and friendly conversation. Very enjoyable meal

Thank Gilly C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vesterbrogade 3 | Tivoli, Copenhagen 1620, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Inner Vesterbro
  • Neighborhood: Inner Vesterbro
  • Phone Number: 33750675

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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Staying in Inner Vesterbro

Neighborhood Profile
Inner Vesterbro
This neighbourhood is home to Tivoli Gardens, a world famous amusement park and beautiful garden always worth a visit. Just west of Tivoli, you’ll find Copenhagen Central Station, from where you can reach just about every part of Denmark within 5 or 6 hours, or you can reach Copenhagen Airport in less than 15 minutes. Next to the Central Station, you’re in the middle of “old” Vesterbro, where several cultures and hundreds of languages are spoken in an area not more than one square mile. This neighbourhood is considered one of the most trendy places to live in and to visit in Copenhagen. For a real treat, visit Kødbyen ("meat town"), home to several restaurants, cafés and nightclubs, all within a short walk of each other.