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Gastropub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

standard fare, below quality of accommodations; dinner menu: nothing vegetarian (special order: omelette); breakfasts better....

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Our hotel resturant was fully booked so we nipped across the road to this place - straight forward and no nonsense, almost pub like ambiance. Meat soup was pretty decent (lamb) and I actually ventured for the horse pepper steak just to try it, tastes...a lot like a beef just a little tougher consistently, honestly you could believe it was a normal beef steak if no one told you. Pepper corn sauce was good and the chips decent. Service was fine, food came quickly. Was 4600 for the steak, 1000 for a pint of beer, soup was 2000 - a little on the pricey side but fine. My friend tried a pizza, that wasn’t so great, he said about 4/10.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 3, 2021

On our way to Vestmannaeyjar we stopped at Kanslarinn at Hella to get some food before taking the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. We informed the staff that we were in a hurry to get the ferry and we got our meals very quick. I had a...deep fried fish and got salat in stead of fries (KETO) the fish was very delicious, cooked to perfection. The salat was also very good. My wife got traditional lamb meat soup and liked it very much. The young ones got hamburgers and complained about how small they were (90g). The waiter informed that they were expecting larger ones in next shipment. The restaurant was clean and the service was excellent. I recommend the deep fried fish.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2020

The food looked fine, and it was cooked properly, but it was tasteless (fish and chips) or just not interesting (pizza). But there was nothing wrong with it. Service was fine, ambiance is absent.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 16, 2020 via mobile

We got here after a long wet drive from the airport. Very friendly staff, a good menu with plenty of different things. The lamb fillet was the best I have ever tasted. Sure the accompaniments (salad & fries) are pretty standard but it was a...good mealMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 15, 2020

Family went there to eat whilst on a roadtrip, everyone disliked the food a lot and we’ve been to loads of restaurants but we’ve never experienced this before. Hamburgers very dry and messy, tasted bad and were barely edible. Buns were burnt and there was...baraly any sauce. Pizza is bought from a supermarket, microwaved and served, tasted horrible. Which resulted in a child leaving the restaurant without eating. WORST PIZZA THAT WE’VE BEEN SERVED WITHOUT A DOUBT. We spoke to a waitress and asked her to tell the chef that the pizza was inedible, but we got zero response from the chef, (In most -if not ALL cases the chef comes and says something or offers something else in exchange). As we were paying, the manager(?) told us whilst having a panic attack that the pizza was homemade and that the place has it’s good reputation for it’s delicious pizza, which is most likely utter crap, he said it in a rude tone. The manager did not even bother giving us a discount (as restaurants tend to do, or atleast I’m told), but in the end we got a -300kr discount off our 19.000kr+ check. TLDR, bad food don’t even bother dining there, bad service :) 0/10 would never eat there againMore

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 31, 2020 via mobile

The menu was short, only a few burgers, one or two pizzas and only two beers (not on tap). The meat on my chicken burger was very bad quality and the burger toppings came on the side, like it was out of pure laziness or...something. The waiter was nice thoMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

My group and I had dinner together at Kanslarinn in August. The location is nice, with its big rooms and long wooden tables. I can’t say the same about the outside, as the Restaurant overlooks a car park. Food was good and servings were average....I personally ate boiled fish, which was nice. Prices were ok; some of us took advantage of the day offer.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Family of 4 ate here whilst staying overnight st neighbouring Hotel Hella. Pleasantly surprised by quality of food ... fish & chips good, son enjoyed his pizza and husband loved the burger. Good value food for Iceland.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

I was coming from Vestmanislands and I was hungry, so I ordered a bacon burger, and boy oh boy that was the lowest quality of food I have ever seen!! burger was like 60g and than two soggy bacon slice on top no cheese and...little bit of cheap olde lettuce on a hard burger bread!! don't go and get ripped off, fish and chips for 4000kr that is not normal and I saw it come out from the kitchen and it looks just as cheap as the burger. I give it one star, but I put an extra one just for the staff he was nice and he can't control the greedy boss he has that serves people as cheap quality of food on the most outrageous price. you get better food in any other gestation restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Can’t comment on the food as we only ordered coffee. However, what I would like to say is that the service that we were given here was excellent. We were here in the early morning to get out of the cold and rain, and it...seemed that all the restaurant had to offer was the breakfast buffet (which we were not interested in as we had just had breakfast). However, the young waitress attending to us could see that we wanted a hot drink, and offered to make us fresh coffee even though the only coffee available onsite was the filtered coffee at the breakfast buffet. The coffee - we got an Americano and a Latte - was also excellent for Icelandic standards.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Don't get me wrong: There is a wide variety of dishes at this restaurant. However, if you have a craving for steak, it;s going to come from a horse. We just couldn't do it.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Wanted to try some local flavor and Kannslarinn was only 15 mins from the house we rented. Did not disappoint!! Definitely glad we tried the meat soup, it was divine! Had the fillet and it was delish!! Just added horse to the type of meats...I have eaten. The fish was perfectly cooked and the egg burger was great too. Highly recommend if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Coffee, tea, meats, cheese, bread, three different types of yogurt, fruit. Great way to start the day.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We rather enjoyed this restaurant. The waitress was helpful. We ordered the mushroom soup which was hot and delicious. We also had chicken nuggets. Not much to say about the nuggets but the fries were hot and crispy. I did enjoy the fact that they...served two different sauces with the nuggets.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Restaurant Kanslarinn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 2.5