Be it the cuisine or the ambience, Kaffi Reykjavík has a wide choice to offer. The restaurant has seven different rooms in all that seat different types and sizes of groups - Kaffi Reykjavik Brasserie, Red Room, Yellow Room, Green Room, Blue Room, Cabaret Room and Cognac Room. Each room offers a unique combination of food, drinks and ambience. The restaurant is popular for providing the best deal in 'Group menus' and also takes orders for special occasions. And don't miss the famous Ice Bar - the interiors are made of ice and the temperature is kept at below zero degree. Now that's 'Ice'land, isn't it?
This sparkly, hip restaurant called Iðnó is located in an old theatre, and still functions as such, offering some of the best shows on offer in Reykjavík. Overlooking the pond, complete with birds and baby birds, this is the place for an idyllic view of the old city center. To be particularly recommended for late dinners. The menu is interesting, with a variety of Icelandic seafood and lamb dishes and some international main courses. The ground floor has a coffee house/bar and a little veranda, where guests can enjoy the quacking birdlife and feed hungry ducks and elegant swans with breadcrumbs.
An enduring tourist attraction, Fjörukráin is actually two restaurants in one. One is Fjaran, a seafood restaurant with a varied menu that doubles as a favourite Hafnarfjörður bar at nights. Next to Fjaran is Fjörugarðurinn, and for tourist groups they offer Viking banquets, complete with traditional Icelandic food, served in the Viking manner on large wooden trays. The décor is in a mock Viking style, all the way from the crossbeams on the ceiling to weapons and shields on the walls. In addition to this the staff sings, providing live music too. With a view over Hafnarfjörður harbour this is an ever-popular experience for visitors to Iceland.
Head over to Vox Restaurant for a sophisticated dining experience, stop at the Vox Bistro for a light lunch, or grab a drink at the Vox Bar. The Restaurant offers modern European gourmet cuisine featuring seasonal products and ingredients. Choose from main courses including catfish, turbot, lamb, beef tenderloin, and suckling pig, and order a wine to complement your selection. The Bistro is a popular spot with its weekday lunch buffets featuring soups, salads, meat and vegetarian main courses, and desserts. The Bar is a great stop before or after an elegant dinner and includes a menu of coffee, beer, soft drinks, spirits, wine, cocktails, and tobacco. Check website for full menus and to book a table.
Throw all caution to the winds and give in to the sheer pleasure of good food and great company. Although this restaurant and bar is open for dinner only, it can be booked in advance for lunch, for 15 people or more. The Tapas Barinn follows the Spanish tradition of making dining a ride to indulge your senses. It's all about letting go. The food here is delicious and served in large portions to satisfy every tummy. Try the Saltfish Catallana Style or the Grilled Marinated Fillet of Lamb and Lobster Tails with Baked Potato, Fresh Salad and Alioli. End the evening with coffee or sumptuous dessert.
This atmospheric little coffee shop offers good breakfast, tasty coffee and occasionally some live music.
While mainly an Italian restaurant, Caruso also specialises in Icelandic seafood and lamb, alongside Italian style pizza and pasta. The central location at the corner of Bankastræti and Þingholtsstræti is ideal for an urban atmosphere, with a view of the busy traffic of the city's main shopping street. The food is reasonably priced and the service good, and the steady popularity and Italian décor of Caruso ensure a pleasant atmosphere.
At this joint you could have a huge assortment of chicken and beef burgers served with several salad options. Presented with spiced mayonnaise and shredded lettuce, this may not be the contemporary way of serving up a ‘regular American hamburger'. Nonetheless, the offerings are quite satisfying and are sure to leave you with a ‘hamburger hangover'. The décor however, with huge black and white hang-ups of old and new rock stars, transports you directly to Wyoming or Wichita. Above and beyond this, the overall ambience, staff, as well as the food options are a commendable effort in bringing a bit of America in the capital of Iceland.
Ginger í 10-11 is part of a popular chain of health food joints in the heart of the Icelandic capital. This Ginger í 10-11 outlet occupies a busy spot in the northern part of the city. The family-friendly restaurant offers an exciting menu of fresh salads, peppery chicken sandwiches, wraps and decadent desserts. For beverages, one can choose from hot coffees and freshly juiced smoothies. Service remains pleasantly quick, while the efficient and courtoues staff ensure you have a enjoyable dining time at Ginger í 10-11.
Fresh, healthy juices, scrumptious sandwiches, thick shakes and refreshing coffee is served to patrons in a warm and friendly ambiance at Joe & the Juice. Part of a large international chain, this outlet is no less than its other counterparts- prompt service and pocket-friendly prices can be expected at Joe's. Their menu is pretty impressive and features a slew of interesting juices. Fitness enthusiasts will love to quench their thirst with their healthy Immunity juice, Sports Juice and their signature Joe's Green Mile. Their trademark avocado and tomato loaded Joe's Club sandwich is a must try!