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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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“fish soup” (143 reviews)
“lamb” (326 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (50 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 2 days ago

Had dinner at the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was almost full when we got there but we were lucky to get a table very quickly. Friendly staff who will offer recommendations. We had Cream of Shellfish Soup, Fillet of Cod, Fish of...More

Thank Jennh0
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Iceland in November 2017 and had an evening meal in the Old Iceland Restaurant. We had been told they could cater for my Coeliac wife and so they did although the waiters knowledge level was not as high as it...More

Thank GlutenFreeIreland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here for dinner. The restaurant was full and had a steady crowd. Service was great but not rushed. I ordered a salad which was great. It was filled with greens, but the best part were the cheeses and nuts it was filled with. Dressed...More

Thank gwlcjl1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went there with a friend for a lunch after a morning in Blue Lagoon. We had lamb, which was delicious. Just what we have been looking for after a tired day. Lorenzo the waiter was very attentive and friendly. A place to go back.

Thank Carlitos W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I told every single person we met in Iceland to eat here - it was that good. We had the fish soup (amazing), the scallops (some of the best I've eaten) & the salad (which besides the cheese didn't seem that unique on paper but...More

Thank mbmorrill
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear valued guest. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our food and service. We really like the fact you liked the food so much you told everyone about it :) All the best, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson

Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful to book a table, even though you'll have to arrive at 6 pm already - afterwards they won't take any bookings and you risk to wait for quite some time (if you're lucky to get a table at all). The queue outside Old...More

Thank kla2015
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your nice comments :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food in lovely small restaurant. Staff so friendly and attentive. Great find and not so expensive. Try the Icelandic Char fish wonderful!!

Thank lochnagar1461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read your he reviews and this was a must on our 5 days here Firstly the guy who served us great polite chatty funny 😁 meal really very good he explained the fish of the day wolffish and that sold it, along with the seafood...More

Thank leisuresuitlarry2010
Þorsteinn G, Owner at Old Iceland Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Peter. Thank you very much for writing a review about us. First of all thank you for your nice words on our food and service. Secondly I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you were caused by the end of your meal. This...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two dinners at the Old Iceland Restaurant during our stay in Reykjavik. Its highly rated for good reason. The food is excellent. The menu is not extensive (not like the long lists you typically find in American restaurants). What it does is focus...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious. One of the best meals ever. Cured Salmon followed by Ling. Fantastic!!! Cosy, friendly and authentic athmosper.

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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 speciality is on seafood and icelandic lamb. We also offer a choice of three or a five course set menu OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Wednesday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-22:00 Thursday - Saturday 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-23:00
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