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“Oldest Restaurant...but not the best”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Skindbuksen

Ranked #45 of 2,308 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
London, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
“Oldest Restaurant...but not the best”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Copenhagen is the epicentre of great food in Europe - so many fantastic places to eat with incredible tastes - this place is just plain poor. The service was bad - left standing at the door, whilst lots of waiters just walked passed without attempting to help. Once we were sat down, we were asked to change tables again (from a 4 table to 2) - and yet the entire restaurant was empty! Food didn't have any developed or fine flavours, just stuff on a plate really. Hard and uncomfortable seats. Avoid.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank krys_k
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Lillehammer, Norway
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic restaurant for lunch!”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

An all Danish restaurant that serves known Danish lunch. Good food and nice experience!

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Thank Raypette
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Old Carriage Drivers Place”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

This Basement restaurant was a cheap place to eat for the carriages drivers in the 18 hundreds, awayting the masters to be driven again.
Today you step down in a cosy room full of portraits of artists painters and politicians of an era of good old Danish entertainers.
The food is very good and traditional and the service is straightforward and helpfull. I would suggest to reserve beforehand and definetely in the christmas period.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank varegue
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good food, excellent service”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

This restaurant has a good atmosphere, and serves traditional hot food: pies, stews, etc. I had the calf-liver and it was excellent. My (adult) son also enjoyed his meal.

I'd also like to add that I left my wallet by mistake and was only able to get back after a couple of hours. They'd found it, kept it on one side and stayed open late in the hope that I would come back for it: a huge relief.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank David F
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Keller, Texas
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281 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Avoid this restaurant”
Reviewed October 31, 2010

My wife and I went here for the traditional Danish food. We had Skipperlabsskovs and Biksemad. Skipperlabsskovs is either not very good or they are bad at making it. It was pretty much a big pile of glob on the plate.

The food was poor. The service was not much better as the server essentially threw the food on the table. We finally just decided to leave. Couldn't get her to bring the bill, so got up and headed to the door so they would get the message. Paid the bill standing in the door way.

We had tried several traditional Danish restaurants in Copenhagen with much better results.

A really, really bad experience.

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Thank Deac83
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