When staying at the Borg Hotel you can't avoid noticing the namesake restaurant or just how great it smells. Did I expect world class food in Iceland? No. Did the Borg Restaurant deliver? Yes! Just one caveat, read on for that.
We both started with salads, the lamb skewers in salad were perfectly prepared and very tasty. Ditto for the shrimp salad. Our main dishes of tenderloin and chicken were absolutely perfect in flavor and presentation. For dessert we had the most creative rendition of "carrot cake" ever along with a superb and incredibly creative coconut cake (who'd have thought the best coconut cake in the world was made in Iceland?). This is also the only restaurant we dined at in Reykjavik where an ample container of ice water was provided at the table.
Now for the caveat. This would have been a 5-star review as others have done except for the wine. Our initial tasting of our selected New Zealand Pinot Grigio prompted concerns about storage or shipping as it barely made its way past our tongues. Our waitress started to defend the wine until she tasted it herself. Our alternative, a Pouilly Fuisse (France) was better but still didn't taste the same as we've become accustomed to here at home. So if you do prefer wine (especially since a mixed drink will run around $20+) be smart. Consider ordering a red or something that hasn't traveled so far. All alcoholic beverages in Iceland are expensive so you'll want to enjoy what you do order.
Staff were appropriate and, like almost every Icelander we met, very friendly and courteous.
All in all, a great gastronomic experience. If you can afford it, treat yourself!
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