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The joy of food runs in our veins

For several centuries the Price family has consisted of creative spirits; ballet dancers, theater artists and in our case composers and screenwriters. All with a big appetite for the pleasures of life.

We usually say that we come from a home with a piano and a stove, where food was the center of attention whether it was classic Danish meatballs or finer French cooking. 

We have our father John Price to thank for that, as he generously shared his knowledge and passion at the dinner table, in book form and on television. His enthusiasm for the meal and the good taste has followed us throughout our lives, and this is what we want to share in our restaurants.

Our journey as restaurateurs began in Rosenborggade, and since then we have expanded with restaurants in most of the country. The keywords for the restaurants are homeliness, coziness and personality. Above all, we want to spread the joy of food that we ourselves grew up with, and therefore serve everything we love in surroundings that reflect our family's creative spirit.



One of the most beautiful premises in Tivoli

Adam and James Price have a long history with the garden - they feel related to it in a way. And that is why it was not a difficult decision to make when Tivoli's former director Lars Liebst asked if they wanted to take over the restaurant by Glassalen, which in the past had hosted the restaurant 'The Paul'. Since then, the restaurant have moved premises, so today it is located in the neighboring building that previously housed Price's Diner. However, the new room is at least as beautiful, with high ceilings and a great location next to the Lawn, which means that you can follow Tivoli's Friday Rock and other of the garden's many activities from your seat. 

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The family's history

In 1785, an English troupe of artists came to Denmark to perform with line dancing, equestrianism, and gymnastic exercises in Dyrehaven. The leader of the troupe was called James Price and was born in London in 1761. He returned to Dyrehaven with his family for a few seasons and became so fond of Denmark that he ended up applying for citizenship in Copenhagen. In 1802, he established his first amusement theatre on Vesterbrogade, where, in collaboration with the Italian artist family Casorti, he set up pantomimes.

He had only just succeeded with the theatre, when he was as unlucky as to die during a dinner at the Hotel d'Angleterre. Choked on a chicken leg, what a fate!

The following generations continued the amusement theatre with great success, until Georg Carstensen opened Tivoli in 1843. The competition was too great, and the Price family had to close their theatre. Fortunately, Carstensen was clever enough to invite some of the family members to work in the garden, where they helped establish the Pantomime Theatre. Many of the performances that you can experience today, date back to the time of the Price and Casorti family.

A branch of the Price family chose to tour Europe with their artistry, and this is the branch that Adam and James descend from. Their great-grandfather performed as a musical clown and his sons travelled around and performed together. In the restaurant in Tivoli, you can experience a very fine copy of the great French painter Renoir's portrait of the brothers' great-grandfather, who performed as the "Butterfly Clown" in Paris. However, Adam and James’ father managed to be born in Copenhagen, which is lucky, because otherwise they probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to return to the family's old workplace - Tivoli - and open a restaurant!

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