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“Warm and friendly grill with interesting memorabilia”
Review of Grillhusid

Grillhusid
Ranked #129 of 466 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly grill with interesting memorabilia”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Enjoy good food and then enjoy the numerous pictures and posters. Note the sloping wall that was once part of the old harbour. Several coca cola adverts on the walls but they only sell Pepsi! Good recommendations from the friendly staff.

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East Yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good value, good service, good range”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We ate at here twice as our meals were so tasty! First time around I had steak, husband had lamb skewers, second time we both had the lamb. Service was great - quick and friendly but unobtrusive. Food was really tasty, the lamb was really tender (the steak too) and the jacket potatoes were delicious. There’s a wide variety on the menu so you should find something for everyone. Soft drink (500ml) cost 320isk, 500ml lager 850isk, 300g rib eye steak was 3,690isk and the lamb skewers were 2,790 isk, just to give you a feel for cost.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very very poor.. even for a cheap restaurant”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Ate here after finding it impossible to get a table at several other restaurants during the food and fun restaurant weekend. Though disappointed to miss the opportunity to enjoy a finer restaurant, we had made our peace with finding restaurant serving good honest food at a fair price, saving money for a more elaborate meal at another restaurant the following night.

Though the restaurant cannot be faulted in providing cheap and fairly good food (sweet potato fries and the burger were tasty) the efforts of the waitress/manager and "chef" left a bitter taste.

Firstly our main course was brought out before our starter, an honest mistake that was quickly forgiven. However, it became abundantly apparent when the main courses arrived that although the fries were fresh, and the burger was fresh (the one originally brought out for us going to another diner), the rack of ribs had obviously been reheated and brought out 30 minutes later. The meat was tough and dry, and the bbq sauce that had been drizzled on when they were made fresh was now crustry.

Even though I left the whole rack of ribs, the waitress did not inquire how our meal was, but presented the plate to the chef and the manager (in our eye line). Though they clearly realized their cost saving ruse had been discovered, they did absolutely nothing to rectify the poor service and unforgivable attempt to reheat heat.

20 minutes later, another waitress nervously came over ringing here hands to ask us whether we want dessert. We of course refused and couldn't leave quick enough.

No attempt was made to rectify or even apologize for the substandard service or microwaved food.

Terrible experience! Hopefully they will receive a trip from the Icelandic food standards agency sooner rather than later, to save other diners from reheated food!

  • Visited March 2013
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MK, UK
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138 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Family diner. Good value. Good quality.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

slightly more expensive than American Style Diner which is a few doors away. But has much bigger selection on its menu (i.e. not just burgers) we all enjoyed our meals.

The kids fish seemed good quality. -some places provide kids with lesser quality dishes, but not here.

Host was very welcoming.

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UK
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top notch food and service”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The restaurant was quite busy when we arrived but we were dealt with immediately .The staff were very friendly and welcoming.My wife had the Golden Chicken with jacket potato and I had the fish and chips ,both meals were very tasty and nicely presented.There are many types of burgers, steaks and plenty of choice so you won't be dissappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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