The building doesn't look like much on the outside, but the room inside is light and airy. The location right by the water means that the place is particularly charming during daylight hours when sky and sea both light up the room.
If it's sunny, find a table outside and watch the lively harbour traffic. You might see the royal yacht Dannebrog anchored there, as Nordre Toldbod is where the royal family embarks/disembarks the ship.
The restaurant is climate friendly. When the building was restored, a lot of thought went into making it energy efficient. You will notice that the lights in the bathroom only turn on when you enter and the furniture is made from reused materials. The kitchen uses local produce of the highest quality.
The brunch menu offered on weekends is not the cheapest in town (DKK 198), but comprehensive and appetising: Sausages, eggs, ham, cheeses, vegetable pie, spareribs, traditional Danish liver paté, fish cakes, salad, seafood salad, whole grain salad, yoghurt with syrup and muesli, freshly baked bread, cake and pastries, homemade jam, coffee, tea, smoothies and juice.
Toldboden "Havnegrill" serves fresh-made Danish seafood every day of the week at prices from DKK 50.
Toldboden also has a small ice cream shop just on the corner of the building.
24 Nordre Toldbod, 1259 København K
Tel.: 3393 0760
Open: Mon-Fri "Havnegrill" 11-22, Sat+Sun brunch 10-14 and "Havnegrill" 14-22