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“Delightful presentation of delicious food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marchal

Marchal
Kongens Nytorv 34 | Copenhagen K, Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
3312 0095
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Ranked #60 of 1,542 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sydney Australia
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“Delightful presentation of delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stopped at the D'Angleterre Hotel just as the rains started around 15:00 on a Tuesday in late July. The start was a less than encouraging journey: first to the terrace where the umbrellas did not provide sufficient protection from the elements; then the inner terrace part of the restaurant where we were told we had to eat and were asked to move to the bar which we did not enjoy the location/ambience at that time; and then to return to Restaurant Marchal and ask to be able to dine.

The hotel/restaurant is situated by the Kongens Nytorv with Nyhavn, Royal Theater and at the corner of the walking street Strøget. The square is under construction, the metro is being upgraded and extended and construction should take another four or five years. Noise could have been an issue on a sunny day if we had been on the terrace.

At the start, the wait staff of all locations seemed to be much more concerned with their own issues and many guests were left unattended for long periods.

Finally the menu was brought and delicious homebaked bread served with a special butter.

We ordered the langoustine and tomato which was located under a patch of delicious micro herbs and a blanket of cheese/cream(?) beautifully presented with wonderful flavours, a chicken Caesar salad (fairly identifiable) and two rhubarb desserts. The rhubarb dessert description did not prepare us for what was to come. A white mound arrived, 1/5 powdered buttermilk, 2/5 powdered white chocolate and 2/5 elderberry foam. The idea is to plow the spoon down to the bottom, cracking a layer of ice to get to the rhubarb below. Delicious and fun: how to experience a Danish winter on a plate!

Our waiter who was rather standoffish at the beginning, was positively warm and friendly by the end of our meal.

Recommend this restaurant for modern Danish food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We dined at Marchal last night. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and well portioned. We choose two of the smaller dishes each and shared the Chateaubriand which made for a superb meal. The wines wee also outstanding and actually reasonably priced.
Service was attentive and unpretentious with room for relaxed conversation and the odd joke.
Marchal is for sure a quality new entrant to the Copenhagen restaurant scene. It is quite clear that their ambition is a Michelin star - although not an expert - I think they deserve it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I has lunch with my mother out door at this lovely restaurant. The view to the kongens Nytorv is nice (Even though there is a lot of constructions work) BUT!!! When Crown princess Mary passes by via bike together with her daughter Isabella it is worth the noise ;o)

We had a lovely lunch with lobster and then with Carpaccio. It tasted excellent- We chose the following wine. 2011 DOMAINE CHAVY-CHOUET , MEURSAULT, BOURGOGNE. Which was excellent

The dishes are VERY small so at least take two (Which is also proposed by the veitors)

The service was out standing. I do think it is a littel pricy! Payed Kr 1200,-

Will I come again? Definitely. And I expect that Mary will pass by again as she lives just around the corner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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