Eating out American style in Copenhagen: Tight; MASH; Cock’s & Cows

Eating out American style in Copenhagen is our guilty pleasure. I usually feel that it’s a travesty to not eat local cuisines when abroad, but sometimes you may not be in the mood to be challenged and all you want is something your stomach understands. Step in those high end American style joints.

So if you are looking for a burger, chicken or steak restaurant with an American theme (we’re talking chips, salads and also other easy to understand dishes).

Tight, MASH and Cock’s & Cows are all American style restaurants in Copenhagen. We had lunch at Tight after shopping along Stroget. Hubby was suffering with a head-cold which I was convinced (after nearly 30 years together) was hay-fever.

Tight

Eating Out American Style In Copenhagen. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark.

We were happy to rest. I enjoyed the cool brick wall not knowing that I had caught the ‘hay-fever’ and had a temperature at this point.

Eating Out American Style In Copenhagen. Tight Restaurant Brick Interior, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

The vibe was cool in many ways. The servers especially. They were really friendly and fun and bought us out this local bread, blackened with coal. OK this is not exactly an American type of food. But, compared to many regional restaurants in Copenhagen these ones are more what we are used to.

Eating Out American Style In Copenhagen. Bread At Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark
Local bread blackened with coal.

Perked up we all say ‘Cheers!’ to one another.

Eating Out American Style In Copenhagen. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen.
Cheers!

Charlotte enjoys a well made, refreshing Mojito cocktail .

Eating Out American Style In Copenhagen. Tight Restaurant Cocktail, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cocktails that you will recognise.

We all started out with a bowl of Jerusalem artichoke soup, which was absolutely heavenly! The crispy bits on the top were fantastic.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jerusalem artichoke soup.

The boys tucked into ribs and coleslaw with happy mumblings of ‘dropping off the bone’ and ‘melt in the mouth’.

Ribs And Coleslaw. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ribs and coleslaw.

This salmon salad was really fresh tasting, healthy so just perfect for me (and more filling than I expected).

Salmon Salad. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Salmon Salad.

Little Charlotte has always enjoyed moules and these ones come with salty focaccia bread.

Moules. Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Moules in garlic butter.

Tight Restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen.

MASH

More sight-seeing all afternoon had built up our appetites once more.  As we head through the MASH restaurant we pass the meat store where some has been aged for 90 days.

The Meat Fridge At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark
The meat fridge.

The kitchen is really busy and everyone is rushing about.

MASH Restaurant Kitchen Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The busy kitchen.

Settled in the comfort of a huge red leather booth we feel happy. The ambiance is mature and sophisticated. The lighting was just right and set the mood.

Giant Menu. MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Giant menu.

This restaurant is pricey but you do get what you pay for here. Even the knifes are top-notch.

The Menu At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our waiter was excellent and had us sorted out in no time.

Cocktails At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Delicious cocktails.

Hubby was appreciating his wine and us girls love how pretty the cocktails looked. They were strooong and had to be supped a little slower than usual.

Cocktails At MASH Restaurant, Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Strong but delicious cocktails.

Charlotte’s prawns – perfect! The prawns were soft and succulent, the cauliflower a lovely crunch as they were barely cooked.

Prawn Starter At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Prawn and cauliflower starter.

My crab salad was so yummy I spent half the time trying to work out the recipe. Chilli, lime, dill erm…

Crab Starter At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Crab salad starter.

Hubby took his time over this Iberico ham and savoured every mouthful.

Ham Starter At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Iberico ham.

When the steaks came out they looked really good.

Steak At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Perfectly charred medium rare steak.

and then WOW all the sides made a real feast. It’s the sides that make this an expensive meal. But, they are super good!

Selection Of Sides At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Selection of sides.

Charlotte had opted for the beef burger. Those chips were so nice – I stole more than a few! She doesn’t mind, she loves me. The onion ring was big enough to put on a wheel barrow.

The Burger At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Beef Burger, onion ring and chips.

Barely room for dessert we shared a couple. The tiramisu and the American cheesecake went down a treat.

Desserts At MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark
Desserts: American cheesecake and a fantastic tiramisu.

We headed to a great bar afterwards called Union, just round the corner. It had a buzzing and friendly atmosphere and prolonged our evening just a little bit longer.

MASH Restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen.

Cock’s and Cows

The next day we were heading home but had time for a spot of lunch first. Cock’s and Cows was just the easy going atmosphere we needed after our big day exploring the city yesterday.

Cock's and Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark
Restaurant interior.

It’s a very trendy place, with a homely feel.

Cock's and Cows Fun Menu, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fun menu.

A smiling waitress quietly and efficiently sorted us out – lovely.

Cock's And Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cock's and Cows Condiments, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Classic condiments.

We chose milkshakes of various flavours and got just the injection of energy we needed.

Milkshakes At Cock's and Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A selection of milkshakes.

Sat in another booth we passed the time working out how we could turn the snug at home into a boothed area of our kitchen. Not sure the dogs will be pleased…

The Kitchen At Cock's And Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Open (ish) kitchen.

A perfectly cooked chicken burger arrived with delicious salt and vinegar chips and a vibrant salad.

Chicken burger At Cock's And Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chicken burger.

We had to. It’s a s’more and we are eating out at an American style restaurant. It may look brilliant now, but 10 seconds after this photo it was chaos. What is the etiquette of eating a s’more? Please let me know!

S'more At Cock's And Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Giant s’more.

An emotional hug as hubby will be staying on to work as we head back to England. How lucky I am to have someone who is so hard to say goodbye to.

Cock's and Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cock’s and Cows, Gammel Strand 34, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Eating out American style in Copenhagen is our guilty pleasure. I usually feel that it's a travesty to not eat local cuisines when abroad, but sometimes you may not be in the mood to be challenged and all you want is something your stomach understands. Step in those high end American style joints. So if you are looking for a burger, chicken or steak restaurant with an American theme (we're talking chips, salads and also other easy to understand dishes).

 

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