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“Surprise menu”
Review of Fridrik V - CLOSED

Fridrik V
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2014

After reading through the reviews on Trip Adviser we chose this restaurant for a special dinner on a rare weekend away without the kids. We chose the 3 course surprise menu and were thoroughly impressed with the offering.

The menu can be with or without the choice of a different wine per course as selected by the restaurant however we chose ourselves a very nice bottle which went perfectly well with the food. A wine cooler or ice bucket would be my only recommendation as a constructive criticism.

We seemed to have a lot more than the 3 courses listed with delicious little tasters between courses and the spoonful of mackerel pâté with local caviar whet the appetite perfectly.

The night in question happened to fall on the Icelandic national beer day and the free beer breads on offer were fantastic with the butter/Icelandic yogurt and herbaccompaniment.

When the starter arrived the varied selection of local fish/shellfish was a treat to behold. My husband is not the biggest fish fan, however very little was left on the plate! Our waitress described the origin of each and every aspect of our dish and pointed out the man that caught the salt cod was sitting 2 tables away.

A ,fungi-cino' followed, this looked like a cappuccino but consisted of local wind mushroom soup of sorts and topped with cream and nutmeg went down a treat.

The main was the best plate of grub I've had in a long time. The calf was cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetables and 'gravy' complimented very well indeed.

Desert looked like a piece of art and the homemade ice cream side was very good.

All in all, the passion for quality, local ingredients shone through and delivered a memory moment for us that we will certainly look to repeat when back in Iceland again. Hopefully soon!

1  Thank Louise E
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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Really good place. Nice service and the best food. Control the quality of food seriously. Highly recommend

Thank Liu L
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We just arrived in Iceland and had made reservatations at Fridrik V about two weeks prior to our trip. The atmopsphere and the food were beyond our expections. The service, which included a complete rundown on where the ingrediants were from and how they were prepared, to exceptional wine paring were above anything we expected. The staff, which included the owner, the master chef, his wife, the head server, the two childern, which explained all the food and the soux chef, which was the daughter's boyfriend. They went beyond what you would expect from a normal restruant staff to something that we have not been accostomed to. Fridrik V is a must stop for anyone going to Iceland.

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Thank cazsterlu
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and popped in to make a reservation here for the same evening.
We took the 5 course surprisemeny (everything is surprise) and got some really great food and lots of information on the origin of food and preperation. We even got to se a picture of the cow that delivered the milk for the dessert! The staff was great, the food was great and the prices were great. Will definetaly go back here if I have the chance.

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Thank Kjriisne
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We fortunately got reservations at Fridrik V about 3 weeks before our dinner there last week. No kidding - it was probably the best meal that we have ever had. We only opted for the 3 course meal - but we left completely satisfied and in love with the place. The smoked mackerel, the lobster bisque, the lamb, the butter, the lobster, everything. Such detailed, careful service sometimes can get a bit much, but the way this meal was orchestrated and presented made our 2 1/2 hour extravaganza so very memorable - I hope that someday we can repeat it. In a country of many capital WOW's, this experience stands out as fantastic. Splurge, go.

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Thank Indianadoc
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