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Go Mad (not really) at Madklubben


Madklubben, Freideriksberg, Copenhagen

Eating out in Copenhagen can be an expensive business but the folks at the Madklubben group have got set meus down to a fine and reasonable art. We tried the newly opened branch in Freideriksberg which is in a converted railway station for dinner. Despite the warm weather we opted to eat indoors as the outside part overlooks the side of the metro and a shopping centre. The décor is cool modern Danish with an open kitchen, plenty of mirrors and glass and fabulous artworks. Service was excellent and you can choose from a menu with two courses from £20. We decided on salmon rillettes and a Vitello Tonnato for beginners and two very tasty burgers followed. With wine on top (which is expensive), our bill came to around £75 without service. Special praise must go to our waiter Alexander who was charming.

The Madklubben group were pioneers of affordable food in Copenhagen and have several other restaurants locally in the ‘chain’. The first Madklubben is still located in the heart of historic Copenhagen close to Amalienborg Castle and The King’s Garden and is an elegant, streamlined restaurant experience with a modern interpretation of Danish classics. There’s also a restaurant at Osterbro in a stunning building dating back to 1926, which surrounds Østerbro Athletic Stadium rooms including The Ballroom complete with open kitchen and a view of the stadium’s running track and the Winter Garden with glass walls to add to your dining pleasure. There are other branches too including Madklubben Steak and Vesterbro, named as he most visited restaurant in Denmark for the past two years.

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Words: Amber Beard
Pictures: Supplied


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