Grai Kotturinn (Hverfisgata 16A, Reykjavik) – this basement level diner (whose name is Icelandic for “gray cat”), is a cozy eatery whose interior resembles a book store, and serves adequate breakfast food, such as American pancakes, as well as coffee.
Fjörukráin – Viking Village (Strandgötu 55, Reykjavik) – this is a Viking-themed restaurant which serves Icelandic and international dishes, such as Grilled minke whale with creamy blueberry sauce; tenderloin of foal served with red vine sauce and caramel glazed figs; Braised lamb shanke with glaced vegetables and mashed potatoes; traditional Icelandic meat soup; as well […]
Einar Ben Restaurant (Veltusund 1, Ingólfstorg square, Reykjavik) – named after one of Iceland’s well-regarded poets (Einar Benediktsson), this restaurant’s menu is inspired from French & British cuisine. Great emphasis is put on the quality of the ingredients and food preparation. The decor in the Icelandic room is characterized by the Icelandic flag’s colors, the […]
Dill Restaurant (Nordic House, Sturlugata Sturlugotu 5, Reykjavik) – this restaurant focuses on “new Nordic” cuisine – using new approaches to traditional Scandinavian dishes (complete with an ever-changing menu and a star chef – Gunnar Karl Gislason). First-time visitors to Iceland tend to try the Skyr (Icelandic dairy product similar to yogurt) and rhubarb.
Caruso (Þingholtsstræti 1, Reykjavík) — this Mediterranean restaurant is located in a charming old building right in the centre of town. The restaurant, which is on three floors, is for individuals and groups alike. There is a varied menu with specialties being Mediterranean and Icelandic cuisine (including fresh fish, Icelandic lamb, pasta dishes and pizzas).
Argentina Steakhouse (Barónsstíg 11, Reykjavik) –– Argentina Steakhouse has been a classic with Icelander´s since 1989 when the restaurant opened its doors. Being in downtown Reykjavik, Argentina Steakhouse is conveniently located for all visiting the Icelandic capital. Meat and fish, grilled Argentinean style using wooden coal, is the restaurants main fare. The outstanding skill and […]