We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Nyhavns Faergekro

$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Nyhavn 5, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 15 15 88
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

668 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 264: English reviews
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my daughter for dinner on a weekend city break. The restaurant is in one of Copenhagen's more touristy bits, so I would normally avoid, but someone had recommended this one. The rooms are lovely and service was attentive. Dinner was very good. We shared "Herring 5 Ways", which is as the name suggests (herring with five different marinades ranging... More 

Thank Matt M
Bristol, UK
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just came across this restaurant by chance while wandering around the Christmas stalls in Nyhavn. Although it was quite full, they found me a table and I was soon served and enjoying the Christmas beer. The meal was very good and I had the 'surprise' rice pudding for dessert which was excellent although very rich. It has flaked almonds in... More 

Thank SlothBristol_UK
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with friends we had a nice meal in a cosy restaurant, it's a small menu, cooked to order and the waitress was excellent . We had a very enjoyably evening !

Thank donmat1964
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to eat near the hotel and found this place, which had slightly lower (but still high) prices compared with other restaurants nearby. We had lunch there one day and dinner another. It has a homey atmosphere, with candles and dark wood, and very good traditional Danish food. We had smorrebrod (open-face sandwiches) a couple of times--three sandwiches is... More 

Thank Carolyn41353
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While we only had the Irish coffees, everything looked delicious that we saw. The staff were just about the friendliest people I've ever met, and we went back twice!

Thank jnkadel
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great lunch experience. Sample plate of several fish servings. All appealing to the eye and great tasting. Service easy with English spoken. Seating inside or outside. Bill comes in a variety of currencies so you know the exact amount in US dollars, Euros, English Pounds, and Danish Krone.

Thank Jane M
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We tried 3 smorrebrod dishes, all were very good! Danish meatball best! Not the usual small round meatballs, homemade kind. Serve with cold potato salad Fillet of Plaice with shrimps - shrimp portion is generous. Roast beef - thinly slice comes with fried onion prickles sour cream mayo combination is nice! You need to include the piece of rye bread... More 

Thank sannchew
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Dined tonight, a Saturday, expecting that it would be difficult to get a table. The restaurant was busy but not full. I was delighted to hear the special of the day was Danish meatballs so ordered that with the fish roe starter. The starter was just what I wanted and the meatballs were fine but let down by the veggies... More 

Thank Ozfemale
Harstad, Norway
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I know at Nyhavn is the place for tourist trap restaurants like this, but I didn't think it would be so blunt. The roasted almonds were really sour and expensive. The truffles were jokingly small portioned. Beer in milk glasses and everything really bland. Plus for heating lamps and polite waitress. We guessed which place this restaurant would rank on... More 

Thank BombardUrsa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

On a business trip I called in for an evening meal here, it having been recommended by my daughter. A good call. A wonderful selection of herringwith breads, and a good dark bottled beer. A real good eatery in a fairly touristic location.

Thank Ian H

Travellers who viewed Nyhavns Faergekro also viewed

Copenhagen, Zealand

Been to Nyhavns Faergekro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyhavn 5, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 15 15 88
Restaurant Nyhavns Faergekro has maintained the charming and maritime Nyhavn atmosphere. Every day the restaurant offers freshly made 'smorrebrod' the famous Danish open faced sandwiches, as well as a herring buffet with more than 10 homemade, herring specialties. Guests can also chose between 20 different homemade aquavits, brewed with handpicked berries and herbs like St John's Wort, yarrow and woodruff.
The evening menu consists of simple and traditional dishes made from the best produce in season as well as a selection of desserts.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nyhavns Faergekro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

Neighbourhood Profile
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
Explore this neighbourhood