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“Slow indifferent service, food just bad”
Review of Pate Pate

Pate Pate
Ranked #51 of 2,378 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Inner Vesterbro
Copenhagen, Denmark
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115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Slow indifferent service, food just bad”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We arrived a group of co-workers, and got seated in a dark room. We had been asked to order our meals in advance, but even then, the service was unbelieveably slow. 1 hour per course. I had ordered meze plate, grilled bream and prunes steamed in port with chantilly cream. Meze plate consisted of extremely salty greenish mush, which i was told was baba ghanoush, grainy ice cold houmus, and some feta with a couple of olives and pomegranate seeds. Now baba ghanoush is a silky smooth aubergine paste, this green stuff is nothing to do with that, houmus is only grainy in the danish version, the arabic way is soft and creamy, and should certainly not be served directly from the fridge, at a temperature like softice. Feta, and again very salty, should only be on a meze plate, if there is generous amounts of greens and herbs to accompany it.
The bream was cooked perfectly, but was very tiny, 3 mouthfuls. The side dish was rocket leaves and some pickled cherry tomatoes, so vinegary it made my eyes water. Also some undercooked, underseasoned indifferent potatoes.
Dessert supposed to be prunes, steamed in port, with chantilly and crumble. Nice flavourful prunes, with whipped cream and crushed digestive bisquits. Not quite the same thing. All in all a dissapointing and slightly frustrating evening. Wont go there again.

  • Visited December 2011
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Antwerp
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Very good place to eat in a trendy part of CPH - the meat packing district. Friends of mine recommended this place, and it was really worthwhile. Very busy on Fridays (do reserve), interior is a bit dark but with nice details like cooking books and memorabilia of a market place. Food is really good - mediterranean themed food; like paté, smoked salmon, tartare, a great risotto, delicious cod and a sea bream. They serve a daily menu, pricing for a starter around 75/85 Dkk, main varies around 185/200 Dkk. Good value for money.
Around 11 PM the music gets turned up and this place turned into a hip bar. Would definitively return again.

  • Visited January 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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228 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Quirky and charming”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

I went there with a friend as she recommended the place and I am glad I listened:-). unusual decor, live jazz on Tuesdays, eclectic menu, apparently changing quite often. Small portions though, more for tasting than proper dinner. Had starter and main course and felt like i needed at least one more course before dessert. Dessert was amazing - chocolate cake baked on olive oil with sea salt. will come back if just for the cake!

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank NATinCPH
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“well”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Strange reservation policy - 1/2 of the tables are booked in advance 1/2 not. Waiting list starts at 6.30pm - so it may occur you will have to wait up to one hour. Which by the ample wine list is not a tough call.
Food with a mediterranean touch. Well done.
Service correct.
Though not an average experience, not an oustanding one neither.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank vankoents
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Sunderland
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“"intimate!"”
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Excellent service and good food but if you want a table a 2 and quiet romantic conversation, it's not for you; tables are shared with other diners. If that isn't on your agenda, then go - it's great!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Sue1562
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