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.


International praise: Madklubben named ”Affordable Restaurant of the Year” in Denmark

International praise: Madklubben named ”Affordable Restaurant of the Year” in Denmark

“Affordable Restaurant of the Year 2018, Denmark.” Thus reads the full title that we’ve just received at our original restaurant in Store Kongensgade in the heart of historic Copenhagen. The brand behind the award is the British publication Luxury Travel Guide. We’re immensely proud of the distinction, which we attribute to our team of skilled chefs and passionate waiters.

With a following of almost 100.000 people on social media and a print count of 500.000 magazines and 200.000 guide books each year we’re humbled by this honor. Luxury Travel Guide contacted us during the summer and asked for pictures, a concept description and the current menu to be evaluated alongside other great Copenhagen establishments by an expert jury from the international travel and hospitality industry.

Even though Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is the oldest restaurant in the “family” it’s still our culinary pride. A place where gastronomic traditions from Denmark and Europe are interpreted as unpretentious “gourmet light” dishes with a price tag starting at a mere DKK 200 for a three course menu.

Explore the full menu from Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe here, and book your next table right here online by clicking here.

Here’s the menu for Madklubben’s grand food crawl in downtown Copenhagen

Here’s the menu for Madklubben’s grand food crawl in downtown Copenhagen

Join us on Sunday August 20th for a true foodie adventure in the heart of Copenhagen. Enjoy your starter at one restaurant, your main course at another and your dessert at a third and completely different venue.

As part of Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival 2017 we’re giving you the unique opportunity of dining at Bistro Royal at Kongens Nytorv, Tony’s in Havnegade and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in Store Kongensgade in one night. Move between the restaurants by foot or on bike – it’s your call.

We still have tickets left for this grand event and a ticket runs for DKK 300 including three courses and a glas of bubbly upon arrival. Click here to secure your seat(s).

Check out the menus of the evening below. We write it in plural because the menu depends on which route you choose. Wondering what different ”routes” mean? Then read more about the details of the food crawl concept here.

Route 1:

Starter at Bistro Royal:
Marinated salmon with smoked cheese creme, cucumber, chervil and malt crumble

Main course at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:
Chicken cooked on the bone with spring onions, onion creme and a chicken broth with bacon

Dessert at Tony’s Havnegade:
Sundae with nutella, hazelnuts and baked white chocolate

Route 2:

Starter at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:
Beef tartare with gherkins, cress mayo and crisps

Main course at Tony’s Havnegade:
Risotto with peas, mint and hake

Dessert at Bistro Royal:
Vanilla panna cotta with raspberries, sorrel and white chocolate

Rute 3:

Starter at Tony’s Havngegade:
Vitello tonnato – veal with creamy tuna sauce, capers and pickled lemon

Main course at Bistro Royal:
Pan fried striploin with grilled onions, béarnaise sauce and golden fries

Dessert at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:
Strawberries, honey fluff, ice cream and cress

At Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe we cook summer food packed with “hygge”

At Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe we cook summer food packed with “hygge”

“Why dine at a basement restaurant in the middle of the summer?” you might ask. Well, actually there are plenty of good reasons and we could start by mentioning the temperamental Danish summer weather, which oftentimes features rain and wind. But it doesn’t even matter if the sun is shining or it’s pouring down, because the mission at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in Store Kongensgade never changes: We want to serve up great food at more than fair prices. Actually, you can mix and match your own three course dinner from as little as DKK 200.

The summer menu of 2017 at the very first restaurant of our now booming family is known for elegant and refreshing dishes inspired by Danish traditions, cozy “hygge” elements and global inputs alike. If you wanna eat like a Dane then you’ll almost have to try the creamy veal fricassee with a creamy white sauce and tons of veggies. Or how about the dessert featuring sweet, Danish strawberries with cream, where the latter has been turned into ice cream.

Take a tour of the beautiful yet unpretentious dishes from Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in pictures a bit further down on this page. You can check out the full menu here and book a table for your summer dinner in the heart of historic Copenhagen online. We promise that neither you nor your wallet will regret it.

Ceviche of plaice with horseradish cream, dill oil, pickled cucumber & rye bread crisps:Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

Beef tartare with radish and potatoes:Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

Marinated and dehydrated tomatoes, pepper mayo & cress:
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Catch of the day with peas, lettuce and mussel blanquette with brown butter:
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Roasted chicken with spring onions, onion sauce and chicken jus with smoked bacon & chives:Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

Veal Fricassée with salted veal brisket, radishes, peas, pickled onions & sauce velouté: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

Raspberry sorbet, coulis, cream cheese, nougatine & lemon:Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe

Strawberries honey fluff, ice cream, strawberry juice & cress:IMG_8720

Madklubben is all set to return to Roskilde Festival

Madklubben is all set to return to Roskilde Festival

The scrumptious taste of steak and béarnaise in a brioche bun. Creamy risotto with melted cheese and summer veggies. There’s no doubt that we expected our dishes to fare well with the average music festival goer when Madklubben debuted at Roskilde Festival in 2016. But nothing could prepare us for the explosion of foodie love and hungry guests that actually hit us. 5.000 meals were prepared, but when the music died out we had served no less than 12.500 guests from our little stand.

It was wild, it was overwhelming and we can’t wait to do it all again. Because Madklubben will return to Scandinavia’s largest festival and you’ll once again find us in the covered Food Court from Wednesday June 28th until the early hours of Sunday July 2nd.

Since last year our restaurants have received countless requests for us to put the already legendary Steak ’n’ Béarnaise Sandwich on the menu. But it remains a greasy and irresistible unicorn only to be spotted at very special occasions. You can read more about the specific content of our festival dishes below, and though they are very different they also share an obligation to Roskilde Festival’s goal of cooking with at least 90% organic ingredients.

Steak ’n’ Béarnaise Sandwich:

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 pickles onions. The perfect dish for your hangovers priced at only DKK 65.

Pearl Barley Risotto:

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 and organic cheese accompanied by broccoli, asparagus, carrots and radishes. Just have the munchies? Then go for half a portion for DKK 35. Otherwise go all in with a full portion for DKK 55.

We look forward to spoiling you with great food served at fair prices at Roskilde Festival 2017!

Dine at both Bistro Royal, Tony’s and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in one evening

Dine at both Bistro Royal, Tony’s and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in one evening

You know the scenario: You feel like dining out but just can’t decide on where to go or what you’re in the mood for. Should you opt for Italian? French? Or maybe just play it safe with a great steak? On Sunday August 20th you don’t have to choose because we’re giving you a unique possibility to visit no less than three great restaurants in just one night.

As part of the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival we’re hosting a Food Crawl in the heart of historic Copenhagen, which means you’ll have your starter at one restaurant, your main course at another restaurant and your dessert at a third and entirely different restaurant. The participating venues are Bistro Royal at Kongens Nytorv, Tony’s in Havnegade and Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe in Store Kongensgade – all conveniently located in the city centre so you can walk or bike from one place to another.

Check out this video from last year’s Food Crawl hosted at our restaurants in Nørrebro:

The tickets have already been released and they’re selling like hotcakes. A ticket to Madklubben’s Food Crawls costs DKK 300 and includes a glass of bubbly upon arrival. You can choose between different starting times on each of the three ”routes” on offer:

Starter at Gran Torino – Main course at Alabama Social – Dessert at Madklubben Nørrebro
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Starter at Madklubben Nørrebro – Main course at Gran Torino – Dessert at Alabama Social
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Starter at Alabama Social – Main course at Madklubben Nørrebro – Dessert at Gran Torino

Do you know a foodie who would love to visit three different restaurants in just one night? Then why not read more about the event and how to secure tickets right here. Don’t forget that we’re hosting a similar Food Crawl in vibrant city district of Nørrebro a week later on Sunday August 27th where you’ll get to visit Gran Torino, Alabama Social and Madklubben Nørrebro.

All our restaurants except Madklubben Vesterbro will be closed on Monday June 5th

All our restaurants except Madklubben Vesterbro will be closed on Monday June 5th

Monday June 5th. Second day of Pentecost. Day of the Danish Constitution. Father’s Day. We have many names for things we like and this year we will ad yet another one to the list: “Double Trouble Birthday Bash”.

We’ve invited all the employees from Madklubben’s big restaurant family to a grand party celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the very first Madklubben restaurant as well as the 40th birthday of our founder and CEO, Anders Aagaard. We feel like we all deserve to eat well, drink well and dance ugly for one night.

But don’t despair if you’ve been planning on dining out on Monday June 5th. We’ve called in some extra help in order to keep Madklubben Vesterbro open for service. Check out their scrumptious menu here and book your table online with just a few clicks.

PLEASE NOTE that Bistro Royal will also be closed for breakfast on Tuesday June 6th in order to give our colleagues a fair chance to recover. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Join us for a Food Crawl through three different restaurants in one night!

Join us for a Food Crawl through three different restaurants in one night!

So many good restaurants – so little time! Inspired by the classic pub crawl we’ve created two different Food Crawl events, which replaces booze with food and lets you dine at 3 different restaurants in just one night. It all goes down during Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival this coming August.

On Sunday August 20th we cook up a Food Crawl in Copenhagen’s city center featuring Italian crowd favorite Tony’s, the elegant Bistro Royal and our very first restaurant, Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe. You can either walk or bike between the participating venues combining to a route measuring approx. 1,5 kilometers.

On Sunday August 27th we move to the vibrant city district of Nørrebro, where our American soul food eatery Alabama Social, Italian neighborhood spot Gran Torino and popular Madklubben Nørrebro will host their own Food Crawl. You can walk between the three restaurants, which are located right next to each other on the same street.

Madklubben’s Food Crawl concept breaks the boundaries of a classic dining experience. Eat your way from restaurant to restaurant without ever leaving town. While some guests get their own table, others should be prepared to dine with new friends at communal tables or at a dining bar with a view of the kitchen. Besides 3 courses served at 3 different venues the ticket price also includes a glass of bubbly upon arrival. Additional beverages can be ordered and paid on the evening just as discounted drinks packages will be available.

Madklubben Frederiksberg is open for reservations!

Madklubben Frederiksberg is open for reservations!

Now it’s official: On Friday the 26th of May we open the doors to Madklubben Frederiksberg. We look forward to serving up great food at more than fair prices in a beautiful and historic building, which used to be functioning train station.

For the first period of time we will only be open for dinner, while we get to know our new kitchen and surroundings. Though it won’t be long until we’re also ready to welcome guests for breakfast and lunch.

The very first à la carte menu is online now, and you can look forward to crowd favorites such as steak tartare, veal fricassee, steak béarnaise, seared tuna and chocolate mousse.

Tempted? Become one of the very first guests at Madklubben Frederiksberg by booking a table online here.

Grand plans: We are working on more than 6 new restaurants in Copenhagen

Grand plans: We are working on more than 6 new restaurants in Copenhagen

Photo: Rasmus Kramer Schou – This building will house Tony’s Østerbro, Madklubben Østerbro and a new event space

Springtime has officially arrived and just like all the flowers and trees in the Danish capital, future plans for Madklubben are blooming. A wide array of media outlets from Politiken to Berlingske and beyond have reported on our new tasty projects set to open in 2017 but to make things easier we’ve collected all the essential information for you right here:

Madklubben Frederiksberg: This scrumptious yet elegant neighborhood spot will open in an old train station in the smack middle of Frederiksberg by the end of May.

Tony’s Østerbro: We’ve acquired one of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings located in Østerbro. Dating back to 1926 the impressive structure used to house a wide array of night clubs and restaurants and will be resurrected with several new Madklubben concepts. The first to open is Tony’s Østerbro in the summer of 2017 – a duplicate of our Italian crowd favorite close to Nyhavn.

More room for events: Did you wonder what that ”more than five restaurants” in the title meant? Well, it isn’t exactly a restaurant of its own but we’re creating a beautiful space for large groups and parties in the same building in Østerbro. Set to open during the summer this will become the perfect place for your birthday party, wedding, company celebration etc.

Bazaar: Announced in the very end of 2016 our Arabian inspired restaurant is currently underway in a former post office in Dronningens Tværgade in the heart of Copenhagen. We expect the opening to take place late summer or in the beginning of the fall 2017.

”Con Amore”: This is not going to be the actual name of the restaurant but it’s our working title: ”With Love”. In Ny Adelgade right by Kongens Nytorv we are working on a smaller and more exclusive restaurant than what you might expect from a Madklubben project. We look forward to telling you more soon.

Værnedamsvej: On this charming little street connecting the neighborhoods of Vesterbro and Frederiksberg we are also working on creating a great little restaurant in 2017.

Hanzō: Our popular pan-Asian eatery that closed in Nørrebro the beginning of the year is still on the hunt for a new home. We have a few different options on our hands and we can’t wait to bring back Hanzō to our restaurant family in 2017.

Madklubben turns 10: We’re celebrating by hosting a range of delicious Sunday dinners

Madklubben turns 10: We’re celebrating by hosting a range of delicious Sunday dinners

The beginning of May 2017 marks the decennial of the original Madklubben restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen close to Amalienborg Castle and Kongens Nytorv. Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe is still located at the very same spot and guests still flock to The popular eatery to indulge in great food served at more than fair prices.

Much has happened during the first 10 years and the Madklubben family now boasts an equal amount of branches: 10 different kinds each with its own unique character and concept. But we never rest and are thus also planning a range of new exciting projects. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate turning 10 by focusing on where Madklubben as a brand is heading for the future.

As a result we’re giving you the opportunity to participate in three very different ”food clubs” scheduled to take place in late April and early May. Here we’ll explore some of the themes set to inspire the coming development of our restaurant concepts. This will include themes such as The Middle East, social responsibility, sustainability, plant based food and the talents of tomorrow.

SOLD OUT! Sunday April 30th at 6 pm: “The Green Food Club”:

Our chefs are giving meat a time-out. In stead they’ll be cooking solely with vegetables, plants and herbs in all different shapes and sizes. Get ready for a dining experience that will benefit the environment, your body and economy alike. Though Madklubben has no intention of becoming a full time vegetarian restaurant we are looking to strengthen the use of greens at all of our eateries.

Price: DKK 200 per person for 4 courses – drinks not included
Where: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe, Store Kongensgade 66
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! Sunday May 7th at 6 pm: ”The Responsible Food Club”:

Here at Madklubben we’ll soon embark on a collaboration with company entrée, which helps refugees and migrants find work, purpose and new direction through employment at restaurants in Copenhagen. The head chef and employees of entrée will assist our chefs in creating and serving a Middle-Eastern feast that also echoes the news of our coming restaurant Bazaar set to open in late summer.

Price: DKK 300 per person for 10-15 dishes served ”family style” to share – drinks not included
Where: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe, Store Kongensgade 66
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! Sunday May 14th at 6 pm: ”The Talented Food Club”:

In our kitchens the talented chefs are the ones who make it all happen. Some are fully trained masters of their craft while others are still completing their apprenticeships. Cheering on ”the talents of tomorrow” we’ll give apprentices from several of Madklubben’s restaurants creative freedom in order for them to create a spectacular evening complete with a grand tasting menu, complementing wines and great atmosphere.

Price: DKK 500 for a surprise tasting menu with a minimum of 5 courses – including a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a full wine menu.
Where: Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe, Store Kongensgade 66
Tickets: SOLD OUT!

Please note that all three events will be held as “social dinners” where you dine at communal tables next to new friends you just haven’t met yet.