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“You wont' believe it.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Henne Kirkeby Kro

Henne Kirkeby Kro
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Henne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Copenhagen, Denmark
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173 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“You wont' believe it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Fantastic Michelin-class food in a humble inn, in the middle of nowhere at the westcoast of Denmark.

  • Visited October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank claus007
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Silkeborg, Denmark
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“High class gourmet food - but something is not quite right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

I visisted Henne Kirkeby Kro during a short stay in the area. Since its one of the most famous restaurants in Jutland - the western part of Denmark - I just had to try dining there. First of all, I would recommend this place for loving couples and business collegues. It was not a place suited for solo-dining. But the food was exellent especially the wonderfuld starters "mise en bouche" served in the lounge - a strange place actually. The musiv there were kind'a loungy in a - by my taste - to modern way. Because the restaurant it self looks from the outside very old school, romantic and rustic in an elegant way. The food though was flawless. I had f.eks. lots of fresh herbs from the restaurants garden, tiny radishes, etc. For a starter I had - on the house - a very lightly steamed oyster with a infusion of parsley, served in a beautiful transparent bowl - drop- shaped. Elegang. For main course I had a salad Gourmandise or Feuillet with veals sweetbread, and ducks liver etc. etc. Lots of beautiful tiny herbs and edible flowers from the local garden. The dining room is not that romantic, but clean, minimalistic and stylish.

  • Visited August 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jannie Constanz... A
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London, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Juttland (DK)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

I was visiting the west coast and a friend recommended Henne Kirkeby Kro for both a place to eat and to stay. I did not end up staying but i did end up having lunch with friends, and was so impressed that I drove again for 2 hours from Århus to have lunch there again. So well worth it! This place is like Noma but without the price tag, and with jovial, caring and great friendly service. I have checked out the cellars on both ocassions, wandered around in their own gardens where they grow most of their beautiful herbs and vegetables that decorate your plate. On a warm day, finish off with a coffee in the garden, truly beautiful experience after fabulous meal.

I had set menu of 4 courses on both ocassions, which I believe is immensely good value for Denmark (450kr for 4 courses, matching wine the same, or if you prefer a non-alcoholic version it's approx 200kr, and contains wonderful choices from the local garden, blackcurrants, red currants, you name it, having tried my friend's selections, I found them to be surprisingly excellent matches to the menu) . Much to my delight the menu changed on my second visit though only weeks apart. It must also be said that I am always rather sceptical and avoid the wine match menus, but on both ocassions stuck to the sommelier's choices and was very pleased with them. Should one of the offered choices not take your fancy, or you prefer someting else, do not be afraid to ask, the staff kindly obliged us on the last ocassion, and the Elderton Shiraz Cab Sauv from the Barossa Valley was a gorgeous replacement to a Bordeaux on offer.

Now to the food itself - it is fresh, imaginative, very well executed, and above all super tasty. Do not be mislead by the portion sizes, you will be seriously "stuffed" by the 4th course, and a walk on the Henne beach, about 15min drive from the Kro, would be a welcome diversion in my experience. It is all just so harmonious, so joyous, from home made butters with seasonal wild garlic herbs picked in local forrests, to lovely leaves and flowers from the garden on your plate, to local shellfish and seafood, from the fjords, all very interesting, and all very well done. To add to that, fabulous surrounds, that beautiful scandinavian sensibility in the interiors, original artworks on the walls, and beautiful flower arrangements from the garden abound - this place is a real treat. Do detour, drive for hours, it is so worth it.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank l-globetrotter
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Copenhagen
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“International culinary experience in the middle of nowhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2010

Long famed in Denmark with top ratings in the newspapers for the restaurant and chef Allan Poulsen, we went for a 4 course lunch at this restaurant on the absolute West of Jutland, Denmark.

The lunch was high, high class and an exemplary show of the modern Nordic kitchen combined with an explosion of taste senses in every course.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank batravn
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Odense, Denmark
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Henne Kirkeby Kro is in a league of its own”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

Stayed for one night for my wife’s birthday June 9th.

Henne Kirkeby Kro is in a league of its own. It is just that little bit better than other great places.

It is a traditional Danish Inn that has been completely renovated over the last two years which has transformed it into a very exclusive luxury Inn. The rooms are both cosy and at the same time stylish with only the best materials used traditional designer furniture and upscale products. The surroundings include their own vegetable garden and in close proximity (by car) the sea-side village of Henne Strand with wide sandy beaches.

Dinner in the restaurant is a must and the reason for coming for most visitors. We have dined at many very good restaurants both in Denmark and abroad but both service and the food presented to us that evening were the best we ever had. If guides like Michelin rated places outside Copenhagen I am certain that one or more stars would be awarded.

Also the a la carte breakfast should be mentioned. It is included in the room rate but still it is without comparison the best hotel breakfast we have ever had.
It is by no means a cheap place to stay, but in our opinion it is worth every penny! And since they are building their reputation I would expect the prices to go up in the coming years.

We can only give Henne Kirkeby Kro our very warmest recommendation.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TorbenFromDenmark
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