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.
Torfan - Atmannsstigur
A small, fine restaurant, French culinary traditions with a Nordic twist, housed in an old wooden hut, very bright and cosy.
This is one of Reykjavik´s most popular spot for "everything", with a great for lunch and dinner and bar at night.
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.