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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
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Philippsburg, Germany
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent, and so were the wines. I wish, though, that the set dinner had included an alternative to lobster. Staff were very friendly, and I liked the interior.

Thank fh0fer
Worcester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really wanted to saviour a real danish lunch, so we decided on the buffet,we were not disappointed.the choice was really good with an array of different sauces and marinades. There were a couple of dishes I wouldn't feed to a starving cat but I'm sure the locals love it,it was a peculiar purple/blue weird salty herring dish but the... More 

Thank Darbyandy
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It was freezing outside and we needed a reprieve from the weather. We shared a cold plate of fish, chicken and meat with plenty of bread for two. The place is typically Danish and the staff were friendly. The only downside was the Danish apple cake which is layered stewed apple with crumbled ameretto biscuits topped with cream. Lovely dessert... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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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201 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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.

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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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