Reykjavík has an astounding variety of restaurants including both native Icelandic cuisine and ethnic styles from around the world. As anyone who has tasted Icelandic cuisine will tell you, the food served in Icelandic homes and restaurants is excellent. Iceland’s two main resources in terms of food are fish and lamb, which are always fresh. Icelandic lambs spend the summer in the wild, feeding on only the most natural herbs and grasses.
In terms of ethnic cuisine, you will have no trouble satisfying a craving for Danish, Italian or French cuisine. For Asian delicacies, there are quite a number of Indian, Thai and Chinese restaurants and it is usually possible to find sushi in one of the many seafood restaurants and speciality restaurants in the city centre. For many travellers the holiday in Iceland is a true gourmet trip!
Please note that in restaurants in Iceland you do not pay for fresh water, unless you order bottled water. Bread is also provided free of charge.
Restaurants & Bars in Reykjavik
Restaurant Reykjavik - Vesturgata 2
Situated in the old town this restaurant offers a daily Icelandic seafood buffet. Cosy place with an Ice Bar and Cognac lounge.
Vid Tjornina - Templarasund 3
Very close to the city lake; Tjornin, this delicious fish restaurant offers many specialities and the menu changes according to the main catches of the day!
Grillmarkadurinn - Laekjargata 2A
The Grillmarket in English, has become one of the trendiest and popular restaurants in Reykjavik with delicious food and drinks on offer.
Kopar - Old harbour
A lovely restaurant serving the freshest ingredients with lovely views over the old harbour of Reykjavik.
Thrir Frakkar - Baldursgata 14
In a quiet neighbourhood in the old town, another great little fish restaurant, which is favoured by locals. Only for small groups (the restaurant seats 44) Particular speciality: whale.
Sjavargrillid - Sklavordustig 14
The Seafood grill is a lovely seafood reastaurant situated in the hear of Reykjavik offering a wide menu with the freshest ingredients.
Perlan - Oskjuhid
On a hill close to the city’s airport, creative architects covered the 5 hot water tanks supplying the city with a glass cupola. Here you will find an international rotating restaurant of the highest class (unfortunately with some of the highest prices too). Those looking for something less pricey can eat in the cafeteria, where cake is also on offer in the afternoons – you can have the view for free. The atmosphere is a bit cold, but spectacular, and is especially suitable for very large groups of up to 500 persons.
Torfan - Atmannsstigur
A small, fine restaurant, French culinary traditions with a Nordic twist, housed in an old wooden hut, very bright and cosy.
Einar Ben - Adalstraeti
This establishment opened in 1997 and was an immediate hit. A feast awaits you that echoes the opulent times of the poet and entrepreneur Einar Benediktsson who made his mark on the nation in the 19th century. Many Icelandic idioms and phrases are derived from his poems which are his greatest legacy. Modern cuisine in a refined yet natural atmosphere. There are three interconnected rooms, each for 10 – 25 persons, as well as a comfortable bar on the top floor for cocktails and after-dinner drinks.
B5 - Bankastraeti 5
B5 is a multifunctional establishment: café, bistro, bar, even a private club! B5 combines style, elegance and a magnificent atmosphere. 101 Bar and Restaurant - 101 Hotel Hverfisgata The restaurant and bar is one of the trendiest places in town and serves delicious food, featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine. The lounge offers the opportunity to relax with a drink from a wide selection of cocktails, wine and spirits.
Hi Stefania. Just wanted to let you know our holiday in Iceland was absolutely fantastic. We loved the amazing ever changing landscape. All our hotels and trips worked well. Our guides at Grimsey (Raghnahildur known as Gaga) and on the superjeepAnne and Richard, London June 2016
Hello Stefania. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for organizing our trip to Iceland last week. We had the most fabulous time and have fallen in love with the country and can't wait to go back ! Everything was perfectKerri Tilson, Norwich January 2016
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I am writing to thank you for the great Northern Lights City Break you arranged for us in Iceland last week. Everything was arranged to perfection. The Hotel Fron exceeded our expectations, the location was just perfect, surrounded by thoseAlan Keggie, Penarth January 2014
I wanted to thank you for booking and guiding us with our booking for Iceland. We had the best time. We would love to go there again. All the tours we booked were excellent!Sherry Kanwar, London January 2014
Many thanks for organising our recent holiday to Iceland.The hotels/ farm guesthouses were comfortable and had everything we required. Most of all, we found the scenery spectacular in its variety and beauty, whatever the weather. We packed as muchClaire, Manchester July 2013
Well, we're back from holiday and had a really good time. It was a pleasant surprise that the weather was much better in Iceland than here in the U.K! And the Hotel Borg and it's staff were excellent.Howard, London April 2013
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Have just got back from a truly memorable holiday in Iceland. The trip was made truly special by Einar our fantastic Icelandic guide. Einar is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his homeland and his enthusiasm rubbed off on the group. WeRita Crane, England February 2013
I just wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed our holiday in Iceland. We had a wonderful time and really very good weather for most of the days. The scenery was fantastic and Jeff has some really beautiful photographs which will keep itThea and Jeff Pine, Berkshire August 2012
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....thanks for organising my trip for me to your beautiful home country. My camera was red hot! The capital is also a perfect size to spend a few days in and see the sights and sample the lovely food. All the connections and pickups were on timeIain Wyllie, Scotland July 2012
We had a great time. Both Alison and I absolutely fell in love with Iceland. Thank you so much for all your help !Stephen Jones, Cheshire June 2012