Welcome to Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

The very first Madklubben is still located in the heart of historic Copenhagen close to Amalienborg Castle and The King’s Garden. Take a few steps down from street level to an elegant, streamlined and price conscious restaurant experience where the French and Nordic kitchens merge beautifully on the plate. The interior design boasts stunning wood paneling, leather couches and handcrafted chairs by renowned Danish modernist designer Børge Mogensen alongside rustic 19th century architectural details.

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The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

Families come in all shapes and sizes. At Madklubben we’re a family of restaurants serving up great food at fair prices and that family is facing a bulk of exciting changes in 2017. Some restaurants are moving from one place to another, while no less than three brand new concepts in Copenhagen have been announced.

Catch up on all the tasty details right here:

Gran Torino: Our Italian crowd favorite closed at its current location by the end of 2016. In the beginning of February, the restaurant will open right next door in a more intimate setting at Sortedam Dossering number 5.

Madklubben Nørrebro: Our newest Madklubben branch will move into the space previously occupied by Gran Torino at Sortedam Dossering number 7C. This bustling urban eatery will open its doors on January 30th. Book your table here.

Hanzō: The Pan-Asian success will have its last opening day at Sortedam Dossering number 5 on January 21st. The location will be taken over by Italian sister restaurant Gran Torino, while Hanzō moves to a new and undisclosed venue in the city center during spring 2017.

L’Animal: As a passion project stretching beyond the everyday realm of the Madklubben family our CEO and founder Anders Aagaard will open an all day café named L’animal together with former Michelin restaurateur and current TV chef Thomas Herman on Værnedamsvej number 14 in Vesterbro in the spring of 2017.

Bazaar: As if we didn’t have enough exciting projects on our plate come April or May we will also open a Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen. The exact location is still to be announced, but Bazaar will feature a wide array of delicacies from the Moorish, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisines.

Grand plans for Nørrebro: New concepts and several restaurant moves are on the way

Grand plans for Nørrebro: New concepts and several restaurant moves are on the way

New year – new adventures! As we bid ”adieu” to 2016 and enter into 2017 we here at Madklubben also prepare to embark on a new and exciting a journey that will welcome a new restaurant to our family as well see two of our current eateries relocated to new venues.

Get ready for Madklubben Nørrebro:

December 31st 2016 marked the last opening day of our Italian restaurant Gran Torino at its current location in the courtyard at Sortedam Dossering number 7C. The construction workers have already taken over the space to create Madklubben Nørrebro: A combination of all the best things from the existing Madklubben restaurants mixed with the umistakebly cool vibe that already dominates at sister restaurant Madklubben Vesterbro.

”Since the opening in 2012 Madklubben Vesterbro has become a huge success. We believe it’s due to the fact that the food, decor and atmosphere all mirror the urban and cultural fabric of this specific part of Copenhagen,” says Madklubben’s founder and owner Anders Aagaard before elaborating on the plans for Madklubben Nørrebro:

”The district of Nørrebro calls for a restaurant of the same caliber: A neighborhood spot packed with guests on a Tuesday as well as a Saturday where the menu reflects the Middle Eastern cuisine, which is woven deeply into the cultural fabric of Nørrebro. Naturally served at the great value-for-money prices that people have come to expect from a Madklubben restaurant.”

New venues for Gran Torino and Hanzō:

As we prepare for the opening of Madklubben Nørrebro two of our other popular concepts will move to new locations. Gran Torino will relocate to the space currently occupied by our Asian restaurant Hanzō at Sortedam Dossering number 5. In turn, Hanzō will move to a brand new and (for now) secret venue in the heart of Copenhagen during the spring of 2017.

”Both Gran Torino and Hanzō are successful concepts, but we believe that they can develop even more at other locations. Gran Torino will become a more intimate restaurant with a renewed focus on great pizzas combined with outdoor service by the lake during spring and summer. Hanzō on the other hand will be able to fulfill its potential as a speakeasy gastronomic brat in the city center,” concludes Anders Aagaard.

When it comes to big building projects like this, schedules tend to shift back and forth a bit. But as of now, we expect the the new restaurant openings and moves to be completed at these dates:

  • Madklubben Nørrebro: Will open at 7C Sortedam Dossering on January 30th 2017.
  • Gran Torino: Last day of service at 7C Sortedam Dossering on December 31st 2016 – will reopen at 5 Sortedam Dossering on February 3rd 2017.
  • Hanzō: Last day of service at 5 Sortedam Dossering on January 21st 2017 – will reopen in the heart of Copenhagen during spring 2017 at an unannounced location.

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

Christmas is right around the corner and on the other side of the street waits 2017. At Madklubben’s restaurants we look forward to relax with friends and family during the holidays just as we will need a bit of time to sleep off the hangovers from New Year’s Eve. While some need a little more rest, others open again already on January the 1st.

Check the list below to get a full overview of the opening hours at all of our nine restaurants and one cocktail bar. In the days before and after the listed dates we are open as normal unless otherwise is stated .

From all of us at Madklubben to all of you: A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Madklubben Vesterbro:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Open
December 26th: Open
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Open with a special hangover menu
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Madklubben Steak:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

Bistro Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 28th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 29th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 30th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 31st: Open from 11 am to 3 pm. New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Steak Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

 Tony’s:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Hanzō:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Alabama Social:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Gran Torino:

December 23rd: Closed
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st:New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
From January 1st and onwards Gran Torino will be closed due to extensive renovations.

Bar Next Door:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

International travel guide: Madklubben is Copenhagen’s best bistro

International travel guide: Madklubben is Copenhagen’s best bistro

Our skilled team at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in Store Kongensgade in the heart of historic Copenhagen is having a hard time calming down right now. And we can’t blame them! Why? They just received word that the restaurant has claimed the title as ”Bistro of the Year 2017” courtesy of British travel publication Luxury Travel Guide. That’s why!

With nearly 100.000 followers on social media and 250.000 printed guides each year we feel truly humbled to accept the prestigious title. Luxury Travel Guide contacted us in the spring of 2016 and asked us to submit pictures, a concept description and the menu from the restaurant. Afterwards an expert jury from the hospitality industry assessed our bid alongside many other great restaurants in the Danish capital.

Thus we are extra proud to claim the number one spot in the coveted bistro category, which will be presented in next year’s guide to Europe published by Luxury Travel Guide. Since 2007 Madklubben Bistro-de-luxe – as well as the rest of our growing restaurant family – has worked hard to serve up great and honest food at more than fair prices. We are thrilled to know that our mission is still appreciated both in Copenhagen and abroad.

Want to experience the Bistro of the Year 2017 according to Luxury Travel Guide? Then check out the full menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe here and don’t forget to book your table in advance by clicking right here.

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

Wan’t to dine out on the last night of the year? Then look no further, because all of our restaurants are open for New Year’s Eve. Theres something for everyone and the prices span from DKK 500 to DKK 1.400 per person. While some of our restaurants let you pick and choose your own beverages others have gone the extra mile to tailor an elegant wine pairing as a part of the package.

Click the name of each restaurant below to see the menu in English.

Click the “SHOP” link underneath a restaurant name in order to be redirected to our online store where you can purchase your tickets.

The webshop is only available in Danish, so we recommend that you use the Google Translate plugin or a similar service to translate the page in real time.

Or click here to get the complete overview of the different price levels at our restaurants for New Year’s Eve.

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe
SHOP

Madklubben Steak
SHOP

Madklubben Vesterbro
SHOP

Bistro Royal
SHOP

Steak Royal
SHOP

Tony’s
SHOP

Alabama Social
SHOP

Hanzō
SHOP

Gran Torino
SHOP

Bar Next Door – our cocktail bar in Nørrebro will be transformed into an elegant restaurant with 40 seats for New Year’s Eve.
SHOP

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Are you in charge of arranging the office Christmas dinner? Taking the friends out for crispy pork with gravy? Or does your whole family simply have a tradition of dining out in December?

Then you can definitely find a restaurant within the Madklubben family that will cater to your needs. Whether you’re looking for classic comfort food with roast and potatoes or your guests crave a tasty holiday detour to Asia, Italy or The United States where ready to wrap you in a blanket of ”hygge” (click here to read the definition of Danish ”hygge”).

Get the complete lowdown on all of our Christmassy group menus starting November 8th right here. They’re all designed for groups of 10 guests or more.

If you want to know a bit more about what each of our 9 restaurants has to offer then take a look at this guide below:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe: Classic dishes reinterpreted as elegant servings in ditto surroundings.

Madklubben Vesterbro: Evergreens and creative newcomers served in a cool urban setting.

Madklubben Steak: A Christmas fairytale for steak lovers set in the heart of historic Copenhagen.

Bistro Royal: A full blown classy restaurant close to Nyhavn serving up classic, tasty compositions.

Steak Royal: The steaks take center stage when Steak Royal by City Hall gets in a Christmas mood.

Tony’s: Mix and match your own 3 course Christmas dinner packed with Italian delicacies.

Gran Torino: Take a Christmas break and dig into the pizzas and pastas at our hip Nørrebro eatery.

Hanzō: An Asian taste journey for those set on enjoyning a thoroughly different Christmas dinner.

Alabama Social: Christmas like deep down south sporting comfort food made with love and elegance.

The Human Library joins Madklubben for renowned food festival

The Human Library joins Madklubben for renowned food festival

Are you ready to taste your own prejudices? The Human Library loans out real human beings for personal conversations about challenging and often personal or taboo subjects. Satisfy your curiosity or just get to know a person you otherwise would never have met.

During Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival 2016 Madklubben Vesterbro gives you a unique chance to combine a lovely dinner with three conversations where you – as a guest – will meet people who are stigmatized, discriminated against or treated differently due to their lifestyle, convictions, ethnicity, job, handicap, sexuality, religion or social status. The ”books” for this event have all volunteered to answer your questions about their subjects.

It all goes down on Monday the 22nd of August at 6 pm where you can enjoy a three course meal paired with three different ”books” from the Human Library for just DKK 200. In many aspects it will be a different dinner where the guests have to be prepared to break the social conventions of a meal in order to engage with unknown co-diners. You will be seated at tables of five guests of which one will be from The Human Library. The ”books” switch from table to table with each course whereas the ticket holding guests will remain seated at the same spot throughout the dinner.

Tickets:

Only 60 seats are available for ”Food Club with The Human Library”. They go on sale on Wednesday the 6th of July at noon. Get your tickets here.

Menu in three servings:

  • 2 starters for sharing at the table: Asian steak tartare with crispy tapioca, porcini mayo and shiso herbs + smoked salmon with smoked cheese, lemon, radish and cucumber
  • Cockerel confit with summer veggies, pickled rhubarb and sauce velouté
  • Panna cotta with berry compote and oatmeal crunch

Loan terms from The Human Library:

  • The loan is personal and cannot be passed on to others before time.
  • The book expects you to ask the questions you want answered.
  • You cannot rip out pages or scribble in the book.
  • All books are volunteers and must be returned in the same state as you met them.
  • Remember to return your book on time.

You can read much more about The Human Library their mission and the specific books at Menneskebiblioteket.dk

Festival food porn: Check out our dishes for Roskilde 2016

Festival food porn: Check out our dishes for Roskilde 2016

Last week we presented the team for our forthcoming culinary adventure at northern Europe’s largest music festival; a team made up of employees from all of Madklubben’s restaurants in Copenhagen. Now we’re also proud to show you exactly what they will be creating serving to the hungry festival goers.

Steak ’n’ Béarnaise Sandwich – DKK 65

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At several of our restaurants the classic steak béarnaise is king. So naturally there was no doubt that the combination of tender beef and creamy béarnaise had to be turned into a festival favorite. Get ready for a toasted brioche bun filled with organic Danish beef, warm béarnaise, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and onion. The perfect dish for your hangovers!

Pearl barley risotto with summer veggies – DKK 35/55

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Whether you live a full on vegetarian lifestyle or simply want to cut back on your meat consumption in order to help the environment our summer risotto will keep you asking for more. A creamy mixture of pearl barley, parmesan and Danish ”hay cheese” accompanied by broccoli, asparagus, carrots and radishes. Just a little bit hungry? Then go for half a portion for DKK 35. Otherwise go all in with a full portion for DKK 55.

Buttermilk ”koldskål” with an elderflower twist – DKK 30

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In the Food Court area, where we are located, you are only allowed to make two different dishes plus a little side dish if you just can’t help it. And of course we can’t, so we made something to serve on those warm summer days, for breakfast or for dessert: A classic ”koldskål” made from chilled and organic buttermilk mixed with a note of blooming elderflowers. Don’t forget to top the delicious milk ”soup” with our homemade granola with freeze dried raspberries.

Hungry? The come meet us at Roskilde Festival 2016. Se where and when to find us here:

Where: Madklubben is located in the Food Court right by the Gloria stage and Art Zone.

When: Wednesday the 29th of June from 5 pm to 1 am, Thursday the 30th of June, Friday the 1st of July and Saturday the 2nd of July from 10 am to 4 am.

How: Pay with credit card, MobilePay or Swipp. No cash accepted.

Guide: ”Madklubben is definitely worth a visit!”

Guide: ”Madklubben is definitely worth a visit!”

Renowned fashion magazine Elle is keeping it real with their ”cheap ’n’ chic” theme this month. As a result they’ve created a guide (written in Danish) to delicious and budget friendly restaurants in both Copenhagen and Denmark’s second largest city, beautiful Aarhus. We’re proud to say that Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is prominently featured in the mouthwatering guide.

The journalist starts out by describing our entire family of eateries in the Danish capital as ”a chain of restaurants with the brilliant concept of serving food and drinks at cheap prices in cozy surroundings. You must give it to them: They’ve nailed it.”

Afterwards and more specifically it’s our original restaurant in the heart of historic Copenhagen that gets a warm recommendation:

”Especially Madklubben in Store Kongensgade is definitely worth a visit! Here you’ll find an easily understandable menu with a wide selection. You can get everything from lamb rump to veal brisket and fish of the day. Price: 1 dish for DKK 100, 2 dishes for DKK 150 and 3 dishes for DKK 200 – that’s certainly doable!”

We’re thrilled by the kind words from the internationally acclaimed magazine and can’t wait to welcome their readers and other curious foodies to come and experience our budget friendly and tasty concept for themselves.

Check out the full menu at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe here, and don’t forget to book your table in advance by clicking right here.

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Thursday the 23rd of June marks Midsummer’s Eve in Denmark and according to tradition people of all ages will flock to large bonfires and sing songs with their friends and family. Don’t miss out on this thoroughly Danish tradition: Check out our guide to where you can find a bonfire near every single one of Madklubben’s restaurants and bars.

City Centre:

Whether you’re going for classic dishes at Bistro Royal, modern cooking with French and Nordic roots at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe or rustic Italian fare at Tony’s the most impressive bonfire will take place at historic Nyhavn. The fire is lit at 10 pm and will be floating on a pram in the middle of the harbour.

If you’re on the lookout for delicious steaks, then head to newly refurbished Madklubben Steak in Pilestræde or elegant Steak Royal by City Hall. After dinner take a 5-10 minute stroll to the lush Ørsted Park right by Nørreport Station. Here you will find another floating fire in the middle of the lake starting at 10 pm.

Steak Royal is also located close to renowned amusement park Tivoli Gardens in the beginning of the Vesterbro neighborhood. Here the bonfire will start at 9:30 pm but remember that you have to pay an entry fee to the park.

Vesterbro:

Sit down for dinner at our vast urban eatery Madklubben Vesterbro located in the heart of the vibrant city district. Being one of the densest urban environments in Copenhagen you have to walk a bit in order to find the open and inviting Enghaveparken. Here they have no less than two different fires on the programme: One for the kids starting at 6 pm and a big one for the grownups beginning at 9 pm.

Nørrebro:

Come visit one of our three restaurants right on the bank of the manmade lakes separating the city centre from the bustling and multi-ethnic district of Nørrebro. Alabama Social serves up American soul food, while Hanzō dishes the delights on the Pan Asian Kitchen and Gran Torino prepares and Italian feast for all budgets.

Once you’ve downed your dinner walk no further than to the waterfront where two different bonfires will take place: One at Kaffesalonen near Dronning Louises Bridge starting at 10 pm and another at Sølund Care Center and Fredensbro kicking off already at 8:45 pm.

If you get thirsty from all the smoke and flames our popular cocktail pusher in Nørrebro, Bar Next Door, will be open until midnight. We wish you and you loved ones a wonderful Midsummer’s Eve and look forward to welcoming you at one of Madklubben’s restaurants.