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“Look behind the gas station for a good meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Strondin Bistro and Bar

Strondin Bistro and Bar
Austurvegur 18 - 870, Vik, Iceland
(+354) 487-1230
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Ranked #5 of 9 Restaurants in Vik
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Sröndin Bistro & bar is a fine a la cart restaurant in Vík við good value of food, locaded in a building behind the N1 gas-station in Vík. Its menue is on their website".
pennsylvania
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Look behind the gas station for a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Had great soups, fish stew and the pizza was excellent. Highly recommend this place if you are in Vik

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Spectacular Wedding Reception Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I can not express just how brilliant the Strondin Bistro and Bar is for anyone looking for a novel and interesting venue for any kind of special event. We held our wedding reception here in December. The modern facilities, gorgeous decor, and incredible cooking and bar staff made the experience unforgettable. Typically Icelandic from the outside, you would be forgiven for thinking you were driving into another roadside diner, but the Strondin Bistro and Bar has an extended restaurant and event space that literally offers 270 degree, panoramic views of Vik beach. Elias and his staff are an untapped resource in the growing tourist market in Iceland, and I would recommend their services to anyone looking for an adventurous and comfortable location for their wedding or special event.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Convenient location w good beach view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Icelandic lamb soup was perfect on a cold day - not cheap but included free refills n bread. Lamb steak (menu no. 12) was really juicy n farm fresh !

One of only 2 places that serve dinner during off peak nov- jan season

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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“Amazing Home-Made Food and Outstanding Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The food in Iceland is great and at Strondin it's even better. Vik is an awesome town and Strondin is the best restaurant in town. It's around the corner from the gas station but don't let that fool you. We were greeted very warmly and our hostess took care of us. The food was great especially the home-made bread baked fresh! The shrimp we had was just as tasty as the presentation was beautiful on their black sand glass plates. After our meal, the hostess recommended hiking trails and beaches that weren't in our guide books. The next day we had such a great time hiking and walking along the beautiful black sand beaches that she recommended. Vik surprises you in every way. We wish we had time to spend another night.

  • Visited September 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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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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“Phenomenal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We arrived in Vik after a long day of driving, and the wet weather obscured any views that were to be had. All we wanted was a decent meal and a long sleep, but Strondin absolutely blew us away. The price was competitive in a fairly expensive country, but the service and food quality were unforgettable. Our waitress could tell us exactly what was in each dish and where these ingredients had come from, made recommendations and went out of her way to make sure we had the best experience possible. I loved just about every meal I had in Iceland, but my fish stew at Strondin was truly outstanding. I'd recommend this restaurant over just about anywhere else we ate.

  • Visited September 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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