I waited over a year to write this review thanks to Google Earth and my memory I'm finally able to describe to you why this restaurant was the culinary highlight of our stay in Reykjavik. My wife and I spent 4 days in Reykjavik in the summer of 2011 prior to our trip to Europe and loved it so much we plan to return someday. However, it must be mentioned that the food in Iceland is very expensive compared to most of Europe for obvious reasons. With that said there lies the beauty of the Skolabru, its reasonably priced in comparison to other restaurants we dined in during our stay. The ambiance of the century old house has such a warmth to it you felt as if you were home for the holidays. The service was good during our experience and the young lady who waited on us was cheerful and very helpful when navigating through some of the 'unique' menu items. Considering some of the native Icelandic cuisines I thought I would be in for challenge. The thought of a cute little puffin lying on a plate unnerved me a bit. However this was not the case when we ordered the special Taste of Iceland 4 course meal. Starting with a lobster soup followed by a wild-goose carpaccio and a superbly cooked dish of rack of lamb. This was a meal that I suspect would appeal to both native and visitor alike. Oh and for dessert the Skyr with wild berries! fantastic! In closing, I am thinking just how unfortunate it was that we happened to stumble on this culinary gem on our last night in Iceland because we would have returned the next evening! Once is not enough! As I think back on our visit to Iceland and the great memories of a wildly exotic place with warm and friendly people we hope to return again. However, this time I'd love to see an Icelandic winter complete with the aurora and a fine dinner at a warm and hospital location like the Skolabru.
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