The Custom House

Address: Havnegade 44, 1058 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark
Telephone: 33 31 01 30

- Mid-range

3.8

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
3.6
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
3.6
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
3.8
90%
Location
4.3
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

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