Many won’t be ready in time: This is how Aalborg’s restaurants will reopen

by Megan McPhee Christensen

It was wonderful news when the government and parliamentary parties revealed that cafés, restaurants, and other eateries would soon be allowed to open for indoor service again.

From tomorrow, April 21, we are officially allowed to dine indoors, as long as the time and table are booked in advance and that all participants have a valid Corona-passport.

The restaurants will also need to conform to minimum space regulations to be able to open completely.

Even though this is really great news for the hard-hit restaurant industry, which has been under forced closure since December, the sudden change of reopening dates has messed up the plans of many dining destinations.

For example, Mortens Kro has just started renovating five new toilets with various materials first being sent from Italy next week, and have employed new staff to start May 1. They’re working as fast as they can, but may not be able to open before the otherwise planned date of May 6. Keep an eye on their Facebook site for updates though.

Others can reopen a little earlier

Some aren’t quite ready to open on Wednesday but will be ready to open from Friday, April 23, or later.

Though one thing is certain across the board – everyone is very happy to be able to see their guests again soon.

We have been through many restaurants’ social media feeds to work out who is able to open when and have used that information to put together this overview.

If your restaurant is reopening soon but isn’t on the list, then please send an email to

Opening Wednesday, April 21

Restaurant Tabu – Gourmet

Restaurant Bühlmann – Gourmet

Alimentum – Gourmet

Hos Isidor Henius – “Smørrebrød”/Open sandwiches

Rositas Bistro – French bistro

Azzurra – Italian

Bistro V – French bistro

Bones at the Harbour and in Skalborg – American

Restaurant Fusion – Asian/Nordic gourmet

SanGiovanni – Italian

Helmuth Bar & Kitchen – Café og bar

Cath Sushibar – Sushi

Grillen Burgerbar – Burger restaurant

Jensens Bøfhus – Family restaurant

Søgaards Bryghus – Brewery and restaurant

Den Bette Kro – Open sandwiches

Flammen – Family restaurant

Pingvin – Tapas

SushiSushi  – Sushi

Kystens Perle – Classic Danish

Restaurant Jægerspris – Classic Danish

Aktuel – Café

Café Peace – Café

Café Vesterå – Café

Cafeministeriet – Café

Café Klostertorvet – Café

Penny Lane Café – Café

Café Friends – Café

Café Frederiksberg – Classic Danish

Café Ulla Terkelsen – Café

Opening Thursday, April 22

MEAT – Meat and grill

Skagen Fiskerestaurant – Fish and seafood

Opening Friday, April 23

SMAEK – Brasserie

Applaus – Gourmet

Menendez – Latin American

Brdr. Price – Traditional Danish

Restaurant Nam – Gourmet

Prinses Juliana – Classic Danish

Spiret – Café

Holy Cow in Shoppen – Burger Restaurant

Photo: Restaurant Smaek

Opening Monday, April 26

KaffeFair – Café og classics

Opening Saturday, May 1

Aalborg Street Food – Various street food vendors

Tian Fu i Shoppen – Chinese buffet restaurant

Opening Thursday, May 6

Restaurant Mortens Kro (expected) – Gourmet

Wildebeest Gastropub – Gastropub
OBS – opening in completely new rooms and new location

Opening Saturday, May 8

Restaurant Fauna – Nordic gastronomy
OBS – brand new restaurant opening with three dining concepts

Possibly opening

Vestre Baadelaug (expected opening May 25)

El Mariachi (expected opening around the end of May/June)

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