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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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On Snaefellsnes peninsula, in the harbour area of Grundarfjördur town, stands a small house named Bjargarsteinn. The house was transported 140 kilometers from Akranes town to its current location, where it has a new role as a restaurant. Bjargarsteinn's menu caters to both local and international taste buds and will include seasonal dishes that are bound to be a delicious treat for all food connoisseurs.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
European, Scandinavian, Seafood, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Tried this restaurant due to excellent reviews and immediately struck by the great view and simple and classy decor. Prompt attention from a sweet knowledgeable server. Great wine list including a wonderful Amarone. Nightly specials included fresh white fish and red fish. One other party...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

We absolutely LOVED this restaurant! It is spotless and absolutely adorable. Someone here is very skilled by the hand crocheted towels and “basket” in the restroom - also the window toppers. Our server was very pleasant. The food is very good. We had the fish...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Sitting at this cozy restaurant is an experience for all the senses. We were 5 and each dish had deep flavors. We choose the suggestions of the night, some of us taked lamb and the others fish. The waitress was particularly friendly and very good...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2019

I was in Iceland with a group of friends (arranged via Encore+, a top-notch M.I.C.E) for 7 days visiting south and western part of the island. Bjargarsteinn mathus- House of food in front of the Kirkjufell Mountain in Grundarfjorour was the best meal I have...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

Terrible service especially the one claim that she speaks English well. They served like fast food restaurant, clean up the table so quick and urge customer to pay

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

Having read a lot of positive comments, we decided to try this restaurant and we were totally impressed. It’s one of the best meals we had in our 17-day trip in Iceland. Homey atmosphere with country style decor. Amazing view of Kirkjufell Mountain through the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

Went here twice. First time was so good we had to come back the next night. The fish soup is amazing. Very hearty with lots of scallops, shrimp and fish - was surprised how much meat was in it. Main course of lamb was amazing...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2019

My husband, friends, and I ate here during our tour of the ring road and we all agreed it was our favorite meal. I opted for the daily special which was flounder and it was delicious. I also had their drink of the day, the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

We visited this quaint little restaurant while on a day trip to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Our Air B&B owner, a chef himself, had recommended Bjargarsteinn mathus as one of, if not the best restaurants in Iceland, so we couldn’t miss it. The view of Kirkjufell...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

We visit this restaurant in August and was wonderfully surprised by the overall quality. The staff was really friendly and the food fresh and well prepared.

Date of visit: August 2019
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November 7, 2016|
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Response from Bjargarsteinn | Property representative |
Richard Leeds and Geraldine Leeds Yes Pleace contact us if you want to make a reservation. mathus@bjargarsteinn.is Best wishes Team Bjargarsteinn
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January 28, 2016|
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Response from carl0sjcard0na | Reviewed this property |
I believe winter hours are limited to dinner only.
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