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Restaurant Pilekaelderen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
Scandinavian, Danish, European
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Pilestraede 48 | 1112 Copenhagen K., Copenhagen 1112, Denmark
+45 33 33 00 26
11:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 17:00
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this basement restaurant when exploring one lunchtime. Very busy but we were made to feel welcome and the staff took time to talk us through the delicious menu. Lovely food and a bustling atmosphere, definitely recommended but as ever in Copenhagen, not cheap!! 😄

Thank Fiona B
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149 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You do not need to visit more famous and expensive Schoeneman to have a beer and sandwiches. Great service and inexpensive. Safe choice for a Danish lunch. Will be back.

Thank Trond R
Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited to experience the open sandwiches that we had heard so much about .. and wow, it did. It disappoint. First off, don't think sandwich .. think amazing tasty dishes, incredibly tasty with layers of flavour .... served on a slice of the bread ... delicious! Grab a selection and dive in .. it won't disappoint!... More 

Thank martyn570
Tuscany, Italy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We just bumped upon this tiny cosy smørrebrød house located in a basement while walking downtown. Although it's so close to a central area, with my surprise, it's not what you'd call a "tourist trap". Being a vegetarian I enjoyed seeing a few suitable options on the menu. The restaurant is very clean and the lady who welcomed us was... More 

Thank Britumi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you ever want to taste "smørrebrød" as it should be, you must visit Pilekælderen. Everything is made from the best products and even the bread is homebaked. The best smørrebrød I have had in years. They also have a great selection of both organic and local beer and you can combine this with different kind of Snaps. The decor... More 

Thank Pernille K
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The classic danish lunch was pretty and delicious. The service was friendly and super helpful, when one of us had to skip the schnapps and needed Tequila, the waitress pulled out a bottle from some secret stash. Very accommodating and a bit playful. I would recommend this centrally located restaurant to anyone..... even a Foodie.

1 Thank Mary Louise E
Thessaloniki, Greece
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great Danish style lunch today at that place We are happy that we have found that place Everything we have ordered was the one better than the other!! Nice atmosphere in a small restaurant Typical Danish with great service !! (Very good looking waiter and very kind waitress) Don't forget to order also a Danish beer from... More 

Thank Ioremos
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We where a group of people eating here a friday afternoon. The food you can taste is very well prepared and homemade. They bake there own bread and cook everything fresh. There are many traditional smørrebrød/lunch places in Copenhagen and this place for sure meets the top. Note that they are only open for lunch. Must visit.

Thank Anders B
Chaweng, Thailand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came without reservation for lunch and were seated immediately. We shared the karry sild, lun leverpostej and roast beef smørrebrød and that was too much for the 2 of us as the portions were large. I guess if you are really hungry you should go for 2 sandwiches each as they recommend. All 3 were very good and the service... More 

Thank Jorgelaa
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Went for late lunch, nice and full . Great friendly service , all the plates I saw looked tasty, schnapps a speciality .

Thank Rick261

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Scandinavian, Danish, European
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilestraede 48 | 1112 Copenhagen K., Copenhagen 1112, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 33 00 26
Classic danish food and smorrebrod.

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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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