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Restaurant Havfruen

Indre By
French, European, Danish
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Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+ 45 33 11 11 38
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 16
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you prefer pork to fish - it's not the right place.

It wasn't the best restaurant but.... if you like sea food and you are aware of the fact that all restaurants in Denmark are expensive - give them a try. We had oysters, herrings, fish soup, mussles and a bottle of wine. There was a delay with bringing bread - otherwise the service was good. People... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Arborg, Canada
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It wasn't the best restaurant but.... if you like sea food and you are aware of the fact that all restaurants in Denmark are expensive - give them a try. We had oysters, herrings, fish soup, mussles and a bottle of wine. There was a delay with bringing bread - otherwise the service was good. People who leave bad reviews... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was excellent here! French inspired, right next to the canal in Nyhavn. Talented street bands, great views. You must sit outside!

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On the road again
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had eaten here before and in times past the food was much better. The fish and chips portion was small and not moist as it should be. The beer was cold but very high priced at $9 US for a pint. Denmark is a lovely place, very clean but to me the downfall is going to be the high... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped here for a bite to eat. I enjoyed the seafood but my wife was less than impressed with her lamb dish. Attentive service. Poor toilets. Prices reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Overpriced food and drink. An iced lemon tea was 42 DKK which was just opened from a Nestea 50cl bottle.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited Havefruen three times during a recent stay in Copenhagen. It's situated in the middle of the row of waterfront restaurants in Nyhavn. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and all spoke English well. We tried the fish and chips which were very good. The fish comes sliced into sections. On another visit we had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There are what seems like dozens of places to eat in this area so you definitely have many to chose from that have good food. We stopped here for the seafood. The mussels were great and we got a HUGE bowl of them. The fish and chips were also very good. Great place to sit back and enjoy some seafood... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We got the fish soup for starters and entrecôte and plaice for mains. The fish soup was ok, the entrecôte was well done (even though I asked for medium) but tasted well...but the plaice was the most bland fish we remember ever tasting! Service was a bit slow...and it's expensive, even by Danish standards

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Even by the slow standards of European restaurants, being ignored for more than ten minutes after seating, with no offer of a menu or a glass of wine, was a bit too much to take. Despite the small crowd, they obviously had more business than they thought they needed. Instead, we went next door and had an excellent meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really nice lobster starter, it was a whole lobster, halved and dressed, plenty for four to share. My daughter, her boyfriend and my husband had steak as the main meal and were all very impressed with it. I had lamb and sausage cous cous, sausage was great, lamb was really fatty and not cooked long enough for it to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By
  • Neighborhood: Indre By
  • Phone Number: + 45 33 11 11 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Danish

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