Iceland’s two main resources in terms of food are fish and lamb, which are always fresh. Icelandic lambs spend the summer in the wild, feeding on only the most natural herbs and grasses.
In terms of ethnic cuisine, you will have no trouble satisfying a craving for Danish, Italian or French cuisine. For Asian delicacies, there are quite a number of Indian, Thai and Chinese restaurants and it is usually possible to find sushi in one of the many seafood restaurants and specialty restaurants in the city centre. For many travellers the journey to Iceland is a true gourmet trip!
Please note that in restaurants in Iceland you do not pay for fresh water, unless you order bottled water. Bread is also provided free of charge.
Here is a list of restaurants & bars we recommend in Reykjavik
Kol Restaurant–Skolavordustigur 40
The design concept at Kol restaurant is a mixture of warm modern Icelandic feel with international touch wherein furniture of designer Tom Dixon play the main role. The cuisine is feel good comfort food with a twist on classic cuisine. The menu offers a variety of finger food, salads, fish, steaks and desserts.
Fiskfelagid(Fish company)–Vesturgata 2A
Restaurant offering adventurous menu, a journey around the world and the sense of the adventure also reflects in the surroundings and essence of the venue.
Fiskmarkadurinn(Fish market)–Adalstraeti 12
At the Fish market you can enjoy fish, meat and sweet dishes made from fresh Icelandic ingredients and prepared with a modern twist.
Sjávargrillid(Seafood Grill) -Skolavordustig 14
The Seafood grill is a lovely seafood restaurant, situated in the heart of Reykjavik offering a wide menu were the dishes are made from the freshest ingredients.
Grillmarkadurinn (Grill market) - Laekjargata 2A
The Grill market has become one of the trendiest and popular restaurants in Reykjavik offering creative culinary art made from Icelandic ingredients.
Vegamot – Vegamotastig 4
A casual restaurant located in the heart of Reykjavik offering delicious food at a good price. During summer guests can sit out on a cosy terrace enjoying the delicious food and drink.
Snaps Bistro and Bar – Odinstorg, Thorsgata 1
A bistro and bar, offering top quality food, and a variety of good vines and cocktails.
Slippbarinn Bar and Restaurant – Icelandair Hotel Marina, Myrargata 2
Slippbarinn is a trendy restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. Slippbarinn is one of the most popular cocktail bar in Reykjavik.
101 Bar and Restaurant - 101 Hotel, Hverfisgata 10
101 restaurant and bar is a trendy place downtown Reykjavik serving delicious food, featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine. The lounge offers the opportunity to relax with a drink from a wide selection of cocktails, wines and spirits.
Lebowski Bar and Restaurant – Laugavegur 20a
Lebowski Bar is a hamburger joint located in Laugavegur the main shopping street in Iceland. The Lebowski Bar can receive a groups of up to 300 people for dinner, beer tasting and pub quiz.