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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.
$14 - $64
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, International
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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Located across the street from our hotel and provides good choice of beers and food. Tapas plates in various combinations. Portions are large which seems typical of Reykjavik.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night so was quiet but still a nice relaxed atmosphere Great set four course menu , good value for Reykjavík. Smoked salmon and lamb delicious. Happy hour until 7 pm so great for drinks before dinner !

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank cheltsally44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another TA find, booked due to its location to our hotel and the great reviews previously. Forrettabarrin is around 7-8 mins walk from the city hall area of town, simple to find - two turns only needed to get towards the harbour. We booked a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank El-Paradiso
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came to eat here with our toddler on a week night. The service was a bit slow, we stood at the front for a minute or two before being seated as no one was around except the chefs in the back....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kthxbb
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite in Iceland, perfect meal to get 1 small and 2 bigger. They only serf small dishes but that is the key to try the best of it and your favorits, what ever fish, meat or other.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank halldore2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here this evening, each course was absolutely delicious and presented to an excellent standard. The drinks were good, service exemplary and the prices reasonable, I'd definitely recommend to a friend!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank L1673PYrichardt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we (4 adults with a healthy appetite and foodies) went there on a whim and without a reservation on a Wednesday evening. The place has two sections, the restaurant and a bar/pub part where food is also served. Both sections were busy, bit not...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank TheAng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow – just visited forrettabarin in Iceland and it was incredible. Had the 4 course tasting menu and it was spectacular. Each course the right size and balanced beautifully. I left very full but not uncomfortably. Set in a small street in a warming open...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank chesterfoodie67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy - fab food - perfectly sized portions and for poor old Brits of course pound is horrible but this didn’t make you cry!! Would happily have Easter here every evening!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank amandaBuffy66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place from the food to the atmosphere - best lamb I've ever had, great fish - good value for money

Date of visit: October 2019
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September 10, 2019|
Response from RobertOlafsson | Property representative |
Hi. Yes we are. Set menu on NYE only. A la carte on NYD. Robert
Janet S
February 6, 2019|
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
January 15, 2019|
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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