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.
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.
Conveniently placed in the heart of Reykjavik, Hereford Steikhús offers authentic steak in a comfortable setting. The solicitous and amicable staff cater to your gastronomic cravings in a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Quality is of prime importance at this steakhouse, so walk by to find good food at reasonable prices.
Cafe Solo enjoys an ambiguous identity that comes from being a lot many things at once. From a decent cafe-bar and bistro during the weekdays to a throbbing discotheque at weekends, the place lets you have an insight into 'the good life' of Reykjavik. To add to it, its off-the-street location makes it a great stop for a cup of coffee or a mug of chilled beer with some light fare. Do not hesitate to drop in even if you're in a large group: the special group menu offered at Solon will take care of that!
Kol is a seafood restaurant and bar which offers a range of salads, steaks, finger foods and desserts as well as an array of craft cocktails and wines which complement the dishes. Run by head chefs Kári Þorsteinsson and Einar Hjaltason, the open kitchen is an organized unit which is entertaining to watch. The space, as designed by Tom Dixon, is trendy and chic with two floors of cozy booths and leather furniture.
Treat yourself to some authentic American cuisine at Ruby Tuesday. With outlets spread all over the world, this chain seems to know no bound. Typical American fare is served in a casual setting. Feast on the likes of Carolina Chicken Salad or go for the various combos on offer - Salad Bar, Soup & Bread Combo and many more. If you're in a creative mood, you can opt for the Ruby Tuesday Extravaganza - where you get to play creator of your own salad.
This friendly, neighborhood pub is an ideal place to hang out at after catching an enchanting play at the Reykjavík Municipal Theatre. Chat up old friends as you sip on your favorite drinks and take in the cozy aura of the place. The restaurant is frequented by theater goers and tourists alike, owing to its versatile à la carte menu and enticing interiors. You can taste the best of cheese-layered pastas, vegetable pizzas, heart-warming soups and succulent meat dishes as you take in the elegant, woody décor of this eatery. Weekends see a flurry of activity with live music featuring prominently on the agenda and enthralling patrons with its vivacity and variety. You can also host private events, conferences and corporate dos at this venue. Once you visit this cordial café, you will want to keep coming back for more! Check website for more details.
One of those enduring restaurants in the Icelandic foodscape, Brasserie Askur is a dependable and unadventurous classic. This place is always popular, particularly for groups, and a sturdy menu offers anything from brasserie chow, burgers to Icelandic seafood, beef and lamb specialties. Free soup and salad is included on the menu, and they also offer a selection of wine. Its location off the city centre secures a steady lunch clientèle from the surrounding area, mainly office buildings, shops and hotels, while Askur's reputation makes sure that the nights are busy too.
In 1939, a delicious and sinful chicken creation by Colonel Harland Sanders led to chain of KFC outlets across the world. This secret chicken recipe is under special lock and key at Louisville. Although it is haven for the calorie freaks, KFC does try to do its bit for the health conscious. There are dishes with low fat and low calorie count. They even go to the extent of providing a nutritional calculator, and charts of food allergies, sensitivities and nutrition.