Three of our restaurants ranked among Denmark’s best

Three of our restaurants ranked among Denmark’s best

The Danish edition of renowned Scandinavian restaurant guide “White Guide” has just been released. We’re proud to find three of Madklubben’s restaurants as a part of the final list, which showcases no less than 331 of the best restaurants in Denmark. The restaurants are: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in the heart of historic Copenhagen alongside Hanzō and Alabama Social both located by ”The Lakes” in the vibrant district of Nørrebro.

You have to buy the book or join White Guide’s online community in order to read the full reviews but we’ve taking the liberty of highlighting some the kind words from the editors and restaurant critics below:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

”Fun-loving bistro for all: Even though the restaurant is big it’s cleverly divided into smaller areas each with their own style which provides great and cozy dining environments… The style is French/Nordic with a good eye for the seasons.”

Alabama Social:

”Savory comfort classics from God’s own country: The well decorated dining room with a view of the Sortedam Lake is warm and intimate and with the sound of juicy blues stomping in the background the scene is set for devouring the kitchen’s savory comfort food.”

Hanzō:

”Bangkok meets an evening stroll by The Lakes: There’s not much street about the polite Nordic interior at Hanzō, but the food is inspired by the various Asian street kitchens. For DKK 350 you can taste your way through all 13 dishes on the menu.

We’re filled with pride by the kind words from White Guide 2016/2017 and before we go celebrate we can’t forget a last recommendation from the critic who visited Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe: ”Don’t forget to try the branch on Vesterbrogade and Madklubben Steak in Pilestræde as well.”

Come party with us at Distortion

Come party with us at Distortion

Today marked the official release of the street party programme for this year’s edition of renowned urban festival phenomenon Distortion. The Madklubben family of restaurants and bars is proud to be a part of the marvelous mayhem by hosting Distortion x Alabama Social: The Soul Food Picnic Party.

Come hang out in our foodie lounge signed by our American restaurant Alabama Social in Nørrebro. On Wednesday June 1st the team will move outdoors to the lawn right on the corner of Dronning Louises Bridge and Sortedam Dossering number 1. Here we’ll cook up some fried chicken and home made chili under the trees decked in stars and stripes. A carefully selected line-up of DJ’s will create a soundscape made up of soul, r’n’b and electronica.

Distortion guests of all ages will be able to take a break from the street parties with a bite to eat and lakefront views while seated on the grass. Don’t forget to attend the official Facebook event where you’ll soon be able so see the final line-up, prices, practical information and a whole lot of sweet photos and teasers.

See you at Distortion on Wednesday June 1st from 4 to 10 pm!

Check out our flea market on Saturday April 23rd

Check out our flea market on Saturday April 23rd

Following a thorough spring tidying at our restaurants and bars we’ve ended up with a whole lot of great stuff in our inventory stock pile. Especially Madklubben Steak has contributed to the mountain of furniture and kitchen utensils due to a massive renovation. What do to? Throw a good old fashioned flea market of course!

Saturday April 23rd from noon to 4 pm you can score a great deal on Danish design classics, used Eames chairs, bar stools from Artek and a whole array of other sophisticated seating solutions. You can save anywhere between 25 and 75% on the designer items.

If you’re on the lookout for smaller things for your kitchen or dining room the prices will begin at 5 DKK when we offer up a wide selection of glassware, plates, mugs, vases, cutlery, bowls, serving trays, cutting boards, chefs knifes, salt dispensers and so much more. Following the classic flea market style the final prices won’t be available before you show up and check out the goods in person. We expect quite a turnout so we recommend that you take your place in the queue early with a cup of coffee.

What: Madklubben’s flea market
When: Saturday April 23rd from 12pm to 4 pm.
Where: Værnedamsvej 14 in between the Vesterbro and Frederiksberg district
How: First come first served. You can pay with cash or Dankort. We can’t hold or reserve any items for you. All goods must be removed immediately.
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Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is popular… in China?!

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is popular… in China?!

At Madklubben’s administrative office we receive a lot of mail during the week. Mostly it’s the same kind that you get at home: Bills, more bills and the occasional flyer entitled ”Have you found God?”. Something we don’t get very often though is a postcard from the other side of the globe. So you can imagine our curiosity when we received a letter from China the other week.

Inside we found a bright red sticker and a joyous congratulations note. The reason? Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe has been named ”Top Choice 2016” by a Chinese online guide for global travellers called lianorg.com. We’re always thrilled when our guests leave positive feedback but when it has travelled all the way from The Celestial Empire to tiny Denmark we can’t help but blush a bit.

Some research and a fair bit of help from Google Translate later we found out that the website recommends no less than 79 different restaurants in Copenhagen but only a few of these receive the title as ”Top Choice”. As far as we can tell the grand Asian honour is due to the fact that a great number of Chinese tourists have left positive reviews of Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe once they returned back home from their holidays.

Whether you’re from China, Denmark or anywhere in between Madklubben’s very first restaurant treats guests to great taste at fair prices. Tempted yet? Then check out the full menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe here and don’t forget to book your table in advance. You never know; a Chinese guest may have snagged it right in front of you.

We’ve gathered everything in one spot

We’ve gathered everything in one spot

If you’re a frequent guest on our website, you just might have noticed that we’ve been carrying out quite the spring cleaning and renovation. Among other things we got ourselves a brand new introduction page for our family of restaurants just as we’ve removed a lot of old buttons and content from the front page.

However, the biggest change of them all is the fact that our three restaurants and one cocktail bar in the vibrant Nørrebro district of Copenhagen have all now ”moved back home”. Previously you had to visit a whole other website in order to get the low down on Alabama Social, Hanzō, Gran Torino and Bar Next Door. But not anymore – now we’ve gathered everything in one spot on Madklubben.dk

The changes are part of an ongoing improvement of your digital visit to Madklubben.dk and we’re not done yet. Soon all of our restaurants will get a more personal visual expression just as we will strive to make the mobile version of the website easier to navigate. That way it’ll become much easier so seek out inspiration and book a table when you’re on the go.

We hope you like the new features on our website. It’s not flashy, it’s doesn’t move and it doesn’t start playing music out of nowhere. In stead it’s simple, it’s black on white, it’s honest. Why? Because Madklubben’s slogan in Danish is ”Ærlighed smager bedst” – ”Honesty tastes best”.

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”Are you guys open during Easter?”

”Are you guys open during Easter?”

That’s a question we’ve received quite a few times during the last couple of days when hungry guests have called us on the phone or reached out to us through social media. And the answer is ”yes!” of course we’re open during Easter. All of Madklubben’s eight restaurants and one cocktail bar will follow their normal opening hours except for Madklubben Steak, which will be closed on Monday the 28th of March.

So why not spend the holidays digging into some soul food by the lakes, a few bistro classics in the heart of the city or pizza straight from the oven in a hidden courtyard? If you’re looking for some egg-celent Easter dishes then head to Bistro Royal for a classic Danish ”biksemad” with beef tenderloin, potatoes and eggs sunny side up, to Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe for a beautiful hen’s egg topped with lumpfish roe, to Alabama Social for a brunch with scrambled eggs or to Madklubben Vesterbro for a whole chicken with side orders to share with the rest of the table.

As always Hanzō, Madklubben Steak and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe will be closed on Sunday evening. But don’t worry – we have five other great eateries ready to welcome you and your fellow guests.

Madklubben wishes you and your loved ones a terrific and tasty Easter.

Valentine’s Day at Madklubben’s restaurants explained through GIFs

Valentine’s Day at Madklubben’s restaurants explained through GIFs

If you love someone just as much as we love great food then why not ask that special person out on Valentine’s Day? All of our 8 restaurants are open and ready to cook up a scrumptious and romantic dinner at fair prices.

With that many possible choices we knew that we had to explain the mood at each and every restaurant in order for you to pick the perfect place for a culinary Valentine’s date. Not through words, neither through pictures, but through GIFs. Enjoy!

Bar Next Door:

Okay, so actually Bar Next Door won’t be open as such on February the 14th seeing as it’s a Sunday. But if you’re a midnight romantic why not invite your significant other out for a cocktail when Saturday the 13th turns into Sunday the 14th? Bar Next Door is open until 2 am.

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is the perfect destination if you want to impress your date with dinner in an elegant designer restaurant. With a three-course menu starting at just 200 DKK maybe even your accountant will fall back in love with you?

Tony’s:

Our popular Italian eatery close to Nyhavn sports an intimate feel complete with candlelights and small nooks and crannies for dining with your loved one(s). Dive in to the famous spaghetti meatballs or explore the a la carte selection. 3 courses start at 200 DKK. #ThatsAmore

Bistro Royal:

With a roast to share, creamy béarnaise sauce and sinful desserts served at fair prices the menu at Bistro Royal on Kongens Nytorv is as romantic as it gets. Stare dreamingly into your lover’s eyes. And by lover we mean a whole lobster straight from the grill. Who else?

Gran Torino:

Located in a hidden courtyard in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Italian eatery Gran Torino is the perfect spot if you’re looking for some classic ”Lady & The Tramp” romance. Explore the ”Lazy Sunday” menu complete with steamy pizzas, a killer lasagne and the chef’s very own tiramisu.

Hanzō:

Our pan Asian restaurant is located right by the picturesque ”Lakes” between Nørrebro and the city centre. Enjoy nothing short of a 13-course dinner with a complementary glass of bubbly for only 350 DKK. Tickets have to be purchased in advance through shop.madklubben.dk (only available in Danish).

Alabama Social:

If you’re not afraid to show off your eating skills take your date to Alabama Social. Our American soul food restaurant produces scrumptious dishes that will make you fall in love with the Cajun kitchen all over again.

Madklubben Steak:

Madklubben’s vibrant steakhouse is located in the heart of the city. Say, ”I love you!” with a sizzling piece of meat straight from the grill and don’t forget to finish off with something sweet before a kiss awaits in the street.

Madklubben Vesterbro:

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s dinner in a youthful and edgy setting look no further than Madklubben Vesterbro. Get ready to indulge in burgers, steaks and a tempting array of yummy starters and desserts. A date suited for the loving foodie in your life!

Confused? Don’t despair! It’s easy to get a full overview of Madklubben’s many restaurants and their menus right here. Don’t forget to book your table in advance.

XOXO, Madklubben

We’re closed on January 17th because it’s time to party!

We’re closed on January 17th because it’s time to party!

Dear guest, on Sunday the 17th of January all of Madklubben’s restaurants will be closed for evening service. The reason? We will be busy celebrating our amazing employees who deserve a night full of dancing, drinking, eating and laughing.

Following a successful 2015 that concluded with a busy holiday season and a festive New Year’s Eve we’ll let our hair down for the night and celebrate with more than 300 skilled chefs, waiters and bartenders who help run 9 of Copenhagen’s most popular restaurants and bars.

Our popular American soul food eatery Alabama Social in Nørrebro will still be open for brunch service just as the elegant Bistro Royal on Kongens Nytorv will remain open for lunch.

We look forward to welcoming you back for more great food served at fair prices from Monday January 18th.

3 courses for 200 DKK? Check out the new menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

3 courses for 200 DKK? Check out the new menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

At Madklubben we’ve always been fans of dining out no matter if the calendar spells ”festive Saturday” or ”regular Tuesday”. We want our prices to allow our guests to spoil themselves every night of the week. Even in January where your wallet might still be hurting after Christmas and New Year’s.

That’s why we’re thrilled to present the new menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe. Our original eatery is located in the heart of historic Copenhagen close to Amalienborg Castle, the charming Nyhavn harbour and Kongens Nytorv square.

Our team of skilled chefs has come up with a mouthwatering à la carte menu where everything is up for grabs: Compose your own three course dinner from as little as 200 DKK or spoil yourself with extra scrumptious dishes that cost a little bit more.

Gallery: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe sports Danish design and “hygge”

We can recommend everything (surprise!) but just to mention a few highlights the beef tartare with truffle mayo costs a mere 50 DKK, the Jerusalem artichoke soup with scallops is yours for 100 DKK and the elegant guinea fowl stuffed with porcini mushrooms spells a perfect main course at 150 DKK. Don’t forget to finish off with one of the tempting desserts starting at just 50 DKK.

We can’t wait to treat you to great food at great prices at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe. One last piece of advice: Don’t forget to book your table in advance.

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year’s

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year’s

’Tis the season to be jolly and that goes for our lovely guests and employees alike. In other words we too will be celebrating the holidays with our loved ones which means our restaurants and bars will be closed on certain days.

Get the full overview here so you don’t journey to an eatery with closed doors. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a thoroughly happy New Year!

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

Closed: The 23rd to the 30th of December + the 1st to the 4th of January.

Open: December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets.

Madklubben Steak:

Closed: The 23rd to the 25th of December + the 1st and the 3rd of January.

Open: The 26th to the 30th of December with the regular menu + December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets. Also open on the 2nd of January.

Madklubben Vesterbro:

Closed: The 23rd and 24th of December.

Open: From the 25th of December and onwards. December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets and January 1st with a limited menu.

Tony’s:

Closed: The 24th to the 27th of December + The 1st of January.

Open: The 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th of December with the regular menu + December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets

Bistro Royal:

Closed: The 24th to the 26th of December + The 1st of January.

Open: 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th of December with the regular menu + December 31st (only open for dinner) for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets

Gran Torino:

Closed: 24th to the 27th of December + January 1st

Open: December 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th with a limited menu. Also December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets.

Hanzō:

Closed: 24th to the 27th of December + January 1st

Open: December 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th with a limited menu. Also December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets.

Alabama Social:

Closed: 24th to the 27th of December + January 1st

Open: December 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th with a limited menu. Also December 31st for guests with prepaid new year’s tickets.

Bar Next Door:

Closed: 22nd to the 28th of December + January 1st

Open: December 29th and 30th from 4:30 pm until midnight, December 31st from 10 pm until 2 am and January 2nd from 4:30 pm until 2 am.