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Restaurant Els

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, ,
Store Strandstraede 3, Copenhagen 1255, Denmark
+45 33 14 13 41
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“herring” (20 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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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The restaurant is in Nyhavn -that is (on a sunny day!) crowds of people passing by admiring the boats in the water -and wishing they were sitting at You table having such a good lunch. Considering the situation -Nyhavn and next to Stroget, Kgs Nytorv,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank janasorensen
Reviewed 21 October 2018

It is a quiet place, despite the fact that the restaurant is located at the beginning of Nyhavn. The food is quite good, however, the red cabbage, was not, it's was to watery. The service was also a little too slow and lacked a little...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Morten P
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BurmaB
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 925claudiui
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
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
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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