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Lava Restaurant

240 Grindavik, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Ranked #4 of 9 restaurants in Grindavik
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $28 - $69
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've eaten in some very expensive restaurants, incl. a few Michelin stars, and the the Lava really surprised us. We were expecting reasonably good for and a stiff bill, and we got very good food and a stiff bill (18,600 ISK = about £98 for two incl. 10% tip) But the main thing was the food was actually remarkably good.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great meal. One of us had slow cooked salmon starter and a rack of lamb for main. Both were cooked to perfection, with flavoursome and interesting accompaniments. The other had langoustine soup which was fantastic, followed by pan-fried haddock. This was also good but could have done with more root vegetables and less of the barley base. Friendly and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I had the best Butternut Squash soup ever and an amazing vegetarian main course that I am going to try to make at home, but probably never master!!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Lagoon Clinic and this is one of only a handful of restaurants in the vicinity (there's another within walking distance at the Northern Lights Inn and more a few minutes' drive away in Grindavik). Nevertheless, this was a treat on our first night in Iceland. A limited menu can be extended if you email the... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Coming out of the water from hot springs, one thinks of relaxing. one goes to a restaurant dressed in a white bathrobe. you would be thrown out usual? Then you get a five star menu and a fine selection of wine. As per usual in life your there, enjoy.... and the food did not disappoint. We enjoyed our entire stay... More

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Aurora, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The menu was a collection of different tastes combined on one plate! The two and three course meals are a treat with such amazing and unique local flavors paired together to make a perfect meal. The presentation is wonderful and adds to the experience. Be willing to go out of your comfort zone of cuisine and give something new a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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226 reviews 226 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Seriously, skip the rubbish cafeteria and treat yourself to this serene restaurant with view of the lagoon - the food is amazing at very affordable prices.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Benni, very helpful young man. The food was just delicious. Quality, and sufficient quantity, and though pricey, worth it as part of the premium package we bought.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had dinner here after spending the afternoon in the Blue Lagoon, absolutely lovely, the food, staff and surroundings.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Really enjoyed the food at the lava restaurant albeit all the four dishes had to be returned to be heated up! However was very nicely presented and tasted great on 2nd attempt. The staff were very attentive and friendly

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