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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
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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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Kópavogur
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After a review last year we decided to go back. This time around we were offered a refill on the soup and it tasted even better than last year. It's great to see restaurants improving. Will come back next year.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We just dropped in, an Icelandic family of five on a Wednesday night and had one of the best meals we have ever had. The lobster and lobster soup are great and the horse steak was phenomenal! Thanks, Gunnar and Þorbjörg.

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reykjavik
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a tradition to go on my Birthday but I try to visit as often as I can. Best lobster soup I ever tasted was in this place but the soup can chance from time to time, depends on the lobster season and who is in the kitchen. Even so, the soup is still great and the lobster is... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We got there more or less accidentally, but found one of the best meals we had in Iceland. We had the seafood soup (both as starter and as main course), salmon and the horse steak and everything was delicious. The chef obviously likes it savoury where we would have preferred a more subtle handling of the flavours - but that's... More

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New York City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Rauda Husid on a recent trip to Iceland. The food is fantastic--we had the signature lobster bisque and local craft beer. The atmosphere in the restaurant is warm and inviting, with big antique radios softly playing music and interesting art on the walls. And the service was attentive and thorough. I found out... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Doesn't look much from the outside, but what a surprise. Shame we were on route and only stopped for a quick lunch. The food was divine and the staff were brilliant Go out of your way and the village has a lovely coastal walk too.

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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am Icelandic, I have taken foreign friends here a number of times and always been pleased but yesterday was diffirent. The service, although friendly and accomodating, lacked experience and any knowledge about the food and wine on menus. I had the seafood soup as a main and usually this dish is brimming with tasty seafood but now I got... More

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jjkingan, Manager at Rauda Husid (The Red House), responded to this review

I am terribly sorry to hear that your most recent trip to The Red House was a disappointment. It is true that we have added some new waitstaff to the team, and unfortunately, the changes to the wine list over the last week have not gone as smoothly as we would have hoped. Add to that some problems with wine... More

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