Top Choice Bakery in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Bakarí Sandholt

Reykjavík’s favourite bakery is usually crammed with folks hoovering up the generous assortment of fresh baguettes, croissants, pastries and sandwiches. The soup of the day (kr1540) comes with delicious sourdough br…
Top Choice Seafood in Old Harbour


Sidle into this green harbourside shack for the most famous lobster soup (kr1350) in the capital, or to choose from a fridge full of fresh fish skewers to be grilled on the spot. Though the original sea baron sold t…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Þrír Frakkar

Owner-chef Úlfar Eysteinsson has built up a consistently excellent reputation at this snug little restaurant – apparently a favourite of Jamie Oliver’s. Specialities range throughout the aquatic world from salt cod …
Top Choice Seafood in Old Reykjavík


This restaurant excels in infusing Icelandic seafood and local produce with unique flavours like lotus root. The tasting menu (kr11,900) is tops, and it is renowned for its excellent sushi bar (kr3600 to kr4600).
Top Choice French in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


Reserve ahead for this French bistro that's a mega-hit with locals. Snaps’ secret is simple: serve scrumptious seafood and classic bistro mains (think steak or moules frites) at surprisingly decent prices. Lunch spe…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur


Top ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is the major drawcard at this elegant yet simple bistro. The focus is very much on the food – locally sourced produce served as a parade of courses. The owners are friends with Copenhagen's …
Top Choice Seafood in Old Reykjavík


The ‘Fish Company’ takes Icelandic seafood recipes and spins them through a variety of far-flung inspirations from Fiji coconut to Spanish chorizo. Dine in an intimate-feeling stone-and-timber room with copper light…
Top Choice Fusion in Old Reykjavík


Tippety-top dining is the order of the day here, from the moment you enter the glass atrium with the golden-globe lights to your first snazzy cocktail, and on through the meal. Service is impeccable, and locals and …
Top Choice Burgers in Old Harbour

Hamborgara Búllan

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.
Top Choice Market in Reykjavík

Frú Lauga

Reykjavík's trailblazing farmers market sources its ingredients from all over the countryside, featuring treats like skyr (yoghurt-like dessert) from Erpsstaðir, organic vegetables, rhubarb conserves, meats, honey, …