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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (220 reviews)
“fish” (124 reviews)
“arctic char” (82 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A traditional Icelandic restaurant with wonderful service , fabulous food close to the city center. Don’t miss this excellent restaurant.👍

Thank budman414
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was last here in December 1999 and had an exceptional meal then. Nothing has changed - great meal.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We just got back from Reykjavik last night and after reading some negative reviews about this restaurant on your site, I have to put my 2 cents in as well. We had two meals there that were just fantastic! Everything fits: the cozy dining groom,...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a late arrival in Reykjavik, we had been turned down by another restaurant due to their kitchen closing (10pm). We were then drawn towards Laekjarbrekka and loved the homely atmosphere straight away. Entering the restaurant from the cold streets of Reykjavik swiftly puts you...More

Thank Wisdom_of_Baba
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose to have dinner here based on the look and it being close to our hotel. Very authentic house, I believe one of the oldest in Reykjavik. Excellent food and service ( a bit quick on the service side) Great wine and atmosphere, on...More

Thank Globetrotter25
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a lovely meal at this restaurant. It was one of the best meals we had on our recent trip to Iceland and the service was impeccable. We both ordered the arctic char and it was delicious and beautifully presented.

Thank m3j9d14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has stayed consistently okay. I like the lamb and although most people dont' know this, you can ask for a second plate for free. One of the last places that carries on this tradition. I hope they don't stop! The building itself has...More

Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a beet salad and seafood soup followed by beef and lamb. It was all very good. The only minor problem was the dessert. We ordered Rhubarb crisp with rhubarb sorbet and the sorbet morphed to vanilla icecream on the way to the table....More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nice from the inside and outside. Generally dining out in Iceland is not cheap, but this is just overpriced for good, but not very good quality. What annoyed me most about this place is that we got the bill straight after finishing...More

Thank Staubfussel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic evening, a really nice waitress and absolutely delicious food. The prices are a little bit high but it's worth it.

Thank MoritzS698
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18 June 2016|
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Response from planetgrateful | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for future diners curious about this.
17 June 2016|
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Response from jontjonsson | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam Just sent us a e-mail on info@laekjarbrekka.is and we will find a place for you. Regards, Jon T Jonsson Restaurant Lækjarbrekka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 4430
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The housing Laekjarbrekka was built as a dwelling in 1834, by the influential Danish ship owner and merchant P.C Knutzon. Hel also build a bakery and a turf house in the same lot and brought the Danish baker T.D Bernhöft to Iceland to practice his trade here. Bernhöft, who was for a long time the only baker in Reykjavík, bought the houses in 1845. The Bernhöft family continued in the baking business at this location for two generations, building a retail shop onto the dwelling house in 1855. This addition is today the part of the restaurant facing the main street. The building was used as a dwelling until 1961, and a small shop was there until the time of reconstruction began in 1980. By then, the house had fallen into disrepair, and had been neglected for a long time. Its future had been uncertain until 1979, when it and several other houses in the same block were declared protected buildings. During reconstruction, every attempt was made to preserve the original appearance. It is therefore with great pleasure to invite you to dine in this beautifully restored house, which has an eventful 180-year history behind it.
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