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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” (274 reviews)
“lamb” (355 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (55 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 yesterday via mobile

After 8 day trip around the island we chose this place for our final dinner. We had a salmon starter, cod and fish of the day as mains, bottle of wine and coffee. Food was good, however during our travels we had a much better...More

Thank Olga F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was afraid this restaurant would be a tourist trap... but to my delight, the food and staff were fantastic. My husband had the cod and I had the ling. We cleaned our plates.

Thank NewJerseyLisa
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw the Old Iceland restaurant in our first day in Iceland, but it was too busy. Happily we were finishing our trip again in Reykjavik 11 days after, and this time we booked a table as they take bookings for 5:30 and 6 pm....More

Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good restaurant with friendly reception and service. Portions are huge, so be hungry. Seafood soup excellent, with plenty of chunks of fish.

Thank HFielding
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant serves excellent local food, with very good seafood and lamb dishes. The prices are rather high, but IMHO the quality of the food justify the price. The place is usually packed and it does not take reservations, so come early, come late, or...More

Thank Avi Z
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Iceland for a week and this was the perfect end to our trip. The food was beautiful and the welcome warm. What more could we ask for. My advice is to book or get there early as we visited on a Monday...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here twice. At the beginning and end of my trip. The scallops are just perfektly cooked and fresh. Main courses are huge. Furst i had the beef cheeks and then the lamb. All cooked perfectly. Litte nice restaurant with absolutly friendly staff. Id...More

Thank maddin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had salad for starter which we loved, many different flavors. For main course we had lamb fillet with vegetables and 12 hour braised beef cheek with vegetables and herbs. The flavors were exceptional. For desert we had brownies with vanilla ice cream. Whatever I...More

Thank Panos S
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was good, but slightly overpriced for what you get, it didn't feel very local and the atmosphere inside was a bit tense

Thank Zhenya D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good options for Icelandic seafood and lamb dishes. Nicely prepared. This is mostly a tourist hang out -- little Icelandic spoken here

Thank n s
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28 August 2018|
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Response from CatherineJohn75214 | Reviewed this property |
This small family owned restaurant is quite responsive, reach out to them directly.
Kelly M
2 July 2018|
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Response from tarcor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nice people, very fairly priced for Iceland. Love this place
9 January 2018|
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Response from Chrissyiniceland | Reviewed this property |
No this is not a BYO restaurant.
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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
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
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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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