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All reviews lamb soup fish chips side salad hamburger arctic char cafeteria style the black sand beach friendly service great restaurant after a long day ate here tour travelers glacier
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had vegetarian jain burger here and it was all we could ask for. They replaced the fries with a salad of our choice, the patty was made of quinoa and kale and they customised the burger according to our requirements too.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 16, 2022 via mobile

Cafeteria style. We were a little unsure. Fresh artic char was amazing. The portion so large, it fed two of us. Went back the next day for the lamb, it was sold out and had the char again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2022

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you like our selection of fresh fish! Hopefully see you again!

Reviewed September 28, 2022

We were VERY happy to find free restrooms here - that's a weird way to start a food review but really, Iceland does not make it easy to take care of bodily needs! There need to be rest stops along ALL MAJOR roads with FREE...restrooms for travelers willing to spend their money to get to Iceland. Rant over. The Ice House has great souvenirs at decent prices, FREE restrooms and good food in the Bistro. We had fish and chips ($18) and lamb stew ($25). We never thought we'd pay $25 for a bowl of soup but it was big and hearty and delicious. The fish and chips were good too. The Bistro was a nice place to sit, eat and rest after seeing waterfalls, puffins and black sand beaches.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

We ate here for the gluten free lamb chops and grilled vegetables. The food was hot and fresh, which tasted so good after a long day exploring the southern coast.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2022

Hello! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, which is one of the absolute favourites in our place! We are trying to provide a meals for every dietary preferences and need and we are always happy to hear feedbacks like this!...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022

this was a very easy place to stop after touring the glacier. Food is made when ordered in cafeteria style. Service was prompt.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2022

Hello, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed meal in our place! We hoped that it was what you needed after that glacier tour! Have a good day!

Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

tastes like disney cruise ship food but worse. a good hint of micro-waves and stainless steel. it’s giving summer camp.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

We care deeply about the satisfaction and happiness of our customers and therefore, we highly appreciate feedback as it helps us to monitor and improve our quality standards. Since we freshly prepare all dishes ourselves we are not really into microwaving food, we are very...More

Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

I enjoyed fish and chips while having a great black sand beach and iconic rock formations view out of the window. They were out of the lamb soup but the meal was hot and tasty.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

Dear customer, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed one of the most popular meals in our bistro. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you.

Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Honestly, just find anywhere else in this town. Prices weren’t bad for Iceland but the food was incredibly sub-par, in my opinion. It was dry, bland cafeteria food. As someone coming from the UK, I also wasn’t expecting their toasted sandwiches to use burger cheese...slices - We literally call that plastic cheese, it’s not good. I wish I would’ve spent my money elsewhere, so I’d suggest you do. All of that said, the staff were very friendly and I heard them happily exchanging food that people were complaining had been given cold.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Iwona Z, General Manager at Ice Cave Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2022

Thank you for your honest review. You are mentioning only meal in here, which is called the grilled cheese sandwich, one of our simpliest dishes that is favourite choice for usually kids because it doesnt contain any harsh spices and is really simple and cheap....More

Reviewed August 23, 2021

This cafe is just feet from the ocean and so we ordered fish and chips. The chips were fine, but the fish was a large flaked and formed "fish Stick." Not worth the money. Did not expect frozen food at a beach town.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

It wasn't my first time (I go there often). Relaxing place for drink the tea and other after the tour because this is meeting point.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

Food from this place is tasteless, overpriced and the same "cakes" I saw many times in the cheapest bars in the US. It not Icelandic food. Literally my burger was the smallest I've ever seen. You better go to the restaurant in a gas station...that is next to this place than there! DO NOT RECOMMENDMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

This was our first visit at Ice Cave Bistro in Vík i Mýrdal during the trip along the coast and were quite impressed both by the food and service. We got the soup, arctic charr with side salad plus some rice and a burger with...fries. Everything was fresh and delicious! Staff made us feel very welcome and gave us tips on where to go next. Coffee was great, too! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Cool and friendly service. Fast and tasty. Nice place to rest during the trip. You can admire the beach and the ocean while you dine. I recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

I have recently visited Ice Cave and ordered a soup and fish&chips - I can highly recommend it. Very nice staff, clean and spacious interior.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

Came with my daughter, we were on a trip, and came for lunce. We ordered a cheeseburger, and we got a very bad looking burger, with one salad, sauce and cheese, and a few chips on plate. We did not got a good service, it...was a very expensive meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5