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Manfreds & Vin

Address Jægersborggade 40; 2200 Copenhagen N
Neighbourhood Nørrebro | See on map
Metro Bus 5A or 350S to Nørrebros Runddel
Telephone +45 3696 6593
Website http://manfreds.dk/
Price Dinner DKK 150-250 plus drinks. Brunch DKK 100-150.
Hours Mon-Fri 12-22. Sat-Sun 10-22

Located across the street from restaurant Relæ and also run by the same team, Manfreds & Vin has been upgraded from take-away joint to proper restaurant – one that could well be your most affordable option for sampling Copenhagen’s much hyped new Nordic cuisine.

And here, with the exception of the daily special, everything comes tapas-sized to encourage sharing and, well, sampling. The hearty menu carries the vegetable-centric signature of rising gastro star Christian F. Puglisi, whose impressive resume also includes stints at El Bulli and Noma. Take note of his name; critics already have.

Whether you opt for a tasting menu of four dishes or go à la carte (don’t leave out the ox tartar), don’t ignore the wine card. You’ll find almost 200 natural wine varieties sourced from across the globe; helpful sommeliers are on hand for pairing advice.

Food heaven? It’s wallet-friendly gourmet – cosy, friendly enough and an experience, but only made possible by keeping down costs through fast table turn-arounds, elbow-to-elbow seating, and the occasional service shortcut, so keep expectations in check.

Weekend brunch is distinctly more low-key, when fine gastronomy gives way for arguably the city’s best eggs benedict with a side of apple slaw, and Manfreds sviner (Manfred’s mess) of boiled eggs, sausages and bacon is up for grabs with a slug of biodynamic blood orange juice.