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Reviewed March 26, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is a stand alone building located in the center of town. The dining area is clean, bright and nicely decorated. Their menu offers various local dishes. We had the lobster soup to start. Rich, creamy and very tasty with chunks of langoustines. Salad...greens were fresh and crisp. The pickled cucumbers were a nice addition. We enjoyed the fish and chips as well as the grilled arctic char. Desserts were warm chocolate cake and licorice oat pancakes with ice cream. Service was excellent. Staff was pleasant and attentive. She warmly greeted us as soon as we walked in. She checked to make sure things were ok during dinner. Overall a good place to dine if you're looking to try good local foods.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

This small restaurant is nicely decorated, give you a homely type of feeling. place is very clean but service can be better. We like the foods here, the lobster soup is kind of rich and with some Coco taste, yum. The chicken with rissoto rice...comes with a lemon twist. The Brownie with ice cream and berries are nice. Foodwise 4.5 Stars.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

The worst brunch I have tasted the best part of the brunch was the potatoes and they where basic ass potatoes...

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

We walked through passed it and we thought it will be a lovely place to eat for lunch. It was nice and romantic! It was snowing outside. The ordered fish and chips and lobster soup. Both plated very tasty!!!! I wish the soup was warmer!...Also it was a bit child in there. Everything else was great. The staff very friendly. Also they bring you bread and salty butter before you start you meal for free. We had a great time!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

Very pleasant waiter who explained the origin of some dishes and lovely Icelandic food in traditional old building. I wish they’d cleared the icy path to the front door though.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 7, 2020

Me and my son har a great experience with incredible food, we had a main dish of slow cooked pork and an Icelandic donuts with homemade ice cream that tasted fantastic

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020

We stumbled across this restaurant situated at the end of Laugavegur. The main restaurant was full but we were more than happy to sit near the bar which was quieter and with the fairy lights in the windows much prettier. The food was excellent, the...pork tender, the fish beautiful and moist and all ready to be photoed and instagrammed. Service was excellent and the waiter spoke excellent English and had a great sense of humour. If we had stayed longer we would have gone back. Recommended given its very central locationMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic local cuisine very well cooked, friendly and professional staff, comfortable setting, interesting art

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020

We came here after we saw that it was set in one of the oldest buildings in Iceland and the traditional meals they served. We had the lobster soup and it was HANDS DOWN the BEST meal I have ever had. I can still taste...it!! You cannot go wrong. Such a beautiful place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

I didn't eat here unfortunately, but I was there in January and saw that they served mulled wine, so I decided to pop in. The restaurant was spotless, and I was alone and told that I could take my choice of seats. I was traveling...alone and decided on a window seat in the front so I could people watch. The waiter was very attentive and kind, and we had a lovely conversation about Icelandic culture and folklore (specifically, the Christmas Cat, which is visible from the restaurant). We had a fantastic conversation, and I heard him speaking to customers in both English and Spanish. I plan to come back to Reykjavik again this will absolutely be one of my stops!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Lovely family meal on Christmas Day. We didn’t have to order the set menu. I had the cod which was perfection. My daughter loved the lamb. My son’s pork belly was too salty. Ambience of the restaurant was quaint and cosy. Service was very good.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 31, 2019

We had a lovely meal here with good wine at a reasonable price. I had lamb and the other three had seafood and everyone was quite pleased. It was convenient to downtown, just a block from the PM's residence and nearly across from the Cultural...Hall.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 31, 2019

We had made plans for Christmas dinner at another restaurant, which was suddenly "temporarily closed", so we were scrambling for options when I realized that this lovely place was open. We took a chance and showed up at the door, and they were able to...seat us immediately for a (very) late lunch. I'm so glad things worked out the way they did! Our meal was fabulous! We started off with an amazing sampler platter of appetizers - everything from herring, to reindeer, to goose, lamb and salmon. Every bite more delicious than the last! For dinner, I had a delicious mandarin salmon dish and my husband had the lamb - which he said was the best he had ever eaten - rounded out by the reindeer burger and fried cod for our sons. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and would love a chance to visit again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem whilst fighting my way through the Christmas crowds .. well worth the fight .. delicious food at reasonable price

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 15, 2019

Atmospheric restaurant. Building dates back to 1834. Friendly staff. Tasty food at reasonable prices considering eating out in Iceland costs more than in the UK. We had not booked, but getting there at about 18:00 on a Friday night we got a table. It got...busier after that. We had a set menu, The Icelandic Feast, which included lamb as mains was exceptional in tast and texture. Best lamb dish ever! Will return to this restaurant on our next visit in the spring.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Response from PeterO475 | Reviewed this property |
They change the menu regularly and keep up with the seasons.
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No dress code for future diners curious about this.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5