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Cafe Gammel Torv

$$ - $$$,
Gammeltorv 20, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
+45 33 12 87 86
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (6 reviews)
“rye bread” (4 reviews)
“plaice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Scandinavian, Danish
$$ - $$$
Gammeltorv 20, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a food tour. It doesn't look like much from the outside, there's no way we would have come if not for the tour. It's actually one of the oldest and most famous traditional Danish eateries in the city. The herring and...More

Thank Zuzka123
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our meals- schnitzel, Danish meatballs and fish. The portions were plentiful and very tasty. Service was prompt and efficient. Restaurant is located near main square. Enjoy a taste of Copenhagen!

Thank RalphandVal
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Good service, food is amazing - everything homemade and has a personal touch. We came for dinner and even though the menue is smaller than over lunch, the quality was simply perfect.

Thank costa c
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice place, in the centre of Copenhagen. Only one server for 8/10 tables (Saturday night!), but the service was acceptable (a little bit too long wait) thanks to the abnegation of the kind waiter. Good dishes but not special, too much "touristic" in my opinion....More

Thank Weizi G
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice place with a genuine Danish feeling all together. We enjoyed a late lunch consisting of lots of different dishes. We had preordered "Lunch plate 1" which in the menue doesn't really tell the enormous amount of food you really get. We started out...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

i came here for lunch on the last day of my visit and chose the smørrebrød lunch platter. here it's different, you get served bread slices (good rye bread and white bread) , two kinds of lard (both very good) and butter (excellent) and then...More

Thank tatan48
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Asked a local about a good smörrebröd restaurant and he recommended Café Gammel Torv. Went around lunchtime on a Saturday and was able to get a seat although the place was packed with mostly locals (always a good sign). Had a sample menu which gave...More

Thank Freyzi11
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I love 'curry herring', so, as soon as I find it on a Danish menu, the decision is made. We arrived without a booking and were courteously welcomed, shown to a table and advised that the kitchen would close in 20 minutes' time. There were...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 4 August 2016

An excellent restaurant for a traditionel Danish lunch with smorrebroed, large portions and home cooked, the service is outstanding.

Thank wsondergaard
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We wandered down to Gammeltorv from the main square. It is pretty unprepossessing from the outside and was very quiet on a Wednesday evening which had us worried but we couldn't have been more wrong - I had the plaice and scallop special and my...More

Thank Nic3131
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 40
Scandinavian, Danish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gammeltorv 20, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 12 87 86
Danish classic food
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