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We serve starters of all sizes from around the world, made out of Iceland's freshest ingredients and seasonal game. Forrettabarinn is a true gem in the oldest part of town, in the fresh sea air down by the harbor.Our wine and beer-list matches perfectly the spirit of the ever changing menu of our sometimes "experimental kitchen".We offer you exciting new angles to traditional dishes with a vibrant atmosphere and warm service.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Healthy, Scandinavian, International
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, 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, Live Music
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

Went to this restaurant in March 2020 just before COVID restrictions. It is in the old town near the harbour. The 4 course tasting menu is excellent value for money (range from 5450 - 6950) and a great way to try Icelandic contemporary food. Every...course was delicious and very good portions. It is a quirky bar with also a great happy hour - cocktails, wine and beer. Service was extremely efficient and friendly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

My partner and I had a great time, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Since it is a appetiser restaurant it feels very elegant in the the way the food is presented and that you can have several courses but with a...relaxed rather than pretentious vibe.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

I tried the cod fish, horse meat and langoustine soup, and they were all great. The portions were a bit bigger than expected which makes the price not so bad. Service was great and cocktails of the day too. Would recommend and come back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

Great food, very nice design and excellent service! The menu was full of great dishes willingbto taste all of them!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Was looking for a nice place for dinner in Reykjavík and walked by this place and checked out the menu. It was a quick sell and later on our way back from town, we went in to book a table! The food was outstanding! Innovative...and delicious! Service was attentive and professional. I can only recommend this place!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Food was fantastic as was the service. Would highly recommend this restaurant. We all went for a different 4 course meal off their menu and all of them were fantastic!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. We had the set menu which was good value and tasty. Would go back and try the a la carte next time.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant. We had capachio, salmon and mussels. very delicious. Near the harbor you can find.a parking spot very friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

So we found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to give it a go due to the reviews. First of all, the price is very reasonable for a restaurant in Iceland, especially the set meals in which I had the 'Fly fish'. The service...from the staff was amazing, they were very attentive and helped to arrange a special suprise for my mum's birthday. The food served was also amazing, we couldn't fault it at all. The size of the set meal was perfect, you will definitely be completely filled up from it! I would definitely recommend you give this place a visit if you go to Iceland. Great service and great food for a nice price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Amazing four-course tasting menu with the best soup I have ever had (you must try the langoustine soup!). Thanks :)

Date of visit: February 2020
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clarek2508
September 10, 2019|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are. Set menu on NYE only. A la carte on NYD. Robert
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Janet S
February 6, 2019|
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Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi Janet. Yes we are open every night from 4 PM You are welcome to book online at our website. Best regards Róbert
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H7737DXsamantham
January 15, 2019|
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Response from adrianab440 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I am sure that won’t be a problem. They have a lovely selection of fish and seafood. As well as vegetable dishes. Enjoy!
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