Restaurant Johan R

If you are in Aarhus and going to a concert in the Musikhuset, Restaurant Johan R, located on Thomas Jensens Allé 2, is definitely worth a visit. Here there is a relaxed atmosphere, which is quite comfortable when enjoying a glass of wine or other refreshment before a concert.

The restaurant, which is also a café and lounge, is located in the Music House. It's one of the first things you see when you walk in the door. The music house, located in the center of Aarhus, is the Nordic region's largest music house. It was inaugurated in 1982 and today has six halls and nine stages. The music house has also been used in connection with. SPOT Festival, which comes to Aarhus every year. With its large glass facades and cozy surroundings, it is a perfect place to go to a concert. The ARoS Museum is right next door, so there are plenty of experiences to take in the area.

Today, the restaurant is used extensively by concertgoers and curious passers-by. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy the view of Aarhus' crowds.

Although the café closes at 18:00, they are extraordinarily open when there are performances in the Great Hall, Small Hall, Rhythmic Hall or Symphonic Hall. So don't worry, if you're going to a concert, you can still get a meal. You can also book a table if you want to be sure to get a seat. So once you have booked a table, just sit back and enjoy going out to eat in a delicious place.

The selection of food is very varied as it can change from season to season. In the summer they can e.g. find yourself serving delicious pies with spinach and ricotta or a classic chicken and bacon sandwich, which is a hit with many.

In winter it is e.g. their winter buffet one can be allowed to taste. Here there are many exciting dishes such as beef roast with pickled vegetables, pesto chicken with root vegetables and smoked salmon with herbal cream and salad. The buffet is offered especially for performances in the Music House, so it is nice and easy to take dinner to the same place as you go to a concert.

Their tapas plate is also incredibly tasty with exciting cheeses and tapanades, which are a perfect meal if you want to share with others. As something special, Restaurant Johan R sells naturally clean water. Kishu Binchotan is used, which is activated carbon and purifies the water of chlorine, pesticides and other chemicals, so that only healthy minerals remain. A special experience that is definitely worth a try.

After the performances you can get what is called Nightcap. There are dishes that are perfect for the little hunger when you have been inside and seen the show. It can e.g. be stir-fried tartar of beef tenderloin, light-fried tuna with crispy vegetables or pink-fried beef fillet with spicy mayo. You almost get to sit at the show and get hungry when you know how much delicious food you can get afterwards.

When you go to a concert or theater in the Musikhuset and need some food before then, it can hardly pay to go down to the city and look for a place to eat. For Restaurant Johan R is right in front of you. Here you will find everything from a buffet and small dishes to a 4-course menu, where you can satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst before you go in and hear good music. No matter what mood you are in, you can definitely have your needs met.


Thomas Jensens Allé 2
8000 Aarhus C

Contact info

Telefon: 22 30 00 92

Opening Hours

Mandag - søndag: 11.00 - 18.00