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Lava Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$22 - $56
Seafood, European, Scandinavian

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LAVA Restaurant combines modern design with the wild spirit of Icelandic nature. Built into a stunning lava cliff, with views over the lagoon, it is an unforgettable setting for a relaxed lunch, a family dinner or a romantic evening meal.
$22 - $56
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do not pass up the opportunity to overlook the Blue Lagoon while you dine. Good food and pleasant service, just be aware of the price - it's a little costly.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank mcklin12
Reviewed yesterday

Very upscale and delicious food! We were in Iceland on our honeymoon and the lava restaurant took great care of us. Try the cured beef, best dish I’ve possibly ever had. Beef tenderloin and haddock were amazing, too.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kasey H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the restaurant after going into the blue lagoon. The food and service was wonderful. The Salmon appetizer and the Lamb and Chocolate Mango mousse was grfeat.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jacquelyn C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a few hours in the blue Lagoon one gets hungry, so we had pre-booked a table at Lava and we were pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is like none I have ever dined at before. The setting and atmosphere is superb. We had a great...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank patmadbutcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is excellent - food, drinks, ambiance. We had wolfish, Lamb, Steak, Codfish, Lobster soup, Tomato soup and they were all nicely prepared and presented. One of our best meals in Iceland.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank PattiChong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner booked this as a surprise after the blue lagoon as an expensive treat for my birthday. We usually go away for my birthday and have always been made a fuss off when in a restaurant. No such luck at this restaurant in fact...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great wine, the most tender lamb steak we have ever had. And the wolfish was also top notch. We highly recommend the Lava restaurant

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank F9524OJroyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Lava restaurant in the Blue Lagoon building. The lagoustine soup was superb and the cod and beef tenderlion were excellent. Worth while a visit.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank ronaldd1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a corner table on the left side, one of the view giving you an actual view of parts of the lagoon. The restaurant is huge and is run like a well-oiled machine. Your orders come very quickly and they manage to book most...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank SteveZug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is passable but the overall feeling is that of a large and busy cafeteria. It’s not in any sense a memorable dining experience. If you have a choice, go elsewhere.

Date of visit: September 2019
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September 22, 2019|
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Response from lecarroll | Reviewed this property |
Didn't have one the day I was there. They are more of a sit down and be served kin kind of place.
March 17, 2019|
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Response from AdventuringHills | Reviewed this property |
Lava restaurant is separate to the lagoon in that respect. We arrived around 5pm, spent 2hrs in the pool and then came into the restaurant with no booking at all. They were very helpful and even though we weren’t dressed for... More
January 29, 2019|
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Response from simply126 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should reserve if you can get one in high season. The food is great!
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