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This simple little eatery is named after an Icelandic cookbook and shares its premises with the Saga Museum. Old recipes are given modern twists, resul...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
Inspiring traditional Icelandic cuisine. We take the good old traditional recipes and the best Icelandic ingredients to create fun and tasty food. Let tradition surprise you! We go to great lengths to find Icelandic cookbooks and other written material that may contain recipes we can use in new and inventive ways. Everything on our menu is homemade with first class produce.
$15 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traditional Icelandic food with a new interpretation, that’s exactly what we got. Also with a great service in a very original location. The halibut soup is fantastic and the fish very fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is amazing, super cool inside and with a lively atmosphere, you can come even later then usual time. I had the classical fish Menue, COD’s head, a speciality was delicious. Cocktails are also with a surprising twist.

Date of visit: November 2019
Elma B, Owner at MATUR OG DRYKKUR, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your review following your visit. We are delighted to learn that you liked Matur og Drykkur and that you enjoyed your visit. Warmest regards, Matur og Drykkur

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the meal at Matur & Drykkur. Old icelandic meals in a new modern expression. Very high standard at a reasonable prise. The cod's head was marvelous and an absolute must in this restaurant. Kind service as well

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 3, 2020 via mobile

We went here for my sisters birthday...what a perfect choice (she agreed too). From the moment you walk in you know you're in for a treat. We had a couple of lovely cocktails to start and then had the tasting menu within few variations. They...More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 31, 2020

We had a great time at this cozy restaurant. The staff was friendly and the food was superb. I really enjoyed the modern interpretation of Icelandic cuisine, and we mainly focused on the seafood dishes. The moules were among the best I've ever had anywhere,...More

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Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 31, 2020

We had a premiere party at Matur og Drykkur and the service and the food was beautiful. Highest recommendations!

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Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

We got a five course dinner and everything was just above expectations. Great food, great service and very nice surroundings. The interior is raw, basic yet historical and informative. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

For anyone visiting Iceland, this is an absolute must to include in your itenary. The service and foor was phenomenal. I had the Halibut soup with mussels, apples and onion to start and its the best soup I have ever had. I then went onto...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

This place was cosy and ambient with an air of fine dining. Incredibly professional and helpful staff greeted us and offered prompt service. My boyfriend and I chose the seafood tasting menu, as it boasted local Arctic char and their signature of halibut soup. All...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 19, 2020

Our hotel recommended Matur Og Drykkur for dinner in Reykjavik because 'that is where the locals go.' I have posted a picture of the Ling special that evening prepared by Chef Richard Gerwain. The picture does not do justice nor can it reflect the sensational...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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December 10, 2019|
Response from oaktree56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but you will have to ask them.....
August 26, 2019|
Response from Elma B | Property representative |
Hello. Yes but we will be closed on the 24th and the 25th of Desember.
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Elma B | Property representative |
We offer cheaper main courses adapted for children. Amongst them is the Fish of the day, fish stew and lamb. Best regards!
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