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“Go on treat yourself” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fridrik V

Fridrik V
Laugavegur 60 | Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Ranked #4 of 323 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Blue Mountains, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Go on treat yourself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

What a wonderful experience. You have an option of a three or five course meal. Let them know if you have any allergies or specifc dislikes because you don't get to choose the courses. Each course comes with a unique story about the origin of the ingredients that all come from Iceland. If you go with the wine option then each course comes with a specific wine that compliments the meal. Your hosts are well known and provide a truely amazing eating experience.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This may just be the ultimate foodie restaurant. The staff here know the provenance of pretty much every single thing in their beautifully prepared dishes and it makes for a great eating experience. In a wonderful five-course meal virtually everything was local. An amuse bouche of arctic shrimp salad was a great starter. Next came a lamb pate on a toasted locally-made ciabatta, wonderfully smooth. Next was a pan-fried tusk fish with roasted fennel and fennel grass. The following course of a langoustine cappuccino, langoustine bisque and foamed cream served in a cappuccino cup, was nearly mind altering. Fantastic. The main course was a slow-cooked beef, cooked for 9 hours at 70 degrees celcius, deliciously tender and topped with a locally sourced mushroom and onion sauce, served with gratin of potato, a mushroom soufflé, and purees of celery root and spring beans. A skyr panna cottta with locally sourced crowberries i think was better than the real thing. And a final course of a chocolate cake with local blueberries, crowberries and raspberries was a fitting end. The service was wonderful and well-informed, they knew everything about every single thing on the place, where it was from, how it was grown, etc. A visit from the chef at the end of the meal was a nice touch. This is a serious foodie restaurant and a wonderful addition to the Reykjavik and international restaurant scene.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Konigstein, Germany
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“Sensationell Restaurant with Very Authentic Icelandic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Fridrik V is pretty new in town, that is why it does not yet have many ratings.
The concept is unusual, yet very plausible. You can only choose between the 3 and the 5 course menu, with or without wine. The individual courrses and the matching wines are a surprise (however, the check allergies and animosities before they serve)
We had the 3 course meal, which actually had 5 courses due to an amuse bouche and a small in-between soup.
The food came from local farmers and fishers (except the chocolade with the desert). Also local spices and herbs were used as much as possible. Everything was nicely explained, making the stay an introduction into Icelandic products and recipes.
Although is is a premium restaurant the atmosphere is casual. Prices are appropriate, but far from a rippoff. Check their website for the actual pricelist. As everything is included there are no surprises.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SF Bay Area
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25 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Delicious and memorable meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I dined twice at Fridrik V on a recent visit to Reykjavik and will definitely go back next time I'm in town. The food, the service, staff, and ambience were all great. The food is prepared from organically grown and sustainably harvested ingredients from Iceland, prepared and presented very well, and delivered and explained with joy by the staff. The staff clearly care about the whole experience by everyone in the restaurant. It feels like you are visiting the home of a friend who also happens to be an expert chef. You won't need to make a lot of decisions if you go to eat here. You only need to decide whether you would like the 3-course or the 5-course meal and whether you want the wine parings or not. We chose the 3-course dinner with the wine parings each time. It actually was a 4+3 course meal because we also got a small amuse bouche at the start of the meal, palate cleansers between the main courses, and cookies after the dessert. In addition to these small additional courses, there are many other small touches that create a richer and enjoyable experience than simply ordering a nice meal and consuming it. For example, I liked seeing the pictures and names of the farmers and fishermen on the wall and learning about the inspirations for the dishes.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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