Restaurant Schonnemann - CLASSICAL DANISH LUNCH since 1877 Restaurant Schonnemann - CRAZY WITH SNAPS Restaurant Schonnemann - DANISH SMØRREBRØD Restaurant Schonnemann - ONLINE BOOKING Restaurant Schonnemann - FOUR STEPS DOWN ..
lunch is served 11:30-14:00 or 14:14-17:00
- Try one of our more than 140 specially selected Danish and foreign snaps.
The best smørrebrøds restaurant in Denmark. Ole Troelsøe/Børsen
Lunch is served: MONDAY - SATURDAY 11:30 - 17:00
- And back to the past

Success has many fathers: smørrebrød, smorrebrod and open faced sandwiches in Copenhagen


Restaurant SCHØNNEMANN at Hauser Plads where, since 1877, pickled herring, beer and schnapps have been served in an atmosphere of nostalgia and authenticity. In days past the farmers from Amager, Brønshøj and Husum, along with the charcoal burners from Gribskov came here. After the market they would stable their horses in the square and descend into the cellar at SCHØNNEMANN's to enjoy some well brewed beer, schnapps and something good to eat.

Since the previous owners, Søren and John Puggaard, took over the restaurant in 2007, SCHØNNEMANN has beed a darling of the restaurant critics. In that period the restaurant updated its fine traditional values so that the historic and tradition rish lunch-restaurant is today a class of its own in the Copenhagen dinning scene.

Current owners, the experienced and succesful partnership of Juliette Noyons and Thomas Gaarn Rasmussen fully intend to retain the restaurant's outstanding reputation with only considerate and well considered changes. With an enduring desire to maintain tradition, and quality Juliette and Thomas aim to see that SCHØNNEMANN's guests are in safe hands from the moment that they descend the famous four steps.




To secure your table reservation we recommended,
that you make your booking as early as possible


Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 17:00

11:30/12:00-14:00, 13:00-17:00 or 14:14-17:00
Our kitchen is open until 16:00

Sundays and Public Holidays
Summer Holiday;
Juli 15 - August 6
Christmas Holidays;
December 23 - January 2 



We daily present more than 110 homemade and freshly prepared Danish Open Face Sandwich, hot dishes, "the small LUNCH"  and the classical SCHØNNEMANN LUNCH PLATE.

Everything is homemade from the best ingredients and of course, always freshly prepared.


SCHØNNEMANN is the only lunch-restaurant in the "Den danske spiseguide"(The Danish Restaurant Guide) to be named "Lunch-restaurant of the Year" twice, and has received countless numbers of accolades and recommendations in both the Danish and foreign dinning guides. The restaurant is recommended by publications such as White Guide, as well as other respected Danish and foreign dinning Guides. The Danish "smørrebrødsguiden" presents SCHØNNEMANN as the only restaurant with a maximum of 6 stars. Copenhagen's own "What's on" website AOK and Danish financial newspaper "Børsen" own readers have awarded SCHØNNEMANN's lunch "the best in town" in 2014, and agian in 2015




  • Second time there (first time 5 years ago). As always a historical magical place with impeccable service, warm and friendly waiters, and excellent traditional Danish open faced sandwiches. A mandatory stop for any visitor to Copenhagen
    Gregg Levethan on April 6, 2018
  • We brought some french customers to Schoenemanns. They were amazed by the place, the food, the service and the athomosphere. For sure a place to come back to. Both for business and with friends. They said " THIS is Denmark " - and smiled. Top top top !
    Jesper on Janaury 26, 2018
  • A wonderful dining experience. You can feel the history and tradition as soon as you walk in the door. A buzzing atmosphere, and a restaurant comfortable with itself. Food is extremely good, would recommend the herring dishes and the almond cake dessert. Fantastic service: friendly, attentive, helpful and not overbearing. All together, very classy.
    Michael on November 1, 2017
  • This was the most enjoyable couple of hours I spent in Copenhagen. Your restaurant is at the top of its game -- and that's amazing considering you've been at it for over a hundred years. My wife and I had a magnificent meal. At the end, I asked if I could come back for dinner. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible. If I ever come back to Copenhagen again, I'll have lunch there every single day I'm in the city. The two persons who waited on me also were outstanding. They were friendly, helpful, and professional. I will dream about your restaurant for years to come -- and especially about the herring and the aquavit., of which I had several rounds during the one lunch when I was there (and I mean both the herring and the aquavit). You are one of the gems of the world. I eat in the finest places all over the world, and never have I enjoyed myself more than at Schonnemann!
    Mustafa on September 7, 2017
  • One of the best dining experience, ever... and it is a French guy, fond of fine cuisine who writes this! :) All the very best and keep the bar simply high as you do.
    Aurelien on October 3, 2016