It’s my birthday and the Film Critic Guy has invited me out for dinner. We are a few minutes late, and while we bike down the street where the restaurant is situated, I look at the facades to see the signs. I don’t know which restaurant he’s taking me to, but I’m pretty sure that I’ll know when my eyes catch the right sign.

However, that’s not the case, because the Film Critic Guy is taking me to one of the hidden restaurants in Copenhagen. When we stand outside, all we can see is a black facade, with black windows and a black door.

Inside, it’s quite black as well. The smell of popcorn and cheese is hanging around when we get walked to our table and the waiter serves us a small blue drink in a glass formed as a scull to start with.

Congo has a rumour saying that the place is a bit weird, and I guess popcorn (yes, that was part of the starter as well) and blue drinks fit that theme. At least, that’s not what I usually get on a fancy restaurant downtown. But despite from the special starter, the rest of the evening at Congo reminds me a lot about any other evening at any other restaurant. That’s not bad, that’s just how it is. It’s a hidden restaurant, 50% weird and 50% normal.

Congo, St. Kongensgade 34, Central Copenhagen

Metro to stop Kongens Nytorv (300 meters)

Small dishes 90-110 DKK (you need to eat three to be full), main course 155 DKK, dessert 70 DKK, glass of wine from 75 DKK

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Linn Katarina Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden, and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food communication. She is also the creator of the Danish food blog and radio show Frk. Kræsen.

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