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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
Special Diets
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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Reviewed October 31, 2019 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 October 31, 2019

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 October 28, 2019 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 October 25, 2019 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
Thank mrandyreynolds
Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

Great food and lovely atmosphere - friendly staff - we had the duck starter followed by the char and scallops- lamb chosen by the chaps - all excellent chosen by y me

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MaryHCheltenham
Reviewed October 3, 2019

We chose Forrettabarinn based on great reviews and we were not disappointed. We ordered a variety of ala carte items incluing Arctic char, lamb, and salmon. All were very good. Sticky toffee pudding was excellent. Great service

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

Spent an extremely pleasant evening with my family in this bustling and welcoming eatery. I ordered the 'Sea Horse', a fixed menu, and every course was faultless. Main man, Robert, is an artist with the ingredients he has combined. The staff are attentive and friendly....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed September 26, 2019

The specialty of the house is horse; most Americans are not into munching on Mr. Ed, but that being said, stick with the cod and lamb-- tried both and they are good. We really liked the staff (the waitress from the Univ. of Texas) and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank oborozuki
Reviewed September 21, 2019

I had made a reservation online weeks before arriving to Reykjavik for my husbands birthday dinner, and had no problems with this upon arrival. I ordered a glass of wine, and the waiter was kind enough to tell me that it was happy hour currently,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Aimsey5
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

This was by far the best food we have had since arriving 5 days ago. The quality for the price is unmatched and their willingness to accommodate a gluten allergy was much appreciated. This was done without compromising the taste of the food. It irritates...More

Date of visit: September 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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