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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 2014
Price range: $26 - $66
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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havertown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I had a personal tour of the Blue Lagoon on Friday August 22nd. We spent the day at the Blue Lagoon. We had an amazing one on one tour with Heidi & after relaxing in the Blue Lagoon we decided to have dinner at the Lava restaurant. The restaurant is so pretty & we decided to have... More

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Expensive but truly remarkable food. A very special way to end a trip to the blue lagoon! The staff were friendly and helpful.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is, indeed, one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant, so thank you TripAdvisor for asking. Do yourself a favor and trust the prix-fixe pairings offered on the menu -- everything I had (from the fish-based menu) was immaculate, from the langoustine soup paired with the "wine of the week" (or the month) on the server's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We didn't have particularly high expectations as we knew Blue Lagoon is the biggest tourist attraction in the country. My husband used to work at a 2-michelin star restaurant in London for five years so it takes a lot to impress... but we were indeed impressed! Seafood was superb... my husband had a seafood salad starter with perfectly cooked scallops,... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing environment and location, quiet and calm, friendly and professional staff, amazing dining experience

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After a good hot bath at the blue lagoon. We went to Lava for dinner. Price is definitely expensive and it is a michelin graded restaurant if I am not mistaken. So i have high expectations for a michelin graded restaurant. The knowledge of the waiter Olivier is not good enough for lava. When he was asked to recommend, all... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Three things , great food - Chefs Menu , great service - waiters were friendly knowledgeable and fun and great surroundings ....Blue Lagoon . It was far better than I expected from a restaurant at such a touristy location . It's a must go , must eat place .

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FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were visiting the Blue Lagoon - via a cruise ship port stay (overnight). We both were expecting a tourist trap of a restaurant but were presently surprised. Lots of good choices. The beef/beef cheeks was excellent and perfectly cooked. My wife had the fish was which equally good. The menu is set up ala carte or a prefixed dinner.... More

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a very short timeframe to eat lunch before heading to an ATV adventure, but we took our chances with this restaurant that obviously did not specialize in fast food. We were impressed. We told the waitress that we had a very short time for lunch, and they were very accommodating. The waitresses we encountered were very nice. My... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautifully located with the lagoon wrapping around it. You enter through massive lava walls on wither side of tags path and the restaurant itself is carved into the lava rocks. There is also a viewing platform on the roof of the restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious, friendly service and great atmosphere.

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