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“Save your money”
Review of Lava Restaurant

Lava Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Grindavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Save your money”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The food isn't very good. Whale is no longer served. Save your money and head to Reykjavik. Cannot stress enough how much we regretted purchasing this buffet after we saw how amazing the food was (for cheaper) in the city.

Visited August 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Definitely would not recommend ir go back to this restaurant!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have been in Iceland for more than 10 days, on a self drive road trip around the country. We have stayed at several hotels and guesthouses and have eaten in many restaurants, especially in Reykjavik during the last days of our trip. Out of all the tiny places in the middle of nowhere and all the restaurants we have been to, we had never had a bad meal, honestly. And if the food was just ok, the prices matched. But this!!! This place was the one we both thought that the only good food on the table was the bread. I would rather eat air plane food - the price you are paying here for this food is ridiculous!!! If the meals had been semi decent, it wouldn't be that bad, but the portions were silly and the food was bland or ill seasoned. If you are at the Blue Lagoon and want to have a nice dinner after your swim, I would recommend to grab a quick snack at the snack bar inside and then go dine in Reykjavik - there are maaany amazing options to dine there, do not waste your money here!! You will be disappointed!!! Look up the top choices on Trip Advisor for Reykjavik, there are some awesome recommendations!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Mechelen, Belgium
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have choosen the three courses menu and were agreeably surprised. Good ingredients, well prepared and good service. Expensive, even to Icelandic standards. Unique setting.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“No value for your bucks!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Profiting from the Blue Lagoon atractive this is an expensive,a litlle presumptuous, place where you will not get the value your money deserves. Entrees at 5.200 Kr. plus three menus at 7.000 Kr. min. (and wines more expensive than any other place I have visited in Iceland). Meat and fish overcooked -of medium low quality- although well presented. The worst? The service far from professional besides the number of waiters and waitresses present. The only advantage?. To check all this by yourself. This is a point that is priceless. Unfortunately..

Visited August 2013
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Rasta, Norge
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“Excelent food, but ...”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

After having been treated as royals at the bloo lagoon were we looking foreward to an nice dinner in the restaurant (The dinner was part of an package), but we were partly dissapointed. The good part first: The food was excelent. When we arrived at the restaurant did the waiter from the blue lagoon show us to the table, and left us for the waiters at the restaurant. After a long while did one waiter get to the table and from here is the story a bumpy ride: My wife doesn't eat seafood, and alle two of three set menues had seafood in them, and she wasn't allowed to change the starter. On the Alla cart did both starters include seafood. After some negotiations did we mannage to get the non-seafood starter. The rest of the meal was a thre highlights (Starter, main and desert) with extremely long waiting time between. I think we waited half an hour after we were finished withe the main before we got the desert (We actually got an extra desert, because they dellivered the wrong desert to us). If you go there make sure you takt the trip to the roof for an view of the whole area.

  • Visited August 2013
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