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Nyhavns Faergekro

$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Nyhavn 5, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 15 15 88
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for a danish meal. Missed out on the herring buffet which looked good. But had herring 5 ways for starter which was amazing. Mains were steak (nothing special) and grilled salmon (nothing special). Both cooked ok. Served with some veg which was tasty. Too much sauce though. Go for the herring

Thank Os R
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wide variety of yummy herring buffet to fill you up in this expensive city. Go for lunch and you'll be surprised at how affordable it can be. It's really great value considering it's not only in Copenhagen but on Nyhavn! We had such a great lunch here, enjoying food and people watching with a beer or two. It was winter... More 

Thank lyla1
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want some Danish food in period surroundings, then you'll not go wrong at Nyhavns Faergekro, herrings, shrimps, salmon, chicken, meatballs and great onion soup. Service is good too.

Thank Kevin L
Plano, Texas
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here our 1st night. Had 5 tastes of herring and the smorgasbord, plus aquavit. They have dozens of local aquavits! Food and booze was delicious. Great start to our holiday.

Thank KarlFS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. Tasty Smørrebrød, we had the roast beef and fish cake options - unfortunately out of the meatballs.

Thank Clint W
Oslo, Norway
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198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why is it so often, that when you come back it is not the same as the last time? Ok, so a lot was the same. The herring buffet was just like the last time, so were the frikadeller. But the service had dropped quite a bit. The young waiters seemed more or less uninterested in the guests, and that... More 

Thank Leon_Norway
York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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.

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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.
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