Welcome to the Vegetarian Club

Kærnehuset is a cosy little private club where you can enjoy delicious vegetarian food in a relaxed atmosphere. We are usually cooking from 3:30-7:30 p.m. tuesday, wednedsday and friday, do check the front page to ensure this weeks opening days.

The meal is served at 6 p.m. sharp, please come in good time before and ensure a seat. Kærnehuset has seating for up to 26 people so places may fill up, especially on friday. It is possible to reserve seats from 3:30 p.m. and you must be present at 5:55 p.m. to keep your reservation!

To eat here you need to be member, and either buy a month-membership card for 40kr or a yearly membership.

Kærnehuset has proved itself a popular place to eat for people who appreciate healthy food. If you eat in Kærnehuset you are likely to meet a broad range of people from all walks of life. Many foreigners have found their way up to Kærnehuset over the years. It's amazing how many languages are to be found amongst some of out regular members and cooks.


Dinner:                                     50kr
Month membership:             40kr (30 days)
Membership:                       300kr (calendar year)
Student membership:        150kr (calendar year)
Tea/coffee & cake:                15kr
Healthy  and cheap

As you've probably already realised, Kærnehuset only serves  vegetarian food. We sometimes make purely vegan food,  and if you are vegan or allergic and want to ensure that there is something for you to eat, go visit around 3:30 p.m. and talk to the cooking team. They will make sure you get something to eat:) 
We try our best to use only organic ingredients and estimate that the meals are 90% ecological. There is always water to accompany the meal, and if you want something else you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine. 

If the cooks are in the mood and have time, they will also make dessert followed by tea and coffee, this typically happens on a friday. The idea of Kærnehuset is that you get a healthy meal for a small price in good company.

Who makes the food?

The food is made by volunteers. There is no requirement that you have to be a volunteer cook to be able to eat in Kærnehuset. It can be great fun to cook in Kærnehuset, and those who do usually get hooked and keep on volunteering for years. It's a great way to both meet people and improve your cooking skills. Cooking teams usually comprise of 3 people, who find themselves in the kitchen once every 2 weeks.

You can be a guest cook joining the cooking team for a day, or put your name down as a standby in case of illness etc. We want Kærnehuset to be open if at all possible, so standby cooks are great to have ready to assist.

As a cook you get the meal you helped prepare for free, and on all other days you can have the dinner for only 40kr


Kærnehuset's philosophy is one of living a healthy life, which resulted in smoking being banned from the early years. Tobacco simply ruined the taste of the food and spoiled the atmosphere of the place. Now the rest of the world has caught up with this thinking and it's become the "new normal" not to smoke while eating out.

Hiring the restaurant

Members can hire Kærnehuset outside the official opening hours. The price is 10 kr per person which covers lighting, heating and gas, and if you are more than 15 persons, you only pay 150kr. Meat is not allowed to be prepared or brought to Kærnehuset for any reason, and smoking is prohibited both indoors and outside the entrance.


We always have interesting artists exhibiting paintings or pictures. Contact Kærnehuset if you want to suggest an artist or have any of your own artworks that you would like to exhibit. Both professional artists and serious amateurs are very welcome to join with their works. Most exhibitions last 1 or 2 months. Bring along a price list and you may be able sell some of your works too!