Welcome to Bistro Royal

Welcome at the best corner spot in town! With its central location at Kongens Nytorv, elegant interior design and a menu sporting the best from the French and Danish cuisine it’s no wonder that Bistro Royal has become a crowd favorite. Here you’ll be able to enjoy both breakfast, lunch and dinner at prices that are more than competitive compared to other establishments in this rather sophisticated part of Copenhagen. Snag a spot at the dining bar, by one of the many cozy wooden tables or in one of the booths overlooking the bustle of the open square.

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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

Danish top blogger recommends paying a summer visit to these Madklubben restaurants

Danish top blogger recommends paying a summer visit to these Madklubben restaurants

Photo: Michael Falgren

Where to eat? Where to drink? Where to let the kids play? Where to go partying? Those are just some of the questions that Danish blogger Cecilie Rubini aka. Sneglcille sets out to answer in her newly published guide to summertime fun in Copenhagen (in Danish).

Cecilie has been writing for 8 years and was recently elected to be part of the brand new and handpicked blogging community Confetti CPH. Her ability to seek out quality minded, irresistible and oftentimes ”off the beaten path” experiences comes through in the tempting article titled ”On vacation in Copenhagen: With and without kids.”

In her guide Cecilie has – in her own words – collected ”all her favorite places”. We’re super proud that Madklubben’s restaurant family is mentioned as a must when trying to decide on where to go out for dinner in the Danish capital:

”There are many restaurants to chose between, but my favorites are Steak Royal, Bistro Royal, Gran Torino and Tony’s. At the first two you HAVE to order the Coupe Royal for dessert.”

Wondering what a Coupe Royal is? Then check out our tribute article to the sinful dessert mixing ice cream, caramel, nuts and Oreos (in Danish). You can read more about each of Cecilie’s Madklubben recommendations by clicking on the various restaurant names in the quote above.

Have a great summer! We hope to see you at one of our restaurants soon…

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.

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.

Egg-citing times: See our opening hours during Easter 2017

Egg-citing times: See our opening hours during Easter 2017

Okay, okay, sorry about that headline pun. We’re not trying to yolk with you, it’s just that we’re hatching a plan to make sure you can also enjoy great food at fair prices at Madklubben’s restaurants during the holidays. Isn’t it nice to know that some-bunny is looking out for you this Easter?

Only a chicken will close down during ALL of Easter, and thus we aren’t talking massive changes to our regular opening hours. Several of our restaurants are always closed un Sundays, which will also be the case in the coming week. Get the full low down here:

Espresso Martini: Where to enjoy the coffee drink of your dreams in Copenhagen

Espresso Martini: Where to enjoy the coffee drink of your dreams in Copenhagen

On weekdays, Copenhageners love their coffee. On weekends, Copenhageners love their cocktails. The perfect combination is an obvious choice: Espresso Martini!

The mix of vodka, Kahlua and freshly brewed espresso results in a creamy, sweet and powerful concoction, which serves perfectly as a sensory punch when you need to back in gear after dinner or simply crave an energy boost on a night out on town.

Espresso Martini is a crowd favorite at several of our Madklubben family members. Check out the list beneath to get the full low down on where you can sip your Espresso Martini and how much it costs.

Cheers, and happy weekend!

Winter highlights: What to eat at our restaurants right now

Winter highlights: What to eat at our restaurants right now

With a restaurant family boasting a large number of scrumptious eateries throughout Copenhagen it can be quite difficult to decide which Madklubben branch to visit. We have classic French bistros, juicy steak houses, urban hot spots, Italian favorites and even an American soul food restaurant.

To make the search easier we’ve selected a single item from each of the menus in order to inspire your next restaurant visit. Click on a restaurant’s name and follow the link to the full menu if you feel tempted to read more. Warning: Severe munchies may ensue!

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Alabama Social: Feel the winter cold be replaced by a culinary heatwave with Alabama Social’s sticky hot wings. Marinated in extra spicy buffalo sauce and topped with chopped peanuts these birds are part of the restaurants “build your own three course menu from DKK 300” concept.

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Madklubben Vesterbro:
Experience a traditional maritime dish popular in both Germany and Denmark but with an elegant twist. ”Lobscouse” is a stew made from veal, onions and potatoes, but we also added oyster mushrooms and truffle butter. It’s yours for a mere DKK 100.

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Bistro Royal:
Trying to eat healthy in the new year but also want to treat yourself? Then Bistro Royal’s yellowfin tuna tartare is the perfect choice. Dig in to a creamy mix of chopped ruby red fish, avocado, fresh herbs and a dressing made from soy, sesame, ginger and lime. DKK 85.

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Madklubben Steak: When the Copenhagen cold is ripping through your nostrils and winter coat you better seek refuge at our steak loving food club in the heart of the city. Start off your meal with the creamy mushroom bisque packed with pickled mushrooms, herbs and chopped hazelnuts. Get it as a part of your three course dinner for 300 DKK. Did we mention, that you can add scallops to the soup for an additional DKK 25?

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Tony’s: Our Italian eatery right by the historic ”Nyhavn” harbor district always serves up simple Italian deliciousness. The house ossobuco is no exception and this Milanese specialty with slowly braised and incredibly tender beef shank is served with creamy polenta, parmesan and gremolata for an additional DKK 25 to the DKK 200 three course menu.

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Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:
The original Madklubben branch is the definition of a value for money experience known for serving up elegant gastronomy at more than fair prices. Try the house steak tartare, which changes it’s ”clothes” according to the season. Right now it’s dressed in truffle mayonnaise, pickled mushrooms, tarragon and potato crisps. Only DKK 50 as part of a two or three course menu.

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Steak Royal:
What could possibly make lobster better? Oh yeah, how about broiling it under the grill with French Gruyere cheese, béchamel sauce and bred crumbs ground with fresh parsley. Voilà! The result is an irresistible classic by the name of ”Lobster Thermidor” served with a wedge of grilled lime and a stunning green hue from the parsley leaves.

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Bar Next Door:
Okay, so it might not be a restaurant, but we simply had to include our popular cocktail bar in the bustling city district of Nørrebro. The team as Bar Next Door has created a silky smooth creation by the name of “Mayate”. Get ready for a mix of Calle 23 tequila, Kahlua, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and egg whites covered in its own little powdered sugar snow storm. It’s your for DKK 85.