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Seafood restaurant
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, European, Healthy, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 20, 2020

I had heard such good things about this place. Went there on a Saturday night with my 2 girlfriends. The food was very good and we were enjoying our wine in good company. We bought a second bottle of white wine and once the waiter...brought the opened bottle to the table and poured us each a glass, he told us to finish up, because he already had the next seating waiting for the table! Why no tell us when we ordered the bottle of wine??More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

Keep in mind that you only eat fish on the menu, there is no meat, the fish is delicious and they present it with vegetables and roasted potatoes with a plate, it is eaten well in the Icelandic price line, the service is very good...and it is located in centerMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

A great place to have lunch on a terrace facing the cathedral, which is ideal on a sunny day. Though portions are quite small, food is creative with an excellent value lunch menu. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 6, 2020

Lovely little spot in the downtown core. (the sister restaurant in the Marina looks to be an entirely different "style" (decor) and was closed during our stay. The "fish pans" were excellent - each with a different selection of fish, sauces, and veg with fresh...spinach wilting on top. I can highly recommend the monkfish combination. I am usually looking for another new experience when i travel but in this case, i simply wanted to return day after day to try each of the combinations. We reserved to ensure that we got a spot and I was glad that we did. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 5, 2020

Wow! Came here for lunch and it was fantastic. The waiter was excellent, and described each of the fish I hadn't tried before in an easy to understand, matter of fact way (in perfect English). And then when the food came it was sensational -...I had the Atlantic Wolffish and it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely go back, and will be recommending Messinn to everyone I know visiting Reykjavik.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 31, 2020

We had group service of two different fish stew dishes, both were very different and very tasty. These people know their fish cooking! Icelandic rye bread is also delicious.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Very helpfull staff with food intolerance. They can replace ingrediens after your need. The fish burger was out standing and the wine menu very good!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Excellent fish, and reasonable prices compared to everywhere else we went during one week. Good wine selection too.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

We went here twice during our stay in Iceland. Excellent food and reasonable lunch prices. We recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

The dish pictured was very tasty (and I don't like fish!). In fact, we saw 2 members of the tour waiting for Messinn to open the next night so they could eat more of this dish.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Jennifer S
March 27, 2019|
Response from vykintasz2017 | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress code. It’s a very nice place but it’s not a high end restaurant. Very rustic interiors.
March 25, 2019|
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Response from Myca S | Reviewed this property |
You can check out the menus in English on Messinn's website. There are two locations - the Laekjargotu one is near Tjornin (the pond) and the other one is near the Maritime Museum. From what I've seen, the one near the pond... More
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  • Messinn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5