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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb” (225 reviews)
“fish” (130 reviews)
“arctic char” (89 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Disappointed.... soup was cold, lamb not eatable, salmon bland and flavorless, desert okay. Was hoping for alot better

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hrafnhildur E
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I was last here in December 1999 and had an exceptional meal then. Nothing has changed - great meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PeterO475
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the average Brit Iceland is expensive and we were concerned that to eat out over the weekend would require a second mortgage. This restaurant is however sensibly priced. The food is excellent and the staff efficient and friendly. It’s an old building with character...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WessexRed
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a historic juwel with Authentic icelandic Food few years ago. An experience to visit with white linen on the tables and crystall lightening in the roof. Now it looks like a cafeteria and has lost it`s charm with a meny like all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fredrikunnar2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had the cod and chips which was lovely. The level of service was very good and there was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J3732VPpaull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here ,one evening with friends. I loved this quirky little restaurant at the town end of the main street. Friendly service and very good food with prices that were about average for Reykjavik. My starter of fish soup was delicious,must admit my companion's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SomersetKeithers
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lækjarbrekka. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. Cheers !

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fell upon this place while trying to find somewhere that didn't have minke whale on the menu (surprisingly hard). What a delight. The setting is lovely and cosy. The service is excellent and the food delicious. Classy place

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bampas
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lækjarbrekka. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. Cheers !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is sort of an old school Icelandic place, maybe 15-20 years ago, this was one of the best. It's still pretty good, but the menu is similar to then. If you want to go out and eat what my parents and grandparents enjoyed, this...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank tkcelin
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lækjarbrekka. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. Cheers !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

loved the historic building and the food was all very yummy. I tried the lobster/lamb combo and it was pretty good... but the dessert was TO DIE FOR. Skyr yogurt with blueberries

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank erin d
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lækjarbrekka. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. Cheers !

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere here was lovely and calm. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It’s beautifully decorated. We tried the Icelandic platter because we like to try the local food when traveling although it wasn’t really to my taste my boyfriend loved it. The fermented shark...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank selenastorm
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at Laekjarbrekka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing Lækjarbrekka. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant. Cheers !

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kawh
November 15, 2018|
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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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June 17, 2016|
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Response from planetgrateful | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for future diners curious about this.
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June 16, 2016|
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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Description
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 house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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