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European, Scandinavian, Danish, Spanish
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Mellemdammen 13, Ribe, Esbjerg 6760, Denmark
+45 75410488
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Derby, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It would have been nice to see outside overlooking the river but although it was July it felt like April. As we passed by the menu board outside in the afternoon it convinced us to go in a reserve a table just to ensure we got a table. We both had Brown Shrimps with Avocado Creme Brulee with mild Chilli... More 

Thank bennynobrain
Hartford, Connecticut
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we ate was delicious, made with fresh ingredients. The service was especially pleasant. Excellent wine pairing suggestions. The atmosphere is modern rustic. Very charming.

Thank Laurel M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were there relatively early, so not crowded. Began with the tapas, which represented the food of the local area and was delicious: lamb, chicken, shrimps, ham and cheese - definitely recommended. Main course was two pieces of the freshest fish of the day. The cooking relies on very fresh, high-quality ingredients as so often in Scandinavia. Around £35 for... More 

Thank Jan C
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196 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

According to the locals, this is one of the best places to eat in Ribe. The food is very good and the waiters are very attentive. The restaurant uses primarily locally-made products.

Thank Ulrikb_123
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This restaurant was suggested to us by the staff at Saelhunden, as their kitchen was closed. It was late evening, but the staff at Kolvig couldn't have been more welcoming to us. They didn't hurry us at all and let us sit over a couple of glasses of wine long after they had actually stopped serving food. I had the... More 

Thank Kava75
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

While my wife absolutely loved her potato and leek soup, I have not been as fortunate. The shrimp dish I had was good, until about three hours ago. It has now been revisited. Apparently, food poisoning is not immune to Danish cuisine. Five stars from my wife, zero from me. Average up to a three. However, the service was pretty... More 

Thank Bill S
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We're your English visitors. What a fabulous lunch. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. We stayed with our friends in roedding, & knew we were visiting ribe. I wanted somewhere special for lunch so choose kolvig based on trip advisor reviews. Just lovely, mads made us feel so welcome, explaining all the food & where it... More 

Thank Margaret M
Virum, Denmark
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We booked for a quite late dinner (9 pm), because we were on a bird-watching trip in the early evening. Most restaurants in Ribe close the kitchen well at 9 pm, so this was one of few options. And that was our luck. The cooking is of a very high culinary standard - inspired, creative, but not too creative -... More 

Thank Anders_Virum_Denmark
Illinois, USA
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We found this by accident and were very impressed. Then local friends told us we were lucky since it is considered the best. Couldn't agree more. Potato leek soup was fantastic. Terrific bread. Danish "Tapas" consisted of local ingredients, well explained and creatively prepared. Nice small portions so one could try all. Didn't have to order a full meal if... More 

Thank ophelia1953
Ribe, Denmark
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very nice setting, very nice food, but you certainly pay for it! Especially the prices for dinners are :fear:

Thank Valkyrien66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
European, Scandinavian, Danish, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellemdammen 13, Ribe, Esbjerg 6760, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Jutland  >  South Jutland  >  Esbjerg  >  Ribe
  • Phone Number: +45 75410488

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