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“The best seafood restaurant in Copenhagen!”

Restaurant Havfruen
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Ranked #242 of 2,911 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$76
Cuisines: Danish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: A seafood bistro in the middle of cozy Nyhavn Serving Danish fresh fish, shellfish and molluscs Has been a restaurant since 1937
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

As a foodie and a seafood lover I was blown away by this Nyhavn gem! The seafood is entirely from the Danish sea and of a incredible freshness (24-48 hours). The food presentation is mouthwatering and the taste and quality of the dishes impeccable! The decoration of the restaurant is very unique, the staff is very friendly and efficient, the menu is carefully beautifully designed and as a guest you feel the professionalism of the management!!! The desserts are homemade and an absolute must! Thank you to the team of the Havfruen Restaurant for an unforgettable evening - I’ll recommend the restaurant happily and will certainly be back!!!

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Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Peter N,

I'm truly happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the decor to the food and the service when visiting us at Restaurant Havfruen.
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a great review, it really means a lot to us.

Thank you for recommending us.

Best wishes,

Søren

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place , tasty food , good atmosphere , good service
Seafood restaurant , in a very picturesic area Nyhavn , I did not need to reserve a table , looked for a place to go while wandering in the area and there it was really close :)

Thank Ghada B
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Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Ghada,

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Havfruen. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review.

Best wishes,

Søren

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

As Ida's was closed for summer holiday, we hunted for a seafood restaraunt and walked past this establishment at Nyhavn. Calamari Friti was great - light and crispy and the squid not too chewy. I had the Fish and chips - it comes with mushy peas, but it is good.

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Thank joepaulsenngoro2
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Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Joepaulsenngro2,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review - it truly means a lot to us.

Best wishes,

Søren

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

No surprise to wait 25 minutes for table after reservation time in peak tourist zone. Fish didn't taste the freshest. Maybe enjoy the beautiful location & atmosphere, then go elsewhere to eat.

Thank tjmCork_Ireland
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Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear TjmCork_Ireland,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Your opinion is very important to us and you comments will be taking into account.

Best wishes,

Søren

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The resultant is located on the main canal in Nyhavn. The views from the outdoor seating area are very beautiful.

We went for dinner and it was very busy so we had to wait for 20 mins before being seated outside. The waiters were very friendly and the food was delicious. The seafood is fresh and the seasoning just perfect.
As in almost everywhere in Scandinavia, you order the main dish and order the sides/sauces separately so you will be paying for each side/sauce you order. The main dish costs around 22-25 euros and each side is around 5euros. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the french fries was homemade and I very much liked the béarnaise sauce, which was delicious.

On the other hand the portions are small and prices are relatively high for the portions served.

Thank senormatador
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Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear senormatador,

Thank you for giving us such a great review. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the food at Restaurant Havfruen.

Best wishes,

Søren

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