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$12 - $60
Bar, International, European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 20, 2020

We dropped in after hearing about this place from friends. We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we came in and given details about the menu and specials. We both had the daily special, which was very nice, with a salad buffet...and optional soup and coffee. Everything tasted very nice, I tried the soup which was very well seasoned. The staff was very friendly and the establishment very cosy. We’ll definitely return!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 10, 2020

Due to blizzard conditions we had to take a detour and what a gem we found! The drive, the tunnel, the countryside was enough to fulfill an other-wards disappointing trek. This restaurant did not disappoint, great service and the food was meticulous. Rare to find...the passion that went into the details of every dish. Highly recommend anything on the menu. The service was spot on.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 29, 2020

We stopped in last minute after sightseeing for the day, before heading back to our hotel. The food, atmosphere, and service was EXCELLENT . I had the salmon with pasta ,mushroom, and a cocktail. DIVINE......Everyone in our party had praise for their meal as well....I would visit again when in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 24, 2020

The bistro is easy to get to and convenient if you are visiting the lighthouses of Akranes. in a nut shell: excellent food and selection with wonderful service staff. The bistro was also very clean with special attentions being given to disinfecting surfaces since it...was during the very beginnings of the corona virus pandemic. There were four of us (three women and one man, myself) so we were able to get a variety of dishes from a wide selection. Be aware that the portions are very large. Two could easily have split each serving. In addition to the wonderful fish, lamb. and lobster dishes, the vegetable options were very delicious. Lobster bisque was rich and needed some good wine to cut the richness- this was easy to do. Salmon and cod were prepared to perfection.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We had a late lunch, the restaurant was open and welcoming. It was 10 out of 10 lunch. The food was great, wild mushroom risotto followed by pan seared salmon. Fantastic service and amenities.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

We were staying not far from Akranes so decided to stop here for a late lunch. The food was so delicious we decided to come back the next night for dinner! There are some very interesting, tasty flavor combinations. For lunch my husband had a...burger and I had the cod, which was outstanding. The next night for dinner we both had the lamb - so flavorful! The staff was very friendly and attentive, too. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020

We have visited Iceland before and so one of the days on this visit, we took a route less travelled towards Akranes. We were amazed to come across this superb restaurant. Not only was the food of the highest quality, a warm and welcoming atmosphere...but also the person who served us was so helpful and answered many of our questions about life in Iceland. She as passionate about her culture and so very interesting. She even gave us some typical Iceland 'delicacies' to try such as dried fish with butter and sheep head. It was more than just a dining experience. I cannot recommend it enough and hope to visit again one day.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Wow! A truly excellent meal at a very reasonable price. Full of locals. Always a good sign. Better than many higher class eateries in UK, like the Ivy, this food was better. We were getting fleeced in Reykjavik for eating out, then you travel out,...through the tunnel to a small town with 7000 people (first inhabited by the Irish) and find a lovely people so polite and friendly, Joseph, Selma, really looked after us. My wife's 50th. Big gamble but really pleased we did it. Northern lights are better here too!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

In Akranes, this restaurant is very charming and characteristic, offers good quality food and nice service with soft music and romantic atmosphere. The dishes are very good and fine prepared, local traditional meal is very tasty. Fish or meat meal, it's up to you, everything...is excellent. Try the lobster soup, it's Must!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

Spending a couple of nights in Akranes there's limited options for dinner. Night 1 was Gamla. Arrived at 18.00, and was the only person for a while. Service was very friendly, and efficient. I chose the asparagus soup, and Shut Up burger. Both were good,...especially with the Christmas beer. There's quite a lot of soup, so unless you're really hungry I'd go straight for the burger. Lovely food, just a little quiet, but it was a Monday.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Gamla Kaupfelagid is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4