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Skindbuksen

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Neighbourhood:
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Lille Kongensgade, Copenhagen 1074, Denmark
+45 33 12 90 37
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been in this location since 1728, and the interior feels like you have travelled back nearly that far, in a good way! Small, dark, with very friendly staff and other diners, on Thursday evening when we visited there was a piano player / singer who had most of the diners singing along - traditional danish songs I... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined alone at the bar and I am half Danish and raised with Danish Cooking. Service was fast and meal was delicious. I had the traditional fish filet and Leverpostej. While dinner time they let me get lunch food along with a Tuborg and a Snaps. This is my second time there in a space of two years and found... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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679 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place if you want something that reveals the history and character of Copenhagen. Traditional, unsophisticated, Skindbuksen (Leather Pants) is one of Copenhagen’s oldest bar-restaurants, having been located in Kongensgade in the centre of Copenhagen since 1728, albeit with different names. Full of character, with photographs and paintings, not just on the walls but even on the ceiling. Small,... More 

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Skanderborg
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295 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are huge. The restaurant is small and intimate. The waiters are friendly and entertaining. Live music on Thursday nights. We had a great evening. Table reservation would be a good idea. Forget about vegan, vegetarian and organic. This is food like our grandmother would make it. Lots to choose from: pork, beef, fish etc

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1 Thank Lars S
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We sat down and before you know it, people at tables on either side of my three sisters and I were engaging us in conversation. We enjoyed the food and camaraderie with our new friends. Food was delicious Danish specialties like pickled herring. Lots of choices. Very convenient location near Kongens Nytorv.

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2 Thank Tessjean
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We tried the luxe plate. It was full of good different things like meat and fish. Really good. The decoration is nice.

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1 Thank Daniel H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Of all the restaurants, Skinbucksen was my favorite in terms of experiencing the Copenhagen experience. Skinbucksen, ( leather pants worn by teamsters ) captures the atmosphere of a place where authors and painters gather. Again, it is not lavish. The walls are decorated with sketches of artists and authors who frequented Skinbucksen over the years. The menu is fixed and... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had a great meal here - good prawns, salmon and steak Copenhagen-style. Atmosphere is good - piano player when we visited. Would recommend - make sure you book in advance.

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wales
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We tried to go here on a Friday night but the resturant was fully booked. There is live music Friday and Saturday We reserved a table for Sunday night and really enjoyed food and atmosphere. Sunday nights are also popular so best to reserve table in advance We had fish and both enjoyed

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the place. Such a curious little pub & restaurant with lots and lots of art all over the walls and ceiling to entertain. The owner seemed very happy to tell us of its history and of its many well known visitors and the lunch time open sandwiches were so good we ordered more! So fresh and tasty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lille Kongensgade, Copenhagen 1074, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 12 90 37

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Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

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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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