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“Fab food and fab atmosphere!”
Review of Cafe Gammel Torv

Cafe Gammel Torv
Ranked #221 of 2,377 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$37
Cuisines: Danish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: Danish classic food
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab food and fab atmosphere!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Thanks for the fantastic food we had after stumbling across the restaurant. Very welcoming mein host and great food also - nice to find traditional Danish food with a modern twist. The chicken evening meal was sublime and the plaice was excellent quality. The cheese platter was just mmmmmmmm (lovely onion chutney) and the little after-dinner sweets were perfect. All restaurant made (apart from the locally made and bought bread) which was great to see. Tack!

  • Visited June 2014
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Rocklin, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great introduction to Danish smorrebrod”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Looking for a place to sample some authentic Danish food, Café Gammeltorv was recommended to us by a storekeeper in a nearby book store. What a lucky find. Climbing down a couple of steps into the small restaurant felt like getting into real Copenhagen, which was an especial treat after a Hop-on/Hop-off tour. Our group of 7 appeared to be the only non-Danes in site. The hostesss/server spoke excellent English and was kind in her recommendations. Herring was served in multiple ways, all good. We each had 2 plates of different main courses and entered up with a huge meal that we all tasted. And to top it all off, the server helped us figure out who owed what in order to split the bill.
Last best thing to recommend this restaurant is its location. It is on the corner of the Gammeltorv square, where all tours seem to stop and where walking streets lead to shopping and to the sites of St Petri Church and the Round Tower.
Don't expect it to be cheap (nothing is in Copenhagen) or fast (lunch is a 2 hour event, not fast food.)

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank RocklinTravelers
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UK
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183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Don't miss this traditional restaurant”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Wonderful, home made Danish traditional dishes, served up by really friendly staff, in a very atmospheric old restaurant that can't have changed for decades, at great prices. Why would you not eat here! Best meatballs we had in Scandinavia (87DK). We watched them turn away so many people as the tables were mostly reserved by locals - says it all.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cph
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best in town, Real Danish deal”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Fresh and tasty, slicly modernized in execution and presented elegantly not like most of the traditional basic way. Loved it, will go back and recommend it for sure

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Thank JC s
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Gent
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent danish food”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Authentic danish food, local beers, and a very friendly service. We liked the smörebröd-menu for diner.

  • Visited March 2014
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