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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.
The cafeteria at the Nordic House offers a spectacular accompaniment to your dining. It has light streaming in from the huge bay windows and a breathtaking view of the shimmering lake. Unlike other cafes in Reykjavik, it offers freshly baked breads, pastries and other snacks. So sip a glass of wine or unwind over a few beers and take in the spectacular surroundings.
Situated in the elegant Icelandair Hotel, Slippbarinn takes you on a gastronomic adventure through the flavors of Iceland. Dimly-lit, cozy and intimate, this where you should go to get a glimpse of the essence of Icelandic culture and hospitality. Treat yourself to a palate-pleasing array of regional-inspired dishes from Pork Belly Stew and Rack of Lamb to Calamari and Marina Fish Soup. Adding to the buzz in the place is the breakfast and brunch buffet, where you can feast on an all-you-can-eat supply of delicious Chorizo and Serrano Ham, fresh salad, tiramisu and much more. To complement your meal are a host of signature concoctions like Blue Job, Reykjavik Summit and Jamaican Blazer.
With a capacity of about 350, this spacious restaurant takes you back to the historical Viking Era and makes your visit a memorable one. Dining was never so dramatic before - traditional cuisine is served in old Viking-style trays, there's a dance performance every Saturday and a guest also gets crowned as an 'Honorary Viking' by the head chef. Dishes, such as Fried Salted Cod with olives and garlic are worth a try. But more than the food, it is the atmosphere that will impress you.
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.