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HANNESARHOLT is a hidden gem a few blocks from the center of Reykjavík. Historic home of the late Hannes Hafstein, Iceland's first Minister of State, poet and politician. Built in 1915, and remained a home until 2007, now restored and opened to the public. • Cafe and restaurant in the delightful dining rooms on the first floor • City walks from Hannesarholt of the historic center of town by appointment • Cultural events and musical performances year round in the music hall • Conference rooms - private parties • Historic short doc on Hannes Hafstein and the formative years of the city HANNESARHOLT IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A NOURISHING VISIT IN A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE, AT THE GATE BETWEEN THE PAST
$1,500 - $2,500
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
European, Scandinavian
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is such a nice and cosey place the food is good and the caces they Bake spectacular. And hilda ouer waitress was the nicest and frendliest person. I Definatly will go back there. Its a very old and cute bulding and with some furniture...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank 985bigb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment that Hilda (Hrafnhildur) welcomed us in, this was a pleasure. The dining rooms are pretty and comfortable, the cakes were warm from the oven and delicious. But the surprise was the tour of the home lived in by Hannes Hafstein, a progressive...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Gaby F
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We discovered this restaurant by chance, since it is in a residential area , and decided to have dinner there. It was really a perfect dining experience in every way. The atmosphere was excellent because the restaurant is small and cozy and beautifully furnished. It...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed February 16, 2019

We came there for lunch, in a small group and enjoyed expertly made food. I personally ordered a pan fried halibut which was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere in the cosy dining area was really nice and the service cannot be faulted in any way....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Sæmundur Óskar H
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Came with group of 20, had a meeting and lunch. Little slow service but food worth waiting for. Restaurant sent my the bill after long period of time and I paid after still longer time. Few weeks after payment a new bill has emerged for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Þorvaldur F
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Exellant restaurant. Live music lovely athmosphere. The former home of the first minister in Iceland.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ingólfur G
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on recommendation by the Hotel Holt which was within easy walking distance. The restaurant is set in a really beautiful and historic building. The food was sublime and far exceeded our expectation. The setting and ambiance were second to none. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RPRedman
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place while walking towards Hallgrimskirkja. Looked at menu and chef came outside and said “come on in don’t be shy”. So we did! And the food was phenomenal. I had the poached egg with trout (which he made with salmon per my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TalDallas
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Great food - reasonably priced for Iceland. Caters for vegans also. History of venue being the old house of a previous Iceland leader also very interesting. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank GrandTour817635
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We were near the american embassy and we were looking for a brunch... We discovered a place where the food meets culture, tradition and innovation. Everything was absolutely perfect. Congratulations!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mario_co8888
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