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“Delicious meal after a day of indulgence.... perfect!”
Review of Lava Restaurant

Lava Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Grindavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $61
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: LAVA Restaurant combines modern design with the wild spirit of Icelandic nature. Built into a stunning lava cliff, with views over the lagoon, it is an unforgettable setting for a relaxed lunch, a family dinner or a romantic evening meal.
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We didn't have particularly high expectations as we knew Blue Lagoon is the biggest tourist attraction in the country. My husband used to work at a 2-michelin star restaurant in London for five years so it takes a lot to impress... but we were indeed impressed! Seafood was superb... my husband had a seafood salad starter with perfectly cooked scallops, prawns and some other bits in there and I had the langoustine soup - superb! The langoustines were almost caramelized... delicious! We both had the beef rack with glazed beef cheek for our main and it was incredible. The portion sizes were shockingly huge for a restaurant of such a calibre - usually posh places serve such tiny portions - but this plate had three slabs of beef, plus the glazed cheek and beautiful sides. The potato terrine had some kind of foam and horseradish stuff going on that went perfectly with the beef... seriously amazing stuff going on. Our plates were practically licked clean. (In fact, my soup bowl had been wiped clean with a piece of delicious bread that was served prior to the starters... so clean plates all around!) Dessert was great too.... don't fall for the trap of the fancy-pants Icelandic dessert of the year... it's good, but not as good as the skyr dessert. We had them both and the skyr won hands-down in our books. Service was good (laidback, not as stuffy as you'd expect with food of this quality) and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. They gave us a great table (a table for 4 right in front of the lagoon despite us only being 2....we were surprised and very pleased!) Highly recommend... A three course meal with the monthly selection bottle of wine came to 17000 kroner, but we had used a 60 euro credit which was included in our Blue Lagoon package, so all in all it would've cost about 135 GBP for three (amazing) courses and a bottle of wine. London prices, but totally worth every Krona! We were here on our honeymoon and for my birthday, it's definitely a special occasions kind of place!

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were hungry so before going into the lagoon, we had lunch. We split our entree and dessert. Great dessert with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Remember Iceland is expensive, so be prepared.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Exclusive cuisine, very beautiful surrounding, helpful and caring staff
a very pleasant atmosphere, we saw icelanders on holyday, nice souvenir of a brief visiting

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Amazing environment and location, quiet and calm, friendly and professional staff, amazing dining experience

Thank AlbyNB
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

After a good hot bath at the blue lagoon. We went to Lava for dinner. Price is definitely expensive and it is a michelin graded restaurant if I am not mistaken.

So i have high expectations for a michelin graded restaurant.

The knowledge of the waiter Olivier is not good enough for lava. When he was asked to recommend, all he told us was what he likes or his favorite. Didn't explain why we must try or why we must try the food. So we order what we like.

Langoustine soup was just average to us cos we had better ones at Frost and Fire guesthouse. My husband ordered the lamb and he was disappointed. And i has the beef. Mine was ok and the meat was tender but it didn't give you the "wow" factor for the dish. It's just a normal dish to me that i can have it at other fine dining restaurant.

Kids menu provides good choice for the kids. And they get free ice cream after meal. :)

Having said that, lava has more choices for dinner compare to the other cafe at blue lagoon.

Thank Angeline C
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