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Lava Restaurant

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
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240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
+354 420 8815
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Here for the day to enjoy the warm mineral springs of the Blue Lagoon and to get a massage. The restaurant is a large, gorgeous hip, modern place with a very techie touch to it in that the servers take your order on their smart phones. We are seated at the best table in the place with a view out... More 

Thank Michael C
Mebane, NC
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was excellent. However for 13,400 ISK for lunch (for two), which is about $110 (US), I was expecting a "best tasting meal ever". It was not. The salad with baked yellow and red beets with Romaine, hazelnuts, radish, and plums was EXCELLENT. The cod was just "so-so". I thought it was a bit dry, but the presentation was very... More 

Thank NorthCarolina621
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We each had one of the three-course lunches--a splurge--and it was well worth it. The food and service were excellent, and the setting was luxurious.

Thank Melvillean
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to the Blue Lagoon to see it on the way to the airport. We tried to get a reservation at Lava online but were unable to get through on our carrier. We just asked and were given the best table overlooking the lagoon. Lava is built into the rock on one side and looks into the swimming lagoon... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting setting as it is built into a cliff face but my overall experience was a little underwhelming. The menu sounds impressive and the staff were attentive but the food was actually nothing special. It is presented like a michelin star restaurant would try to, but none of the dishes (and we had the tasting menu) blew me away and... More 

Thank Sean C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was hoping end a spectacular day with the family at Blue Lagoon with an enjoyable dinner. I think that the service was impeccable but unfortunately the quality of the dishes did not the expectations set by the prices. Good wine list and a nice open space gives some points. But they need to step up game when it comes... More 

Thank KWLV
Gunzburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an afternoon in the blue lagoon, the lava restaurant is a good way to round up your day. Reservations are recommended (often included in your blue lagoon ticket, depending on the package), although in most cases there shouldn't be a problem showing up unannounced. The food was quite good, from the taco starters to the main course. Staff is... More 

Thank TamaTareco
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had less than an hour for the meal as we needed to catch the bus, however, we did not want to simply get a bite from the cafe area. We walked into Lava and a gentleman suggested us to have one course instead of three courses after knowing that we need to catch the bus. We ordered a... More 

Thank Jocelyn H
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love food. This is good food. Langostine soup, steak, cod, apple dessert - everything was wonderful. And we loved being able to eat in our bathing robes!

Thank kate_e1974
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After enjoying the incredible vip package the blue lagoon, I bought my boyfriend here as part of a birthday treat. We were so impressed by the standard of food and service at this restaurant. Stunning views through the huge glass frontage added to the atmosphere. We got a glass of champagne included in our package which arrived quickly along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $55
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Grindavik | Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Southern Peninsula  >  Grindavik
  • Phone Number: +354 420 8815

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