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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Spanish, Grill, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 512 8181
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Went out for a dinner and got this wonderfull lobstertails, ovenbaked fish and irish coffe for desert. Very good and the fis in this restaurant is fantastic.

Thank Bergthora Margr... J
Reykjavik, Iceland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Nice and lively restaurant with good ambiance and ok service. The place was rather busy and mainly tourists. the food was good.

Thank KarenPeed
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

*Visited Dec14* Reading here it looks like this may no longer be a tapas restaurant? Regardless, our visit was excellent - very, very nice food with a perfect selection of seafoods and meats. Great, attentive and friendly service. Assuming it's in the same hands, I can only assume it would be worth a visit for great food and service.

Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Came across the restaurant whilst walking around the harbour area and decided to give it a try and wasn’t disappointed, in fact visited again a couple of nights later. The food was delicious, Icelandic lamb is amazing, also tried the beef and the salmon which were delicious too. Great variety on the menu and the staff were attentive, friendly and... More 

Thank GSCDurham
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

We walked in off the street with no previous knowledge of this restaurant and were more than pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and fun atmosphere. It is located in the harbor area, fresh fish seems to be a must here. I would definitely return!

Thank Kalvia96
Warrenton, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Every dish was perfect.We appreciate good food and cook at home so when we get great food out its a pleasure.

Thank Cherie D
austin, tx
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

2nd night in Iceland and went here due to the TA great reviews and it didn't disappoint. Service and ambiance were excellent, but this 4 course meal was Amazing, Great favors, presentation and the waitress did a wonderful job of explaining ingredients. Highly, highly recommend!!

Thank melissa r
Tampere, Finland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been visiting first time this restaurant at Reykjavik old harbour 2012, in that time they had great tapas meals on menu. Now, a week ago visited thee at lunch time and ate really nice portion, and second visit at dinner time with success. I recommend this lovely place with helpful and profesional staff. Only minus is that they... More 

Thank LCVH
Asker, Norway
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207 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went there with friends and all four ordered the "Fish lover" three course meal. The lobster soup was way too spicy (the cook must have been too generous with the chili oil) which we commented and without any discussion the gave us new soup and deducted a reasonable amount on the bill. With less spice in it, the soup was... More 

Thank TorKr
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'd read mixed reviews on this place and on their menu there were only 2 vegetarian options so I hesitated going however passing by when cold and hungry I thought I'd try it for lunch. I can't recommend the staff enough friendly, efficient, quick service and good food for the price. If I visi again I wouln hesitate to return

Thank yellohorse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Seafood, European, Spanish, Grill, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 512 8181
Twined for 90 years. Our casa, Sólfell, was built in 1921 and has a rich history twined with Spain. Originally Sólfell housed the production of bacalao (salted cod/saltfiskur) and Spain was by far the biggest buyer. A newspaper article from 1921 tells how the Spanish renewed the contract between the two countries. The contract was literally a big deal because the magnitude was such that the Spanish bought all the exported bacalao that year. A new Spanish contract. We have reversed things. Before the bacalao started its journey from here to Spain but now we import from Spain everything that gives us the warmth and feel of the south. Of course the bacalao has a special place in our hearts as well as on our menu along with other delicacies, enough to give you what you need to put together your dream feast, there are thousands of possible combinations. There is a certain equilibrium in the fact that we have now offer a contract with whomever enters our establishment. In it we state our determination to offer the best of the Spanish tradition in this historical house with a unique fusion of our beloved home country. Enjoy.

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