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A Symphony of herring:

Explore the many options of a lunchtime favorite

Herring, also known as the almost indispensable fish on the lunch table, is served at Café Gammeltorv in many different variations. This means that you can enjoy a delicious herring exactly as you like it. Whether you prefer it fried, pickled, smoked, or something completely different - we guarantee that you will find a preparation with us that will pamper your taste buds no matter how you are used to enjoying your herring.

Herring dishes - open sandwiches

Café Gammeltorv's craftsmanship behind each herring

At Café Gammeltorv, you will experience that we take pride in preparing the majority of our selection from scratch, from the food to the beverages. This means that we put time and love into making tasty products that our guests can enjoy. This benefits you as a guest when, for example, you have questions about the contents of the dish or cooking methods. We can always tell you what you are eating and where it comes from. To complement your meal with herring, you can dive into our wide selection of snaps, open sandwiches, and much more. Would you like to see pictures and videos of our herring and other dishes prepared from scratch? Then follow us on our Facebook page.

Skræddersy dit arrangement med sild og smørrebrød

Tailor your event with herring and open sandwiches

If you are hosting a larger event, we would be happy to assist in its execution. For example, if you wish to have a herring tasting of our wide selection, including smoked herring with egg yolk, warm fried herring, traditional pickled herring, orange, curry, and marinated herring, this can of course be arranged by appointment. Furthermore, we also offer a range of other fresh fish from the sea on the menu, which can be enjoyed in our cozy surroundings in the heart of Copenhagen on Gammeltorv. Here, drinks have been served and guests have been catered to in the restaurant for centuries. This accumulates into a wealth of experience that you will experience in the execution of our homemade open sandwiches, carefully selected snaps, and highly cherished service level.

Tailor your event with herring and open sandwiches
Snaps with your herring open sandwiches

Your invitation to cozy moments at Café Gammeltorv

Would you like to stop by and try one of our herring dishes? Visit us during our opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 – 17:00
Sunday from 12:00 – 16:00

The kitchen closes at 16:00

But remember to If you would like to order food for enjoyment in other cozy surroundings, you also have the option of ordering takeout. After indulging in herring, you can end the afternoon with a piece of dessert, where we have a selection of various cheeses, biscuits, and cakes.

We are incredibly excited to welcome you in cozy surroundings, where craftsmanship, ingredients, and good ingredients are especially in focus. This means that you can always enjoy both food and drinks with a clear conscience when you visit us to enjoy herring, open sandwiches, coffee, or something else. See you at Café Gammeltorv at Gammeltorv 20, 1457 Copenhagen K.


Gammeltorv 20
1457 København K

Tlf:+45 3312 8786
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CVR: 39684098

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 – 17:00
Sunday from 12:00 – 16:00

The kitchen closes at 16:00

About Cafe Gl. Torv

Café Gammeltorv is owned and run by the couple Steen Hovn Petersen and Fabienne Sørensen. All of the food is made from scratch of the best produce and none the least made with love.