Welcome to Madklubben Vesterbro

An urban, vibrant eatery packed with great design: That’s Madklubben Vesterbro! We have room for more than 300 guests but the restaurant is cleverly designed to serve up cozy dining experiences. For two years in a row we have been named “The most visited restaurant in Denmark”, and the menu offers a wide array of scrumptious dishes from around the world. We don’t care much about rules or borders as long as the food is packed with great taste. Madklubben Vesterbro also houses a cocktail bar – great for a visit before, after or independently of your dinner.

Latest from Madklubben Vesterbro:

Almost 5 and still a hottie: Check out the new interior shots from Madklubben Vesterbro

Almost 5 and still a hottie: Check out the new interior shots from Madklubben Vesterbro

On Sunday March 12th 2017 Madklubben Vesterbro will turn 5 years old and we’re already planning a range of tasty celebrations. Even though a single handful of years might not sound like much, a lot has already happened at Vesterbrogade number 62!

Madklubben Vesterbro has grown in size by ”swallowing up” former neighbor and sister restaurant Tonys Vesterbro, is now home to an integrated cocktail bar, was named Best New Restaurant AND nominated as Best Cheap Eat by renowned Copenhagen city guide AOK.dk. Add an extensive renovation of the entire street facade, the ongoing changing of chairs and tables and two number one spots as Denmark’s most visited restaurant in both 2014 and 2015.

Check out the gallery underneath to see what the 2017 version of Madklubben Vesterbro looks like. When in Copenhagen, why not swing by and see it for yourself? Get inspired by the full menu here and book your table online by clicking right here.

New restaurants: Madklubben Nørrebro and Gran Torino 2.0 are now open!

New restaurants: Madklubben Nørrebro and Gran Torino 2.0 are now open!

Just as January kissed February ”hello” we here at Madklubben welcomed to no less that two new restaurants. Well, more like 1,5 new restaurants, seeing at our popular Italian pizza pusher Gran Torino just moved to a new location. But with a brand new decor and ditto menu concept it definitely qualifies as  ”breaking foodie news” as well.

Gran Torino moved from its former courtyard space out to 5 Sortedam Dossering right on the bank of Copenhagen’s ”Lakes”. It’s a smaller space but with the perfect atmosphere for an urban pizza place sporting both classic and more gourmet inspired pies. Complete with retired merry-go-round horses, a big window between the busy chefs and hungry diners and a brand new menu concept, Gran Torino version 2.0 opened its doors on February 3rd.

Following a series of test dinners in late January, Madklubben Nørrebro finally opened on Gran Torino’s former address on February 6th. Expect a bustling neighborhood spot featuring yummy dishes from the Middle East and beyond fresh from the roaring flame grill. The interior mixes modernist Danish furniture design with rustic industrial details from the venue’s warehouse past. Check out the full menu here.

Both Gran Torino and Madklubben Nørrebro (surprise!) can be found in Copenhagen’s vibrant district of Nørrebro: A cultural melting pot where immigrants mix with students and creative locals surrounded by cool little shops, inspiring eateries and thirst quenching bars.

Speaking of the latter why not check out our very own Nørrebro cocktail hot spot Bar Next Door while you’re in town?

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.

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. On February 3rd 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 February 6th. 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 February 6th 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.