Saturday, February 03, 2007

Lunch in Copenhagen

Open sandwiches at Peder Oxe - review

Total score: BBBBB (4,88 points)

I visited Peder Oxe for the first time the summer of 2005. It was great to sit outside in the heat, orderring open sandwiches, beer and aquavit. Returning to Copenhagen, I was determined to to get more of the delicious open sandwiches and beer and aquavit, ofcourse!!

Peder Oxe is a feast!! There is hardly nothing to put your finger on. This is great food and drink, in a beautiful, honest and very Danish environment.

Location: BBBBB

Gråbrødretorv is a great location for such a restaurant. Some of the beautiful old houses around the square are close to 300 years old and they create a perfect atmosphere for an exquisite meal. This particularly during summer where you can enjoy your meal outside. On location; Gråbrødretorv may, however, be quite difficult to find if you walk along Strøget. Consult your map or ask in your hotel.

Price level and quality: BBBBB

Peder Oxe has a large menu. For lunch (11 AM - 4 PM) you can choose from salad buffet and open sandwiches. I highly recommend two options - three open sandwiches or two sandwiches and salad buffet at DKK 138 (€16). For dinner you can choose from a wide variety of starters (€10-17), main courses (€11-23), and desserts starting from €4,50. They use ingredients in season and their beef are organic, from free range cattle.

Price of wine goes from around €25 and up. If you want a bottle of Château Mouton-Rotschild 1993, 1ère cru classé you will have to pay up - a little over €350. Beer from €5 and if you want a glass of Aquavit costs €6.

Paying DKK 138 for open sandwiches at Peder Oxe is worth every cent. You dive into a uniquely Scandinavian lunch tradition well taken care of by Peder Oxe.


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