At Frederiks Have, we have the pleasure of being able to present a place whose historical background extends over an eventful period through the last century. The building itself is about 130 years old, and has housed many different businesses over the years. From 1899, it was primarily used by a carrier business, but 70 or so years ago, in around 1938, it was inaugurated into the hospitality industry.
In the wake of the liberation of Denmark after the Second World War, a branch of the Danish resistance movement “Frit Danmark” had an office above the restaurant’s current premises. Over the years, the building has also housed The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory (now Royal Copenhagen Denmark), where ladies painted paper plates, which they sold. The building has since housed several bars, such as Villa Caféen and Virginia Bar. So, as recently as 16 years ago, Frederiks Have was a bar, where brawls and the like were not uncommon!
In 1992, the restaurant was named “Frederiks Have” by husband and wife restaurateurs Annie and Bent Olsen, when it was transformed into a more pleasant and warm setting – a tradition that has been carried on by us, as we are the current owners of Frederiks Have. We wish all our guests an enjoyable experience – and bon appétit!
Best regards, Eva and Ole Sellberg.