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“Perfect first meal in Iceland” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scandinavian

Scandinavian
Ranked #81 of 455 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $52
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Seafood, Soups, Norwegian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We welcome you to Scandinavian restaurant and bar, conveniently located downtown Reykjavik on Laugavegur 22a. Scandinavian offers a variety of dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Our emphasis is on Icelandic and Nordic cuisine as well as selected specialties from continental Europe. All our dishes are prepared using only the best Icelandic ingredients, usually organically grown. We hope you have a pleasant time with us and enjoy our food in our charming setting. A diverse menu at very reasonable prices. Every day, new courses are offered at a special low price.
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Perfect first meal in Iceland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went to Iceland for a 4 day break because it seemed a good idea - Northern lights etc. We arrived to find that Iceland is 'different'. Well that's Nordic for you. I find that whenever I am somewhere 'different', I walk up to a restaurant, take a look at the menu without knowing what I'm looking for and walk on. Eventually realising that this is daft, I'll take a deep breath and enter one that looks unthreatening. That's how we found ourselves in the Scandinavian Brasserie. Once inside, we realised we'd done well - a lovely welcome, and a comfortable atmosphere. Next to us, a couple were tucking into something that looked interesting - we asked them what it was - one of the specials and we had the same. Good choice - tasty, filling, 'different'. The short conversation with the couple led onto a general chat about touristy things - all part of the enjoyment of being somewhere 'different'. Three evenings later, we chose this place for our farewell meal; by this time, we felt more at home. Our meal was just as enjoyable and was rounded off by one of the delightfully tempting desserts - skyr.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Really good food on the christams menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We wewnt here for chrsitmas dinner. It wasnt cheap but that may have just been because it was christmas. We had a set menu which included lobster and was delicious.
The amiance was very much the clean pine lines typical of scandanavian restuarants.

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, WA
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

The atmosphere is urban average; the food was well prepared although the included salad consisted of one undressed piece of lettuce and slice of tomato - it was more garnish than salad. The little lobster tails were not worth the price of admission. Beef was good. The attention to service was underwhelming - we had to work to get our server's attention. My companion and I agreed that decent food and poor service is better than poor food and decent service, but we wouldn't return.

Visited December 2013
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Salmon was amazing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend are staying in the hotel next door so it was a convenient place to eat on our first night. I had the oven baked salmon.. Was incredible!! And a decent size portion of salmon also. My friend had the steak sandwich with fries, she enjoyed it so much that even after she was full she kept on trying to shovel more in.
Competitive prices, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and always averagely busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced in a central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Friendly efficient service. Quality beef burger at UK gastro pub price. Tasty lobster tails good value. Its Reykjavik, we were expecting sky high pricing so were pleasantly surprised. We had non alcoholic drinks, this keeps the pricing low.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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