Places to eat in Reykjavík Region

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    Vegamót: A fine bistro/bar

    by brazwhazz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our favourite place to eat in Reykjavík was Vegamót, which serves a wide variety of international dishes at a reasonable price. It turns into a bistro at night, with a young, attractive crowd (our two bachelor friends who were travelling with us were very pleased!), making it the perfect place to appreciate the Icelanders' fair hair and blue eyes... ;)

    Favorite Dish: Every dish was had at Vegamót was excellent, but a special mention goes to the ginger and cumin marinated chicken, which is a chicken breast served with Indian masala sauce, roasted vegetables and curry rice. Yummy!

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    Veitingahusid Brim: Grindavik's fresh fish

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a local restaurant in Grindavik centre that deserves a recommendation. It is a fairly large place, seats many, and apparently a family party/celebration place serving the local population. So this is the real thing.
    They also mention if you ask, their capabilities in catering and events planning.
    They do a la carte, menu of the day or buffet, and all sorts of Icelandic foods, meat of fish varieties -very fresh and fine. I really enjoyed this place, and as it is away from the capital high streets, the price is considerably more reasonable than in tourist hang-outs.
    It is the nearest (10 min) good fish restaurant to the Blue Lagoon (outside the lagoon complex) but nobody seems to know. Need a car to get there, though.

    Favorite Dish: I had fresh flounder pan fried, and it had just been landed. Very well prepared and soooo tasty! Extensive and balanced menu. The place had a good salad bar, too.

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    Enrico's: Quiet coffee, Italian flair, window to the main st

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We were looking for a coffee and a place to write postcards and be inspired. Walking the central streets of Reykjavik, Enrico's looked invitiing, and we were not disappointed.
    The coffee and cakes were excellent, and service to match. The menu looked fine, too, but we opted not to eat on this occasion. Happy to come back here, though. Not Italian only, but a base in the Italian-Spanish cooking.
    We found seats and table for our elbows to lean on this time while for later the lounge area with deep, cushy chairs. Very stylish and original designs. Good atmosphere - yep - liked it!

    Favorite Dish: The apple tart was beyond expectations. Very good, fresh and with real apple slices and not all mushed up as they sometimes come. Had a very good cappucino to go with it. Recommended! But also the lunch and dinner menus would do anybody well, and the prices were not over the top.

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    Maru: Sushi

    by Viking_Girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I like this place. It's in an old house which was rebuilt a few years ago. The food is excellent. You usually have to wait quite a long time for your food, (I've usually waited 45 minutes to 1 hour) and the service isn't excellent but I like the place anyway, the interior is cool and the food is great.

    Great for non smokers, smoking is only allowed at the bar downstairs :)

    Favorite Dish: Their sushi platter.

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    Pasta Basta: Italian

    by Acirfa Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After walking the length of the high street, we decided on sampling dishes from Pasta Basta, a good move!

    Between us we ate a Calzone and a chicken salad, both of which were very tasty and huge servings to boot.

    It was clearly a venue used by locals and tourists alike. We sat in the 'conservatory' area, watching the world go by and enjoying a relaxed and almost homely feeling, that may have been due to the chef popping in now and then to cuddle his baby and speak to his family, who were 'eating out tonight'.

    The cost was quite the opposite to extortionate, approx £25, not bad going when we bumped into people who had paid £110 for two in an average restaurant.

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    Kaffibrennslan: Kaffibrennslan

    by Viking_Girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I wouldn't really call this a restaurant. It's more like a cafe/bar/restaurant. They have a great selection of beer. On weekdays they always have a special beer offer at 390kr. The food is decent but if your main reason for going there is to eat I'd go somewhere else. But it's a cozy hangout, the beer isn't too expensive and for some reason you feel comfortable in there.

    Favorite Dish: Not really a dish but beer and nachos :)

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    A great article about restaurants in Reykjavik: Restaurants in general

    by Viking_Girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Icelandic Tourist board has a great article aboutr restaurants in Reykjavik: http://www.icelandtouristboard.com/brochure_2005/art7.html this is a great article about the restaurant scene in Reykjavik.

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    Pasta Basta: A Great Italian Place

    by jetsetterforever Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Cozy ambience, good service, and great food. Pasta Basta is a good place to go to if you're looking for a break from the hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and other common foods that are a product of your cash rationing.

    Within minutes of sitting down, you are served warm, soft bread with an olive tapenade. I tried the lasagna and was fairly pleased.

    Favorite Dish: Panna Cotta (a thick Italian cream dessert) was awesome at this place!

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    Vegamót: Good, Trendy and Inexpensive

    by nomadig Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Vegamót is a small bistro and bar just off the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in Reykjavik. The restaurant is able to combine trendy settings (and people) with good food and inexpensive prices.

    The place fills quite fast during lunch hours, so be early or prepare for waiting in the bar.

    Favorite Dish: I tried Bersaglieri pasta, a combination of chicken, bacon, onion, mushrooms and bell-peppers in parmesan-cheesecause. The pasta was different than the normal Italian fare but still excellent.

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    Kaffi Sólon: relaxing atmophere

    by trashcansinatra Updated Apr 4, 2011

    it has a relaxing atmosphere, nice paintings on the walls, friendly staff, you can view the people outside, running around, through the huge windows.

    Favorite Dish: Try the Pinxtos (Toasted bread with salad and fillings or the delicious pasta meals.

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    Pasta Basta: Don`t miss the Lamb

    by Jarra Updated Apr 4, 2011

    As Italian as apple pie! What?? This restaurant is slightly eccentric Italian restaurant where beside the aforementioned dessert, you can dine on pasta, fish, lamb, and other culinary delights in a pleasant century-old building. A lunchtime favorite is the homemade pasta buffet.Dinner menu includes a selection of lamb, seafood and other delictes. Popular with a younger crowd.

    Favorite Dish: Seafoodsoup with basil as a starter. Grilled lamb with tomato and garlic and fried vegetables and Italian coffee dessert (Tiramisu).

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    Kaffibrennslan: Espresso!!

    by Bjorgvin Updated Apr 4, 2011

    My favorite coffeehouse in town. I am there every working day. The best espresso, the friendliest service. And the food is great too!

    Favorite Dish: Light meals are on the menu, fresh fish every day, a nice bowl of soup and freshly baked bread, hamburgers and hot mexican dishes ...

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    Maru: Sushi and more

    by Bjorgvin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The excellent sticks and sushi restaurant that was here has closed down, but the new one, Maru, is also serving Japanese and other Oriental dishes. Sushi is still on the menu and grilled food as before, but you can also choose from several Thai dishes. The atmosphere is great and the sevice open and friendly. There is a sake bar in the cellar of this old but newly rebuilt house in the centre.

    Favorite Dish: The food is very good, but I can recommend the Yakitori chicken in creamy chilli sauce and lamb chops on spicy salad.

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    Red Chilli: Italian

    by Acirfa Updated Feb 26, 2008

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    This restaurant we merely stumbled upon, however, it is here that I would say I have eaten the best salad I have ever eaten anywhere in the world before. The serving was enormous, this however, did not detract from quality or taste.
    Price was £11 per serving, not bad in Icelandic terms.

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    Icelandic fish and chips

    by clouds111 Updated Aug 30, 2007

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    Can't remember the name of the restaurant but if you want to eat on a budget (which is rare in Iceland) and want fish and chips with a difference then you need to come to this place. The menu is all in Icelandic but the staff working there are really helpful in trying to translate it to you. I had battered cod cheeks (Gellur) my boyfriend had Steinbitur but that was about the only thing I recognised as they were mainly Icelandic fish. You also choose a sauce and you are served with freshly cut chips.

    The restaurant is small with a few tables covered in paper, there are crayons on the tables for you to doodle away on the paper, or you can just watch life go by out of the widow. You can also have it to take away. You've never had fish and chips like it, you must go here.

    Favorite Dish: Cod Cheeks - yummy!!

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