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Iceland's capital city has no dearth of popular chain restaurants that allure locals and tourists alike. US-based chain Subway, known for its healthy yet delicious salads and sandwiches, enjoys quite a bit of a following in Reykjavík. Stop in at this Subway outlet to devour their fresh, flavorsome sandwiches, peppery wraps, toothsome salads and other delicious sides. Furthermore, the fast-food joint allows allows you to customize your own sub, as you get to choose your favorite vegetables, meat pieces, dressings and toppings.
A casual spot offering authentic Asian fare, Bambus has been a Reykjavík tradition for quite some time. Located in the northern part of the city, this oriental cuisine eatery offers an exciting menu of some legendary preparations from across the Asian continent. The various chefs at Bambus rely on their years of experience at various noted hotels and restaurants across the world. They use freshly sourced ingredients to serve up classic Asian fare with a contemporary twist. The restaurant decor is stylishly done and the staff is always courteous and attentive. Bamboo bar at Bambus offers a relaxed ambiance to sip on some chilled concoctions like cocktails and wines.
Handmade from scratch, the succulent and juicy burgers served at the Roadhouse are a delight for those who appreciate the simple pleasures of a well-cooked meal. Tuck into specialty burgers like the Texas Mac & Cheese with bacon and Kansas BBQ sauce, or the Doughnut Burger with smoked pork, bacon, egg, mustard glaze and a powdered sugar doughnut. If your feeling particularly famished, go for the Empire State with a grilled cheese sandwich tucked between two hamburger patties, onion rings, bacon and more. Add on a side of hand-cut fries and a serving of baby back ribs to share, and you'll have yourself a meal that is sure to leave you in a happy daze. Other American favorites like onion rings, chicken tenders, cheesy fries, shrimp cocktail and banana splits are offered as well, and are no less enticing that the Roadhouse's signature burgers. Stop by with family and friends for a meal that you won't soon forget.
While the Laugar Spa is a healing haven, offering steams and saunas abound; Laugar Café inside the spa is a great spot to dig on those wholesome salads, flavorsome sandwiches and piquant quesadillas in a friendly setting. The spa cafe's menu offers some exciting healthy preparations, completed with an array of chilled beverages like wines, beers and soft drinks. Hop in to devour their nachos or salads, or simply go for the daily special dish.
Saffran is a local chain of restaurants that serves up a delectable selection of international dishes that are healthy, fresh and flavorful. While most of the ingredients are locally sourced to ensure freshness, several spices are imported from their land of origin for taste that is truly authentic. Feast on succulent kebabs fresh from the tandoor, share a pizza with friends, or try a naan-wich packed with flavorful ingredients like saffron chicken, Toscana ham, baked tomatoes, crisp salads and spicy sauces. The Glæsibær restaurant is the original location of Saffran and remains the most popular of its five restaurants.
One of the most popular fast food joints in the heart of Reykjavík, KFC is no alien to locals or tourists in the Icelandic capital. Part of a renowned chain of fried chicken delights based out of US, this KFC outlet finds itself at a busy spot in the city's eastern region. Menu includes some peppery deep-fried chicken pieces, chicken nuggets, burgers and sides like coleslaw and French fries. The legendary Zinger Twister burger is a must try here. Stop in to relish its appetizing chicken hot wings, or simply cool off with their amazing beverages on offer.