This is not a place for vegetarians. However, if you are a true meat lover – you have found your heaven. The steak restaurant Rex Republic and its owner, the former football player Claus Knussen, take a lot of pride in their Danish beef and rightly so. The beef is hung up on meat hooks for 28 days, to mature and receive its distinctive taste, before it reaches the restaurant and is being served as a part of the excellent, French inspired cuisine Rex Republic is well known for. Aromatic fish soup, matured French cheese, beef, ribs… you name it.
This is a place with atmosphere, and has nothing in common with the trendy and modern style you often find elsewhere. The setting in a cellar in Blegdamsvejen; with heavy, dark, wooden furniture, brown walls and paintings, goes well with the huge, grilled steaks and the selection of foaming dark beer.
Here, you will find guests from the creative and artistic scene in Copenhagen, among common meat lovers, and the restaurant is one of the few places in town where you can get a decent meal served after 10 pm. The kitchen stays open until midnight and even offers take-away.
Rex Republic is located in the posh part of Copenhagen called Østerbro and as it is a popular restaurant, you should make a reservation before going there. The price range is quite high, but it is well worth it.
The restaurant can serve up to 100 guests and is the bigger sister to the Café Republic in the same street.