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) #1 of 369 Restaurants in Reykjavik $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 517 1800
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been here for over a week and tonight's dinner here was way beyond anything we have had heretofore. The hot smoked salmon, the duck salad, the chicken quesadilla and the lamb appetizers were all a home run with the six of our party....More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed yesterday

Gret little place with small sampling plates, horse, smoked salmon etc. All the dishes were excellent and fairly priced. Fun evening.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everytime I go I have a friendly service and the best food. There is menu options in the menu compare to most of the restaurants in Reykjavik. Whatever I choose, I like it. If I am in the mood for healthy food, I can have...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here on our first night in Iceland, and it served as a spectacular introduction to the European island nation. The service was speedy and particularly helpful and friendly. The lobster soup is a must; I can easily name this as the best soup...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small plates restaurant and bar is worth visiting when in Reykjavik. Visited with friends for drinks and dinner and it was exceptional! Great vibe for a relaxed dinner and the food was incredible. Had the hot smoked salmon and horse along with some local...More

Thank Dave709NL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a favorite directly in Reykjavik. Great food and service. Tried different starters and fish dishes, everything really tasty and good. The Arctic char, amazing :)!

Thank Markus T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This city isn't cheap. But of all the places we ate, only Forrettabarrin truly delivered on a great local dining experience with quality that aligned with the price. We ordered the duck, the char, the smoked salmon, the cod, and the lamb. Hard to even...More

Thank SBinNorCal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is close to the old harbor. The place is very nice, open space with open kitchen. Prices are aligned with Icelandic's. Every course has its authentic flavor. Really worth to have dinner here!

Thank Francipgl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual and comfortable vibe. Friendly greeting and seated immediately. Polite, professional and friendly service. Smoked salmon-- way tasty Mussels-- garlicky and way tasty Cod-- way tasty Creme brûlée--tasty I've never had horse. Asked the food server if I could try an appetizer portion...both she and...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried out the loubstersoup, the lamb and the horse, and it all was excellent. Very nice staff and good atmosphere. We also testet two of the desserts , and the chocolate case was perfect😆

Thank Event C
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Luke John O
October 6, 2016|
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Response from 318mary | Reviewed this property |
I think about €7 for starters and puddings and €15 for mains
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $65
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nylendugata 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Forrettabarinn)
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 517 1800
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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.
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