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

Madklubben Steak

Madklubben Vesterbro

Bistro Royal

Steak Royal


Alabama Social


Gran Torino

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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.


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.

Meet the team heading to Roskilde Festival

Meet the team heading to Roskilde Festival


With only a few people absent, yesterday afternoon marked the first gathering of our team for the forthcoming Roskilde Festival. For the first time ever Madklubben will venture to Northern Europe’s largest music festival which takes place in the city of Roskilde south of Copenhagen from June 25th through July 2nd. 90.000 guests and more than 30.000 volunteers will travel to the festival marking its 44th anniversary.

We will be serving up big taste for small bucks in the ”Food Court” area which is a nickname for 17 different food stalls gathered in a converted cow stable. It’s located right by the Gloria stage in between the festival’s two largest stages: Orange and Arena. The final dishes won’t be revealed until next week but we can tell you this much: They will be tempting and greasy in just the right way and feature up to 90% organic ingredients.

To lift the task of bringing Madklubben to Roskilde Festival we’ve put together a stellar team from all of Madklubben’s restaurants in Copenhagen. It’s a mix of head chefs, restaurant managers, sous chefs, waiters, cooks and students with a common goal of creating and serving great and honest food to the people. Naturally we’ve also ensured that they know how to dance, tan and chug a few beers – it is Roskilde Festival after all!

We can’t wait to pitch our tents and get our very first Roskilde adventure up and running. If you’re going to the festival this year then make sure to stop by and say hi at the Food Court located right by the Gloria Stage and the Art Zone. We open on Wednesday the 29th of June and wont say goodbye until the music dies out in the early hours between July 2nd and 3rd.

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.”


”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!