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Restaurant Havfruen

$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, 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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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Try this restaurant. It is really an old place, as all the others lunch retaurants for tourists in Nyhavn. However, Havfruen have got a new owner. A young chef who makes great food. He has taken care of the old interiour, made by an architect. He has added good atmosphere and great food. We dropped in for lunch. Great herring... More 

Thank einar e
Laguna Beach, California
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great pasta, Ciccio Pepe, the best ever. Charming atmosphere and very friendly staff. The wine list was suburb. Lots of attention paid to the dishes and the wines. Most impressive!

Thank traveldocgolfer
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon of "tapas" type food. Little tastes of Copenhagen. Best staff ever. Ask for Edda, as she will be most helpful with restaurant dishes as well as close by attractions and shopping.

Thank charlottemimi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and delicate. Limited menu but each plate is excellent and staff very attentive. Fast service and excellent food, the pasta and the crude cod in particular. Small, authentic snd charming place. I would definitively recommend.

Thank Flo H
Calgary, Canada
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159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We walked here from the Admiral Hotel. SAt outside in a great spot. This restaurant's outdoor seating was packed compared to all its neighbors so must be good. recommend the oysters that were from France and the Lamb. Fired Octupus was popular but as much as I love Sushi I am not an Octopus fan and did not order.

Thank Clint V
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Each plate was delightfully delicate and delicious; we ordered nearly everything (not a huge selection) but skipped dessert. Very accommodating waitstaff, and the location could be better. No idea how much we actually spent (DKK to GBP alludes me) but it was worth it ;)

Thank ScubaFred
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

No doubt this fairly new restaurant has ambitions. The dishes look good, taste great and the wine list is fine. The owner is extremely nice and the staff friendly. Just guess they need a little bit of time to get everything in place. Speed is not there yet.

Thank Annika B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Danish, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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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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.
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