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Adalstraeti 16 | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 514 6060
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Ranked #121 of 290 restaurants in Reykjavik
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fjalakotturinn is located in the heart of Reykjavik. It is located on one of Reykjavik's oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. On each side of it, new buildings have been constructed in the likeness of their historic predecessors
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72% Recommend
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The menu we chose looked great on paper. Fish soup, lobster, fish dish and a skyrr desert. All things we had tried throughout our trip and it seemed like a nice choose for our last night in Iceland. The soup was okay, but not by any means great, the mussels in there weren't good. The lobster was disappointing, the salad... More

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Fort Worth
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202 reviews 202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a great place to begin an Icelandic tour. Their lobster bisque with mussels + cod with a saffron cream was an excellent starter. For a first time whale eater, the Smoked Whale Carpaccio is a good place to begin, surprisingly tasty and delicate. The grilled Salmon was topped with mussels and langoustine with a light white wine sauce.... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Quite a small menu but we all found something we liked - the only quality restaurant we saw serving a chicken dish! Food was well presented and tasty. Fairly open décor and not a lot of people in when we were there so lacked a bit of atmosphere. We were the last party in when we left at 9.30pm. Service... More

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a great meal here, the food is well prepared with great care and dedication. The menu is not too extensive, especially if you do not want to eat whale. The trout we had was excellent, it was tender and deliciously seasoned. The service was quick and friendly. We would certainly recommend this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My guide book was a couple of years out of date but described this place as the best place in Reykjavik. While I don't think it has that claim to fame now it was a still pretty good and you won't be disappointed.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Simple local produce cooked and prepared well Icelandic taster menu is a good choice Pricey but to be expected

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As a final meal for what has been a fantastic mini break in Iceland we stumbled upon this gastro restaurant. The set 4-course lobster/lamb meal appealed to me, while my girlfriend tried the whale followed by profiterole dessert. My meal started with a sublime seafood soup, followed by lobster tails with salmon while the lamb was served on a bed... More

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Tylers Green
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We both chose the 4 course dinner at 6,900 kroner (£36-37) which was generally pretty good. A tasty fish soup was followed by very good lobster tails and an excellently cooked rack of lamb (although the very hot mustard herb crust may not be to everybody's taste). The dessert was only ice cream which was a bit disappointing after the... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Having just got back from a fabulous whale watching trip, where we were lucky enough to see 4 hump back whales, the last thing I wanted to see on a menu was Whale Carpaccio! Everything else on offer was sumptuous though. I started with the lobster, which looked beautiful, but was unfortunately, not only not fully cooked, but it was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

As we were staying in the Centrum Hotel we decided to have our first nights dinner in the hotel restaurant.What a great decision.We chose one of their 4 course set menus and it was one of the best meals I have had.The presentation was the equal of "Masterchef" and our waitress was was so friendly , attentive and helpful.Not cheap... More

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