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Restaurant Havfruen

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Healthy,
Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 11 11 38
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Healthy, Scandinavian, Danish
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Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this place while walking in nyhavn. It was a busy sunday the day of the Copenhagen marathon and every where was packed. This place was inviting and what drew me in were the patrons eating the mussels. Ordered this and was more than...More

Thank CRL12377
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk the Nyhavn, you don't need anything else. You come back again and again to do more of the same thing but never get enough. At one point you want to rest those legs and get a bite. At random, I chose this...More

Thank RSeyam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a seafood fix and restaurant havfruen definitely fulfilled my needs! Awesome meal!

Thank MekaMek910
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen the reviews and noted that the restaurant always seemed popular we tried it on a Wednesday evening. Although the starters were quite nice, the main courses were less than average. My wifes seafood linguine had nice but sparse seafood but the linguine was...More

Thank Split_and_Fish
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We really enjoyed the busy and vibrant Nyhavn district in Copenhagen, Havfruen is a restaurant on the harbour close to many other lovely local bars and restaurants. We were served by Philip who was a really nice Danish man, he gave us our drinks and...More

Thank jonip1966
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Had no reservation made and thought it would be too chilly outdoors. Had a spot at the bar - good chat with barman - chilly when serving window is opened. Good choice of starters - calamari very nice. Veal tartare may be wrong choice... raw...More

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The best seafood restaurant on Nyhavn street. A class higher than any other restaurant on that street.

Thank andreavona2
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I was a little skeptical about this place, since I was after all in a very busy tourist area. The skies were clear, sun was out and I thought why not have a meal here. I took a peek to see what customers here were...More

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I was sceptical on arrival, based in the tourist hub of Nyhavn, I expected overpriced frozen food, thankfully this restaurant served up fresh tasty local cuisine. The menu has a decent selection of local cuisines and delightful seafood, the atmosphere is intimate and cosy. The...More

Thank AldosRendos
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Aldos, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. We always serve fresh fish caught in Danish waters and I'm really happy to hear that you noticed. Best wishes, Søren

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Had a very good experience of food and service with a group of ten friends. We shared great starters from the sea like lumpfish roe and langustine and could chose between fish and beef for mains. The service was fast, competent and smiling. Will be...More

Thank cgra_dk
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Cgra, I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and especially that you tried the lumpfish roe as those are in season right now. Thank you very much for giving is such a great review. Best wishes, Søren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 78
Seafood, Healthy, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 11 11 38
  • E-mail
A seafood bistro in the middle of cozy Nyhavn

Serving Danish fresh fish, shellfish and molluscs

Has been a restaurant since 1937
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