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“It pays to try this restaurant again”
Review of Restaurant Snekken

Restaurant Snekken
Ranked #57 of 142 Restaurants in Roskilde
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It pays to try this restaurant again”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I write as a long-term resident of Roskilde.

Me and my wife have used this restaurant on a number of occasions, and had settled into thinking of it as a place to choose on a fine summer evening (the restaurant is by the harbour and has high windows to look out of), if there's nowhere better. We've felt sometimes that the service wasn't that hot, and the meal was OK, but nothing to write a Trip Advisor review about.

But on the most recent occasion (we again had a friend staying) there had been a transformation: three really interesting fish starters, followed by three really interesting meat main courses and gourmet deserts. Alongside it, we sampled three wines that the restaurant recommended: again really good recommendations.

And the whole evening, which we thoroughly enjoyed inspite of the blackness outside, was inexpensive (by Danish standards).

The experience made this a natural choice when we have friends staying, and made us feel proud to live in the town. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Rockville
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant - 3.5 stars!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This restaurant is near the Viking Museum. It has a small but very nice Danish menu, a small but decent selection of wine and beer, and comfortable chairs. We had a variety of dishes and all were quite good with reasonable portions. The setting, by the water, is nice but you won't get a water view per se.

Note, this is one of those cases where I would like to see Trip Advisor have a bit more refined rating system. Snekken is above average, but I'd not say very good.

Visited October 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“True spirit of marina”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you like all about sea topic you'd have to visit Snekken. It's not that design of the restaurant especially navy or something, but food!
Food is what is called in Denmark "new nordic food". It means that the cooks use all possible season food,whole grains bred and very special design. Worth to mention the fact, that it places close to the Viking ship museum, directly in the harbour. So one of my favorite dishes is "5 ships". Though you have to ask a waitres about what is in, because content of "5 Ships" is up to the chief.
I can recommend "Freja's feast" too. Salmon is delisious!
Every time I go there I think of waitress being pirate before or, at least sailors!..

  • Visited September 2013
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Vantaa, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Failed to impress”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The restaurant looked great, but the food was quite average and service slow. We left without having a dessert bacause we were fed up with waiting. I am not coming back to this place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The place is located near the viking ships museum and overlooking the fjord.
The view is stunning. The food was good, it was pricey, maybe a lil' too pricey, but good.

The service was good and faster than in many other places we ate in in Denmark.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank forbiddenevil
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