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“great little spot for Icelandic food in Reykjavik!”

Old Iceland Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 494 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Steakhouse, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a family run restaurant with icelandic home cooking. Our speciality is on seafood and icelandic lamb. We also offer a choice of three or a five course set menu OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Wednesday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-22:00 Thursday - Saturday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-23:00
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were in Reykjavik for just a few days. We stumbled upon Gamla/Old Island for lunch on our first day, and we went back for lunch on our last day as well. The hostess was very welcoming and gave our kids paper and crayons. Kids' drawings are put on a wall in the back. We loved our food. I had fish stew (yum!), my wife had a fish gratin dish (can't remember the name), and the kids had pancakes with cream (crepes with real whipped cream). It was moderately priced by Iceland standards

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had the fish soup (strongly recommended) an my husband the salt fish gratin which was served on a map of Iceland trivet. Great place to eat by the Hlemmur bus station.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My friends and I ate here when we wanted a quick breakfast before heading to the Blue Lagoon. We weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised.

It's a very small restaurant with a very friendly staff. The menu is limited but everything is delicious. We didn't know what to order at first, but overheard some other customers ask about breakfast sandwiches which weren't on the menu. We decided to order them as well and they were great!

This restaurant is a little gem in this city and not to be missed.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We happened upon this place while we were wandering around downtown on a cold, rainy day. The kids were crabby and hungry, as were we. It was wonderful! My kids were thrilled with the hot chocolate and the opportunity to draw pictures (with crayons the kind owner brought to our table). We had fish soup and bacalao, both of which were wonderful. My kids had "pancakes" (crepes really), which they loved. The owner then put the kids' drawings on the wall, which thrilled them to no end. Both kids loved the place, and left bubbly and happy, and wanting to come back!

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great pancakes! Nice range of herbal and fruit teas. Planned to return for a fish or meat stew which we'd observed on a neighbouring table, but it was closed Sunday evening, sadly. Lovely proprietor, who brought over her laptop to help answer a question we posed of her about the fantastic rhubarb & Vanilla jam used locally.

Thank SamanthaSelmes
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