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Cafe Gammel Torv

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
Scandinavian, Danish
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Gammeltorv 20, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark
+45 33 12 87 86
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 with eggs and pickled herring which tasted just great and moved on to the fish... More 

Thank Daniel K
Yehud, Israel
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 when the dishes come you make your own smørrebrød. thde first round was herring dalad... More 

Thank tatan48
Reykjavik, Iceland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 a good variety of their meals. The food was really good, the service was perfect.... More 

Thank Freyzi11
Gosport, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 several Christmas worker groups in, making the atmosphere very jolly. We ordered without delay, asking... More 

Thank Pam G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 kids and husband had the Wiener schnitzel. All were excellent - in my case the... More 

Thank Nic3131
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited Copenhagen and wanted yo try something traditional - I went for the Smorrebord and it was a great experience! Three courses - pickled herring, rye bread, prawns, steak tartare and chicken salad. My husband had veal Schnitzel and was good too. For desert we had a stewed type fruit and cream. Great beer and lovely restaurant. Give it... More 

Thank Toptravels
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We go here whenever we are in Copenhagen....great for a light lunch. Be sure to try the curry herring - it's wonderful! Regardless of what you order, the food is always good.

Thank Jim K
St Albans, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We had the taster menu (number 1) which consisted of three extremely delicious courses. Highly recommended! Go with what the waiters and waitresses recommend, they know best! :-)

Thank JasonL4
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Located in the very city center, this traditional cafe offers a wide selection of either fish or meat smørrebrod dishes. We tried 5 different ones and they were all very tasty! Friendly staff and nice environment...only thing I did not like much was the dessert, everything else was great. I will definitely come back!

Thank lovemaster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
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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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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