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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I love this restaurant. I particularly like their fish. I highly recommend this place and I like to sit at the window and look at the sea and the boats.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

We ordered the sample smorgasbord, goulash soup and bistro salad all of which were very good which is a rarity nowadays in Iceland.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

We found this place tucked away in the Conference Centre on the waterfront. Many men were sitting around playing and learning chess, but we were made welcome. I had the lamb soup and husband had the fish soup. Both were very good. Quite expensive but...filling and delicious. We had ordered the smaller sizes but the kitchen made an error and served us the large sizes. "Your lucky day" said the chef with a big smile. It was and we were only charged for the smaller sizes.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

I wanted to try out this place due to it's great scenario location and checked the homepage for brunch info, but no price or other info where there, just timing, so I figured, since its open I can always go for the menu, if the...Sunday brunch is not looking good. And the brunch did actually not look so well at first glance for the 3900 ISK (32usd) plus I could not order from the menu until later in the day. I didn't see anything about that on the homepage. I would have gone elsewhere at this point if I didn't have a gift card there in wanted to use since I don't live in this town, so I gave the brunch a try. 1st af all it's not all that big selection or 2 types of meat, pork and lamp, scrambled eggs, bacon, one type of sausage, salmon and 2 types of cakes for dessert. And of course some dressings and vegetables with the meat and some bread and such. I could have handled it better if not for the fact that it was all cold and I seriously doubt that there was any heating at all in the boxes for the meat and eggs. The lamb looked like old fashioned boiled meat, a while a go, but the pork had good crunch that saved what could be saved, but cold like the scrambled eggs that where starting to dry up and shift colour. The bacon was cold, but fried pretty right for my taste, a while ago, like the lamb. The service was decent but not professional and looking around the restaurant made me wonder why this place didn't do anything to make it's own soul within this cultural building of Akureyri. it's just dead cold grey walls all around and only one painting on the restaurant floor. it's even hard to figure where the restaurant floor starts and ends but I might have to to with the house owner as well. it's rather sad because the scenario from this place is one of the best you can get in Icelandic restaurants for sure. the brunch is Sundays from 11-14pm and I was there just after 13 but the place had no ambition to keep the brunch alive, warm and tasteful. It might have been ok by 11, I mean all warm, but the selection was however not worth 3900 ISK, warm or cold. There was also no ambition to have little signs on the table to read what's on the dishes so overall it's just a kind of lazy restaurant with lack of ambition.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

Came with a friend for lunch. I had a selection of small open scandinavian sandwiches. THIS WAS SO GOOD!. Totally recommend. Ingredients very fresh and everything freshly made. Price was affordable. A lot of things on the menu looked good. They also have a daily...special that was tempting. Surroundings might be nicer. There was a lecture going on in the corner which made conversation with my friend challenging.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

we enjoyed our meal here however make sure you have a long time as it was slow to come and they do leave you to sit untill you call for attention, the food was worth the wait and our second favourite meal while here in...AkureyriMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Need to have plenty of time to eat. Service was slow and we had to rush to finish meal to go whale watching eventhough we had asked and were assured we would be served quickly - we were there over an hour and a half....Food and de-caf coffee goodMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

A group of 7 20 year old girls went for brunch, we have been here before and the brunch buffet was really good but today there was no buffet and they didn't let us know when we called to make a reservation, so when we...arrived we had to order some standard plate and asked what was on it, they described it as pancakes, chicken, eggs and bacon and fruit which sounded okay. Then the plate came... 3 TINY pancakes, disgusting looking bacon, very small portion of eggs, the smallest piece of watermelon and orange I have ever seen, 2 slices of baguette bread and a single chicken leg, and one of us didn't even get the chicken because they ran out of chicken and gave her the nastiest looking vegan sausages instead. We asked if we were paying the same for this as the buffet and they said that the buffet costs 3690 ISK and that this plate was 2990 ISK - personally I would have been willing to pay 1200 ISK MAX for this plate and we said to the server girl that we were very sorry but we are not willing to pay for this and that she could just take it back, we also told her that we knew this wasn't her fault but we were simply expecting something else. Four of us sent back our plates and 3 of us stayed behind because they just wanted to eat something immediately and didn't want to bother going somewhere else. When walking out the manager, a middle aged woman came out and called after us that "We knew exactly what we were getting", my friend said that she didn't even get a chicken like promised and wasn't asked or offered anything else and the manager retorted that "she could have had the chicken" which didn't make sense since they ran out and also told us that everyone else was completely satisfied with this and she was extremely rude to us, probably because we are young and she feels like she can be mean to us instead of just apologizing or leaving it be - we also saw the people on the table behind us leave without touching their plates and not paying before we got our plates and the manager just said to them that they don't have the buffet today because the restaurant was open late last night or something and was not rude to them at all but I guess she feels she can yell at us just because we are young. Ps. None of us have ever in our life sent back a plate, complained or refused to pay but this situation was so ridiculous we just had to say something and stand up for ourselves, we were not rude and we apologized to the server and we probably would have just let this go had she not decided to call out after us when we were quietly leaving.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Had a coffee here before the whale watching boat trip. Pleasant view of the jetty/harbour, plus top up & free WiFi so no complaints!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

This neat little Bistro is inside the rather brutalist architect-style cultural centre, called the Hof, set on the waterside. Overlooking the water, at the far end of a high-ceilinged hall, there is a small bar and kitchen with a nice selection of uncomplicated dishes, open...sandwiches and soup. As with everywhere we ate, iced water is provided, so you can avoid the steeply-priced drinks. We had a tasty - smaller portion- lamb soup, with delicious fresh local bread and a salmon dish. Grab a seat by the window and relax.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This restaurant is located inside the cultural/information centre of Akureyri (HOF), with the view to the harbour. The food has a very good quality and the service is excellent.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

had a brunch, nice surroundings, excellent service, rich and delicious brunch buffet with many courses to choose from. Dessert table loaded with cakes and icecream etc.. I have to come here again to try more of this delocious food.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

In the original and very central Cultural Center of Akureyri, you can eat or drink. Really luminous and calm place. A bit expensive but really delicious. Soup, salads, cakes, etc

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Had the Sunday brunch and it was pretty ordinary for the price of 3650 isk. Chicken breast was dry and the one I was most excited about, the macaroons, were chewy. Smoked salmon was good and the salads didn't have too much of a variety....It is presented really well tho and I didn't try the beef or the pork so that could be good. Fruit was fresh. With the food that I had, I would give it a 3, the staff is super friendly & I like them a lot so they get a 5, the ambiance & food presentation is a 5 & the price would be good for Iceland considering you can get a small cheese pizza for 2100, the price for this brunch buffet is reasonable.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Came in tvice and had Lunch with my wife and had the open sandwitch platter and it was overall outstanding the service was gread and the ambiens nice, the secund time i had the sunday brunch buffet witch was outstanding also

Date of visit: December 2016
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5