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Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar

Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 558 0000
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“surf and turf” (38 reviews)
“fish combo” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (67 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful meal here on one of our last nights in Reykjavik, made better by our wonderful server, Thrudur. Initially seated at a table next to a very large, very celebratory party, we could not even carry on a conversation with each other,...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation for two on Friday evening at 7pm. The place was quite busy. We each had a starter and a main dish with drinks. We recommend the fishsoup, the duck and the beef-ribeye (my bf said it was the best ribeye he...More

Thank Universe88
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with group, 11 of us were put on a table that should only fit 8, so some could not sit properly at the table and my chair was in the walk way and as it did not fit up next to the table i...More

Thank Kristjan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is in a cellar, as the name would suggest. Being in a cellar gives it a romantic and cozy atmosphere, which would be perfect for a date night or even for a small meeting. Everything we had was delicious.

Thank Shofsan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week on a Thursday at 5:30, before the rush. We were underdressed having been camping, but were welcomed in and served by great people. The food was wonderful! Yes, it's very expensive, but this is the restaurant to splurge. They have...More

Thank TiggerHere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk of our hotel. Fantastic food!!! Great ambiance!! So glad this restaurant was recommended!

Thank BellevueCW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matarkjallarinn is simply wonderful--it is clearly one of the very best restaurants in Reykjavik. The chefs are extremely talented at creating beautiful, delicious, textured food whether it is seafood, beef or vegetables. Drinks are creative, the ambience is dark and cozy, and the service is...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food tour recommended this restaurant to us. It was outstanding! My wife loves lamb and I hate it. She orders lamb and I ordered fish. Mine was good. Hers was even better. The lamb was cut like a thick steak and tasted great. Not...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing drinks, amazing atmosphere and decor. Definitely one of my top favourite in Reykjavík and would recommend to anyone.

Thank skvisey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service!!! Everyone was friendly and gave great recommendations for food. We had the lamb and vegetable platter. Also had a charr appetizer that was excellent. Wine suggestion was great too!!! Loved the atmosphere and everything about it. We were celebrating my daughters...More

Thank herdfan1234
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November 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Matarkjallarinn | Property representative |
Good afternoon Unfortunately we are closed on 24th and 25th of december. Kind regards THe Food Cellar
November 14, 2017|
Response from Matarkjallarinn | Property representative |
Good afternoon Sorry for the late response. We are fully booked for NYE but feel free to send us an e-mail if you are interested in going on our waitinglist. Kind regards The Food Cellar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $93
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 558 0000
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The Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar situated in an 160 year old building in the center of Reykjavík. We like to think that Food is for your body and music is for your soul. Brasserie is the style of food, focusing on icelandic finest ingredients. The bar has good selection of fine cocktails put together by our outstanding bartenders.
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