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Restaurant Havfruen

$$ - $$$Healthy, ,
Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 11 11 38
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
10:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Healthy, Scandinavian, Danish, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a dark and stormy summer day in Nyhaven, Copenhagen. We jumped off the red bus and after about 30 steps in pelting rain we entered the warmth of Havfruen. After aquavit to warm the soul and tasty morsels to warm the tummy, we...More

Thank HappyWan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having just arrived in Copenhagen, we selected this restaurant simply because it was a two minute walk from our hotel across the canal. Not only was it close, it was good as well! The food was pretty good but given that restaurant food is almost...More

Thank niuncinco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The name "Havfruen" refers to the Little Mermaid, the (tiny) statue that is pretty much a symbol of Copenhagen. That and the location in the middle of a very touristy restaurant area would normally sound alarm bells in my head - but I was a)...More

Thank Masseneinwanderin
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Masseneinwanderin, Thank you so much for your great review. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed you dinner at Havfruen and should you ever come back to Copenhagen I hope that you will come back and visit us again. Best wishes, Søren...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good, fresh seafood! The restaurant is super cute and the staff is very friendly. A perfect spot for a stop and a bite to eat and enjoy the location.

Thank saescarantino
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Saescarantino, I am really happy to hear that you liked our little restaurant. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a great review. Best wishes, Søren Assistant Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally settled on Havfruen after walking along the canal and looking at all the choices - a beautiful little intimate restaurant with delicious food! We had the pleasure of being served by Philip, the new owner, and enjoyed hearing about some of the little secrets...More

Thank stewtick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous meal at Havfruen with my family during October. The food was delicious and full of flavour. The menu had lots of options and some delicious seafood. Service was also fantastic and really accomodating. Although a tiny bit pricer than the other restaurants in...More

Thank Georgie_1005
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Georgie, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a great review. It really means a lot to us and we are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your dinner at Havfruen. Best wishes, Søren Assistant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor setting, but then not any different to any other establishment in Nyhavn. Typical Danish fayre - plenty of fish choices but no so much of anything else. Disappointing size of the dishes, I was expecting more. Alternatively, it could be less expensive for...More

Thank Rob L
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rob L, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it is highly appreciated. Havfruen is a fish restaurant which means that we primarely focuses on serving only fresh fish from Danish waters, however we do have a few options for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat twice here in 2 days. Food was delicious, had the monk fish burger, mussells, seafood platter... so fresh! Staff were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank jaynedevine
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jaynedevine, Thank you very much for giving us such a great review from your visits with us. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service. Best wishes, Søren Assistant Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife have been through Copenhagen and had a great dinner at this fantastic restaurant. Maybe the tables are not so well arranged as some other restaurants in the area but, for us, that's not important. The view of Nyhavn do this job....More

Thank Eduardo B
Søren D, Manager at Restaurant Havfruen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eduardo, It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and I am truely happy that you enjoyed your visit at Restaurant Havfruen. The staff and I are doing our very best to make every guest feel at home and it makes me really happy to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are on a six week tour leaving after three weeks in Scandinavia. We wanted a casual but good meal in Copenhagen before leaving for Italy. A perfect spot in Navfruen. Good food with historical atmosphere. Philip the owner is warm and welcoming. A new...More

Thank Kahukututu
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 78
Cuisine
Healthy, Scandinavian, Danish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyhavn 39, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 11 11 38
  • E-mail
Description
A seafood bistro in the middle of cozy Nyhavn Serving Danish fresh fish, shellfish and molluscs Has been a restaurant since 1937
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