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Laekjarbrekka

Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (219 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 6 adults and 2 children. Booked table a couple of days in advance and received a chambre séparée without asking - a very pleasant surprise to us, as it was well suited for our dinner (and two talkative children). We...More

Thank Jan-Petter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to have your diner in the city of Reykjavik.Good quality food excellent service however very expensive as everything in Iceland.

Thank candevoyat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! We went here for dinner and were seated upstairs. I had the seafood risotto for dinner (this was actually an appetizer and it was about $22 US) It was heavenly and filling. I also ordered the cocktail of the day ($15...More

Thank planetgrateful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came twice to this restaurant, the second bringing friends. I have to admit we enjoyed the premises even more than the food. This antique, lovely house, almost 2 centuries old, used to be a bakery, and has been restored to its...More

Thank RicherTrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunches are actually quite reasonable. Evening meals much dearer. You'll get value for money, though. Service was excellent and matched the quality of the food.

Thank AlanIngham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came into Laekjarbrekka for lunch today and was met with arguably some of the best service I have experienced since I arrived in Iceland. The staff members who served me, David and Van, were extremely useful in helping me pick out my course, and...More

Thank Kristjan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and great service. Food was very good, expensive but worth it. Risotto appetizer and cod main entree were both delicious.

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Thank Diane R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and the food was delicious! I was a little skeptical at first because it seemed like it was a bit touristy but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and beautiful presentation!

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Thank Lynda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the three course lunch menu and it was all brilliant - especially the risotto and catch of the day! The service was wonderful too.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious 3 course lunch menu. The seafood soup was amazing!! I had the fish of the day. Tried the steak and the lamb which were delicious. Great value for money. Lovely cocktails. Highly recommended

Thank kirstygammie
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taijiming
18 June 2016|
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Response from planetgrateful | Reviewed this property |
No dress code for future diners curious about this.
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LASS4
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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