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“Worthwhile to go there!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Settlement Centre Restaurant

The Settlement Centre Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Borgarnes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: European, Soups, Scandinavian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: In our restaurant we invite you to a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and good quality food at reasonable prices. The Settlement Centre is located in one of Borgarness oldest houses. Yet the restaurant is modern and newly refurbished with due respect to old times. The menu is a blend of traditional Icelandic cooking with international flavors to it. The Restaurantis open daily from 10am - 9pm
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worthwhile to go there!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Nice restaurant and cafe. Close to themuseum. The museum shop is a bit over priced. But the restaurant is worth the price. Delicious lunch buffet. Fresh salads or soup of the day. Fresh and warm bread. Friendly service. Free WIFI.

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San Francisco
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“one hour audio tour with all you ever wanted to know about Egil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

The first half goes over the first vikings to settle in Iceland, a little long-winded, but the second half on the life is Egil is very entertaining.

Visited September 2012
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Canada
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

While staying at Hotel Hamar for a night, we visited the Settlement Centre and decided to try their restaurant for dinner (after seeing the prices and almost eerily empty restaurnat at Hotel Hamar!). This is obviously the place of choice for visitors to Borgarnes as the restaurant was full. Good menu selections with local ingredients, nicely presented, attentive service. My husband had the fish of the day (Tusk), while I had the lamb. The fish was excellent, however the lamb was tough and my meal was room temperature. It must have been prepared first and waited for the fish to be done, as that dish was piping hot.

A bit later I noticed the fish dish coming out to a diner at the next table .... the portion size was half of what my husband received. Shortly after they changed the chalkboard sign, removing Tusk and replacing it with Wolffish as the fish of the day. Perhaps they ran out?

Overall not a bad restaurant, and probably the best choice in small Borgarnes, but by comparison of our 6 days in Iceland it ranked at the bottom of some pretty outstanding (and fairly reasonably priced) restaurants.

  • Visited August 2012
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Sequim, Washington
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Fresh local food prepared in a creative gourmet presentation. The service was great.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

The food here is excellent; stopped in after getting a recommendation from fellow travellers at a hostel in north Iceland. It's certainly not cheap, but offers excellent value, given the quality of the meal.

Visited July 2012
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