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“Good food nice atmosphere above average price”
Review of Restaurant Zeleste

Restaurant Zeleste
Ranked #93 of 2,433 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $37
Cuisines: European, Diner, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: In Store Strandstraede, only a stone's throw from the wonderful Nyhavn, you will find a true gem in Restaurant Zeleste. In the warm months of the year the charming atrium is open and during the colder months, guests can sit inside and enjoy Zeleste's cosy atmosphere. Zeleste's specialty is fish and shellfish such as succulent lobsters and fish from the Nordic seas. Zeleste also serves the finest beef and during the hunting season also wild duck, wild boar and deer from the vast Swedish forests. The menu is adjusted according to the seasonal offerings of fresh produce.
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food nice atmosphere above average price”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Visited based on recommendation. Cold wet evening but warm welcome inside. Too chilly to sit in courtyard area even with huge fire blazing but a nice touch for the centre of Copenhagen. Nice starter of fruit de mare followed by lamb steaks. All nicely presented and good food well cooked. Not cheap but just round tge corner from tourist mecca of Nyhaven so ok value. Will return so do try?

Visited May 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great place but bad service”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We were eating here after a wedding. The food sounded good but we had a horrible experience. One of our guests did not get his food before an hour after we had been eating - so he refused to get the food since we had finished eating. We did not get an apology - only after a long duscussion. We Will probably not come back

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Linette L
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JannikeP, Manager at Restaurant Zeleste, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Linette L
Thank you for your Tripadvisor contribution. We sincerely apologize that your guest had to wait for so long. We have since your visit made the necessary changes in our menu, to ensure that no other guests will have a similar experience in the future. We hope that you will visit Zeleste again, so that we can show you, that this evening is not of the standard, we are known for.

Best regards
Jannike Plym, Restaurant Manager
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Naples, FL
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Hope this was just a BAD night for the resaturant!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stopped in several times and finally decided on dinner for our final night. What a nightmare. Between a waiter who got all three orders screwed up; the kitchen took FOREVER to produce any of these course. Final course came out after I insisted that I was leaving because we had been sitting for 2 hours; the waiter finally came to the table with two of the same entrée, which was not right either. The nice part is they graciously did not charge us for anything we ate or drank up to that point. HOPE IT WAS JUST A BAD NIGHT - it happens, but beware....

Visited May 2013
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JannikeP, Manager at Restaurant Zeleste, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear DJBradachNaples…
Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to our restaurant. We sincerely apologize that you had to wait for so long, and we have since your visit on Saturday night made the necessary changes in our menu, to ensure that no other guests will have a similar experience in the future. We hope that you will visit our restaurant again, so that we can show you, that this evening is not of the standard, we are known for.

Best regards
Restaurant Manager Jannike Plym
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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153 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The intention might be good, but...”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We ordered table a month ahead. Upon our arrival they we were informed that service would not good due to too busy evening. Starter was good. Seafood platter; the soup was bitter. The seafood was good, but the portions were small. And considering that there was merely anything to prepare it, why did it take 15 min to serve? This was a disappointing experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Turbi1965
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JannikeP, Manager at Restaurant Zeleste, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Turbi1965
First of all thank you for your Tripadvisor review – we appreciate the feedback we receive. We would like to be known for quality in both service and food, which is why we are truly sorry that we did not live up to your expectations when you visited our restaurant. We have taken your critique to heart, and will do everything to ensure, that no other guests will have a similar experience in the future. We hope that you will visit us again, so that we can give you a fantastic experience in our restaurant.

Kind regards
Restaurant Manager Jannike Plym
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“We liked this place”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

In a side street at the start of Nyhavn this restaurant is in a very old building with some parts in a covered courtyard with a huge open fire. It was charming the food was good, all be it not cheap and some of the dishes were off the menu but this reflected the cooking to order approach and it was a Sunday which is a quiet night for eating out. We thought the ambience was charming.

Visited May 2013
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