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Restaurant Maven

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Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
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Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen 1067, Denmark
+45 32 20 11 00
11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Oslo, Norway
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a group dinner in one of the chambre separes on the second floor. The food was ok, but the service was not very personal. Could be that this is a nice place for a dinner for couple or familiy downstairs (was packed), but I have had better meals and much better service. The location is very sentral and the... More 

Thank Oggen
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reap saturate is located in a church, never being used a a church. Charming interior and they serve Danish foods arranged in delicate dishes. A fabulous wine cellar and the service is personal and good. Very nice both for lunch and dinner. Have tested both.

Thank Anette W
Valencia, Spain
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208 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bumped into this lovely and beautifully decorated restaurant by chance. It was nice to see people having lunch al fresco outside the church. I then realized it was a restaurant and had lunch there. I had the choice if the day: pork shank with vegetables. Well cooked, presented and served. A good wine list I must also recall. The... More 

Thank Mercedes D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a former church and approached by a flame lit court yard this restaurant promises much and does not disappoint once inside. Excellent local cuisine - the marinated scallops were unusual but tender and delicate and a good choice of mains. not cheap but worth it.

Thank johnfbobrien
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food excellent. Atmosphere & staff friendly. Furniture is liken to being in an English stately home.

Thank Russell D
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

service is great by attentive and friendly people; food was good, menu a bit short, wines were good. the atmosphere is super, part of an old church building

Thank Hans S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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254 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Great place - part of a church - with plenty of "hygge" going on in the classy candlelit interior. Friendly unpretentious staff, extensive (and expensive) wine list and lovely food. Book ahead as they turned away a dozen people during the course of our meal. Kr1250 for 2 inc aperos, wine and coffee.

Thank Dixie_Cup_Refil
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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784 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

In a building connedted to the St. Nikolai Church close to Strøget is this restaurant. A nice place with good food. Not a huge a la carte list, but few dishes to choose from. The food is good, nicely prepared and the service fine. Also an excellent winelist

Thank Lynge T
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

These guys were amazing and looked out for me while I waited for my friend for an insanely long time tonight! I haven't met such friendly, kind waiters in a long time. You made my night that much better. The dining week menu was superb and the schnapps was just the ticket. I'd be back for a date :)

Thank Kimberley P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant offers Classic french cuisine, in the old Church building. Its cozy, informal and the food is great. We had the gnocci and the onion pie for starters and the Osobuco and the tartar for main course. Great service and a lovely atmosphere! Be sure to reserve a table!

Thank annetoender

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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$ 4 - US$ 6
European, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
‘Maven – Restaurant & Wine bar’ is a down-to-earth eatery in the Nikolaj Exhibition Building; an old church right in Copenhagen’s solar plexus.

We offer quality wines and good beer at honest prices and classic dishes with an elegant twist, freshly made from the best ingredients.

The place has borrowed the old nickname for the Nikolaj Square; in the 19th Century this was the home of the city’s butcher shops and thus referred to by the locals as ‘Maven’, literally meaning ‘the Stomach’.

We have removed the bloody traces and aired the location, but the informal charm is still here. We treat the stomach without overdoing the gastronomical ambitions.

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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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