Iceland’s most trusted Restaurant Guide
Whether you’re just visiting Iceland or you’ve lived here all your life, chances are you haven’t spent enough time exploring the restaurant scene of the country. Few other places on earth are as culturally rich and complex with astonishingly diverse and always changing options. For someone traveling abroad, finding the ideal restaurant that will cater to your needs is difficult, so we decided to make life easier for you by putting together a list of Iceland’s best restaurants.
Each of these restaurants leads the dining conversation in the local community and together they strengthen and contribute to the Icelandic culinary legacy.
Read through the list below and find your favorite Icelandic restaurant!
Geiri Smart Restaurant
Downtown Reykjavík is all about throwing a good, old-fashioned soirée. Making allowances for eccentricities in chic sophistication is the essence of Geiri Smart Restaurant.
Phone: +354 528 7050
Address: Hverfisgata 30
VOX Restaurant in Reykjavik is an exquisite venue for a tasteful night out. VOX Restaurant places great emphasis on fresh Icelandic and Scandinavian sources and has been recommended by the Michelin Guide.
Phone: +354 444 5050
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavik
Slippbarinn is effectively the birthplace of the Reykjavik cocktail culture. The food and drinks are based on a classic foundation with a twist where emphasis is on fresh ingredients, interesting flavours and bold presentation.
Phone: +354 560 8080
Address: Myrargata 2, 101 Reykjavik
At the heart of the culinary experience that is the Grillmarket is Iceland´s pristine nature. Emphasis on collaboration with dedicated local farmers to create traditional and modern cuisine. Local dishes include lamb, beef, trout, quail, skyr and honey.
Phone: +354 571-7777
Address: Lækjargata 2A, 101 Reykjavik
Dill Restaurant is an award winning restaurant famous for their local flavors and tasty dishes. Embracing old traditions while creating something new and authentic is the philosophy of Dill Restaurant.
Phone: +354 552 1522
Address: Hverfisgata 12, 101 Reykjavik
The Fish Market
Restaurant Fish Market uses Iceland’s freshest ingredients to prepare original fish, meat and sweet dishes with a modern twist. They buy directly from the country’s farmers and fishermen to guarantee sustainability and quality of the dishes.
Phone: +354 578 8877
Address: Aðalstræti 12, 101 Reykjavik
Enter the world of Tapas Barinn, a place bursting with the delicious smells and flavours of traditional tapas along with the best of Icelandic tapas. Tapas barinn gives you the hustle and bustle of tasty dishes, served up to a mixed and very loyal clientele.
Phone: +354 551 2344
Address: Vesturgata 3b, 101 Reykjavik
We serve fresh honest locally sourced produce from the best available farmers and fishermen. We believe the simpleness in the preparation highlights the true and bright flavours and colours of the ingredients.
Phone: +354 444 4050
Address: Nautholsvegur 52, 101 Reykjavik
The food is in the Icelandic brasserie style of food, elegantly prepared by their skilled and enthusiastic chefs, using the Icelandic finest ingredients. The Food Cellar is an experience that puts Food in your Body and Music in your Soul.