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Restaurant Maven

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen 1067, Denmark
+45 32 20 11 00
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:45
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Leicestershire, UK
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here was very modern, gourmet and well prepared. Great wine selection. Service excellent and staff very helpful. Convenient location just off the main shopping street tucked away on one side of a church. Would definitely come back. Would recommend booking in advance

Thank archibald75
Leicester, England
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not the easiest place to find even when you know that it's in part of the old church but, when you do, it's an unusual cosy restaurant. On a bitterly cold Wednesday lunchtime, about half the tables were occupied and we were seated by a radiator so were warm and comfortable. We only each had a main course -... More 

Thank JourneymanNumber1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in an old church, this stunning restaurant oozes traditional Danish values. Gorgeous decor with a very homely feel. Fantastic service and extremely delicious food. Highly recommend a visit, but definitely book ahead as very popular with the locals. The open sandwiches are highly recommended.

Thank BrodieRafferty
Newquay, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You enter up some metal steps along side a church and are welcomed into a candlelit dining room. A purring of convivial joy glowing in the yellow candlelight. An interesting wine list, a simple menu but the flavours, so powerful. Parsnip soup with scallop, bacon crumble and samphire. Duck cassoulet melting in your mouth. An unexpected treat. Try it

Thank Gstylianid
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled into a corner of a church and lit by candlelight, Maven is an excellent venue for a romantic dinner. The dishes could best be described as "new Danish" - they use traditional ingredients, but with a twist. The fish dishes and the steak tartare are memorable. We found the service to be excellent and were especially pleased with the... More 

Thank robertwD7057IG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soul diner. Friendly, excellent food, convivial atmosphere on a grey CPH winter day. I'll be back!! Relatively small venue, selective wine list. Steak was tender. Staff were great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner with our teenage girl. What a great experience! the place is very intimate, candle lights, cosy interior. Regarding the food, the starters were excellent, the fish baked in a create way, very tasteful, and the dessert amazing. Service was excellent and attentive. The only negative point was the bread of the lobster sandwich, very disappointing. Keep up... More 

Thank chub3009
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening with great food and very friendly staff. Staff helpful as I left my purse there! Surroundings and ambiance were great. 4* because it was expensive for poor British folk but great if you can afford to splash the cash.

Thank smartgirlNottingham
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Nice calm place in the center. Good food with local touch. Good basic selection of draft beers. Extensive wine menu.

Thank Avi P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Maven is an interesting place! Right in the centre of Copenhagen, just off the main shopping street, there is a group of little backstreets. And, right in the centre, a quiet cobbled square, with a large church. But ... its not a church .. Its Restaurant Maven. The whole church is now a restaurant kitchen - tables outside in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen 1067, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 32 20 11 00

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

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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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