Restaurant Puk is one of the oldest restaurants in Copenhagen. It has an extensive history dating back to the 1700s! Even Christian VII dined here with his mistress! The interior of the restaurant has not changed much at all (except for the introduction of electricity!) It is very quaint inside with large dark wood, booth seating, exposed beams and subtle lighting. It is a very cosy, romantic setting.
The service was, as usual in Copenhagen, excellent. You are attended to from start to finish as if you are the only customer, even if the restaurant is packed and bursting at the seams. It was a Sunday night so the majority of the clientele were tourists like us but that didn’t deter from the experience (I am sometimes put off by places that seem to cater more for tourists). I think in this instance though, it was just the fact it was a Sunday and the locals probably had work the next day.
I ordered a smoked salmon starter and it was delicious. The smoked salmon was so fresh and not overpowering at all. It came with a small salad and rye bread. My boyfriend ordered the sausage platter, it was actually more like a cold meat platter, but he did really enjoy it nonetheless.
For the mains we both went for their signature dish, the beef fillet served on an oak paddle with a mash potato surround. It was delicious. If you like mash potato, you really can’t go wrong with this dish. The mash was buttery and smooth and the beef was succulent and perfectly cooked. It was a very enjoyable dish.
We were unfortunately too full for desert but enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and beer to finish the meal off. It really was a fantastic meal in a superb venue. Definitely worth a visit.