Peder Oxe Copenhagen

This place is so good it deserves its own post (click here for details of the other restaurants we visited on our trip).

We visited Peder Oxe at lunch time for the 22 euro menu which offers 2 smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and salad buffet.

First I fell in love with the pared back rustic romantic Scandi interior in the 17th century Graabrodretorv square, then I fell in love with the smørrebrød…


The menu offers a long list of delicious sounding options – brought to you with a pencil so you can tick which ones you’d like.

The waiting staff wear traditional style dresses which add to the historic ambience and charm of the place. And the food…. so tasty! Fantastic fresh ingredients, presented beautifully on classic white crockery. And I can’t not mention the beautiful linen on the table, the blankets on the outside tables, the candle lanterns… img_2933img_2932

The restaurant makes their own delicious – but very strong – Aquavit. I hadn’t come across this drink before – it dates back to Viking times and is a digestive liquor. A few sips and my head was spinning, but I am a bit of a lightweight at lunchtimes (I make up for it in the evenings…!).


Sadly we were too full for the dessert table – BUT I will be back for this another time!img_2937As well as open sandwiches, the restaurant offers classic dishes of meat, fish and salad, all inspired by Nordic and French cuisine. Despite the sunny weather, there was a log fire smouldering inside. Our friends visited back in November when it was warm and cosy to eat inside. Sounds like the epitome of Hygge to me! We’ll definitely be returning.

Peder Oxe
Book in advance though as like all good restaurants, it gets busy.

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