Last Friday, I made my first visit at Les Trois Cochons in Værnedamsvej. I’ve never explored Paris, but my friends who have, always tell me that Værnedamsvej reminds them of the small bohemian streets in the capital of France. And since Les Trois Cochons has a small French theme going on, it’s quite a good match.

Les Trois Cochons is a Cofoco-restaurant, which is a good option if you want good food to a reasonable price in Copenhagen. Cofoco has ten restaurants around town, and the concept is similar at the different restaurants. Les Trois Cochons is no exception, and you get three courses for 295 dkk here. That means that it’s possible to get a three course meal and some good wine for 400 dkk.

We’re visiting Les Trois Cochons to celebrate that the Film Critic Guy’s sister has graduated from five years at the university and we start off by cheering in a gin and tonic each. We’re sitting in the back of the restaurant. It’s a bit too dark and a bit too full-seated to be able to get a good view over the room, but after spending an evening there, I’m willing to admit that the restaurant definitely has a French vibe.

When eating here, two persons must order the same dish. There are three different main courses to choose from. The pre-course and the dessert are decided by the kitchen, and consist of several small “tapas”-dishes. Both the escallops in one of the starters and the crème brulee remind me of dishes I’ve gotten in restaurants in France and overall everything served is delicious.

When it turns midnight, we leave the restaurant as the last guests. I would lie, if I said that it was like stepping out to the streets in Paris (obviously, since I haven’t stepped out in the streets of Paris). But hey. Værnedamsvej isn’t that bad either. Especially not, when you’ve (almost) had dinner in France…

Les Trois Cochons, Værnedamsvej 10, Vesterbro

3 courses 295 dkk, wine from around 70 dkk/glas

Bus 6A to Frederiksberg Allé (200 meters)

Linn 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 photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.