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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 48
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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
Most recent review
Very nice

Went for a meal here to finish off our day at the Blue Lagoon. It is a lovely restaurant and the food was very nice even though a little on the pricey side. The staff were attentive and very helpful. The problem I have with this place is the fact that people are allowed to traipse through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
nurse1980
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Lancashire
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lancashire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for a meal here to finish off our day at the Blue Lagoon. It is a lovely restaurant and the food was very nice even though a little on the pricey side. The staff were attentive and very helpful. The problem I have with this place is the fact that people are allowed to traipse through the restaurant to... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent! They were missing our reservation which at first through them off even though the restaurant was empty but it ended up bring ok. The one complaint we had was we ordered a salad before our meal and it came out incomplete. We realized about halfway through we were eating just lettuce and tomatoes. We told them and... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The service was brilliant, prices were great, the food was brilliant, it had great variety and the sizings of the portions were great so much so I couldn't even squeeze in a dessert. Worth a visit even if your not going in the blue lagoon. Must book.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The setting is amazing, looking out onto the blue lagoon. we dined at sunset and had an amazing dinner. it was an earlier dinner as the hours are not very late. all in all, really great meal and great time.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant I ate in Iceland. Who would have guessed that they would have delicious gluten-free bread? The only complaint was it was on the salty side but it seems like all restaurants I went to in Iceland liked salt....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best meal I have probably ever had, the lamb was amazing and we got a free taste of smoked salmon which was really good. The waitress we had was a little rude, made me feel slighty uncomfortable but didn't let it ruin the time there. Overall I would recommend it.

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Drobak, Norway
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The service was slow The food (lunch buffet) taste good The surroundings was great, beautifull to look at the lagoon. Not to pricy!

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

Dear joacimnorway, Thank you for sharing you dining experience with us, we appreciate your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and the surroundings. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. With kind regards, The Blue Lagoon team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Located in blue lagoon spa, Service is friendly and very much caring you feel comfortable and relax. I have no worlds for the food! I've never congratulated a chef but this time all of the workers there deserved it and mainly the chef!! Excellent food! Well decorated! Very delicate cook and well prepared, simply amazing!! And the price is not... More 

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

Dear Sonia V, Thank you for sharing your spectacular dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you found the service and food to be amazing. We look forward to welcome you back. With kind regards, The Blue Lagoon team. More 

Mililani, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Expensive meal but atmosphere is like no other. Funny but a good feeling to see others in a fine dining setting wearing white robes too.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We ate there during a special chefs week. Had a four course dinner. Fabulous food , very interesting and tasty. Nice location overlooking the blue lagoon. Staff described each course as it was presented.

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

Dear stanley066, Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, we appreciate your feedback. We had the Food and Fun festival over four days last week and we are really happy to hear that you thought the food to be fabulous. We hope to welcome you back. With kind regards, The Blue Lagoon team. 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 22 - 56
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scandinavian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?