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Rauda Husid (The Red House)

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Seafood, Dessert, European, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    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
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Went with friends on Saturday night. We had great fun in this lovely restaurant. I opted for cream of langustine soup and horse fillet steak. The soup was great and the horse steak fab but the description on the menu was not the same as what came on my plate. There was no mushroom ragout on my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
MariaRichter
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went with friends on Saturday night. We had great fun in this lovely restaurant. I opted for cream of langustine soup and horse fillet steak. The soup was great and the horse steak fab but the description on the menu was not the same as what came on my plate. There was no mushroom ragout on my plate. The service... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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130 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So this restaurant is the rival to the Fjorubordid restaurant in Stockseyri for the best "lobster" soup in all of Iceland. Well, it's not as good as Fjorubordid but I can't imagine Fjorubordid is really the best to begin with either. The Rauda Husid's soup tastes thickened and doesn't have the same crisp "lobster"taste, but it was tasty. A bit... More 

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Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited the Red House in a large group of around 30 people and both the service and the food awed very single one of us. Very highly recommended... also for vegetarians :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing experience, couldn't have been more pleased. Great food, great staff, they let us stay an hour past closing without us even knowing they were closed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were in this restaurant early April 2015. A young girl served all dishes and although the restaurant was quite full, all dishes arrived in time on every table. The lobster menu was really delicious. Prices are OK. Worth a visit when you are in Eyrarbakki

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went to Iceland a year ago, but I'm still thinking about the experience I had at this restaurant. We drove past Eyrabakki in some extremely bad weather looking for a place to eat, and when we got to this restaurant it was not opened yet. As we were about to leave the owner(?) came running out in the rain.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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174 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have truly enjoyed our diner at the Red House. Luckily we have booked, as the place was fully packed. The menu was traditional and children were catered for as well. We thought the portions were well sized, too. We have tasted few local beers, too. The house itself is a beautiful building full of history, which was an added... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited the red house on our second night in iceland. The place was very nice and friendly but the food was just average. We showed up at 830 and they close at 9. Maybe that had something to do with it but we weren't that impressed for the $$$ we spent. About $100 usd for 1 drink each and... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want to try authentic langoustine (lobster), this is the place to go. The lobster soup was amazing - creamy and delicious. We all opted for the lobster tails, which were cooked perfectly and not rubbery at all. The desserts were pretty nice. A bit pricey as is most good food in Iceland but you get what you pay... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had tee and cakes. lovely service and atmosfare. The village is a quaint little village. worth the trip.

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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: Seafood, Dessert, European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?