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Pigen og somanden

Fish & Chips, Scandinavian, Danish
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Nyhavn 37, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 15 70 76
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Description: The menu in Pigen og somanden offers a selection of simple dishes inspired...
The menu in Pigen og somanden offers a selection of simple dishes inspired by the Danish and French cuisines - with a special focus on seafood. The chefs take great pride in using the very best of the seasonal produce. The decor in Pigen og somanden has many maritime details telling a tale of a time when Nyhavn was a bustling port and the center of Copenhagen's ship traffic. In the spring and summer months guests can enjoy the lively Nyhavn atmosphere on the restaurant's terrace.Pigen og somanden used to be Cafe Texas, where guests were encouraged to hand over their six shooter when entering the bar. Pigen og somanden is especially known for housing the internationally renowned tattoo artist Tato-Jack - who had his heyday in the 1950's and 1960's. Since 2007 the historic building has housed the restaurant Nyhavn 37.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reasonable for beer and quick snack on the terrace

As with many spots on Nyhavn many will find it expensive for a quick eat, but the food was fresh and well served. Coming to Nyhavn from the other end of the street it was quieter and calmer than the city end. Nice for a break in a city walk. Service was friendly and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
RuthMath
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Good location, looks promising from the outside. However the meal was disappointing. We both ordered fish and chips as a main course. Whilst the food was tasty the portions were extremely small with only five small mouth size pieces of fish and about a dozen chips. We both left still hungry. Out of the five restaurants we visited throughout our... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

As with many spots on Nyhavn many will find it expensive for a quick eat, but the food was fresh and well served. Coming to Nyhavn from the other end of the street it was quieter and calmer than the city end. Nice for a break in a city walk. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After reading generally good reviews about this restaurant we looked forwarded to our visit. It's in a great location and the restaurant itself is quite inviting also the waitress that greeted us was exceptionally pleasant but unfortunately that's where it ended. We ordered fish and chips but the fish was dry and rather a mean portion , the chips were... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Pigen og somanden, responded to this review

Dear Kirkcaldy First of all thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We take great pride in giving our guests the best quality of food and service which is why we are very sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. We have talked your description of the fish and chips through with... More 

Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great location looking over the canal, excellent to people watch from. Herring dish various ways along with a tuna sandwich (Danish smorgasbord style) was great food for lunch. We also had a OP Anderson Aqvavi and as my fellow TA members have said it had a kick, yeah a stampede of horses wow! Service here was good and our waiter... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was here on the 15Thursday September for an evening meal, I enjoyed the setting around the canal and the food was exceptional with prices being reasonable considering the area and cuisine

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to visit Nyhavn like any other tourist in Copenhagen and at 2pm, wanted some food and I was looking for herrings . Both my husband and I tried the dish of herrings prepared three different ways with an assortment of Danish breads. My husband had a bear and I had a glass of wine . It was all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food is delicious and well prepared. The staff were friendly, helpful and engaging. The decor clean and atmospheric. This meal was a real treat on a street that is filled with many that disappoint in an obvious tourist spot. Highly recommended but if no room then be wary of others on this strip!

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a fabulous Toast Skagen and my husband enjoyed his blue mussels in cream. Of course, also the Danish beer.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
441 reviews 441 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its the view. Watching people. Thats why one sits down here. Not for the food. The herringplate -- oh yes, plenty of herring but not the perfect marinade in any of them. Fried fish for main was better. But the O P Anderson served lukewarm and so was the beer. But once again, Nyhavn is for watching people ppassing by... More 

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North Wales
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We found this restaurant it had only been open a week or so with the current owners from what we understand, the service was excellent, and the food exceptional, finding a good mix of food for a vegetarian and a meat eater in Denmark can be difficult but this restaurant had a lot to please all guests, we particularly enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nyhavn 37, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen
  • Phone Number: +45 33 15 70 76

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

The menu in Pigen og somanden offers a selection of simple dishes inspired by the Danish and French cuisines - with a special focus on seafood. The chefs take great pride in using the very best of the seasonal produce. The decor in Pigen og somanden has many maritime details telling a tale of a time when Nyhavn was a bustling port and the center of Copenhagen's ship traffic. In the spring and summer months guests can enjoy the lively Nyhavn atmosphere on the restaurant's terrace.Pigen og somanden used to be Cafe Texas, where guests were encouraged to hand over their six shooter when entering the bar. Pigen og somanden is especially known for housing the internationally renowned tattoo artist Tato-Jack - who had his heyday in the 1950's and 1960's. Since 2007 the historic building has housed the restaurant Nyhavn 37.

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