Guide to Copenhagen: Spise/Bar Nr. 20

Last November, one of the Film Critic Guy’s friends wrote to me. She said, “Linn, you have to try the new restaurant at Rantzausgade 20 - it’s really good.” Every now and then, my friends give me suggestions about new places to try so I can write about it at Guide to Copenhagen. However, when one of the Film Critic Guy’s friends does it, it has to be something special.

Despite being told about Spise/Bar Nr. 20 last fall, it has taken me quite a while to visit. Last weekend, after going to the film festival, the Film Critic Guy and I were starving. It was quite late, and most places we could think of were either full or had closed the kitchen. Besides, even though it was late, it was too early in the evening for a kebab. Then, I got thinking about Spise/Bar Nr. 20, and we decided to give it a try. It was quite crowded , but we were lucky enough to get the last free table.

The name Spise/Bar Nr. 20 explains the concept quite well. You can eat, you can drink, and it’s situated at number 20 Rantzausgade. If you go there for food, there are usually two main dishes; one with meat and one without. We both got the meaty dish - a pork chop with horseradish mousse and onions. It was delicious.

Not many restaurants can manage to be both a bar and a restaurant, however, Spise/Bar Nr. 20 managed to pull it off. This time, I had a beer (it seemed like the best choice to accompany the pork chop), but at the other tables, people had finished their dinner and were sipping on different drinks instead. There were several interesting choices, and when we left a few hours later, I promised myself to visit soon again for a fabulous cocktail night.

Rantzausgade 20, Nørrebro

110-140 dkk for a main dish and 85 dkk for a cocktail

Forum Metro-stop (950 meters away) or Bus 5A stop Kapelvej (700 meters away)

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.