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Restaurant Els

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, ,
Store Strandstraede 3, Copenhagen 1255, Denmark
+45 33 14 13 41
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“herring” (19 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
“rye bread” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, Scandinavian, Danish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Store Strandstraede 3, Copenhagen 1255, Denmark
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived late on a Sunday and most restaurants close early. As I walked searching for what seemed like an impossible meal, I ran into this group of ladies closing down the Restaurant Els. I asked where I could find a bite to eat and...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Nice stop on the city tour - nice selection of Danish dishes - lots of herring but I had plaice whcih was very nice and chased with a nice brown ale.

Thank czmdivenut
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the lunch. We wanted a light fare, and we got it with their lunch plate. Two pieces of herring, one slice of lox, a wedge of cheese, and bread. Not large, but a nice view of Danish food.

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Called in for a quick lunch before checking into my hotel prior to an afternoon meeting. Had a trio of herrings with a craft IPA and a Swedish Aquavit. Friendly table server (possibly the Owner) who gave me advice to protect my glass of Aquavit...More

Thank Drevil99
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A classic Copenhagen venue with Hans Christian Andersen links. We had a table outside on a pleasant June evening. The set summer menu was delicious and, for Copenhagen, good value (which does not mean cheap!). A good wine list, again, Danish prices so you won’t...More

Thank BurmaB
Reviewed 18 June 2018

An amazing old, unique and beautiful place one ought to see :-) The food was great and waiters helpful

Thank Annette_Gould
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices, at least reasonable in Copenhagen! Enjoyed the lunch special for 75DK salmon, cheese, herring and bread. The herring was extraordinary. Meals are not huge rather a perfect size for a light lunch while walking around. Waiter was great the older...More

Thank Safari608569
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We got some pork ribs, the lunch plate, a portion of french fries and 2 draft beers. We paid for this around 65 euros. I think it's a bit pricey thinking that the portions were small and not so tasteful. To pay 10 euros for...More

Thank Claudiu I
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This was a good meal, great atmosphere, really unique place and a huge stuffed moose-head inside. Very polite staff and a must go place if you stay in Cph.

Thank madbp6
Reviewed 30 April 2018

After a marvelous smørrebrød lunch we decided to go for dinner too. Nice atmosphere and very creative cuisine! All three courses were extraordinary fine, fish as well as meat dishes. We loved the tasty potato cake side dish. The waiter was attentive, professional and very...More

Thank Walter_Doris
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Store Strandstraede 3, Copenhagen 1255, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 14 13 41
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