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The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then,…
The Laedjarbrekka restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland is a culinary delight located on the main shopping street in an old original building to add to its charm. The service is warm and gracious and unhurried. This is a must visit in Reykjavik!!
Most people we spoke to highly rated this restaurant as did our friends we were with. We didn’t have starters but main meals and I had the grilled rump steak supposedly medium which is wasn’t and was accompanied by rocket lettuce leaves and a few...More
No reservation and they sat us anyway -- we got lucky on timing. Specialty cocktails were very good and then our table ordered a variety of items -- reindeer burger with onion jam and berries, arctic char, lamb, etc... Everyone loved their meals. And enough...More
Made reservations to celebrate my spouse's birthday. Came in to the restaurant and explicitly told the guy/host who attended us, that we were celebrating a birthday. The tall, slender young guy said: " don't worry, I will tell your waitress and what we do is...More
We had originally planned to have the christmas menu but due to our northern lights tour being rescheduled we had to rush in and out. The staff were great about this and the food (arctic char and smoked lamb) was delicious!
Our group of 12 arrived without a reservation on Sunday evening but the staff was happy to accomodate us. The food was amazing - Arctic Char, Mountain & Bay, Cod, Christmas Platter and even Reindeer Burger! They even prepared a last minute “Birthday Cake” for...More
This restaurant is located inside one of the oldest houses in Iceland and still standing since Iceland was founded. We went here to eat on our last night in Iceland - the food was amazing. Everything was tasty and delicious. It’s a bit pricey but...More
Cosy setting for a special meal. The Christmas menus were delicious. The staff made us feel welcome and provided helpful recommendations. Fine wine options as well. This was a special birthday dinner which met all expectations for a special occasion.