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Delicious food and friendly staff. The restaurant is large decorated in naval theme and filled with antique stuff. I could imagine this place in 1930's movie. The owner is a real navy captain and serves the customers himself.
Our group made a wonderful trip on the Golden Sunset Circle around Reykjanes pesulinia exploring geysers and the bridge between continents - unbelievable opportunity to photograph unique environment with the sunset shadows and colours - we ended our trip at this wonderful restaurant at the...harbour were we got exellent food and the service were unbelievable professional.More
came by this unbelievable coffee shop and restaurant were we got exellent service and the food were very well served and tasty. After a long day it was great to sit there in the sun and view the fishing boats and talk with the locals
We were ending unforgetable tour on the Reykjanes peninsula and came to this unbelievable restaurant at the harbour and seafront in Grindavik. The sun was low and shined comfortably to the outside dining area. In front were few fishing boats ofloading their fish from the...day and the atmosphare were tranquilizing with the charming smell from the harbour and the fishing boats. We ordered the world famous lobster soup with the Icelandic Gull beer and were able to relax and enjoy the rest of our trip in such an unbelievable exellence. Anyone travelling this area must come by this magic gem and try for them selves.More
We spent most of the day out in the cold doing some 4-wheeling with a local company and were just about frozen to the bone. Just prior to leaving the 4x4 company, we asked our guide about any local establishments where we could get something...to eat. He very graciously wrote down the name and explained it was right around the corner. The cafe was neatly tucked away on the docks/harbor area, but immediately struck us as amazingly quaint. It was quite cold so no one was outside, but we entered and the inside was very crowded with people enjoying their soup, coffee, or pastry. The woman behind the counter was super cool and explained how things worked with the lobster soup. We ordered two bowls and found a seat. We then trotted right up to the soup containers and helped ourselves to two piping hot servings. We then picked up a few slices of bread and headed back to the table to enjoy. Let me be the first to say I'm not too into seafood and certainly not lobster soup, but this placed has both changed my mind and spoiled me forever! In addition, the bread crushed it and was an amazing side to the soup. Coming in from the cold and having an awesome snack was just what we needed; they most certainly didn't disappoint! We try and get to Iceland as frequently as we can and I can't wait to get back here. I'd recommend that if you're anywhere on the SW coast, then take the time to drive to Grindavik...you won't be disappointed!!More
I'm puzzled writing this as all the reviews are raving about this place!! Lobster soup was €18 , was extremely salty it tasted like it had come from a packet ( had lobster soup in the capital the day prior with fresh fish skewer and...it was cheaper and tasted fresh compared to this!!!) the lobster pieces were small and mushy, bread was slice pan from a packet. We were not even offered a plate to put it on used a tissue on the table .Woman (server ) was on her phone most of the time at another table!!! Was left bloated for the test of the day after eating hereMore
Date of visit: February 2020
axelo308, Owner at Bryggjan Grindavik, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2020
Thank you for your review of Bryggjan Grindavík. We are sorry that you were not happy with your visit. We would like to address your issues:
The fact that your server was on the phone sitting at a table is inexcusable and will...More
This was a recommendation in Rick Steves' book after visiting the Blue Lagoon. I loved the local vibes. It is set in the harbor area, very quiet. The vegetable soup was delicious. The hot dogs were the best we had in Iceland (and we tried...a lot)! We had a meringue style dessert that was AMAZING! We set outside on the deck which they provided us with blankets if we wanted them. It was one of my favorite spots along our journey!More
Response from abearfellow | Reviewed this property |
hi. Bryggen is more of a sandwich and soup and coffee cafe than a real restaurant. If you are staying in Grindavik, there are a couple of other places that may serve your restaurant needs (the pizza place in town or the... More
hi. Bryggen is more of a sandwich and soup and coffee cafe than a real restaurant. If you are staying in Grindavik, there are a couple of other places that may serve your restaurant needs (the pizza place in town or the very good and local fish restaurant (the fish house).
However, all of that being said, Bryggen is very very cool for a lunch. We often are out on the Reykenes peninsula and always stop here. It is a unique experience - especially for the lobster soup - the coffee is outstanding
As for prices, Iceland is fairly expensive for food but not horrible. Wine and alcohol will crank up the bill but, again, it is comparable to London or Paris or any decent restaurant in the states. There are also sandwich shops or pizza places in most towns in case you want to alternate between a restaurant meal and cheap eats every now and then. You can have a nice meal in the majority of restaurants for maybe $20-35 per person, not including wine. Perlan in Reykjavik would be double this but is totally worth it.
One person mentioned that they weren't overly impressed with
the food - there are so many different places that fish isn't the only option. You can find a lot of good food even in small towns . Hope you enjoy your stay - it's a very neat place to visit and do get out of Reykjavik for a few days.