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

I usually feel that it’s a travesty to not eating out at 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 joints.

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 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.

Tight restaurant, 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.

The bread at Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

Charlotte enjoys a nice refreshing cocktail.

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Tight restaurant, Hyskenstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 kitchen is really busy and everyone is rushing about.

MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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

Charlotte’s prawns – perfect.

Starter at MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Hubby took his time over this ham and savored every mouthful.

Starter at MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

When the steaks came out they looked really good.

Steak at MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

and then WOW all the sides made a real feast.

Sides at MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 burger at MASH restaurant Bredgade 20, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

We headed to a great bar afterwards called Union, just round the corner. Buzzing and friendly.

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 yesterday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

If you are thinking of visiting Copenhagen you may like to see my post on Stroget Street for it’s intimate charm or our Copenhagen sight-seeing adventures

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