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The Lobsterhouse

Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 561 3303
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (79 reviews)
“langoustines” (50 reviews)
“surf and turf” (13 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Lobsterhouse
1. Delicious langoustine
"drinks was very high level. Our lobster dinner and menu was excellent"
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2. In the Heart of Reykjavík
"The location is convenient - easy to get to from all central locations"
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3. Our famous lobster soup
"my best meal in iceland. very good atmosphere. food is excellent"
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1 - 10 of 242 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

While vacationing in Iceland my wife and I had lunch here. I ordered the mussels. There was a tremendous quantity (about 60) served to me. However, nothing else came with the mussels. My wife had a seafood salad. We had nothing to drink. The meal...More

Thank 445edf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to The Lobsterhouse for dinner on his first night in town based on recommendations. We both ordered a set menu, the langostine feast and the seafood feast. It was also our anniversary so we toasted to another great year once...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved te maine lobster. Langoustine were grilled perfectly. Langoustine from Iceland are great in taste. Never leave iceland without eating langoustine! Old building, nicely maintained restaurant. Don’t expect haute cuisine, just straight foreward good food. Service attentive. No complaints.

Thank Robert044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely decorated with a lot of delicious offerings... Lobster bisque soup and bread was perfect... Would’ve liked to come in for dinner!

Thank 69dude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had great service and the place itself was very cute, the food was just ok. Not worth the price point IMHO.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lamb and fish here. So fresh and prepated perfectly. Small cozy little place. We were seated ay a window and it was beautuful watching the snow fall. Staff were great. Food was wonderful and this place will always be a fond memory for...More

Thank Koz911
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at The Lobsterhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing The Lobsterhouse. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than excellent food and service! We wonder why the scouts for Guide michelin have not been thrilled and given then at least two stars! We had most fantastic lobster soup, lobsters of course, and the four exciting icelandic specialities, the whale meat was unforgettable!...More

Thank J9758BIeva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is located in a very cute what looks to be an old home. There’s private dining areas upstairs. The service was impeccable. The lobster is truly as described very sweet and tender, melts in your mouth.

Thank Christina N
Arnar Gauti A, Public Relations Manager at The Lobsterhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and for choosing The Lobsterhouse. We're happy that you enjoyed your time dining at our restaurant.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good but extremely pricey, one of the many old buildings in Reykjavik. 150 years old. Very nice presentation. Conveniently located. Enjoy

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Lobsterhouse. The service was attentive and courteous, the food absolutely superb. Our best meal in Reykjavík so far. The appetisers and main courses were executed faultlessly. Tasty food, perfectly cooked. Expensive, as will all restaurants in Reykjavík but must...More

Thank lime w
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Questions & Answers
Ana J
8 December 2016|
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Response from Valtýr R | Property representative |
I am sorry for the late reply. Yes like these nice people here above answered so kindly its about 100$ for a nice dinner and 25-50$ for lunch.
Diane and Bill H
7 February 2016|
Response from Valtýr R | Property representative |
Hello Diane thank you for contacting us. The taster menu consists of 5 courses wich the chefs change regularly and is therefore called a 'surprise' menu. We usually serve 1 shellfish course, 1 fish course, 2 meat courses... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amtmannsstigur 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 561 3303
  • E-mail
In 1838 the land- and town sheriff Stefán Gunnlaugsson built the building. It has through the ages hosted famous Icelanders like Hannes Hafstein and Stefan Thorarensen. By 1970, the houses in Berntoftstorfu were capacity, the intention then being that they would be demolished and government offices built in their place. Before this came to be, a battle for the buildings preservation was held. It lasted for about a decade, but all the while the houses decayed and parts of them caught fire. In this house alone there were three different fire during the period of the preservation battle. After much struggle the Torfusamtok were finally victorious and got to rent the houses from the state with restoration and preservation as their main goal. The success of their work is apparent to visitors who come here.
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