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Old Iceland Restaurant

Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 6131
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (263 reviews)
“lamb” (344 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (51 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommended to my wife and I by our hotel and Old Iceland did not disappoint. I was in search of some of that famed Iceland lamb and it delivered. Most lamb I have tasted in my life has a distinct aftertaste. This lamb had no...More

Thank Mitchell H
Reviewed 4 days ago

**Food isn't cheap in Iceland, so don't come here if you're on a budget** I was recommended this place by the hotel staff as a place to go for local food and it was a fantastic recommendation. I tried two appetizers - the shellfish soup...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fairly small restaurant serving great tasting food. We had scallops, followed by cod. I haven't tasted better.

Thank mrjohnohagan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here and I don't think it's a lie to say that it's the best food on Iceland. True it's a little on the expensive side but the flavor and presentation make it worth it. I would highly recommend the fillet of cod or...More

Thank davidschuchardt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best (but most expensive!) meal out we've ever had. We had a mixture of fish and lamb dishes and they were all perfect in ever way. Pleasant, attentive staff and a great atmosphere. Reservations recommended though!

Thank Tim_Cattlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel suggested this restaurant to us, so glad we went! It isn't very big so unless you go early be sure to make dinner reservations! This was our 2nd favorite dinner in all of Iceland, our favorite in Reykjavik! Delicious fresh fish, desserts looked...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friednly staff. As with other restaurantsin Reykjavik noone worries about dress code. everyone is wearing sensible footwear / hiking boots. Jeans are welcoem too. HAd the lamb from the specials menu. Really well cooked meat with flavoursome accompaniements. Portion size large enough that no starter...More

Thank TMS44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here this evening. The food was excellent as was the service. Would highly recommend. Great value for money.

Thank Joanne1307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but plenty of space around each table we were welcomed with a smile. The shellfish soup is so good and the cod and Arctic char dishes were quite delicious. Good size meals...not too small or padded out with extra veg. Hollandaise sauce was the...More

Thank Hanno155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with delicious Icelandic Meat soup and fish entree beautifully presented. Service was superb. Good selection of Icelandic inspired cuisine. Pricing is Iceland range.

Thank Wendy M
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9 January 2018|
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Response from Chrissyiniceland | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a BYO restaurant.
Holly T
27 December 2017|
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Response from cdinct2015 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know but you can check their website. Chris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:15
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 6131
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We are a family run restaurant with Icelandic home cooking. Our specialty is on seafood and Icelandic lamb. We also offer a choice of three or a five course set menu OPENING HOURS: Lunch: 11:30 - 16:15, Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00
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