Kødbyens Fiskebar – Copenhagen

Food: fish and shellfish
Address: Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 32 15 56 56
Website: fiskebaren.dk
Guide Michelin: Bib Gourmand
What I paid:  47€ (3-course lunch menu, water, one pilsner, double espresso)
Visited: June 19, 2016

Kødbyens Fiskebar is all about the latest catch for fish and seafood. Fresh, healthy, affordable and enchanting food in a relaxed environment with concrete floors, industrial tiling and a 1000-litre aquarium is what is on offer here.

1000-litre aquarium

1000-litre aquarium

The name loosely translates to “The Meat Village’s Fish Bar” and alludes to the fish restaurants placement in the former Meatpacking District. Today, this area in Vesterbro is one of Copenhagen’s most popular places to go out.

 

The Meatpacking District used to be home to Copenhagen’s meat industry businesses and still consists of three separate areas, referred to as the White (where the Fish bar is located), Grey and Brown “Meat City” for the dominant color of their buildings. In recent years, the area has changed into a new creative cluster with a trendy nightlife and an extensive range of good restaurants.

The bar

The bar

You can choose to eat at the bar, dine at tables or unwind in the sofas. If the weather permits, you can also have your meal outside on the terrace, which is a popular spot in the summer.

Oysters is a speciality here and in the evening you can also go for a 7-course menu with wine pairing, But you can also enjoy just a few nibbles and a glass of wine (or a Danish pilsner…). The bar also offers a worthy drinks’ menu, apart from the wine list.

We were here at a Sunday lunch time and opted for the 3-course chef´s choice menu (a 295 DKK).

Bread:

Bread and butter

Bread and butter

The home made bread was good and I especially enjoyed the accompanying butter.

Starter – Mackerel:

Mackerel

Mackerel

The first dish (starter…) had mackerel as its main ingredient and was served together with cucumber and algiers. A very good start of the lunch.

Main – Hake:

Hake

Hake

The main course was a lovely dish of hake with fennel, green asparagus and “some” sauce. I really liked this dish but the fish itself was a notch to dry.

Dessert – Strawberries:

Red och green strawberries, woodruff ice cream

Red och green strawberries, woodruff ice cream

Red and green strawberries, woodruff ice cream, butterscotch and fudge finalized this really good lunch.

Summary:

This buzzy, industrial-style restaurant, set in a former butcher’s shop, in the Meatpacking District offers fresh and simply prepared seafood dishes around the latest catch. Oysters are a specialty.

The fish and shellfish are from the neighboring waters. Also for vegetables and other products is the restaurant striving for local quality.

Bib Gourmand is almost always a safe bet and that was also true for the Fish Bar. Both an area and a restaurant that I definitely would like to visit again!

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