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Gamla Vinhusid

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian
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Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
+354 565 1130
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearly 1400 before we arrived which meant most other lunchtime diners were finished. Good service and our starter, which we shared, of Gravlax arrived quickly and was very tasty. We both had an entrecote steak, cooked well and presented with a jacket potatoe, beetroot ju and roasted vegetables.

Thank r4penn
Kopavogur, Iceland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a birthday dinner on a friday. we had already ordered a table but when we came about 5 minutes late our table was not ready. We ordered a lamb fille, beef and a hamburger. I asked for the vine menu three times until the waitress came and told us that they did not had the opertunity to... More 

Thank Harpa S
Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at an Airbnb in Hafnarfjordur and this was within walking distance so we ate here the first night. Nice little place with a mix of typical fare and traditional Icelandic food. One friend had the whale steak (he couldn't really describe the taste, not fishy or like animal meat but liked it) and another had the horse... More 

1 Thank tnix13
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in here my first night in Iceland since it was next door to my Gasthaus. The decor and lighting make it very intimate. The staff was friendly and the food superb. I tried a whale steak for the first time. I would steal a line from the pork industry and say that whale is the other red meat.... More 

1 Thank CoachDanCox
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal here. We stayed at the T10 Iceland so about a 15 minute walk into Hafnarfjordur. Looks quite a traditional style restaurant with quirky features. Expensive by British standards for one main course with 1 beer was £35 each. We had steak which was tasty though. Enjoyable evening and would recommend.

Thank atownee
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The food was quite good, we each had the horse burger and found it to be very good. The prices were good for Iceland (everything in Iceland is expensive).

Thank wooddog66
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We went on a whim. Glad we did, the food was nice and the service great. We all had beef steaks. But you do have the choice of Horse, Whale, Lamb etc if that takes your fancy. The restaurant has a traditional feel to it with a nice atmosphere. I would happily go again.

Thank John81uk
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Lobster's soup is way too salty till unable to taste lobster. As of the whale meat was too raw and the vegetable serve with whale meat is too oily. Overall it is indeed a disappointment.

Thank Sabrina O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited today around 5pm in between tours and the restaurant was nearly empty which we took as a bad sign, but considering the time made sense and more people arrived later on. I had beef steak and fries medium-rare and my partner had the burger - both were cooked perfectly and went down very well! Then we both had... More 

Thank Colederby
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The food was just absolutely delicious, after dinner we stayed for a few drinks and it was really reasonable price! I have to mention the waitress and rest of staff were so wonderful, cheerful and genuine! Will definitely go there again, no doubt.

Thank anikachu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesturgata 4, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Hafnarfjordur
  • Phone Number: +354 565 1130

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