We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Iceland Restaurant

Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 6131
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (282 reviews)
“lamb” (364 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (55 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Laugavegur 72, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2 096)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1 720 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were thoroughly impressed. Everything we ate was delicious, the presentation was exquisite, the atmosphere was cosy and relaxed and the service was lovely. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough!

Thank voiceoverelisa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful food, great service and great atmosphere in a lovely little restaurant in the centre of Reykjavik..

Thank AliHoward58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the cod with mashed potato - it was just fantastic! I can’t recommend it enough! Totally delicious - like crack for your tastebuds! I overheard someone else exclaiming about it on another table too...husbands lamb was great but, oh my cod!!!

Thank Kimbrini
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal with friends The lamb was excellent ,one of the best ive tasted also very good beef cheeks Nice cosy atmosphere

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food here was as good as anything I've eaten. The lamb was cooked to perfection, and the choice of accompaniments was spot on. I'll definitely go again next time I'm in Reykjavik.

Thank Alan_Green_Reading
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great restaurant for our last night. We turned up without a booking and the restaurant was full - always a good sign. They however advised us that we could have a table in 30 mins. Our food was brilliant. My wife had a...More

Thank chaffp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having read previous reviews chose to book pre travel and they were very accommodating. Small and friendly , constantly filling up when people leave shows a reputation exists. Have to say i can see why it has great reviews and reputation. Nice introduction to high...More

Thank christopherharris10
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this restaurant in one of our last days in Iceland. We've had fantastic meals throughout our trip, but this was for me the high point. We started with a Cream of Shellfish Soup, which was excellent (we've tried the soup in most restaurants...More

Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food and charming little place. Service was very attentive. Definitely try the Oven Baked Ling- it was amazing!

Thank travelmom68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to have dinner there, after reading all the great stuff on tripadvisor. Unfortunately we didn‘t get to the stage of getting any food. We got a table near the door which was open, after asking if they could close it because we were...More

Thank Kahlan_11
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear guest. Thank you for writing a review about us. The door to the restaurant should never stand open. Its as simple as that. We are sorry for this misunderstanding and if you were told something else it is wrong and we are truly sorry...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 55 hotels in Reykjavik
Alda Hotel Reykjavik
1 428 reviews
.05 km away
Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels
1 871 reviews
.16 km away
Fosshotel Baron
1 963 reviews
.17 km away
4th Floor Hotel
482 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nostra Restaurant
247 reviews
.13 km away
Svarta Kaffid
2 780 reviews
.15 km away
Reykjavik Chips
944 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tales from Iceland
317 reviews
.24 km away
Icelandic Phallological Museum
1 445 reviews
.24 km away
Art Gallery 101
9 reviews
.24 km away
Arctic Photo
7 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CatherineJohn75214 | Reviewed this property |
This small family owned restaurant is quite responsive, reach out to them directly.
Kelly M
2 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from tarcor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice people, very fairly priced for Iceland. Love this place
9 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Chrissyiniceland | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a BYO restaurant.
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing