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Solon Bistro

Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 562 3232
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“fish and chips” (81 reviews)
“curly fries” (35 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:30 Hours
American, Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a cocktail. What a cute sitting area to have a drink and watch the world go by. Couldn’t have been happier that we stumbled upon this place.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike some of the more trendy eateries in Reykjavik, which boast dark interior and eccentric decor, Solon is unmissable. Though the address is Bankatraeti, it's actually straddling Laugavegur, and if you have a window seat, you look straight along Skolavoedurstiga and Hallgrimskirkja. We tried Solon...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely experience in Solon. It's in the center of market. The atmosphere inside was cozy, a band was playing upstairs. Perfect to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. Amazing food. Chef suggested local cuisines in fish and lamb, both were great.

Thank Sandeep2000
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Was walking past, it started to rain and it looked busy so we stopped for a drink. It was happy hour, prices were good and they had a couple of food offers (dirty fries/chicken wings) which we also decided to sample. Lively atmosphere and attentive...More

Thank JCTraveller5
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The chef remains a talent to reckon with! Fish of the day - devine. Lamb filet - so flavoursome. Front of house team very friendly - muchos gracias y hasta luego!

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had a late breakfast at Solon, just after they opened at 11. The waitress was extremely friendly. The coffee was very good and my eggs benedict were really nice. Solon Bistro is a nice place with cool nordic atmosphere.

Thank Eliane S
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The staff is pleasant, the location is terrific, and the food was good. Prices are about the same as the cafes and bistros in town - pricey but you can get a reasonable meal.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and good location on the corner. Have eaten here multiple times over the years and always impressed. My son was here 3 years ago and thought it was the best food ever..this is from the most finicky eater in the world.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Lovely atmosphere, good service, excellent food! Lamb filet was magnificent. Located on the main drag, we were glad to see that the tourist location didn't mean the food was sub-par.

Thank Chiquita15
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel. When travelling we typically use tripadvisor for recommenations. Solun Bistro should definitely be higher. For an expensive city, food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank Rbluvs2travel
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Questions & Answers
12 December 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are not open on Dec.24th. However, we are open during Christmas & New Year's as follows: Dec.23rd - 11am - 11pm Dec.24th - closed Dec.25th - 11am - 11pm Dec.31st - 11am - 10pm Jan.1st - 5pm - 10 pm Jan.2nd - 11am... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from Jón S | Property representative |
We are very sorry that you lost your hearing aid but it was not in Solon restaurant. I hope you find them. Take care and good luck. Jon Sigurdsson, owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$43
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankastraeti 7a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 562 3232
  • E-mail
Solon Bistro offers a great variety of small courses, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and steaks in addition to fresh fish daily. Solon Bistro is located in the city center, at the top of Bankastraeti just below Skolavördustigur. The old building that Solon resides in is very beautiful with lovely interior design which gives the restaurant a vibrant and romantic look and feel. The second floor is for rent and more information please contact via email. The wine menu is very versatile and you’ll find wines from most of the world’s renowned vineyards. Coffee, drinks, cocktails and snaps of all sorts can be found at Solon Bistro. You're always welcome.
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