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Lava Restaurant

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A few hours in the blue lagoon, then a dinner of Artic char, lamb, and desert in a lovely setting. Wonderful place. Not cheap but absolutely worth it! Staff wonderful that recommended a great wine A must do in Iceland!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A few hours in the blue lagoon, then a dinner of Artic char, lamb, and desert in a lovely setting. Wonderful place. Not cheap but absolutely worth it! Staff wonderful that recommended a great wine A must do in Iceland!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I ate here as part of my Blue Lagoon experience. The service was very good and I loved the little touch of serving the butter on a lava rock. I had the beef and it was cooked the way I like it. The dessert of strawberries and almond cake was also good. I think the ambiance suffers a little bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lava Restaurant is the food part of the Blue Lagoon spa resort. In a very sober setting, made out of black lava, you get served a lavish lunch with view over the lagoon. We took the Icelandic Gourmet lunch which, that day, was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After reading reviews about the restaurant at the Blue Lagoon and seeing that their chef was one of the top in the area, we decided to book a table after soaking in the waters for a few hours. We had a fantastic meal the night before and were hoping for another great experience which we certainly had. I strongly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Fine dining in your bathrobe, that's a first for me. After a relaxing soak in the volcanic spa, we were expecting an average lunch at the Lava restaurant because restaurants at attractions are generally not that good. But we were so surprised that the food was so refined and well cooked. It definitely can compare to any other fine dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was our first dinner in Iceland and we talked about the cheese plate the entire time. It was outstanding. The mains were great too. A little pricey, but everything in Iceland is a bit pricey. It was one of our fav meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited Lava Restaurant as part of our afternoon spent at the Blue Lagoon. After a wonderful few hours spent relaxing in the spa waters we decided to treat ourselves with a meal at the rather expensive (but Worth Every Penny) Lava Restaurant. We opted for the set menu and the food was incredible, both in taste & presentation. I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Tried some really different and new foods which I've never seen before. And some strange combinations which you would not have thought was nice but is really delicious! For example a seafood soup with white chocolate, the restaurant is expensive but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the Blue Lagoon and decided to eat at the restaurant. Very nicely appointed with an extensive menu and great service. We were very pleased with the quality and flavor of food. We highly recommend it.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well deserved dinner after soaking in the Blue Lagoon. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Delicious at every bite.

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Restaurant Details

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 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scandinavian

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