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Restaurant Havfruen

$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish, French, Seafood
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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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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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222 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank Louvain71
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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, Seafood
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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