Skelfiskmarkaðurinn (Shell fish Market)
Skelfiskmarkaðurinn is an unpretentious brand new brasserie where classic dishes are served in a relaxed setting. They are open early, close late. They have a wide variety of open wine bottles in all price ranges and a happy hour on cocktails after dinner. The bohemian vibes of Sirkus, a legendary bar once located here, resonate with our resident DJs who check in every weekend.
Klapparstígur 30, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 556 5555
(Fish Market ). Another fish focused option yet you can also have smoked puffin and whale steak. Some dishes are Asian influenced and they do excellent martinis and deserts. You may also want to try the reindeer, reservations recommended.
Aðalstræti 12, Reykjavik
Tel +354 578 8877
Icelandic pristine seasonal ingredients subtly immersed in exotic spices – adding luscious and inspiring influences from Lebanon and Morocco. An eclectically seductive culinary affair brought to the Icelandic dining experience.
Laugavegur 28, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 537 9900
New and exciting restaurant in one of Reykjavík downtown’s nicest building. Totally refurbished and very so tastefully done. Atmosphere is lively and the place is always crowded. Great to start with a craft cocktail and if you are tired of all the fish and lamb you can have great beefsteak at this once-up-on-a-time Reykjavík’s major drugstore.
Monday to Thursday 11:30am – 11:00pm, Friday 11:30am – midnight, Saturday 12:00 – midnight & Sunday 12:00 – 11:00pm
Austurstræti 16, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 551-0011
(Fish Company). A deceptive name as this is not only a fish/seafood restaurant but also serves up great international cuisine too, the lamb here is delicious for example. Beef ribeye and duck breast are also popular here. They have an “Around the world” menu where the chefs are focusing on Icelandic products, using herbs & spices from around the world. Of course, the fish and seafood is excellent too, reservations recommended.
Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm; 5:30pm – midnight
Vesturgötu 2a, Grófartorg, Reykjavik
Tel +354 552 5300
(The Grill Market) is chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran’s newest adventure.
Using fresh and seasonal ingredients straight from the farmer, Grillmarkaðurinn conjures up culinary delights. The decor is inspired by Icelandic nature and features live moss, basalt columns and fish skin and along with fantastic lighting provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable meal. Reservations recommended.
Monday to Thursday 11:30am – 2:00pm; 6:00pm – 10:30pm Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm; 6:00pm – 11:30pm Saturday 6:00pm – 11:30pm Sunday 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Lækjargata 2A, Reykjavik
Tel +354 571 7777
Iceland’s finest India-Iceland fusion restaurant is full of creative dishes and a friendly vibe in its comfortable interior. Its mission is to bring together the exotic spices of India and the highest quality of Icelandic ingredients which has established the restaurant as one of the best in town. It is possibly going to be difficult to find such a unique fusion anywhere else in the world.
Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Hverfisgata 56, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 552 1630
One of Reykjavik’s first fine dining restaurants, you can expect great food and service, along with a great view. Aviation fans can get a seat overlooking the domestic airport, but most of the seats have a great view of the skyline.
Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Closed Sundays & Monday.
Hótel Sögu, 107 Reykjavik
Tel +354 525 9960
Modern & Fusion
If you are looking for a good steak or some fantastic lamb, head to Steakhouse. Another in the long line of creatively names restaurants in Reykjavik
5:00pm – 11:30pm
Tryggvagata 4-6, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 561 1111
Sjávargrillið – Seafood Grill
Another great fine dining option in town, especially if you are a seafood lover. The Taste of Iceland platter is a personal favorite. Reservations recommended.
Skólavörðustíg 14, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 571 1100
A newcomer on the list. Young chefs coming out of tutorship of the Grillmarket and Fishmarket and making a definite voice for themselves in a short time. Great work with local food and ingredients.
Open Mon – Thurs 11:30am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 10:30pm.
Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 11:30pm.
Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm and 5:00pm – 10:30pm.
Sunday 5:00pm – 10:30pm.
Geirsgata 3, 101 Reykjavik
Tel +354 567 2700