Kringlukráin started in 1989 as a genuine pub, but gradually it has developed into an 'a la carte' restaurant.
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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.
Kringlukráin started in 1989 as a genuine pub, but gradually it has developed into an 'a la carte' restaurant.
Quality bakery and café on Laugavegur, offering breads, rolls and sweet delicacies, as well as soups, sandwiches and salads.
The Gallery Restaurant at Hotel Holt is one of Iceland’s most renowned restaurants.
For the finest in dining, nothing compares to Perlan Restaurant. While your taste buds delight to superb cuisine, you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Reykjavik and beyond as the restaurant gently completes a full rotation every two hours.
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 !
A brasserie-style restaurant serving Icelandic and international food, with a fish buffet every day.
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.
Smurstödin - Nordic Tapas is a bistro offering a good selection of hot and cold dishes from the nordic kitchen.
A popular oriental fast-food chain, with takeaway and home order services. All the food is MSG free.
A small noodle bar at the bottom of Skólavörðustígur whose main objective is to offer fast food that is both healthy and tasty.
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.
Brasserie Askur is a casual restaurant offering steaks, hamburgers, soups, salads and wine at moderate prices.
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.
A small cosy café at Skólavördustígur, where you can have a cup of coffee, drink or a light meal.
The factory offers Iceland's best selection of gourmet hamburgers with a nice selection of salads, meat courses and delicious desserts.
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.
Kapers is a bistro located in The Culture House (Icelandic: Safnahúsid) museum in the heart of Reykjavík.
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.
Stylish upscale place perfect for cocktails before venturing out on the town.
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.
Forréttabarinn is a popular tapas restaurant that specialises in starters and is located close to the Old Harbor.
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.
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.
The restaurant 3 Frakkar, was opened on March 1. 1989 and has been run by the chef Úlfar Eysteinsson and his family since then.
Bambus Asian cuisine & lounge specializes in casual fine, south east asian cuisine.
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.
One of the oldest pizza places in Reykjavik, offering real oven-baked pizza; many claim it's the best pizza in town.
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.
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.
We serve you with pleasure, the coffee we buy from Fair Trade from the farmers in my country.
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 opened in the summer of 2012 and like in Sushibarinn, we make everything by order to get the most freshness out of the ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re in the mood for an international dish or something local to Reykjavík, our restaurant’s menu is sure to please.
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.
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.
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 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.
Plates of sushi pass by (what is known as kaiten sushi) and diners grab as many as they desire.
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.
Esjustofa (House of Esja) is a cozy, family-friendly restaurant and cafe located right beneath the slopes of Mt. Esja.
In the Wintergarden at Smáralind shopping mall you will find a world known restaurant T.G.I. Friday's.
Le bistro is an authentic French bistro and wine/charcuterie bar 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.