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“Top Class”

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
Ranked #5 of 191 Restaurants in Frederiksberg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $210 - $390
Cuisines: Danish, Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Frederiksberg
Description: Our restaurant, set in one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful royal gardens. It is a curious and stylish cabaret of gourmet experiments, contemporary art and elaborate designs set to create a total experience. Design and art is a fundamental ingredient in the experience and our restaurant features the unique works of some of the most prominent artists and designers Denmark has formed in this decade. A treat for all your senses. “At M&H we are in a constant metamorphosis with nature as the driving force, guided by us. Our passion for Japanese aesthetics and ingredients are undeniable. Our restaurant is hidden in the old garden society in a historical building, delicately and iconically restored. In tune with the best of the seasons, our memories, desires, ​and emotions, these impressions are what the kitchen shares with you on your plate. We’re making advances towards nature.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is an absolutely amazing place both regarding the magnificent cooking and the place itself. They serve beautiful, innovative, tasty food and have the best sommelier personally pairing your dinner with perfectly matched wines.
Don't miss this place while in Copenhagen. They do not have a Michelin star yet but it can only be a matter of time!

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Took a large risk booking this for our group. With so many top restaurants closed in summer, M & H was one of the very few open. It was an adventure getting there from the city (we foolishly took the subway to experience - well, the subway!) It's a schelp from the city, take a cab! Or stay at the Radisson Falconer and walk to M & H.
We had the tasting Contemporary Menu. The main chefs, M & H, were in Iceland, presumably foraging for exquisite ingredients. It's an original restaurant setting, nestled in a lovely garden. Decor is quirky with funky flourishes, and all the restrooms need an individual visit (I do mean all.)
A vain, gorgeous and very cocky peacock greeted us at the door. I nearly stepped on him in full spread. (I think he's on the payroll, he was very good at what he did.)
The food. We had the tasting Contemporary Menu opening with 9 finger food starters of varied originality and success. Some were pure delight and curious discoveries (the sea brock thorn (buckthorn?) with the pine vinegar was the kind of shocker you remember. One or two items needed a little tweaking for that wow factor. But an engaging, introductory conversation to the food philosophy here.
Wonderful waitress who presented each course with panache. Main courses were ox tartar (v good), a mackerel of extremely subtle textures and flavours, excellent chantarrels, a beguiling burnt leek and a deep fried root in mussel sauce - quite intriguing. Beef dish was unusually chewy with unexpected texture and flavour and served in a puddle of beetroot & veal tongue sauce (I think, the wine was kicking in). It created a rather cave-man experience - bloody raw beef oozing more blood as you cut into it - jolly good! All the sauces were original and provocative.
A medley of young chefs emerged from the kitchen to serve our party. It was rather festive and good fun. Solid wine list, and since it's Copenhagen, pricey. The sommelier slightly resembles Jean Paul Belmondo on a work day - he will guide you through the price forest. Trust him. Be shameless about your price limit and trust him.
I'm glad we dined here. Some of the Oriental flourishes didn't quite hit the mark, but we like surprises and the unexpected borderline weirdness chefs venture into. M & H is not an unknown planet, but the creativity in the kitchen deserves exploration and greater familiarity. Well done.

Thank selective007
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Having been there twice, I am now convinced that this place is not worth the prices.

First time we ended up joking with the neighboring table that the kitchen was having an off day.

2nd time was ok, but absolutely no more. The sommelier advised us to add salt to the food because "the kitchen doesn't believe the food should have any taste", and this was healthy advise.

What we got was very picturesque dishes that didn't really have any interesting taste. It wasn't bad in any way, but there are many restaurants in Copenhagen that provide far greater experiences at the same price range.

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2  Thank UnityNich
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We visited this fine restaurant one july summer evening and had the restaurant almost for ourselves, there was only 2 other couples that evening.

The room is beautiful and fits good with the placement of the restaurant in the frederiksberg garden.

Garden is definately the concept of the place, herbs, flowers, vegetables, so many of these fetched directly from the surrounding gardens.

We had one of the most exciting menus in a long time, with focus on the best of breed vegetables, herbs, meat and fish of the season.

A starter of 8 small dishes with champagne, followed by all in all 13 more dishes afterwards ( including cheese ).

It was a journey through the imaginative kitchen where french meet nordic meet asian.

Expensive, but worth it

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We had a wonderful time in this beautifully setting, a contemporary translation of the classic dining room set in a beautiful park. we arrived without a reservation though early, and they coldn't have been more cordial.

They do multi-course tasting menus of the most exquisite small portions of the most imaginative courses you will have ever experienced. All they need to know is if you have any dietary restrictions nd as my husband's not a fan of fish, they worked around that for him.

All was spectacular, including the service. I grant you the place is pricey, but given the quality f the meal and the price of just the average in Copenhagen, consider this an investment in "furthering you culinary education" without the stuffy environment that usually accompanies the glory.

Thank Lcquinn
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