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All 2 Eyrarbakki Restaurants

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 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Dessert, Seafood, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: 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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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
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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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 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
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
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate here the night before our wedding thanks to a recommendation by Pink Iceland. We had a group of 17 people and they did a wonderful job. The atmosphere is great and the staff was very friendly. The food was out of this world. I had the lamb which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. For desert I had... More 

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Additional Information about Rauda Husid (The Red House)

Address: Budarstig 4, Eyrarbakki 820, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 483 3330
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Eyrarbakki
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 56
Cuisine: European, Dessert, Seafood, Scandinavian

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