The Paul

Price guide: Expensive

Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen

Price guide: Expensive

The Paul

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#4 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Design and architecture, Sightseeing

Expert review of The Paul

Unstuffy but seriously exciting Michelin-starred food in Tivoli Gardens.

The Paul's terrific glasshouse setting - whimsical, old fashioned and modern all at the same time - is the perfect backdrop to the food which marries exemplary technique with a sense of adventure and boldness.

Food and drink: 

The chef Paul Cunningham's roots in hearty English cooking are clear in his menus - tried and tested rustic flavours and dishes are given intensity and refinement, but present too are French, Italian and Asian influences,

Recommended dishes: 

The menus change with the season but the recipes roam globally. The eel teriyaki with miso pickled daikon or the mallard with truffle and boudin were both good. Desserts are pleasing sticky and English - dark chocolate caramel with rosemary or lemon curd and caramel.

Ambience: 

There's a terrific buzz here, something to do with being in the heart of Tivoli and in the spacious, bright glasshouse, which is pleasingly light even in midwinter. The decor is vibrant reflecting the unstuffy attitude of the staff here.

Service: 

You're likely to chat with the kitchen staff as much as you are with the front of house staff here. It's all very friendly and you feel like you're being treated as indiviudal diners rather than table numbers.

Location: 

Right in the heart of Tivoli, the setting is magical.

Price advice: 

It's not cheap. Expect lunch to cost around 500 krone, the full tasting menu to start from 895 krone and the same again for the matched wine menu.

More information on The Paul :

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Scandinavian
Address:
Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen
Telephone:
33 75 07 75
Website:
http://www.thepaul.dk
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 6pm-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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