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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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88% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Went with 6 people and 2 young boys.. the children's menu hardly existed and the size of them was silly.. the waters handed us some paper menu that had been drawn on by another child. My son had 2 of the Lambs stake...from the chldren menu. the meat was similar to the size of one french fry. ... After asking... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We chanced on the Rauda Husid while investigating the black sand landscape at Eyrarbakki one windswept midsummer day. Opposite the old port and the sea wall in this quiet out of the way port, it provides an excellent meal. There were 4 of us and, while not cheap (what is in Iceland?) it was good value. The food was well... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

As it was Midsummers Day, there was a specially priced fixed menu on offer which we went for. Fantastic lobster bisque, followed by cod and monkfish and then a fantastic molten chocolate pudding. Not cheap but very relaxed in very nice setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I wanted to have a romantic night away from the city and chose Rauda husid. We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was romantic and the food beyond delicious, the lobster soup was great and beef tenderloin steak cooked perfectly that made the wine even better. To top it I had the chocolate cake that melted in my... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

By no means cheap, this was, however, the best meal we had during our five days in Iceland. The fixed menu lobster tail dinner was superb and the service was excellent. Several other visitors came through in a hurry and quickly devoured their meals. We enjoyed the scenery, meal and overall experience. Try the local beer made at nearby farm.

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our waitress was incredibly friendly and answered all the questions we threw at her, such as minimum wage in Iceland, gun laws, what it was like growing up in Iceland. She seemed very open and took her time making us feel comfortable, despite the 120 people upstairs(reserved party). Loved the old charm and the food. Plating was beautiful, food was... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food was fine, but lacked some love and had too much butter (lobster). Very good lobster soup though. The staff is friendly and charming (we had a new girl serving us who did some mistakes, but she was really cute about it). We liked the "old" style of the interior. All in all a nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food was fantastic, staff was nice. The scenery is also calming and beutiful. Visit Eyrarbakki and take a walk in the fresh ocean air :)

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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Of course it's expensive. It's in Iceland. So we can move beyond that. With the zero tolerance law and because I was driving, I had no wine or beer so I can't comment on that. We shared the place on a Tuesday night mid April with just one other group. Service was good and friendly, by a peripatetic originally Chicagoan... More

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Boulder, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We returned to this charming restaurant recently, hoping it was as good as we remembered from a trip two years ago. It was even better. They have the best Icelandic lobster preparation in the entire region, far superior to Fjorubordid in neighboring Stokkseyri or the Hafid Blaa also nearby. The lobster bisque is very good but the entree preparation is... More

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