Resturants in Iceland
Iceland offers a fine variety of meats and fish as well as dary products such as skyr and Icelandic cheeses. The most popular meats are lamb, pork and beef, as well as a limited amount of horse meat and reindeer and there are strict regulations relating to the handling and storage of meat and the use of hormones is strictly forbidden. Due to the risk of contamination, the import of meat is prohibited so the meat you get at the restaurants in Icleand is fresh Icelandic meat.
Sheep breeding in Iceland goes back to the time of settlement, which explains the nation's high consumption of lamb and the many traditonal dishes involving lamb meat. In keeping with tradition, sheep are allowed to graze freely in mountain areas over the summer, feeding on the fresh grass and wild herbs that give Icelandic lamb its distinctive flavour which we urge you to try at one of the many restaurants in Icleand.
The rich fishing grounds around Iceland are the country's most valuable natural resource, Icelandic fish, caught in the fresh and unpolluted waters of the North Atlantic, has established a reputation for its superb quality and delicious taste world-wide. Fish is the mainstay of the Icelandic diet, and fresh fish can be had all the year round. In
Icelandic restaurants, one discovers the astonishing number of ways in which local chefs use fresh fish as the means for creating the most
imaginative gourmet dishes. Wild salmon and trout can also be had over the summer months, due to the popularity of angling as a sport.
Today there are 80 types of cheese to be had, including Icelandic variations of many internationally famous cheese. The rapid and very successful development
of the past decades now mean that the nation's cheeses are equal to, if not better than, foreign cheeses. Some Icelandic cheeses have even gone on to win international acclaim. The success of Icelandic cheese and butter is due no doubt to the high quality standards and the fact that Icelandic milk is produced in a natural environment untouched by pollution. Icelandic milk is another one of nature's bounties. Through the centuries, this delicate product has been handled with respect and now, in recent years, with imaginative flair. The Icelandic dairy industry is subject to strict production control and all products must meet the high level of quality expected by the
public. The extensive range of Icelandic dairy products means that every possible taste is catered for. Still popular today are the centuries-old Icelandic specialities skyr and mysa (whey). Classed as a fresh cheese, skyr is made from skimmed milk and is akin to yogurt, and the German ""Quark"". Traditionally, mysa was a popular
thirst-quencher and still is today. An ideal substitute for wine when cooking fish.
Randburg offers a list of Icelandic restaurants that will send you on a tastebud adventure, these include some of the best restaurants in Reykjavik and Akureyri as well as several roadside wonders you may find interesting when you ride around Icelandic roads.
3 Frakkar is a seafood restaurant, located in central Reykjavik. It‘s been in business for over twenty years, and has always been popular among locals and travelers in Iceland.
A naestu grosum, also known as First Vegetarian, is a vegetarian restaurant located in downtown Reykjavik.
American Style is one of Iceland‘s best known dining chains with outlets all over Reykjavik and it‘s greater area.
Argentina is the largest steakhouse in Iceland in more than one way. It is a genuinely big occasion when you decide to go out for dinner in Iceland, and they offer you service to match.
Austur-Indiafjelagid is the oldest, most popular and well-established Indian restaurants in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Baejarins beztu pylsur. Translation: The best hot dogs in town. We assure you that it‘s no overstatement or exaggeration.
Café Flora is a delightful little café located inside a gazebo in the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens.
Since 1992 Café Paris has been a part of Reykjavik culture. It is sure to say that Cafe Paris has been a part Reykjavik's culture.
Caruso Restaurant is a well known Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik.
Dill Restaurant is a small intimate restaurant located in the renowned Nordic House. Surrounded by a wild bird reserve and situated next to a small lake, this undiscovered gem is just a 15-minute walk from downtown Reykjavik.
Located in the center of Reykjavik´s downtown area is Einar Ben, a fine dining Icelandic cuisine restaurant.
Reykjavik is home to many of the finest seafood restaurants in the world, one of which is Fiskfélagið, The Fish Company.
Fiskmarkadurinn (Fish Market) is a top quality seafood restaurant, located in one of the oldest buildings in central Reykjavik. It was founded by Icelandic culinary team member Hrefna Rósa Sætran in 2007.
Forréttabarinn specializes in a range of delicious starters and is located close to the Old Harbor. The relaxed ambiance really makes you feel at home, and the service is friendly and personal.
Grillmarkadurinn (Grillmarket) is a top quality grill restaurant located in central Reykjavik and was founded by Icelandic culinary team member Hrefna Rósa Sætran.
Hereford steakhouse is located on the second floor of Laugavegur 53b. Hereford focuses on offering only the best in steaks while keeping prices moderate.
Hressingarskálinn is a warm place with plenty of seating and great location in downtown Reykjavik. One of the few places that opens up 9 AM to serve breakfast for hungry travelers or locals.
Laekjarbrekka is a renowned Icelandic restaurant housed in a quaint little cottage in central Reykjavik.
Located in the outskirts of Oskjuhlid and overlooking the beautiful thermal beach Nautholsvik, Nautholl bistro is a wonderful restaurant that is only a 5-minute drive away from downtown Reykjavik. Nautholl features modern Icelandic cuisine...
Nudluskalin is an amazing little counter shop noodle bar on Skolavordustigur in central Reykjavik. It‘s main objective is to offer fast food that is healthy, palatable and low priced...
Osushi is one of the finest and most popular sushi restaurants in Reykjavik city. They take fresh Icelandic fish and prepare it with the utmost standard of excellence.
The Pearl is not only one of Reykjavik´s most interesting buildings that offers a 360° view, but also hosts one of the city´s best restaurants.
Rauda Husid (The Red House) is a restaurant in a historical house situated in Eyrarbakki, a beautiful little fishing-town on the south coast of Iceland.
Rub23 is a seafood restaurant in Reykjavik (and Akureyri) with an impressive selection of fish, and a wide variety of sushi and meat courses.
Sakebarinn is Located on the corner of Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur. It opened in the summer of 2012 and like in Sushibarinn, they made everything by order to get the most freshness out of the ingredients.
They aim for a very relaxed and personal atmosphere and have an upstairs room that's perfect for privat functions.
Sjavargrillið (seafood grill) is, as the name implies, an Icelandic seafood restaurant in Reykjavík, located midway between Hallgrimskirkja and Laugavegur, the main shopping street.
Sushisamba offers a unique fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine combined with the freshness of Icelandic ingredients.
Just like their Spanish counterparts, Icelanders go to bars and restaurants to meet friends, to chat, argue, joke and flirt. Tapas Barinn is the ideal venue for such activity, offering great food and great service in a relaxed atmosphere to complement the happiest of evenings. Tapas Barinn is also the only restaurant in Reykjavik which kitchen is open till 01:00 on weekends and 23:30 during the week.
Vegamót is an elegant but casual two floor restaurant, located in the heart of the city on Vegamótastígur. It is one of those places that have the wonderful quality of being all in one