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Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar

Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 558 0000
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (30 reviews)
“fish combo” (12 reviews)
“langoustine” (30 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, Grill, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose this restaurant because of previous reviews and also because we were going on a trip in the evening and they start serving at about 5pm. For that reason we cannot really comment on the atmosphere as there were only two tables occupied for...More

Thank TonyC008
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here last weekend as part of my husbands birthday celebrations. He had the taste of Iceland menu and I had the vegetarian tasting menu. We were both highly impressed at the food, the ambiance and the design of the restaurant. We really couldn't...More

Thank Alexandfi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We barely had to wait for our food at all! Try the puffin and goose starter-you won't be disappointed!

Thank Eydís S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Reykjavik based on previous trip advisor reviews as they have gluten free options. We were warmly greeted and advised most of the menu items could be adapted to be gluten free. We had a tasty meal but...More

Thank Hadrian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! I had the 3 course surf and turf with pre-selected whines for the course, which has fish for an appetizer and 3 types of meat for main course and a delicious desert from an Icelandic candybar style. Needless to say I was stuffed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with some friends. Had some fantastic wine. I had the langoustines dish which was amazing and one of my friends had the steak and langoustine plank which was fantastic as well. We also shared a amazing strawberry desert. Highly recommend.

Thank Nickannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matarkjallarinn Food Cellar has to be one of the best places I have eaten - EVER! The food is at the more expensive end of dining out in Reykjavik but it was certainly worth it! The very talented Pianist playing throughout the evening enhanced the...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather outside was frightful but the food & staff delightful The best place in Iceland to go So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Thank DBartram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mrs Businesstravel booked this as a birthday treat. I had the Icelandic discovery menu with paired wine, and she had the surf and turf. Menu's are typical fine dining meaning they don't really tell you much about what is coming on the plate. The food...More

Thank Businesstravelsadrag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken in by the set menus they had on offer. The service was excellent here. As we entered the restaurant and saw how lovely it was, my boyfriend was telling me we probably couldn't get a table there and just as he was...More

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Questions & Answers
19 November 2017|
Response from Matarkjallarinn | Property representative |
Good afternoon Unfortunately we are closed on 24th and 25th of december. Kind regards THe Food Cellar
15 November 2017|
Response from Matarkjallarinn | Property representative |
Good afternoon Sorry for the late response. We are fully booked for NYE but feel free to send us an e-mail if you are interested in going on our waitinglist. Kind regards The Food Cellar
23 July 2017|
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Response from Matarkjallarinn | Property representative |
Hi hi Yes we do have chicken on our menu. You can look at our menu here - matarkjallarinn.is/en/dinner/ Best regards Foodcellar team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$94
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adalstraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 558 0000
  • E-mail
The Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar situated in an 160 year old building in the center of Reykjavík. We like to think that Food is for your body and music is for your soul. Brasserie is the style of food, focusing on icelandic finest ingredients. The bar has good selection of fine cocktails put together by our outstanding bartenders.
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