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Restaurant Pilekaelderen

Pilestraede 48 | 1112 Copenhagen K., Copenhagen 1112, Denmark
+45 33 33 00 26
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  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“plaice” (3 reviews)
“herring” (9 reviews)
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Scandinavian, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pilestraede 48 | 1112 Copenhagen K., Copenhagen 1112, Denmark
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great presentation, excellent taste, wonderful even if small place. Try this restaurant if you want to experience a good danish meal different from others in a quiet atmospheare.

Thank Whisper81
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

On a cold and windy day, we stumbled into this haven of warmth and fine smells. What a great menu, with a great array of herring flavours. The food was absolutely full of flavour and the service lovely. It has a quaint and rustic atmosphere...More

Thank Carla P
Reviewed 17 February 2017

There was a small but very good menu with something for everyone. After a 'stater' of snaps (recommended :-)) my fellow diners enjoyed various Herring dishes, which they all enjoyed very much, while I enjoyed some very tasty Danish Meat Balls. We then had a...More

Thank Kfgoxford
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A relaxed half basement location with some great 100-year-old photos of the locality on the wall. English spoken and the waiter was polite and helpful. My first taste of the lunchtime meal was Rød Aalborg snaps, which certainly served as a winter warmer. My tasty...More

Thank cjrmcw
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ( a group of 5) had lunch at Pilekaelderen during December 2016. We had pre-booked and were given a nice table in an alcove so talking was very easy. We received a warm welcome on arrival and were given plenty of time to make...More

Thank TheOutsider55
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We chose this restaurant because of it's large selection of vegetarian and fish-focused Smørrebrød (we don't eat meat). We were visiting from the US and wanted to try what was considered a Danish staple We were blown away. I still dream of the fish Smørrebrød...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

If not recommended to us we would have walked past this place. Small basement restaurant full of locals eating authentic Danish food. Great food and friendly service. Just shows to avoid the the famous and we'll rated restaurants and ask where the locals go.

Thank SteveHaxey
Reviewed 21 November 2016 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...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 18 November 2016 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
Reviewed 17 November 2016 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...More

Thank martyn570
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
US$7 - US$25
Scandinavian, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.