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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Seafood restaurant
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, European, 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 5 days ago

I had the Artic Char cooked in honey and almonds, served with salad and baby potatoes. It was just delicious. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Konstantina K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious fish dinners. Efficient friendly service. Accommodated celiac (gluten free) customer. Ate there before going to a show.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Far_and_Away_4Us
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for fish dishes. The fish soup is outstanding, so is the Salt Fish mousse. For the mains, I recommend the fish pans - Arctic Char, Grilled Salmon, Panfried Redfish and Plaice. All dishes comes with hearty salad and baby potatoes.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank EpicureanWay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worked up an appetite while hiking around and happened upon this place, menu looked inviting so went in and were immediately seated for lunch. We both had the salmon fish sandwich which was perfectly prepared and delicious. If you can't make up your mind get...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank 2b00mers
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, we got lucky and got in without a reservation--Messinn was very accommodating. Second, the service was great and the fish was outstanding. I had the cod, which came in a pan with a kind of curry sauce and vegetables, and it was really tasty....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank greglY8254VO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took us three tries to get a reservation here (hint: reserve on line). The place is very cozy, the staff is friendly and quick, very helpful. The "fish pans" are a unique presentation with quite a variety of accompaniments to the main, all of which...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank abandcb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some amazing Arctic char and cod stew in this lovely restaurant. We were on a walking Food Tour and were a group of mixed nationalities, all of whom thought the food was great.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank No1chief
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second trip to Iceland and decided to eat here the first night. Had the Icelandic Plokkfiskur and the fish soup. Both were outstanding. The Icelandic Plokkfiskur is mashed up cod with onions and potatoes. A traditional Icelandic dish and was very tasty. The fish soup...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Mastachiw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Messinn which our friends had recommended. Fish pans were delicious, soup as well and we felt warmly welcomed. Nicely located as well in the old town on your way to the port.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank aka_cereal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding. I had the red fish which is like a grouper but more flaky. The sauce is one of the best I have ever tasted. My husband got the cod and enjoyed...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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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
Christoph Theod... Z
December 24, 2018|
Response from ToffeeDog | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I just ate there. I don’t wait there.
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