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Lava Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Scandinavian
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240 Grindavik, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice surprise --- great restaurant

After booking the Lava restaurant as part of our Blue Lagoon visit, I was expecting something very average and touristy.... but surprise surprise! This restaurant is superb. The food is outstanding (fresh Arctic char, cod and lamb) and even the complimentary wine was excellent. Service was fast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

After booking the Lava restaurant as part of our Blue Lagoon visit, I was expecting something very average and touristy.... but surprise surprise! This restaurant is superb. The food is outstanding (fresh Arctic char, cod and lamb) and even the complimentary wine was excellent. Service was fast, friendly and efficient. The setting and ambience was also excellent. Way above average... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Three of us ate in the Lava restaurant while staying in the Blue Lagoon Clinic. While the food was fine, the service was canteen style, very matter of fact and quick. We thought there was no competition within walking distance and it is on-site for people visiting the very busy Blue Lagoon. It did remind me of a canteen, lots... More 

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Western New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We reserved this restaurant as part of our package at the Blue Lagoon. Having arrived to Reykjavik that morning, our afternoon at the Blue Lagoon was very relaxing and we knew we would appreciate having our dinner plans organized in advance. We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived, assuming it would be the typical expensive tourist trap. What... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After spending an afternoon in the Blue Lagoon you are so relaxed that you do not want to drive around looking for a nice restaurant, and you don't need to because it is just there! Both my wife and I ordered the tasting menu which was competitively priced if compared to the other things on the menu. All the courses... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had lunch while visiting the baths. I had the mussels which were excellent. They even had a kids meal. A little pricey, but expected considering the location.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the Blue Lagoon the first day we arrived in Reykjavik. We had arranged our entire trip with Nordic Visitor since we were traveling the Ring Road for a two week period and they took care of our entire itinerary, hotels, car rental, etc. They also provided us with a road atlas, gas discount card, local cell phone... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food and the service in this restaurant was very good. We too the three course meal and loved it all. After a long bath this was a good idea and we were not dissapointed. Will highly recommend this to everybody who loves a top class meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had the beef ribs. Gave up after tasting one rib. There was very little meat and lots of fat which permeated the meat with grease. What little meat there was was overcooked. At least the grease kept it from being dry. Two other members of group had the beef ribs and said they were good - neither used excellent as... More 

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BlueLagoonIceland, Guest Relations Manager at Lava Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KellyT7, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate your feedback. We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience at Lava restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. With kind regards, The Blue Lagoon team. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is good and you get to taste Icelandic specialities in cool surroundings. Nothing to complain about at all. But I think you could get a comparable meal for a better price and with some more fresh/wild details in Reykjavik city.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely, top class dining right by the Blue Lagoon. Perfect for a special night out. The prices are fairly high but for the quality its worth it.

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Address: 240 Grindavik, Grindavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 420 8815
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Grindavik
Average Prices: USD $22 to $56
Cuisine: Seafood, Scandinavian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Grindavik, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $22 to $56
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scandinavian

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