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Pick your fish, and voilà, spelt-batter fried it becomes...
Pop into this cool eatery tucked behind the old harbour for popular weekend brunches (11am to 4pm) paired with decadent cocktails (Ikr1800)...
The reported location of TomKat’s last dinner as a married couple (you can apparently request to sit at their table if you book ahead), Sushisamba puts an international spin on straight-up sushi, alongside meat and s...
This top-notch restaurant has built up its reputation over more than 20 years, cooking traditional Icelandic dishes (game, lobster, juicy pepper steak and mountain lamb) with half an eye on the tourist dollar.
The city centre location of Frú Lauga, Reykjavík's most reliable farmers market, sources an excellent range of farm-fresh dairy, meat, veggies, herbs and spices, and various locally made balms and unguents.
What's it gonna be? Lobster soup? Lobster salad? Sandwich? This little food truck dishes it all out, for fine diners on the run. If you can't see the truck on Tryggvagata, check down on the corner of Hverfisgata.
There’s an easy-going air at this bright art-deco cafe-restaurant. Pizzas are freshly made before your eyes, the prettily presented pasta meals will set you up for the day, and there's also seafood available.
This popular, no-nonsense cafe features homemade breads, fresh produce and filling lunch specials. Stop by on weekends when locals flip through magazines, gossip and devour scrumptious brunch plates.
Understatedly elegant, the Lobster House is justly celebrated for its choice shellfish, langoustine and lobster. Although crustaceans feature you can also order game, beef, fish or a vegetarian option.
Out of the city centre beside Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, this reliable option for Icelandic faves sits in a delicate glass box with views out to the waterway. It's casual by day.
Ever-present 10-11 are similar to 7-Elevens in other countries. Open all night, with inflated prices. Other locations include Barónsstígur , Borgartún and Laugalækur .
This dark steakhouse rightly prides itself on its succulent locally raised beef and fresh grilled fish, with a wine list to match. The bar stays open to midnight or 1am.
An easy stop for the foot-weary on Laugavegur for the slew of coffees, salads and sandwiches, while allowing continued people-watching through its plate-glass windows.
Ban Thai is by far the local favourite for Thai food. Find it just east of the Hlemmur bus terminal; it also has a cheaper takeaway outlet, Yummi Yummi across the street.
The Old Harbour’s outpost of burgerdom and Americana proffers savoury patties that are perennial local favourites. Russell Crowe was spotted here while filming in 2012.
Near Hallgrímskirkja, you can duck in here for a bite to eat and a cup of coffee in a pinch, but there are more exciting places within half a kilometre.
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