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Lava Restaurant

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$$$
Seafood, European, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply excellent!

At first instance, wonderful modern, design & subtile lightening + decoration... nice menus, the food from A to Z, wines included, was awesome and unforgettable. Expensive, like all over the place in Iceland, but the visit is definitely worth it locally. We had also a very nice waitress, both US... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

At first instance, wonderful modern, design & subtile lightening + decoration... nice menus, the food from A to Z, wines included, was awesome and unforgettable. Expensive, like all over the place in Iceland, but the visit is definitely worth it locally. We had also a very nice waitress, both US and Icelandic, charming and professional.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice way to end your experience at The Blue Lagoon. The food was delicious and they let you enjoy lunch in your robe.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great food and service but quite pricey especially the alcohol. The Lava restaurant is a part of the Blue Lagoon experience so I guess it's worth it.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Decided on having dinner at the Lava restaurant during our visit to Blue Lagoon. We did not have reservations but were seated right away. Food was delicious and presentation was first class! I highly recommend the Lamb Tartar starter. The catch of the day from a local harbor was paired with bacon/dates/barley relish and OMG what a combination! Just melted... More 

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly good for a tourist trap - the lamb and beef were wonderful, and the service was pretty good too. Not cheap, but then again nothing (apart from hot water) is, in Iceland.

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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant, lava inspired decoration with big windows heading the lavafield and blue lagoon. We tried the four-meal course which was cooked perfectly and very satisfying. Very service-minded staff that made sure everything was nice and relaxing. They really made an effort! Nice wine and gluten free alternatives. Recommend it strongly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were on a tour and the restaurant accommodated our group in stages. They have a buffet with all sorts of Icelandic dishes. The desserts are especially good. This is at the blue lagoon.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent meal and service. Looks over the Blue Lagoon. One wall is lava!! What more can anyone ask of a restaurant. Mona Thomson Dumfries

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When you're at the Blue Lagoon this is one of the only decent restaurant opportunities around. It's above average for Iceland but not amazing and definitely over priced as are many Icelandic restaurants. Service is good but not speedy and the design is above average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our niece recommended this restaurant after her recent trip to Iceland. She also recommended that we should decide in advance which day we were going to visit the Blue Lagoon and then book the restaurant in advance. Both were excellent pieces of advice. After 4 hours of ATV quad biking, a relaxing afternoon in the Blue Lagoon was a much... More 

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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 23 - 56
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Scandinavian

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