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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We went to Laekjarbrekka because we wanted to explore some authentic Icelandic cuisine; In that goal I believe it delivered. The restaurant is in an old house which maintains the charm and aesthetic of a vintage structure & associated warmth & reserve of that environment....More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed January 1, 2018

Like other recent reviews we ate here on Christmas day - initial impression was somewhat chaotic (I think they'd underestimated the time the early diners would take to complete their meals) but once we were seated all was very good. Excellent service, good food (almost...More

Thank EricWhiteside7
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We chose this restaurant for Christmas dinner and sad to say it was a mistake. We had to wait for over an hour for our meals which were barely ok and the restaurant was completely understaffed so no drinks order or any attention while we...More

1  Thank Niels L
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner yesterday and it was delicious. Simple authentic food with great service. Taster platter was exquisite and fish stew was so tasty. Lamb shank was cooked to perfection.

Thank Jowan J
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We had our Christmas at this local Icelandic restaurant. The first impression wasn’t too great, long wait by the crowded and small reception area with a self help cloak room area. Waited for a while before any staff came to take any orders. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Jimmy K
Reviewed December 28, 2017

We were glad we already made a reservation on internet to eat her on Christmas Day because it was completely full. We had a fantastic evening with the 3 cours menu with wines included, which was lovely with a delicious lobster soup, a perfect lamb...More

Thank Warner v
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Christmas Lunch and not a turkey - or goose - in sight. Just exquisitely cooked and presented fillets of white fish, cooked and served in a building with historic character by attentive staff and proprietors that had resisted the temptation to fleece their patrons on...More

Thank IncognitoMT
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Had to wait 40 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation for months. Food was really good but horrible value for money (and we are base in London which says a lot in comparison). Generally would not recommend, even though the food...More

Thank 760Nicky666
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Langoustine for starters, perch for the main course were both excellent. The service was friendly and prompt which was highly appreciated because we were tired from our day travels. Because we were so full we decided to walk back to the Alda hotel which was...More

Thank ManilaGingersnap
Reviewed December 20, 2017

This is a delectable little restaurant. We were seated upstairs, which was lovely in itself, and almost unexpected as we did not book but simply turned up hoping for a table. The staff were very well attentive and possibly the best we witnessed during our...More

Thank Tom C
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June 17, 2016|
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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
  • Value
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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