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Islenski barinn The Icelandic Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$10 - $30
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Gastropub

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Icelandic through and through. Icelandic cuisine with a twist. Not touristy, more the place for travelers to mix with the locals. The only bar in the world that serves all Icelandic beers and spirits.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Gastropub
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews reindeer burger surf and turf burger waffle fries lamb fish and chips onion rings mashed potatoes whale meat salad curry skyr smoked ham langoustines lobster arctic char bread fermented shark
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main reason we came there was to have whale which mainly is a touristic dish anyway, and that's also the target group for that restaurant. The waiters are very friendly, service is good and the food absolutely solid and good. Maybe it's missing that...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RamonA1866
Reviewed 3 days ago

We shared a large beef n cheese burger, dressed with lettuce tomatoes etc. and a side of waffle fries. Comes with “The up north sauce”, not knowing what it was like We got it on the side, ended up loving the sauce. The beef burger...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank usroadrats
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice little cosy place, with more of a pub-like feeling. Prices are good (as for Iceland) - mains were about 2-3k. Food was very good, the Icelandic platter was absolutely great. They also offer kids portions, although not in the menu, which was great,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank b0k0r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the fermented shark. Ended up having Whale to boot. Great menu. Not extensive but everything received well. The shark is a must try, mainly because the waiters tell you how to eat it and seemed concerned for you. Really good experience, my...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank selbycabbage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of locals eat here. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Lots of choices on the menu from seafood to reindeer. They even have puffin and whale .

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank LishMcM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we went there twice. It had good food at a good value. The atmosphere felt very much like a pub but the food was not pub food (much better).

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MillerWaterBugs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food in a casual atmosphere. Great for anyone even families. They do have a bar. Try one of the hamburgers. I had the reindeer burger and it was awesome! Be adventurous. We would have gone back a second time if we were there one...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this place after us not being able to find decent - on the “cheaper side food”. Service was great, they fit us in even though we didn’t have a reservation! Great food and drink suggestion & fast service. Great food! Would...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Voyage682636
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to go for typical Icelandic food, go there, go for shark, try fish and shots perfect- but tell them a starter does not come with the main course! - was annoying to see the lamp shanks getting cold while we where exploring...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank langweiler22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family of 4 from the US. We saw great reviews on TripAdvisor so we tried earlier on in the day to make a reservation for dinner, but were told no reservations would be taken. We then went to the restaurant at dinner time, waited...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Response from bac0ngf | Reviewed this property |
We ordered many of the small dishes. Then we went to eat at another restaurant. There was happy hour for drink specials so check the time.
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