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Old Iceland Restaurant

Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 6131
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish soup” (130 reviews)
“lamb” (258 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had heard that there were a few excellent places in Reykjavik for dinner. We stopped in to Old Iceland Restaurant after our Blue Lagoon afternoon expecting something good to eat. I had the Ling listed on the menu and it was so much better...More

Thank murrayo48
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend this restaurant for a chance to savour the tastes of Iceland. Although very much a tourist spot, they did an amazing job on the food. No disappointment there.

Thank 1960trishm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding cozy atmosphere, friendly and professional service and an ace in the kitchen. We decided to have our first meal in Iceland here and set a bar that will be difficult to reach. We had Icelandic Cod, and Braised Lamb accompanied by root vegetables. Impossible...More

Thank RickCA
Reviewed 4 days ago

My hotel recommended that I give this restaurant a try. Its is in a central location and has a friendly atmosphere and specialises in serving well cooked local food. I selected the three couse menu and ordered the cod dish and found it delicious and...More

1  Thank DiamondDiva771
Reviewed 5 days ago

For two years since my husband's last trip to Iceland, I have been hearing about the fish soup at Old Iceland. It's no wonder he's been talking about it because it is one of the best dishes I've ever tasted! We both agree our meal...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I ate here for dinner as our go-all-out night. We wanted a dining experience and we got a fabulous one! Lots of courses, different drinks for each (you can chose non-alcoholic, beer or wine - all were superb! and mostly with Icelandic...More

Thank beekayebee
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first dinner in Iceland, but also the best. Great seafood and local Icelandic Fish & Meat

Thank usviking2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a late lunch here and decided to have a few of the starters. The seafood soup, lamb soup, the salad with cheese, and the scallops. Everything tasted good but wish the seafood soup had more seafood as most of it is broth. The...More

Thank RAR1126
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quaint lovely restaurant three doors down from our hotel. Wonderful service, delicious food. Had the vegetarian dish which was wonderful, two of us had the cod, and one of us the lamb which was reported to be "the best lamb ever"! Great friendly service. Really...More

Thank Ilana Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner on our last night in Iceland. The food was interesting and delicious and the restaurant cute and comfortable while still being very nice. The portions were very big and the mix of flavours on the plate were...More

Thank SpicyBug
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking time to write this nice review about us. We really appreciate all of your kind words on our food, service and atmosphere. Always welcome back to Old Iceland restaurant :) Best wishes, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson

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Where can we park our rental car close to your restaurant? Is a reservation for 2 recommended? We have to be at the airport by 22:00. How much time should we allow to get there after dinner? Thank you.
May 10, 2017|
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Kathy R
Do you serve food suitable for coeliacs gluten free? Thank you
February 19, 2017|
Response from Þorsteinn G | Property representative |
Dear Kathy We have several gluten free options on the menu 😀
Kimberly M
Hi - are you open on labour day, May 1st?
February 9, 2017|
Response from Þorsteinn G | Property representative |
Hi there Kimberly. Yes we are open on May 1st
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 6131
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We are a family run restaurant with icelandic home cooking. Our speciality is on seafood and icelandic lamb. We also offer a choice of three or a five course set menu

Sunday - Wednesday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-22:00
Thursday - Saturday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-23:00