Fálkahús has a particularly interesting history – it’s where Icelandic falcons were kept before being shipped off to Europe’s noblemen.
If Víking beer isn’t doing it for you, head for a pint of Guinness at Dubliner , which has live music at the weekends.
Emmessís & Pylsar
Sells ice cream and hot dogs (Ikr330 to Ikr790).
Lonely Planet review
One of the city’s finest restaurants, Einar Ben is frequented by diplomats and is renowned for its top-class service and gastronomical marvels. Dishes are Icelandic with a continental twist – think puffin terrine, and lamb Dijon with blueberries and thyme.