If you aren’t already familiar with Madklubben, let us tell you a little bit about ourselves. Since the very beginning, our dream has consistently been to serve excellent food at reasonable prices so that our guests can dine out on a regular, unpretentious Tuesday as well as on a festive Saturday night, because visits to our restaurants aren’t associated with significant financial challenges. Madklubben is Danish for “The Food Club” and we value both the culinary and social aspect of dining out equally.
It all began in Store Kongensgade, where Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe opened its doors for the first time in May of 2007. If you like beautiful, classic dishes mixing the very best from the Nordic and French cuisines, this is the place to book your table.
Alternatively, you can visit us at Madklubben Steak, located in Pilestræde, if you prefer juicy steaks & bearnaise sauce, grilled fish, seafood and poultry, seasonal vegetables , crispy fries, onion rings – and great desserts.
If you love Italian, we recommend that you visit Tony’s, our New York Italian little brother. He’s a mobster chef who loves everything good from the motherland: Pasta, vitello tonnato and tiramisu. He is also nuts about big juicy steaks, fried poultry, delicious seafood and – especially – his signature dish: spaghetti & meatballs. You will find Tony’s by the harbor front in Havnegade.
Alternatively, you can visit us at Bistro Royal, where we serve what we call ‘fabulous fast food’! This is the place to go, if you want something good, easy and affordable – fast! Try the breakfast on a weekday, explore one of the gorgeous lunch dishes or experience the elegant ambience of the restaurant at dinner time.
In april of 2016 Bistro Royal expanded their lovable universe with an international steak house located at “The Rainbow Square” right by Copenhagen City Hall. At Steak Royal you can enjoy a wide selection of tender cuttings, fresh fish and thirst quenching cocktails. The elegant interior mimics a turn of the century Parisian café on the ground floor while the expansive dining room in the basement has a more laidback “bodega” feel with semi-private dining booths and a cocktail bar.
Then, of course, there’s Madklubben Vesterbro. The restaurant that makes Copenhagen seem like a giant metropolis on an average week day night, because it’s always packed with happy guests. Here, Saturday night is a straight up party. The kitchen draws its inspiration from around the globe, and you can start or finish your dinner in the built-in cocktail bar. Yes, you read that right!
You’ll find Gran Torino in Nørrebro, where we serve a range of wonderful antipasti, delicious pizzas and delicate desserts. Located right on the banks of Copenhagen’s lakes the interior sports simplistic Danish design alongside rusty tomato cans, retired merry-go-round ponies and a big factory window, which allows you to catch a glimpse of the busy chefs hard at work.
Hanzō is Madklubben’s Asian brat who doesn’t care one bit about national borders, rules or traditions. He’ll happily mix and match inspirations from street kitchens and haute cuisine alike while exploring culinary destinations such as Japan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos and beyond. Hanzō closed at Sortedam Dossering in Nørrebro by the end of January 2017 but will relocate to a new space in the heart of Copenhagen during the spring.
In the neighborhood of Nørrebro you will also find Alabama Social – our Southern Belle. Here, créole and cajun are at the heart of what we do, and the scrumptious food is characterized by an incredible amount of flavoir. It’s a mix between the American kitchen, we already know, with tender steaks and plenty of deep-fried delights, and the French Caribbean cuisine, which we are less familiar with in Denmark, where seafood, chili and the créole herb okra plays a major part.
Street art, yummy interior design and a menu void of regulations all come together to form Madklubben Nørrebro. A true neighborhood spot, which opened in February 2017. Let the 4 meter tall ”Madklubben” neon sign guide you through the passageway to the courtyard and Madklubben Nørrebro furnished with a mix of stylish Danish design icons and rustic architectural details from the venue’s warehouse past. Just like the district of Nørrebro, the menu wants do do it all while still maintaining a special love for the Middle Eastern grill cuisine
After you’ve indulged in the food at our Nørrebro Restaurants why not continue at our first purebred cocktail bar? At Bar Next Door you can lean back and relax with classic drinks and contemporary creations surrounded by an interior mixing sleek, elegant materials with retrolicious elements such as vintage posters, old cabinets and chairs from the flea market. The perfect sport for downing a drink or three right by the lakes.
In addition, we guarantee that there’ll be more new and exciting openings in the future, and our guests will be the first to be updated on news, special deals and other goodies at Madklubben’s Blog. In need of some culinary inspiration? Then see what we’re up to over at the restaurants’ collective Instagram profile. We hope you like it!
All the best,
Anders Aagaard + Madklubben & Co.