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Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 4430
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today

Booked Kornhladan banquet hall for a company gathering +40, for a X-mas Buffet, as we have done for the last five years. Always excellent quality, always hassel free approach. The hall is newly refurbished, and has all equipment, projector, screen and sound system. All in...More

Thank Solrun S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a set-menu lunch here which was very reasonably priced for icelandic standards. Food was good and fresh with lots of lamb and hearty dishes, perfect for a cold winter's day. They also had some great cocktails with birch and apple, would certainly recommend that....More

Thank doortje_d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were quite literally the last couple to leave WELL after closing. Oops. The staff were friendly and the food was decadent. We were STUFFED! I chose a special & my hubby chose a regular menu item and we shared both. Four courses later, we...More

1  Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here after thinking how sweet it looked as we walked by. The menu isn’t huge but something for everyone. My husband started with the tastes of Iceland, which was presented beautifully, and the fermented shark added a fun element. The lobster soup, lamb...More

1  Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for lunch when we stayed in Reykjavik earlier this year. The food was fresh, cooked with flair and skill. A special mention must be made of the desserts, which were amongst the best we had on our trip.The wine list was...More

1  Thank AwaySydney_Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant during my last night in Reykjavik as a treat. For starters I ordered the Icelandic taste which included dried fish, fermented shark, gravlax, herring and smoked lamb on flatbread. The dish was beautifully presented on a wooden board. For the mains I...More

Thank Jen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint restaurant with an extensive menu. A focus is on lamb and fish. The bakery goodies are delish! It sits on a main street so there is a lot of foot traffic as you look out the windows. Staff are helpful, efficient...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 course lunch was superb, and from my brief experience in iceland was very good value. Catfish main course was excellent and icelandic pancakes a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and recommend.

Thank jebicus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a hurry in my last day in Reykjavik. There was only 1 hour before my pickup of the flybus to the Airport, and I decided to go for a lunch in this restaurant which was recommended by a local tourist guide. The...More

Thank Ofer_1Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended our trip to Iceland at this quaint restaurant. Our meal began with a sampling of Icelandic specialties, lamb for the entree and warm chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. Even though they were very busy, they were able to accommodate us. The...More

Thank RedbirdDeb
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Response from MassRover | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. My wife wore dark jeans and a nice blouse; I wore dark jeans and a button down. We fit right in.
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

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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