The Iðnó restaurant welcomes groups of 20–120 to dine in one of the city’s most historic buildings.
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Reykjavík has an impressive number of quality restaurants, staffed with award winning chefs that create both imaginative and delicious cuisine.
We recommend visitors try out the Icelandic cuisine; but be sure to try out the fabulous Icelandic coffee, beer, hotdog and pizza too!
Reykjavík City Card holders receive discounts at several of these dining establishments in the capital.
Compiled below are various restaurants and cafés located in or near the city centre.
The Iðnó restaurant welcomes groups of 20–120 to dine in one of the city’s most historic buildings.
Stylish upscale place perfect for cocktails before venturing out on the town.
Early until late, Slippbarinn is where you can experience Reykjavík like a local while enjoying exciting events such as live jazz, dj‘s and refreshing pop-up shows.
Cosy basement café on the main shopping street serving snacks, coffee and cake during the day and into the evening.
South American and southern European cuisine inspire our menu and our main focus is on fresh Icelandic delicacies such as fish and lamb.
Famous Illy coffee, delicious homemade cakes, breakfast and lunch available all day.
Whether you’re in the mood for an international dish or something local to Reykjavík, our restaurant’s menu is sure to please.
Gló takes pride in always using the freshest of ingredients and buying as much as possible from Icelandic farmers.
We specialize in healthy and rich gourmet soups, homemade spelt bread and an exclusive salad bar.
Grand Hotel Reykjavík‘s newly opened Grand Restaurant welcomes you to its magnificent, modern and elegant surroundings, where you can enjoy culinary art at its best.
Restaurant Fish Market uses Iceland’s freshest ingredients to prepare original fish, meat and sweet dishes with a modern twist. We buy direct from the country’s farmers and fishermen to guarantee the sustainability and quality of our dishes.No lunch. Open from 18:00. Book in advance but walk ins welkome !
Imagine a modern restaurant serving the best Icelandic ingredients, according to Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Mulakaffi cafeteria is one of the best places to try real tradtitional Icelandic home cooking, for example boiled haddock and lamb steak.
Sjávarbarinn is a lively seafood restaurant by the seaside, close to Reykjavík´s city centre.
The restaurant 3 Frakkar, was opened on March 1. 1989 and has been run by the chef Úlfar Eysteinsson and his family since then.
With fresh Icelandic ingredients and spices personally imported from India, the results are simply fabulous.
Bambus Asian cuisine & lounge specializes in casual fine, south east asian cuisine.
A popular oriental fast-food chain, with takeaway and home order services. All the food is MSG free.
Plates of sushi pass by (what is known as kaiten sushi) and diners grab as many as they desire.
Brasserie Askur is a casual restaurant offering steaks, hamburgers, soups, salads and wine at moderate prices.
Come to Fosshótel Raudará and enjoy a fine dining experience in a romantic and comfortable atmosphere, set in a historic building.
There is nothing like the easy atmosphere at Café Paris for enjoying an excellent dinner with your friends or partner.
A bakery close to the University of Iceland, the National museum and Hotel Saga.
Café Roma is a cozy café/bakery which offers tasty sandwiches, pasta salats cakes, soup and more at reasonable prices.
A small cosy café at Skólavördustígur, where you can have a cup of coffee, drink or a light meal.
Esjustofa (House of Esja) is a cozy, family-friendly restaurant and cafe located right beneath the slopes of Mt. Esja.
It feels like a visit to your grandmas house for a cup of coffee and the latest gossip
As the name suggests this is an American-style chain restaurant serving real burgers, steaks and more.
A family friendly restaurant, popular for it’s relaxed atmosphere and delicious cooking, offered at reasonable prices.
We use a lot of fresh quality products so that your experience reflects the great Icelandic produce.
You choose a combination from the menu or make up your own, and we make it for you in a flash.
Welcome to Haust, a unique restaurant centrally located in Reykjavík. The menu focuses on fresh Icelandic produce cooked to perfection by our skilled chefs.
We take the good old traditional recipes and the best Icelandic ingredients to create fun and tasty food.
Located on the famous Laekjargata in the heart of Reykjavik City, Hard Rock Cafe Reykjavik contains three floors, each with its own distinctive vibe.
Bryggjan Brewery is an independent brewery, bistro and bar at the harbor in Reykjavík, which focuses on fresh ingredients and quality beer of various types pumped directly from the brewery. The pier can accommodate up to 280 guests and is open from 11 to 01 every day of the week.
Kringlukráin started in 1989 as a genuine pub, but gradually it has developed into an 'a la carte' restaurant.
At the Viking Restaurant Fjorugardurinn, the décor is in the Viking style and a true Viking feast is offered with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays.
Quality bakery and café on Laugavegur, offering breads, rolls and sweet delicacies, as well as soups, sandwiches and salads.
Satt restaurant serves fresh, honest food that has been sourced from the best local farmers and fishermen
The Gallery Restaurant at Hotel Holt is one of Iceland’s most renowned restaurants.
Icelandic Fish & Chips opened in the winter of 2006, intent on providing fresh and healthy food made with the best available Icelandic ingredients. Borrowing from our neighbors the Brits, across the Norwegian sea, we went with a slightly elevated version of the classic fish’n chips, bistro style if you will.
Traditional Icelandic homemade dishes are Café Loki's specialty, such as Icelandic meat soup, Icelandic plate, homemade bread and cakes.
Chic ambiance, superb, gastro-style restaurant and gracious service. The presentation of the food is both exciting and artistic.
A brasserie-style restaurant serving Icelandic and international food, with a fish buffet every day.
Skudur restaurant at the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is popular with regulars, business people and families.
Offers a unique combination of Indian traditions and Icelandic ingredients and uses exotic homegrown spices shipped directly from India.
Uno is a modern restaurant that combines the best recipes with the freshest Icelandic ingredients.
Jómfrúin (The Virgin) is a friendly restaurant specialising in open Danish sandwiches with a wide variety of toppings.
The Noodle Station is a small place on Skólavörðustígur that offers a choice of three courses: noodle soup with beef, noodle soup with chicken and vegetarian noodle soup.
Sushi Social offers a unique fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine combined with the freshness of Icelandic ingredients.
One of the oldest pizza places in Reykjavik, offering real oven-baked pizza; many claim it's the best pizza in town.
Tapas Barinn offers traditional Spanish tapas together with 'Icelandic'-style tapas, in a warm setting in the city centre.
The Sea Baron (Saegreifinn) is becoming world famous for the “Worlds Greatest Lobster Soup” that so many people have already tasted, from all around the world.
The Lobster House (Humarhusid) has a reputation as one of the country’s most popular restaurants.
Named after (in his own opinion, at least) Iceland's greatest man, Sólon is a popular daytime cafe with a good menu and great views for people-watching on Laugavegur.
We offer excellent freshly roasted coffee from our roasterie, wide selection of food from our own bakery and of course excellent baristas.
Snaps is a bistro-style restaurant that takes influences from Scandinavian cuisine; great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or just to have a glass of something with good friends.
We serve you with pleasure, the coffee we buy from Fair Trade from the farmers in my country.
Mokka is one of Reykjavík´s oldest cafés and the first to install an espresso machine and serve espresso, cappuccino, and café latte in Iceland.
In the Wintergarden at Smáralind shopping mall you will find a world known restaurant T.G.I. Friday's.
Skólabrú Restaurant is situated in the heart of the city next to the Icelandic parliament and the city square.
The bar shows all major sports events live on multiple flat-screens. Serves cold beer and tasty food, a perfect place to watch the game.
Le bistro is an authentic French bistro and wine/charcuterie bar in the heart of Reykjavík.
In the tastiest sight seeing tour in Iceland, we explore the down town Reykjavik area through 13 delicious local cuisines that you would never come across in your typical “to-do in Iceland” itinerary! For approx. 4 hours you will stroll around the city and visit 6 unique restaurants with a fun & knowledgeable local guide by your side.
Pho Vietnamese restaurant specializes in Asian cooking, with a combination of great chefs, top products and recipes which have followed them for centuries.
Sæta Svínið (e. Sweet pig) Gastropub is all about LOCAL FOOD AND BEER! Tasty and fun food made with fresh and local Icelandic ingredients.
The idea behind Essensia was to open a restaurant in Iceland where people can come together, have a good time, enjoy high-quality cuisine in a casual atmosphere and have a chance to taste a selection of courses.
Icelands first and oldest bakary, a small family owned business founded on 25. september 1834.
Bistro-style restaurant and bar/club in the heart of Reykjavík, with a wide-ranging menu and free wireless internet.
Vegamót (Crossroads) is a trendy two floor bistro-bar, located in the heart of the city on Vegamótastígur.
At the Mosfellsbakarí bakery/coffee house you can find the finest bread, cakes, desserts, handmade Icelandic chocolates and fresh coffee.
Forréttabarinn is a popular tapas restaurant that specialises in starters and is located close to the Old Harbor.
A cozy little restaurant / café that serves delicious vegetarian meals and soup and has a peaceful atmosphere
Buffet-style restaurant with 50 different healthy and tasty low-fat dishes at a reasonable price.
We serve morsels from sea and land, all with an international touch and adventurous spirit.
BSÍ Coach Terminal cafeteria/restaurant which serves traditional Icelandic meals such as smoked lamb and sheep's head, together with regular fast food.
On the eighth floor of the Radisson BLU Saga Hotel is Grillid, a restaurant that for over a half a century has been a symbol of a perfect night in Reykjavík.
We only use the best ingredients available each time. Happy customers are our best advertisement.
Using only the best materials, like fresh Icelandic fish, lamb, beef and sparkling vegetables. Borg Restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Reykjavík.
Hannesarholt is a non-profit organization founded by individuals hoping to create a place of nurturing and a reclaiming of cultural roots, in a fast changing society.
Shalimar is a casual and reasonably priced Indian-Pakistani restaurant located right in the city centre.
Italia is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Reykjavik and offers a varied menu of Italian specialities in a cozy atmosphere.
Smurstödin - Nordic Tapas is a bistro offering a good selection of hot and cold dishes from the nordic kitchen.
A small noodle bar at the bottom of Skólavörðustígur whose main objective is to offer fast food that is both healthy and tasty.
The Deli is a gourmet trattoria, featuring regional Mediterranean cuisine as well as speciality pizzas, homemade breads and daily hot specials.
Gamla Smidjan puts all its effort into creating perfect pizzas, some say the best pizzas in Reykjavík.
We offer the best of the Spanish tradition in this historical house with a unique fusion of our beloved home country.
Guests can enjoy their sushi with a picturesque view of the waterfront which enhances the eating experience.
Top of the range steakhouse, specialising in meat and fish, which is grilled Argentinean style.
Hereford Steakhouse is located in the heart of the city and specialises in steaks of all kinds, with a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
Geysir Bistro & Bar is a new bistro housed in the same building as the Tourist Information Centre.
Old fishermen's café, located by the old harbour. Plainly furnished with simple, filling meals.
Our ideology does not carry strange names. We simply cook the food we wish to eat ourselves.
It is a perfect place to browse and also to taste all the best the world of tea and coffee has to offer.
A relaxed café which serves light meals and desserts. We are very popular for lunch and tea in the afternoon.
Kaffifélagid is probably the smallest coffee house in Iceland. We have a large selection of Italian espresso beans.
We offer specialty coffee, a selection of Icelandic beers on tap, a variety of wines, homemade cakes, a choice of whiskeys from around the world, homemade vegetarian soups and much more!
The factory offers Iceland's best selection of gourmet hamburgers with a nice selection of salads, meat courses and delicious desserts.
We opened in the summer of 2012 and like in Sushibarinn, we make everything by order to get the most freshness out of the ingredients.
Kapers is a bistro located in The Culture House (Icelandic: Safnahúsid) museum in the heart of Reykjavík.
Kaffi Vinyl is a new bar /café and record shop located in the newly renovated Hverfisgata, parallel to main shopping street Laugavegur.
AALTO Bistro is run by the renowned chef Sveinn Kjartansson, which has been showing viewers of Icelandic television how to make the most of the country’s natural food sources, especially its impressive range of seafood.
A proud part of the Canopy Reykjavík / City Centre, Geiri Smart is where award-winning chefs come together to create original culinary adventures.