Just returned from a long weekend away to Copenhagen with my wife and had to post a comment about Puk which we visited on the 10th August.
The restaurant lived up to all the positive comments from other Trip Advisor posters and I can't praise or recommend it enough.
On arrival we were greeted by Soren with a warm welcome that we immediately felt at ease in a very busy restaurant (I advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. I e-mailed Puk a few weeks before we came and received confirmation from Soren the very same day).The place was buzzing with a great atmosphere.
He helped us go through the various options on the menu and we opted for the Crown herring with Aquavit and sour cream followed by the roast pork, mash and red cabbage - both were excellently prepared and delicious. Yes the portions were great too - you won’t go away hungry.
To accompany our meal we had a really good selection of local beers to choose from (Soren went through the styles of each beer which made our choices easier) and we opted for the Refsvindinge draught red beer and Elephant which was surprisingly light in flavour considering it was over 7% in strength but went well with the herring.
The service from Soren from beginning to end was attentive and very helpful with added humour – he was a really great host and added to our evening.
To finish off we decided to have a glass of Aquavit (Danish schnapps) but there were numerous styles to choose from and having opted for a Danish style Soren brought us another style (Swedish) to try ‘on the house’ which was a really nice touch from him. We even ended up exchanging recipes – his deliciously tender pork for our Christmas turkey over white wine.
Of the three restaurants we dined at during our stay in Copenhagen(first two were in the Nyhaven) Puk was definitely the winner. Not only was the food far better and more plentiful but far cheaper (Puk was 600 kroner whereas the other two were between 880 and 950 which was a big difference) The two on the Nyhaven felt touristy whilst Puk had a more homely feel.
Puk is a lovely restaurant and really is great value for money in an expensive city.