Fridrik V was a fantastic experience. The exceptional cooking is just a part of it. The family that run it are very friendly and eager to engage with you about their food, the source of their ingredients, discover your likes and preferences and try to incorporate them in your meal and generally make you feel like a very valued guest.
We went for the five course wine paired menu (and a beer to start off with).
The dad who manages the kitchen is a genius. Each dish is presented innovatively and tastes just scrumptious. The beer suggestion (Einstok - DO have when in Iceland) was brilliant. The wine pairings were great, but could have been better. The mum & daughter (and her bf) who were looking after us told us about how each of the local ingredients had been sourced and even helped us with recommendations for what to do after. At no point during our 3.5 hour dinner did we feel rushed. The individual attention was great - e.g. we had initially booked a very early 3-course dinner to go on a Aurora tour after, but they called us without knowing (but having guessed) this and asked if we wanted to come at a better hour for a longer while given all tours had been cancelled that evening.
A double thumbs up.
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