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Restaurant Lindin Bistro Cafe

$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lindarbraut 2, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
+354 486 1262
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Apparently there are two restaurants... a "bistro" on the left side and a "restaurant" on the right side. The menu is essentially the same for both except the prices on the bistro side are lower. Hmmm... wonder which one everyone chooses? There was one guy working everything for both sides, i.e. Seating, serving, checking out... More 

Thank Thewoodlandstexas
Aberdeen, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the 3-course menu and thought it was very good. The restaurant is right on the shores of the lake, but it was night and dark (October) so we didn't have a view. And rainy, so no Northern Lights. The dining room filled up quickly! Our first course we had the Lobster Bisque with Arctic Char and Shrimps, which... More 

Thank 1987porsche944
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read good reviews on this place before going on our holiday and wanted to give it a go! With beautiful scenery of Icelandic mountains and a lake next to the Fontana hot springs it's a perfect location to have this cute little restaurant! The staff were friendly and helpful although we did feel a bit rushed at times,... More 

Thank NeonStrawberry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a definite must stop on the golden circle if you happen to be close by at meal time - the service was the best we had while in Iceland and our meal was just lovely. I had fish, and one of my friends had soup and the other a burger - we all really enjoyed our meals.

Thank overpack24
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there thrice in two days and that for a reason. Excellent ingredients cooked phenomenally well and served beautifully. The lobster bisque has deep flavours, the Arctic char (a novelty for me) was delicious and so were the meat dishes. For such a small place Laugarvatn is lucky to have such a great restaurant.

Thank Baudolino L
Akranes, Iceland
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with two friends to restaurant Lindin in February 2017 and we were all very pleased with the food, the service and the surroundings. We had fish soup as a first course, followed by a lamb and then each tried a different desert. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend this restaurant and you should definitely try the lamb.

Thank Brynja T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on an early evening in February on the recommendation of a gourmet guide picked up at the tourist office in Reykjavik. Definitely worth the drive we dined in the restaurant and the food was excellent. The infamous Swiss chocolate mousse lived up to its reputation. Luckily I chose the delicious lobster bisque for starters but My... More 

Thank sazzerGuernsey
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to view the thermal pool facilities and discovered this lovely restaurant - a great place for lunch. Pleasant low key surroundings. Choice of restaurant or more relaxed bistro - we opted for the bistro. The lobster soup was delicious served with bread and the reindeer burger was enjoyed by one of our party. Recommend for lunch.

Thank MrsRLW
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

So when you walk into this place you are given two different menus for the bistro and the restaurant. Which would be fine except there are loads of the same things slightly cheaper on one than the other. As far as I can tell you are paying extra to have tablecloths... We chose the restaurant in the end as there... More 

Thank Jigglegin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We visited the restaurant last night we were staying near by. The owner showed his enthusiasm about the food he serves and his restaurant. He was happy to explain the dishes I detail and alter certain elements for us.. The food was beautifully served and tasted excellent. Yes the food was pricey even by Icelandic prices, but we came away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lindarbraut 2, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Laugarvatn
  • Phone Number: +354 486 1262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?