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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” (139 reviews)
“lamb” (316 reviews)
“rhubarb cake” (44 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

Had dinner here this evening. Absolutely brilliant food, lovely atmosphere and great service. Book as we had to go away then come back later for dinner as so busy!

Thank Euan M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here on our first evening. We hadn't booked but were early diners so we were lucky and got a table straightaway, we spent much of the rest of our dinner watching people being turned away or put on a waiting list. It is...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first experience of eating in Iceland and what a treat it was. The food was delicious. Friendly staff and excellent service.

Thank Cornish_Andy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant. It was our last evening in Reykjavik. It was an amazing experience. The restaurant has a very cozy atmosphere,the service is great and the food was excellent. The lamb,ling and cod were excellent as was the rhubarb cake. I...More

1  Thank RatnaD_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent small restaurant with great food and service. Highly recommend it. We were only in Reykjavik for three nights and ate there twice. Small menu, about 5 starters and seven main courses but every dish we had was excellent and reasonably priced...More

Thank inntheknow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lunch special consisted of red fish in a mushroom sauce with puréed sweet potatoes, mushrooms and cauliflower. Expertly prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is small, below street level and bit plain. While it does not offer a super warm welcoming or great interior, the food more than makes up for the somewhat reserved service and vanilla style. The plate presentations are artistic and have the flavors...More

Thank aaronds
Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy little restaurant with a pleasant and cosy atmosphere allowing conversation without any music or distractions. Very relaxed with efficient service without being 'pushy'. A popular venue as a number of parties were not accommodated immediately but given a time slot to return a...More

Thank londonexiles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had baked ling, a member of the Cod family, but a firmer fish. Well-prepared and delicious! The service was very good. Located on the main shopping street and easily reached on foot.

Thank theinvestmentcoach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty expensive (of course), but nice. The lamb was well cooked, although a little fatty. The rhubarb crumble was excellent. The service was quick and excellent.

Thank Dave A
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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