Toldbodgade 5, 1253 København K +45 70 251 625

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AboutThe restaurant

Our ambition is to be among the very best
lunch restaurants in Copenhagen. ”

Fortunately, we have been rewarded for this with a recommendation in the Michelin guide for 2021, 2022 and 2023
And that recognition has not caused us to lower the level of ambition. On the contrary!
That is why we work every day with homemade quality, love for the craft
and not least new thinking of the best from the good Danish lunch table.

Our small cozy Copenhagen restaurant exudes history. It is named after
the great Danish composer Carl Nielsen, who lived here in the property until 1915 with his wife, the sculptor Anne Marie Brodersen. If walls could talk,
we would all daily pay attention to interesting stories and stanzas from i.a. his famous opera Maskarade, which was performed while Carl Nielsen lived here.

We hope you stop by for lunch - and if you feel like having an
evening event with us, please give us a call

Lis Hartvig Holm
Hostess & Owner



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Jacobsen beer, was the obvious choice for us, also as an important ingredient in our home-baked rye bread. Carlsbergs 1883 is made on a yeast strain recreated from a bottle found in the basement below Carlsberg. So we have a little 1800 numbers in our rye bread.

The similarities between the contemporary Carl Nielsen and the brewer Carl Jacobsen (Carlsberg) are not to be overlooked. They both went abroad on an educational journey to develop their skills, returned, took Denmark and later the world by storm. Over time, they both received a wealth of honors, including Commander of the 2nd degree of Dannebrog, assigned by the Royal House.

The visionary Carl Jacobsen was, in addition to beer brewing, also a generous patron in art and not least visual art. It was Carl Jacobsen who founded the scholarship to decorate many squares in Copenhagen. At Christiansborg Castle's Riding Track you can see the equestrian statue of Christian d. IX, which was made by Carl Nielsen's wife and muse, the sculptor Anne Marie Brodersen.

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Restaurant Carl Nielsen is a lunch restaurant that saw the light of day in the corona year.

However, we believe that many Danes and of course the tourists when they come to Denmark again will appreciate open sandwiches made with love for the profession.

We have home-knitted cloths on the toilets, so each guest uses a new one. The idea for the home-knitted cloths was born out of Carl Nielsen knitting cloths when he needed to relax.

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