4 of my favourite Places to eat in Reykjavik

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4 of my favourite Places to eat in Reykjavik

I enjoyed the cuisine in Iceland, after a busy day of visiting the best places in Iceland you are definitely going to have an appetite. I wonder if because it is cold and you are burning energy to warm you get more hungry but I needed big hearty meals when I visited Iceland in Winter.

I wasn’t expecting the food to be so good in Reykjavik even now if someone asks what the best thing to do when you go to Reykjavik I say eating. I thought it would be a lot more expensive to eat in Iceland, yes you can find some very expensive restaurants but the ones I visited were not much more expensive than I have experienced in Europe. Here are my 4 favourite places to eat in Reykjavik

Hamborgatabulla tomasar, Geirsgotu 1, Reykjavik

Whilst walking down by the old harbour I came across this little hut that had delicious smells coming from it, it looked really quirky. I went for a plain burger and fries as I was just so hungry and tired I wasn’t feeling very adventurous. I got it to take away but there were a few tables inside where you could eat in.

It only took a few minutes and it was cooked from fresh. It was amazing. It was so juicy and tasty I am going to dream of this burger for a long time to come. The fries weren’t the best but they had no salt on and I like loads of salt on my chips and as I took away they didn’t give any sachets though they did give ketchup.

It cost about £8, You have to go here if you are looking for a place to eat in Reykjavik, I will definitely go back there is I visit Reykjavik again.

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Reykjavik fish restaurant, Ingolfsstraeti 8 & Skolavoroustig 23

I had to have fish at least once being on a island that is surrounded by so much water and I guess so many fish too.

The restaurant is near the old harbour it was clean and the service was really quick. It quickly filled with people so it must have been popular and by the time I had finished the restaurant was nearly full. It was more like a chippy you find in the UK than a restaurant and the menu wasn’t that varied.

I went for the traditional cod and chips with tartar sauce which cost about £11.60. It was one of the best fish that I have ever had and I’ve eaten a lot of fish and chips. It tasted so fresh and the batter wasn’t in the least bit greasy. The chips were more like fries but they were still good. Though I liked the pots it came in, it wasn’t practical to eat from and even when I emptied it into the bowl it was still a bit difficult to eat as the bowl was too small.

There was just the right amount of fish and chips, that I managed to finish it all and not feel sick which can sometimes happen when I have fish and chips as i want to finish it all but its too much. Although I had been on a tour all day and hadn’t eaten so I had quite an appetite. 

fish and chips in reykjavik

Hamborgaraidjan, Grensasvegi 5-7

This had a good feel to the restaurant, with excellent music playing and the décor was great. Such an excellent place although the only drawback was no Wi-Fi otherwise I would have stayed there for quite a while and happily drank a few more beers.

This was my first tasting of gull the local lager, it is really refreshing and I could easily sink a few pints. This was my 2nd Burger and Fries during my trip to Iceland and it was just as good as the first. There was a lot of options on the menu. I went for a bacon cheese and sour cream topping. It cost about £16 and well worth it.

I could hear people on the other tables making happy noises and saying how tasty the burgers were. Having this burger was the start of my Burgers around the world series as I realised that you can get a burger in most places around the world and I was happy to start sampling as many as I can.

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Kaffi Duus, Duusgata 10, 230 Keflavik

This restaurant is in Keflavik. It’s by the little harbour and has great views overlooking this and the mountains in the distance. The restaurant is warm and inviting and the choices on the menu were varied and great. It was hard to decide what to have. I went for chicken wrapped in bacon and breadcrumbs with a white wine sauce, veg and jacket potato. It was delicious.

With a large beer it cost around £28 which seems a lot but is about average for a meal in Iceland. They had a gorgeous looking dessert cabinet but I was so full I couldn’t manage anything else. One to go to if you’re in Keflavik which I do recommend visiting is isn’t far from Reykjavik and is so pretty read this to find out about the snoring giants


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  1. When I went to Iceland, my absolute favorite food were the hot dogs from the little stands! They were absolutely scrumptious. I didn’t have any shark, I was deterred by the smell! However, all these places you went to look great. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Great list, will keep it in mind. Iceland is somewhere I haven’t been yet but would love to visit! Hope you had a wonderful time.

  3. Ohh! This looks delicious! Of all the Iceland posts I’ve seen, this has to be the first one about where to eat! Love it!

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