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Restaurant Havfruen

Indre By (Inner City)
Seafood, European, Danish, French
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Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+ 45 33 11 11 38
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wharf side restaurant was recommended by another chef at a world class restaurant. So rare to have a wharf-side restaurant with top class food. The menu is small but perfect as it shows the attention to detail is not overcome by having to prepare a variety of dishes. The scallops and radish entree was subtle and very tasty. Pasta... More 

Thank spoonerwright
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy restaurant in Nyhavn with excellent food. We went there for lunch and the staff was very helpful guiding us on the dishes. We decided to have the homemade herring, shrimps and tartar. The herring was one of the best I have ever had....very well balanced in the taste and served with wonderful rye bread, soft boiled/smiley egg and potatoes.... More 

Thank Duneroses
Scottsdale, Arizona
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213 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't tell you why we picked this restaurant out of all the others during a stroll in Nyhaven but it turned out to be very good and we had an enjoyable meal and evening. Service was very friendly. The menu is very limited but based on the other reviews it must change daily. Our starters were delicious and we both... More 

Thank Louvain71
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Given they are owned by Atelier Septembre, we went expecting a decent product at a decent price, and maybe even a place we could go back to. This would be shocking for a place on Nyhavn, of course, which prides itself on ripping off poor unsuspecting tourists and Danes who perhaps don't know anywhere else to go (hint: many, many... More 

Thank Dawson_Andrews
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Maybe we just hit it on the right day but it was some of the best pasta I have ever had. My wife agreed and she's not a big pasta eater normally. The tomato salad was also really good. I think they only serve one different course per day but I highly recommend giving this place a try. Sitting on... More 

Thank 262SanDiego
London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stopped for an afternoon drink. The restaurant is in a great location where you can relax and take in the fantastic buildings and watch the world go by. We ended up having the Osters and one of us had the smoke salmon and eggs. All very nice.

Springdale, Arkansas
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223 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stopped here because it was right on the canal, and had a seafood menu. The Herring dish I ordered was an excellent snack, with herring three ways. The dish of the day seemed to be steamed mussels, which looked wonderful. Great view, good service, and good food!

Thank rusty1014
Canberra, Australia
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Seriously, if you want great food or great value don't eat in a tourist area like Nyhavn. Alternatively if you want to soak up the atmosphere grab a table, a beer (Tuborg in my case) or wine and some chips as a side to nibble on. Service was good, atmosphere great and cost will not break the bank! On what... More 

Thank Mark2913
Arborg, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank isi11
Mountain View, California, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Denise D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Danish, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: + 45 33 11 11 38

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Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

Neighborhood Profile
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.