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“Fantastic dinner for our wedding Anniversary ”
Review of Marv & Ben

Marv & Ben
Ranked #15 of 3,013 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$47 - AU$189
Cuisines: Danish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: We live in a cosy apartment in two floors on the cobbled street Snaregade – one of the oldest streets in Copenhagen, close to the canals. Here, we invite you for Nordic gastronomy, made entirely from scratch and with a true curiosity for new taste experiences and textures. Everything is made from local produce from small-scale producers, and our wine list offers a versatile selection of interesting wines that we ourselves love – biodynamic, organic and conventional wines, as well as natural wine a single glas or full bottle. Michelin Bib Gourmand We look forward to seeing you.
Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant and delicious dinner! We selected the 6-course menu with wine pairing. Every dish was absolutely delicious. We particularly liked the Jerusalem artichoke and the trout with German turnip and cockles broth. The wine matching was excellent. We particularly liked the Hess Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine quantity was very large. :) The service was perfect. Nothing negative to say.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pjverlinden
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JonasNikolas, Gæsteansvarlig at Marv & Ben, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for visiting us on your very special day. I am deeply grateful to hear that we fulfilled all your wishes for this evening. I hope to see you very soon again. If you don’t have an occasion within the next year - I’ll help you find one.

Best regards,
Jonas, ass restaurant manager

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Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

Last March my family and I spent a few days in Copenhagen to visit our son, who is studying there. Since we are all foodies, I booked two restaurants for the two evenings there. First was popular Marv &Ben, which is lauded not only in the Michelin Guide, but is also elsewhere indicated a “must”.
During the reservation process it was clear that we were lucky to get a spot at 18:30 and in the e-mail confirmation they were very clear that our table would be needed at 20:30. This is something that one observes more frequently these days, only the French or the really high end restaurants realize that good food is something that should take time to truly enjoy, relax, sit back and really enjoy all the good things that the kitchen took some much effort to prepare for you, the guest.
These days, unfortunately, one apparently needs to feel lucky to “get in” and try what is on offer.
At the Airport, right before boarding our flight to Copenhagen, the restaurant called me to confirm. Again, it was firmly, but kindly stated that they needed the table at 20:30.
That evening we had an absolutely lovely and inventive meal at Marv&Ben. Staff was very, very kind and friendly. Only thing that we noticed is that wines were extremely expensive. Of course there are differences between Holland and Denmark, but we drank a Gruner Veltliner that we know fairly well for about 300% of the price we are used to. But still: Denmark.
Truly, it was lovely, but.... due to the time slot arrangement they uphold, we were rushed though this lovely menu that deserved more time to truly appreciate. At 20:20, whilst shoveling a pretty and refined dessert (what a waste), we were actually informed that we just had another 10 minutes before we had to leave the table.

This is what is wrong nowadays, there is no fault for the lovely people who work there, each and everyone professional and friendly, the kitchen staff inventive, modern and creative, but it felt like we were there for the restaurant, not the other way around. Just a waste to rush so much quality...
Apparently that is the norm nowadays, so sad...

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Bloemski
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JonasNikolas, Gæsteansvarlig at Marv & Ben, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Dear guest,

First of all a huge thank you for choosing us on your night out in CPH. It sounds like you got a true Marv og Ben-experience in many ways.
At Marv og Ben we have made a choice that you should not get rushed out unless the guest has other things planned. That is why you in our own booking system on our web page can book both two-hour and three-hour time slots. And if you want to book the table for the rest of the evening you simply just book after 8 o’clock.
I am fully aware that this is not possible here on TripAdvisor since it is another booking system we have here. But I really hope to see you soon again, - hopefully for a loooooong evening.

Best regards,
Jonas, ass restaurant manager

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Reviewed 6 May 2019

The food is a surprise, the way the ingredients are combined and the nice way it is presented. We enjoyed the evening a lot over a tasting menu which held a lot of pleasant surprises for our taste buds.
The staff was friendly and relaxed despite the fully booked venue.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Salamno
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JonasNikolas, Gæsteansvarlig at Marv & Ben, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Dear Guest,

Say no more. You are pointing out all the essentials of Marv og Ben, but also of what I consider a proper dining experience. Thank for your kind words, and I hope to see you soon again.

Best regards,
Jonas

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Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

First night out in Copenhagen and happily satisfied with this restaurant. Magnificent service, great atmosphere and perfect food! The dishes kept on coming at a fantastic pace, tastes that really were perfect combinations of texture, ingredients and acidity! Not to be missed. Congratulations!

Date of visit: May 2019
3  Thank TomS879
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JonasNikolas, Gæsteansvarlig at Marv & Ben, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Dear Tom,
What a lovely review. I am very happy to hear about everything you say. Have a lovely day, and hope to see you very soon again.

Best regards,
Jonas

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Reviewed 2 May 2019

You definitely should eat here.

Fantastic contemporary food. The '4 Favourites' is great value considering the quality of the dishes. The setting is nice and relaxed, the service is friendly yet very professional.

Each course was well presented and delicious with varying tastes and textures. They would stand up on the 2 Michelin star menus that I've had.

My only disappointment was that I was dining alone.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Murraigh M
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JonasNikolas, Gæsteansvarlig at Marv & Ben, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Dear Murraigh,

Dont you be disappointed on dining alone. At Marv og Ben you never are! Im very happy that you enjoyed it all, and wow you are comparing us to big players. I am a humble man and slightly disagree, but one thing for sure is, that I love our lovely restaurant, and I hope that you will visit us very soon again.

Best regards,
Jonas

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