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Rauda Husid (The Red House)

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$$$
European, Dessert, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Budarstig 4, Eyrarbakki 820, Iceland
+354 483 3330
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy wonderful food in a historic building in the quaint seaside town of...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic service and lobster soup

Very friendly and likeable young waitress who even gave us one plate of soup for free, because she heard that we would like to order some more food but we were running out of money (students). And the food itself (we only tried the lobster soup) was really really tasty <3

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Kevin L
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Aachen, Germany
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Aachen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very friendly and likeable young waitress who even gave us one plate of soup for free, because she heard that we would like to order some more food but we were running out of money (students). And the food itself (we only tried the lobster soup) was really really tasty <3

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Best restaurant we been to in Iceland, the mussels and horse meat i had was so tasty, something i never had before. We had to drive over an hour just to visit this restaurant. Well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before which we love however on this visit upon my request of having the pasta cooked " Al dente" I was served a plate of very soft mushy pasta with very tasty lobster which spoiled it really. ( such a shame) It takes 7 -10 minutes ( depending on the type) to cook the... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We found this restaurant because no other restaurants were opened in the town we were staying and we did not regret our choice! We had a lobster bisque and the seafood soups. Both very tasty! Garlic bread with tapenade are given as starters. We went there a second time to have diner as well - pasta this time, very tasty... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent a night in Thorashäfn, and, because we didn't find a place for dinner in the city, we decided to explore options in nearby Eyrabakki. That's how we came across the Rauda Husid, which was a very good option after all! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere: it sits in a traditional Icelandic house, and still conserves a... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This wasn't our first choice because it was a bit farther from Selfoss where we were staying, but it was a GREAT CHOICE. The Langostino was incredible and the Salted Cod was even better. This is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

While traveling around Iceland for a week, I ate at this restaurant three times. It was that good. Both the mussels and the lobster bisque were hands down the best I have ever had in my entire life. I even tried horse for the first time ever, and was surprised at how much I loved it. They even had a... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Taken here for a lobster feast after going caving in a lava tunnel by Arctic Adventures. An excellent meal. Only guests there on the Thursday night at 9pm. Good service in pleasant surrounds. A long drive from Reykjavik but worth it once we got there.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

i did not expect that i will eat lobster, i even was thinking to order something else, but i was surprised that the lobster was already ordered for us from our guide. it was sooo delicious. and till now, i can't believe i ate lobster. it's pretty amazing how the food is very well served, non toxic, you feel better... More 

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North Wales
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We passed through Eyrabakki yesterday whilst exploring the area, and popped into the Rauda Husid for a quick hot drink. What a lovely place. Unfortunately didn't have a meal, but the food looked wonderful. We spent a good while chatting with the owner, who told us about the restaurant, the area and about some of the places around. Couldn't have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Budarstig 4, Eyrarbakki 820, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Eyrarbakki
  • Phone Number: +354 483 3330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 56
  • Cuisine: European, Dessert, Seafood, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?