“The food culture of this region has always fascinated me, from meatballs and schnitzel, to marmite and sauerkraut, these are all foods from my childhood. At Barr, we want to capture these warm food memories while also pushing to make these iconic dishes the best we can in a cozy and inviting space.”
Thorsten Schmidt, Owner
The new traditions of the Northern Sea
Barr is a casual restaurant and bar, located on Copenhagen’s waterfront, serving up the classic dishes of Northern Europe like salted waffles, schnitzel and Danish meatballs, along with a selection of traditional style beers, aquavit and wine. Barr’s menu embodies the spirit of what we call the Northern Sea Cuisine.
Former chef and owner of Malling & Schmidt in Aarhus, Thorsten is now interested in exploring the humble, yet delicious food of his childhood. Growing up between Denmark and Germany, his upbringing around Northern Europe reflects the spirit he brings to restaurant Barr.
Ribs, Jerusalem artichoke, pear and endive
Grilled Belgian waffles with smoked marrow, kalix løjrom, dill and sour cream.
Bone marrow, salted gherkins and parsley
Danish meatballs (frikadeller), venison, smoked heart, red cabbage and lingon berries
Schnitzel wiener art, free-range pork, horseradish and anchovies
Danish ryebread, sourdough, butter and fat
Cheese, fried soft white cheese with jam
The beer bar, located adjacent to the dining room, is open until late. It is a warm place to stop by for a beer and a snack, or a quick weeknight dinner. No reservation needed. The kitchen closes at 21:30.