The Custom House

Price guide: Mid-range

Havnegade 44, 1058 København K, Copenhagen

Price guide: Mid-range

Custom House exterior

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#16 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of The Custom House

A mish-mash of cuisines at a stellar waterside location.

A Japanese cum Italian cum upmarket US diner/steakhouse concept may seem odd but British restaurant entrepreneur Sir Terence Conran's group largely pulls it off here, thanks in part to a wonderful waterside location in an old ferry terminal close to Nyhavn.

Food and drink: 

Separated into three dining areas, you can opt for Bacino, a pretty authentic Italian, Ebisu, which serves a wide-ranging selection of Japanese food including sushi, skewers and teriyaki, and the Grill Bar, offering upscale European and Danish bistro fare.

Recommended dishes: 

None of the menus here offer any great departures from standard menus of their type. Neither the Japanese nor the Grill Bar held any surprises on their menus. I found the steak and the burger well executed, in the Grill Bar. I have yet to try Bacino, although the menu looked more seasonal and interesting when I last looked in. One to try on a return visit.

Ambience: 

You can't fault the setting, especially on a summer day when the waterside location really comes into its own. The old ferry terminal adds to the charm of the place.

Service: 

The service, like the food varied from adequate to pleasing when I visited. The staff in Ebisu were all charm, while in the grill room the service was a little more severe if at least efficient.

Location: 

An unbeatable location in the heart of Nyhav but tucked away enough to escape the summer crowds. This must be one of the city's best located restaurants.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay around 250 krone for a light lunch or a few dishes of sushi or a Danish open sandwich, and more like 600 krone for three courses with a glass of wine.

More information on The Custom House:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
International, Italian, Japanese
Address:
Havnegade 44, 1058 København K, Copenhagen
Telephone:
33 31 01 30
Website:
http://www.customhouse.dk/en/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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