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Rauda Husid (The Red House)

Budarstig 4, Eyrarbakki 820, Iceland
+354 483 3330
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Eyrarbakki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $56
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Dessert, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy wonderful food in a historic building in the quaint seaside town of Eyrarbakki. A 45-minute scenic drive from Reykjavik, less than 15 minutes from Selfoss, and your gateway to the south coast. So stop by for a bowl of hearty soup on your way out or a feast fit for royalty on your way back to your accommodation after a day of sightseeing. The historical and relaxing atmosphere at Rauda Husid welcomes you to enjoy excellent food, such as delicious lobster/langoustine and fish direct from the fishermen, Icelandic lamb and other dishes along with good wine and personal service.
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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

driving around and hiking can make you hungry. Loved the simple decor and the excellent menu. The guys had lobster bisque - it comes in 2 sizes, appetizer and all you can eat. I had the nut and seed steak (I am a vegetarian) and it was absolutely delightful. This little town is great to walk through too. worth the... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Although we cannot compare this restaurant with other restaurants on Iceland because we only stayed for one day on Iceland we enjoyed our visit very much. Be prepared to make a reservation! We didn't, but were lucky to be allowed a seat. Very cosy restaurant. Good local beer, and service. The food was excellent. A lovely place,

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went there on our way back to Reykjavik, at the recommendation of my travel book. The little town is a bit run-down.. and out of the main road to Reykjavik. The restaurant is the best looking building in town. There is only one room for about 10 tables. The room is perfectly cleaned and decorated, with wooden floor and... More

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Stokkseyri our last night in Iceland and wanted to go out for a nice dinner to celebrate a successful trip. Since this is Iceland after all we were looking for some choice Lobster and Lamb. There is a place in Stokkseyri that comes very highly recommended (if you have been in the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We just finished an amazing and delicious meal at rauða húsið restaurant in Eyrarbakka. The lobster was served in hot pots, one per person, perfectly done and chopped into convenient bite-sized pieces easy to remove from the shell and in a tasty broth. This was accompanied by a creamy white sauce which I applied liberally (ooh, so good). The fresh... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have several times visited this charming restaurant. Last time I came here for lunch with a group of people, many of us had the the Lobster soup and some had a vegetarian dish. It all was really delicious, memorable and exceptional. The service is very good, atmosphere is friendly and inviting.

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent meal (lobster and lamb) in this nice place. The staff was very friendly, but also very few (2 people). Since the staff is polite and actually listens to a story of a guest, this means only one waiter is left for everything else, We had no problems with this, but several larger groups arriving in the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were driving from the airport to Guesthouse Skalafell, and needed to find a lunch spot along the way. We pulled in to Eyrarbakki, which was on the scenic route from the airport, as we were avoiding the ring road due to it being clogged with campers from a big festival that weekend. It was our first meal in Iceland,... More

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Kopavogur, Iceland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I cant say when i visitied as I have visited so often, also have I had my sons christening there, been in a wedding and on many occations dined with my family, both small part and big. We have dined there around christmas time as they have a special dinner menue for one of the holiday days(icelandic traditional holiday).. This... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Overprized compared to great restaurants in Reykjavík. Fish of the day was overcooked and the service was not in line with the prices, felt more like in a quick food restaurant.

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