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Solon Bistro & Bar

Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 3232
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (88 reviews)
“curly fries” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visits here. We did dinner one night and brunch over the weekend. Lots of choices. Waiter recommended local food and it was great. We both had lamb filet, it was wonderful. Lots of brunch choices on the weekends. Reasonably priced by...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TCM327
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. Cheers.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff are friendly and the food is great. It's also reasonably priced for Reyjkavik Can't wait to visit again!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank skyline52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Evening meal was very good, I had the fish and chips which was very tasty, my wife had the risotto which she enjoyed followed by cake and coffee, a bit pricey compared to England but reasonable value for Iceland. The waiting staff were very attentive....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A1Tage
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch. We had the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto and Steak sandwich. They were both really tasty and compared to a lot of restaurants in Reykjavik reasonably priced. We followed this with the caramel apple pie and tea and coffee The apple pie...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank simonpinkstone
Jón S, Owner at Solon Bistro & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments. You're welcome back any day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in by chance and we were not disappointed. Juan was very funny and patient (even when I asked for more lemon for the third time) and his recommendations were on the spot. Fish and chips was very tasty, the steak sandwich has a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank H6065IBpetrah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Reykjavik and thoroughly enjoyed the food both times. Our first visit we had the soup of the day (asparagus) and the fish and chips. Both were fresh and delicious. The second time round we opted for club...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janeyb24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, but much more expensive than last year. Very good fish and chips. Good and central location. Missing icelandic atmosphere with icelandic staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fredrikunnar2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Iceland on a 4-night stay and were eating out 3 of those nights; we went to Solon twice as it was welcoming, had a nice atmosphere and the food was great. Prices are high compared to UK but pretty standard compared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in late one afternoon for a drink and a snack and stayed for dinner. The restaurant is located not far from the cathedral and near the heart of Reykjavik. The place was warm and casual, a great option if you have been pounding...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jdsamsara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Solon three times in the 6 days we were there. My husband became addicted to the Solon salad — tangerines, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers on a bed of lettuce, we also had fish and chips, steak sandwiches x2, chicken wings and a bacon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jillian0004
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Questions & Answers
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are not open on Dec.24th. However, we are open during Christmas & New Year's as follows: Dec.23rd - 11am - 11pm Dec.24th - closed Dec.25th - 11am - 11pm Dec.31st - 11am - 10pm Jan.1st - 5pm - 10 pm Jan.2nd - 11am... More
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are very sorry that you lost your hearing aid but it was not in Solon restaurant. I hope you find them. Take care and good luck. Jon Sigurdsson, owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 3232
  • E-mail
Solon Bistro offers a great variety of small courses, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and steaks in addition to fresh fish daily. Solon Bistro is located in the city center, at the top of Bankastraeti just below Skolavördustigur. The old building that Solon resides in is very beautiful with lovely interior design which gives the restaurant a vibrant and romantic look and feel. The second floor is for rent and more information please contact via email. The wine menu is very versatile and you’ll find wines from most of the world’s renowned vineyards. Coffee, drinks, cocktails and snaps of all sorts can be found at Solon Bistro. You're always welcome.
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