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Review of Hofnin

Hofnin
Ranked #29 of 519 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Hofnin has a beautiful seaside view overlooking the harbour.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's at the harbour and the only reason we found it was by doing the City Tour that day. I had read the review on Tripadvisor and made notes of the recommended restaurants and this one.
It was everything I had read and more. The staff were really friendly and we had a great table by the window.
As we are not big eaters we asked if we could have portions to share. Not a problem. Mussels was the first course and thank goodness we only had 1/2 a portion. Our dishes were overflowing and not until the bill came did we realise that it was only 1/2.
I had Catfish as my main course. Couldn't manage a desert but did have coffee.
The food is not the cheapest but it certainly is fine dining.

Thank Viv J
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lovely location by the old harbour. delicious langoustine and amazingly tender lamb. Not cheap but worth it.

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Thank Gill D
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Having read the reviews we found ourselves rather disappointed. Perhaps our expectations had been raised too high. The service was unsmiling and offhand which is such a shame because it adds so much to the pleasure. The food was well cooked and nicely presented but was bland and boring. There was no wow factor at all.

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Because we were celebrating our First Wedding Anniversary during our trip we decided to treat ourselves to an authentic Icelandic meal. We booked online prior to travelling after reading tripadvisor reviews.
The meal and restaurant did not disappoint, frequented by locals and tourists alike the restaurant is situated at the harbour with two large windows playing out all the activities taking place.
The menu is interesting and varied. We both had the soup of the day which was broccoli. This was very delicate in flavour and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband had the reindeer meatballs which he thought were fantastic and I had the Lamb which was superb.
The service was attentive but none intrusive, just how we liked it.
As with all of Iceland it is on the expensive side, but everywhere is and we were treating ourselves.

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

On the harbour in Reykjavik, pretty empty when we were there. Old style decor, recommendation of the day, fish soup and breaded lamb exceeded expectations, and cheap (compared to Norway!). Chatty waiters (in English and Norwegian) good humour, typical of a people fighting their way out of economic difficulties. Take note you Greeks! Highly recommended if you want more than fast food.

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Thank Hobnob13
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